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little John

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Game off
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:54:40 AM »
Was going for a weekend camping trip until I saw the weather.

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Re: Game off
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 09:13:21 AM »
With a journey of potentially four-five hours for a 3.00pm kick off, why call off at 10.30 :dontknow: given that supporters were leaving at 8.30 mininum :banghead; shame on you gosport fc & officials ....

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 04:00:04 PM »
With a journey of potentially four-five hours for a 3.00pm kick off, why call off at 10.30 :dontknow: given that supporters were leaving at 8.30 mininum :banghead; shame on you gosport fc & officials ....

Normally they have to wait for an official to turn up to conduct the pitch inspection, even if they know the pitch will fail.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 05:37:21 PM »
Birc95.. When we left  at 8:30 the pitch was playable with no problems. 30 minutes or so of heavy rain just after 9am made the pitch waterlogged. We received a call on the coach around 9:30am from Gosport to say they were arranging to get a ref in too inspect and duly the call came just after 10am to say the game was off. Gosport did all they could in the circumstances - to say anything else is untrue. As a club we are more than happy with how the situation was dealt with.
We were all disappointed with the call off but we draw a line under it and move on to Tuesday evening.

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Re: Game off
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 06:19:25 PM »
Point taken mark A hearle, but the weather forecast was no secret, but hotels/trains/ booked/it doesn’t ease the pocket!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 06:51:46 PM »
 I don't think referees can call off a game on the basis of the weather forecast especially when the forecast is for showers.   :rain:  :freezing:  :glum:

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Re: Game off
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 07:11:22 PM »
I don't think referees can call off a game on the basis of the weather forecast especially when the forecast is for showers.   :rain:  :freezing:  :glum:


Would be interesting to know how many Lynn fans had actuall set off for the journey,and compare it to how many go to the rearranged fixture? :dontknow:
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Mark A Hearle

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 07:36:33 PM »
Birc you cannot call a game of just cos the forecast is bad! We'd still be finishing the season in August... a week before the new one begins!
Point taken on travel costs, hotels booked etc, a real shame but it cannot be helped. I was keen to point out in my earlier post that Gosport did nothing wrong yesterday with everything being done by the book.

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Re: Game off
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
Mark, its never stopped Buster calling a match off at Saddlebow.😀 Maybe Football can learn a trick or 2 more from that wise old owl.

As you are around can you explain how a player who is serving a ban for a first team sending off can turn out for The Reserves ?  Seems a strange one that

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Re: Game off
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2017, 08:29:20 PM »
"Regulation Amendments 2017/18 Season
This document is intended to provide a brief overview of the key Regulation amendments for 2017/18 season for all Clubs operating at Step 5 and below (County FA football).
Separation of FA Offences and CFA Offences
All suspensions imposed by a County FA will not affect a participant at Step 4 and above unless dispensation has been given by The FA for the suspension to cover all levels of the game. Likewise, a suspension at Step 4 and above will remain at Step 4 and above unless dispensation provided to cover all levels of the game.
This change will ensure Players and Clubs are not affected by suspensions from another body which operates under a different set of Disciplinary Regulations."

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Re: Game off
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 08:32:10 PM »
So Grant Holt could have played for the Reserves last week?
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
Mallard, Admin has answered your question a 100% better than I could! And he's correct of course!
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 07:49:38 AM »
Interesting rule change there Mark.   I assume its the difference between the full FA and the local County FA's.   There seems to have been a good few issues for Clubs not knowing when a player is actually suspended.    All seems a bit of a mess.   Still who are we mere mortals to judge.

You must go back a long way then Mark,    Were you working under Martin Rogers there ?  Now he was some PR guy.  So you had a good grounding there.

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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 03:46:37 PM »
I agree with your sentiments Mallard. I wasn't aware of the rule until Saturday myself!

Yes, I worked for Martin Rogers at Saddlebow Rd from 1984. My first big meeting there was the UK round of the World Team Cup. England, Australia, New Zealand and USA if I remember. Martin was a good promoter and an excellent journalist. His son Martin Jnr worked for a while as a sports writer with the Daily Mirror. Martin now lives on the Gold Coast in Australia I think. I picked up some good tips from him to be fair.