Chesterfield (H) The Freeze a Crowd Match Thread

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beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:59
john dockers shorts wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:33
beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:21
PBBee wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 10:40 Chance it could have gone ahead but don’t think we’d have known for sure until an hour before kick off - no fans or TNT would’ve been happy with it being off so late
Makes no sense to me why it was called off last night. Wingate have a pitch inspection taking place right now, so they must think there's a chance of it being playable at 3pm. Have we a Sat free that this could be rearranged, I hate Tuesday night games.
We don't play on Wingates pitch so irrelevant
Well their game goes ahead today at 3pm Something isn't right.that our pitch isn't playable over 2 hours after they KO.
This. Something very weird about all this. If their game can go ahead a couple of miles away and earlier than ours, no reason ours couldn’t have. Club has lost itself a lot of money by failing to prepare the pitch properly and having an inspection so long before the match.
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DerekRocholl wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:02
jerroll wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 12:41
john dockers shorts wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:33
beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:21
PBBee wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 10:40 Chance it could have gone ahead but don’t think we’d have known for sure until an hour before kick off - no fans or TNT would’ve been happy with it being off so late
Makes no sense to me why it was called off last night. Wingate have a pitch inspection taking place right now, so they must think there's a chance of it being playable at 3pm. Have we a Sat free that this could be rearranged, I hate Tuesday night games.
We don't play on Wingates pitch so irrelevant
And their ground doesn't have high stands which stop the sun getting to parts of the pitch!
Bit of a strange argument given that we don’t have a South stand at all so any sun has an almost unimpeded route to the pitch for most of the daylight hours.
My main point is why call off the game the day before. The sensible decision would of been a pitch inspection at 2pm and make a decision from there. Chesterfield fans have non refundable train tickets, the team were due to set off yesterday at 2pm, so their coach and hotel will of been paid for. I just don’t get what we've saved by making such a hasty decision.
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beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:17
DerekRocholl wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:02
jerroll wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 12:41
john dockers shorts wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:33
beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:21

Makes no sense to me why it was called off last night. Wingate have a pitch inspection taking place right now, so they must think there's a chance of it being playable at 3pm. Have we a Sat free that this could be rearranged, I hate Tuesday night games.
We don't play on Wingates pitch so irrelevant
And their ground doesn't have high stands which stop the sun getting to parts of the pitch!
Bit of a strange argument given that we don’t have a South stand at all so any sun has an almost unimpeded route to the pitch for most of the daylight hours.
My main point is why call off the game the day before. The sensible decision would of been a pitch inspection at 2pm and make a decision from there. Chesterfield fans have non refundable train tickets, the team were due to set off yesterday at 2pm, so their coach and hotel will of been paid for. I just don’t get what we've saved by making such a hasty decision.

Ask the Altrincham fans who were well on there way down this morning, probably done half a tank of juice, if they'd have preferred the game to be called off yesterday or late this morning.

All this talk about temperature rising, air temperature and ground temperature are different.
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Two points:
It’s probably our West Stand that impedes the speedy thawing out of our pitch as it does cast a big sun shadow on it for much of the day.
Ebbsfleet’s ground is right next to the Thames and that probably stopped it from freezing too much.
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Game called off in January due to a frozen pitch.

Really?

Next thing you will be telling us is that a gladiator is guilty of steroid abuse.
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Football should be played from the end of February - November. It should be a summer sport.

Ridiculous how we continue to persist with trying to schedule matches during the coldest months whilst leaving June and July with glorious weather yet nothing.

More people would go to matches during better weather, and the clubs can save a fortune not having to use floodlights in the darkest of months.

Playing during these months has absolutely no benefit to anyone.
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moortownbee wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:22
beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:17
DerekRocholl wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:02
jerroll wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 12:41
john dockers shorts wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 11:33

We don't play on Wingates pitch so irrelevant
And their ground doesn't have high stands which stop the sun getting to parts of the pitch!
Bit of a strange argument given that we don’t have a South stand at all so any sun has an almost unimpeded route to the pitch for most of the daylight hours.
My main point is why call off the game the day before. The sensible decision would of been a pitch inspection at 2pm and make a decision from there. Chesterfield fans have non refundable train tickets, the team were due to set off yesterday at 2pm, so their coach and hotel will of been paid for. I just don’t get what we've saved by making such a hasty decision.

Ask the Altrincham fans who were well on there way down this morning, probably done half a tank of juice, if they'd have preferred the game to be called off yesterday or late this morning.

All this talk about temperature rising, air temperature and ground temperature are different.
All 25 of them (tickets purchased online). I'd imagine there are over 500 Chesterfield fans with train tickets who would of liked us to hold fire, until midday before making a decision.
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Post: # 367125Post rudebwoyben »

adher36 wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:43 Football should be played from the end of February - November. It should be a summer sport.

Ridiculous how we continue to persist with trying to schedule matches during the coldest months whilst leaving June and July with glorious weather yet nothing.

More people would go to matches during better weather, and the clubs can save a fortune not having to use floodlights in the darkest of months.

Playing during these months has absolutely no benefit to anyone.
This is not quite as bizarre as your Dean Brennan post earlier this week but it’s close.
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beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 14:00
moortownbee wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:22
beew wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:17
DerekRocholl wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:02
jerroll wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 12:41
And their ground doesn't have high stands which stop the sun getting to parts of the pitch!
Bit of a strange argument given that we don’t have a South stand at all so any sun has an almost unimpeded route to the pitch for most of the daylight hours.
My main point is why call off the game the day before. The sensible decision would of been a pitch inspection at 2pm and make a decision from there. Chesterfield fans have non refundable train tickets, the team were due to set off yesterday at 2pm, so their coach and hotel will of been paid for. I just don’t get what we've saved by making such a hasty decision.

Ask the Altrincham fans who were well on there way down this morning, probably done half a tank of juice, if they'd have preferred the game to be called off yesterday or late this morning.

All this talk about temperature rising, air temperature and ground temperature are different.
All 25 of them (tickets purchased online). I'd imagine there are over 500 Chesterfield fans with train tickets who would of liked us to hold fire, until midday before making a decision.
If there are parts of the pitch that take a long time to thaw because of the sun shadow caused by the stand, then it would not have made any difference.
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This is getting boring now- go and enjoy your Saturdays!
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Wingate called off an hour before kick off. Basically every game below L1 in south east is off. Better we did it yesterday than today.
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WillesdenBee wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 14:19 Wingate called off an hour before kick off. Basically every game below L1 in south east is off. Better we did it yesterday than today.
Fair enough. I'll shut up now.
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rudebwoyben wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 14:03
adher36 wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:43 Football should be played from the end of February - November. It should be a summer sport.

Ridiculous how we continue to persist with trying to schedule matches during the coldest months whilst leaving June and July with glorious weather yet nothing.

More people would go to matches during better weather, and the clubs can save a fortune not having to use floodlights in the darkest of months.

Playing during these months has absolutely no benefit to anyone.
This is not quite as bizarre as your Dean Brennan post earlier this week but it’s close.
Hahaha. It had me scratching my head.
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Post: # 367132Post MCB »

My favourite comment is from the Chesterfield fan having a pop as his son played a game of football yesterday in Cumbria :D
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WhetstoneBee wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 13:11 Ebbsfleet also on - well done to them. Maybe we’ll be getting in touch asking how they managed it.
Better weather I suspect! More games in Kent appear to have survived the weather.

If you look across London and the central south, there are a few games on grass pitches going ahead, but the majority are off. The local conditions will be a factor. My suspicion is that the game had a chance of going ahead if they had waited, but there would have been a high chance of a late cancellation which would have made everyone even more unhappy.

Eastleigh’s pitch failed a pitch inspection yesterday but Oldham requested an on the day inspection as they had travelled. The pitch then failed the inspection this morning after many supporters had begun their journey. I’m sure they are not a happy bunch. I’ve been told by a referee friend that the referee that did the Friday inspection believed there was zero chance of the game going ahead.
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