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I don't think the issue is the pitch, or the area around the stadium. I think the issue is all the fans that are intending to get there. If railways are shut, bus stops closed and roads closed then there's no fans that can make it. Also, if fans then decide to 'brave' the conditions for the football then they are at risk as the weather makes travelling hazardous. I think all the games would be able to take place..... BUT it's the fans travelling to the ground that is the hazardous part, not the pitches.
Posted 15:43 18th December 2010
I can understand the match between Blackpool v my team Spurs was called off with no undersoil heating but I dont think that would have made a difference look what happened in the game between Chelsea v Man Utd its been called off. And Stamford does have undersoil heating. I think it must be treachous conditions that has only allowed 2 games to go ahead so far. Sunderland v Bolton was played no snow or bad conditions up in the north-east. And Blackburns game v West Ham United has been allowed to go ahead as well. And I heard on the whether forecast that the north west has been the worst hit in terms of snow frost and ice so why isnt the Blackburn game at Ewood Park not called off? Might not have bad whether after all. There is only one game on tomorrow and thats the derby between WBA v Wolverhampton Wanderers all the other games that day have been called off by the by the grounds staff and security at the grounds and also the police and ref because of dangerous conditions. But ts absolutely lunacy that the Premier League where every winter will have problems if they dont have machinery to deal with the treachous whether when a match is being played on the very same day there is snow ice or frost? And the Man City v Everton is going ahead as well on Monday night which I find strange as wll obviously some parts hasnt been that badly hit than others. If some games are at risk being called off I would call off all the games so that all the teams in the league doesnt have to make up ground on the others teams lurking behind them or teams infront of them. It seems stupid to play some and not all at the same time,
Posted 15:41 18th December 2010
How can premier football teams with all this money, pay players a million a month, not be able to de-thaw a pitch? Or are they worried not enough fans will be able to turn up to fill their pockets with more money? Surly they can grit the surrounding paths and roads and then they hold no responsibility if any accidents occur! And whats the point in under pitch heating if when it snows they cancel the games!! all a joke really.
Posted 15:05 18th December 2010