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The more you think about it the more not less incomprehensible it gets !!!! If you can get that haven game on you can get any game on coz Ian Thorpe could have done some laps that day .

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Town players tweeting that the game might be rearranged for Tuesday night.

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Good idea , get it out the way . I know it's haven next week but you'd rather play it before a cup game than a big league game . League is all that matters this year . And it's even less comfy and convenient for them coming up at night than on a Sunday .

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Not been funny Keith, wouldnt like to travel in your car!! think it would take a bit longer than 2 hours for them to get here by bus, but some one has dropped a clanger on this on, the forcast last night even said it was to be dry and bright lastnight, and so far it looks like it is going to be.

 

Okay then two and a half hours but the message is still the same.   Contact could be made by mobile phone if the ground wasn't playable say 2 hours before kick-off time.    Didn't we travel to Gateshead last year for it to be called off an hour before kick-off?    And we saw photographic evidence that day is there any today as to the state of the pitch, which is what is being asked on the Keighley forum?

 

I think by the Operational Rules the game has to be played this week so we are possibly looking at Tuesday or Wednesday evening, so let's hope we don't get any more rain!!!!!!!

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you would fancy us even more on a midweek game. tuesday looks as though its the best option looking at forecasts.

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And it's even less comfy and convenient for them coming up at night than on a Sunday .

Some Keighley fans are suggesting we've deliberately had the game called off for exactly that reason.

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Some Keighley fans are suggesting we've deliberately had the game called off for exactly that reason.

keighley seem to have a problem with town stemming from the year they beat us in the final. let them complain.

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Baffling lack of forethought. Pitch will be fine by 3 pm and according to weather forecast basking in sunshine. Rain forecast wednesday.

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Thats predictable derwent , hard to blame them really . Would we be different ? Lets get it on this week and get it sorted .

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Okay then two and a half hours but the message is still the same.   Contact could be made by mobile phone if the ground wasn't playable say 2 hours before kick-off time.    Didn't we travel to Gateshead last year for it to be called off an hour before kick-off?    And we saw photographic evidence that day is there any today as to the state of the pitch, which is what is being asked on the Keighley forum?

 

I think by the Operational Rules the game has to be played this week so we are possibly looking at Tuesday or Wednesday evening, so let's hope we don't get any more rain!!!!!!!

I now what your saying Keith, think if its played mid-week it could back fire in terms of attendance, and turn round time for the players if we get any knocks before Sunday.

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Seems that the commissioner was more concerned with KEIGHLEY travelling than getting the match on.

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Some Keighley fans heard the match was off whilst on the M6 and they say that the Keighley team coach was also on it's way so again in this age of mobile phones why such an hasty decision?

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Its a disgrace. The commissioner hasn't even given the club chance to get the pitch playable. I can hardly remember games being rained off at DP, even before the pitch improvements. Looks like it's midweek then.

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Seems that the commissioner was more concerned with KEIGHLEY travelling than getting the match on.

So was PG the match commissioner ?

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Anyone been down to the ground?

 

Any pictures of the offending "standing water"?

 

Seems like a shocking decision.

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I think by the Operational Rules the game has to be played this week so we are possibly looking at Tuesday or Wednesday evening

 

We didn't go to Featherstone midweek surely be on a free cup sunday?

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when will the decision be made if its to be played this week.

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YE i went down at 11 but was all locked up so could not see what the ground was like.

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We didn't go to Featherstone midweek surely be on a free cup sunday?

No, because it was deemed that as we are pretty unlikely to get to wembley in the cc there will be free weekends in the not to distant future :rolleyes:

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IMO the match commissioner has made a big mistake by calling the game off. I'm sure everyone from both clubs will have wanted it played today. With the way the day is brightening up exactly as was forecasted last night I can't believe he has knocked it on the head.

As for Keighley - let them bleat, I have no time whatsoever for their chairman after his YouTube comments a couple of seasons ago along with that Demitriou muppet.

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We didn't go to Featherstone midweek surely be on a free cup sunday?

 

That was only because it was the week before Easter and you can't play through the week if you already have a game scheduled for that week.   We had a game on Good Friday of that week and Easter Monday of the following week, so it was agreed that it could be played on a free weekend when both clubs were knocked out of the Cup.

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So it was CH and not PG, forgot Clifford  was a commissioner, sorry Peter thought you were the only one in the area, as for them twining let them, I remember going down there years ago only to find the field covered in snow and rock hard and no one told us, I think mobiles were just in to :lol:

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Unbelievable!!! I don't accept for one second that DP would have been unplayable this afternoon.

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