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Title: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: admin on March 05, 2016, 09:08:03 AM
This afternoons game against Hungerford Town has been postponed because of a water logged pitch.
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Post by: Linnet on March 05, 2016, 09:12:03 AM
Thanks admin not surprising. Stops Hungerford team, fans etc travelling, with a good early decision
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Post by: Grissles Oleary on March 05, 2016, 09:41:49 AM
Another midweek game beckons.
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Post by: westlynnmike on March 05, 2016, 09:47:46 AM
Another midweek game beckons.

At least it's a Home one, Gris!
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Post by: westlynnmike on March 05, 2016, 09:51:13 AM
Shock, horror, so is Cambridge City's game. If our pith is waterlogged their's must be a swamp.
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: Grissles Oleary on March 05, 2016, 09:58:30 AM
Time and again people have suggested rain/frost covers,a few times it has been suggested to the FOTL as a possible project to raise funds for? And if my memory serves me correctly, (with all the old threads dead and buried I can't check for sure), were there not people at some point in time who offered donations if such a venture were undertaken?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: rod on March 05, 2016, 11:09:54 AM
Such a shame but I feared the worst after Tuesday nights game was postponed and viewing the weather forecast.
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Post by: rod on March 05, 2016, 12:27:02 PM
Maybe the decision was premature though I have not seen the state of the pitch? Here in Hunstanton the rain has stopped and a there is a drying wind!!
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Post by: tazzywazz on March 05, 2016, 12:31:42 PM
the pitch has been very wet all week so it wasn't going to take much.
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Post by: tazzywazz on March 05, 2016, 12:35:11 PM
As this game is going to be played close to the end of the season, if both teams still in contention, we could see the 1000+ gate we all want. COYL
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: rod on March 05, 2016, 02:09:51 PM
I know I'll be corrected if wrong but I think that mid week gates generally fall short of those for Saturday games?........So unfotunately a big opportunity missed IMO and to rub salt into the wound,  glorious sunshine and a stiff breeze here in Hunstanton!
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Post by: long suffering linnet on March 05, 2016, 03:09:43 PM
Poor call off in my opinion.Games played in much worse conditions in the past.A big game today and I think the club have shot themselves in the foot again.The BBC forecast was exactly what weve got.
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Post by: Nemesis on March 05, 2016, 04:03:04 PM
Correct decision IMO.
Too much of a risk allowing Hungerford too travel and then the match referee calling the game off.
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Post by: robbo84 on March 06, 2016, 09:22:14 AM
Frustrating as it was, I do agree the correct decision. There were puddles at 9.30 with it due to rain for most of Saturday as it was. Most other results didn't go our way either but it has at least levelled out the games a bit.

Need to make sure again that we get a result on Saturday to stay in the picture now. Another massive result for Frome yesterday too so that won't be easy the week after.
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: rod on March 06, 2016, 11:57:43 AM
It may be my imagination playing tricks (?) but the drainage problems of our pitch seem to be worse this season than last? More showery rain forecast for the early part of this week so Dereham on Tuesday must again be in doubt?

The only possible saving grace is the fact that the Met' office are excellent at telling us what weather we have had but not nearly as proficient at forecasting what is to come!
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Post by: Nigel nigle on March 06, 2016, 12:03:12 PM
With mid week games coming up which involve 3-4 of the 10 teams vying for the promotion and play off positions by next Saturday we shall find out where we are in the mix.

We are still very much in the competition to be one of those 5 teams, slight outsiders, but still on a good roll - I will be cheering them on in all of the remaining home games!
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Post by: robbo84 on March 06, 2016, 12:46:08 PM
Form wise, we are still one of the top teams.
Leamington are now 5 wins from their last 6 so it shows how well we did to get a point there.
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: rod on March 06, 2016, 01:15:45 PM
It really is all to play for as seemingly all those competing realistically for the title and / or a play off spot are capable of beating one another, so it will all come down to momentum driven by self belief and probably that little bit of luck at a crucial time?
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Post by: gs on March 06, 2016, 04:56:11 PM
Think you are right haven't had games called of for rain for years seems like drainage problems have returned.
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Post by: MARCUS ROSE on March 06, 2016, 05:00:54 PM
who forgot to turn the pump on.  :cry:
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Post by: tazzywazz on March 06, 2016, 05:51:12 PM
It could be due to the warm and very wet winter we have had.
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Post by: Backie9 on March 06, 2016, 08:14:28 PM
Pumps was on all night, I could have prob done my 25mm swimming badge on one part on the pitch.
The gaffa was a absolutely gutted the game was off with all the previous hard work done off the pitch to raise the profile of the game.
Let's hope we get a few dry days and plenty of wind if Tuesday's game will be off :(
Hope to see you all at Tuesday's game
Backie x
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: Grissles Oleary on March 06, 2016, 08:44:03 PM
Now is the time to get the FOTL to look at fundraising for pitch covers Backie? Fund raising seems to be at a standstill at the moment?  :dontknow:
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Post by: robbo84 on March 07, 2016, 10:30:49 AM
Certainly crazy that you can get through most of the deep winter without a single call off at home then get to March and it happens.

If it had been 'borderline' on; it would have probably done longer term damage to the pitch to play it.
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Post by: Squire of Langham on March 07, 2016, 10:49:35 AM
I think I could get my 25mm (1 inch) swimming badge in my bath Backie :-)
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Post by: rod on March 07, 2016, 11:38:39 AM
I take the point about long term damage possibly being done to the pitch but how times have changed from when you look back at old video footage of some pitch conditions that were deemed playable, not that many years ago - even in the First Division as was (Premier League). So now I wonder are decisions driven primarily by 'health and safety'?

Although it is great that so much modern football is played on 'bowling green' type surfaces perhaps as tends to happen in life, 'the pendulum' has swung back too far in the opposite direction?
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Post by: sworn 2 secrets on March 07, 2016, 01:06:01 PM
Since the drainage system was refurbed we have not lost many games to the weather,shame sats game was one of the few, up until this system was enstalled even the first attempt, a match was often called off with a bit of rain and a wet dew!
Title: Re: Lynn v Hungerford POSTPONED
Post by: robbo84 on March 07, 2016, 01:46:55 PM
Since the drainage system was refurbed we have not lost many games to the weather,shame sats game was one of the few, up until this system was enstalled even the first attempt, a match was often called off with a bit of rain and a wet dew!

In fairness, our drainage facilities are still better than many at this level. Most of our problems continue to lie with the run-off from the roof of the main stand. Our last First Team postponement at home I believe was Sheffield, and that was largely due to the state of the touchline along that side of the pitch as opposed to the whole pitch being unplayable.
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Post by: Wingwizzard on March 07, 2016, 02:31:44 PM
When you look how many local games were called off this weekend it was hardly surprising that our's was called off. at home I had 27mm on the thursday night and on Saturday I had another 13 mm and with all that white stuff and rain this morning
I doubt that tomorrows game will go ahead
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Post by: Mallard on March 07, 2016, 03:02:49 PM
Think we have been very lucky where calls offs are concerned.  Seems to recall back at the start Under Boonie and Setch we had a good few down to the snow and Ice, but since then I don't recall more than the odd one here and there.

Shame Saturday got called off, but from a totally personal and selfish point of view it's another midweek game and they are easier to attend than Saturdays at present.
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Post by: robbo84 on March 07, 2016, 04:08:20 PM
That was during the first season, when apart from an NSC away game at Yarmouth, we played no league games at all in the entire month of December. From what I remember that was largely down to several attempts to arrange an FA Vase tie at Beckenham which kept getting called off due to the weather.