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denni266
January 31, 2015, 9:52pm

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Piccys on the telegraph site now
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Piccys on the telegraph site now


Those pics look bad there - unplayable it is fair to say.

However, I wonder what the pitch looked like at 3pm, after 3 hours or so of better weather.

Surely it would have been better to call it off at 2pm if necessary - after all the Telford team were there by 12.30 or at least nearby, and their fans would also have already set off.

I am not blaming the club, because I think they took notice of the weather forecast, which not for the first time was incorrect. Not just for football reasons but the Met Office get right on my nerves with their inept forecasts.
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Not just for football reasons but the Met Office get right on my nerves with their inept forecasts.


http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/who/accuracy/forecasts
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/in-depth/science-behind-probability-of-precipitation

Feel free to take up a degree and masters in maths or physics, followed by a doctorate in one of the specialised areas of meteorology, to try and improve our scientific understanding of weather patterns and our capacity to predict the weather and longer term climate.

Or you could go back to just not having any clue at all, and seeing what the weather is like when you leave the house. Probably be fine with the current UK based weather, not so handy for major disasters caused by extreme weather, however.

Or you could go on a Daily Mail-esque rant about it. Take your pick!
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Those pics look bad there - unplayable it is fair to say.

However, I wonder what the pitch looked like at 3pm, after 3 hours or so of better weather.

Surely it would have been better to call it off at 2pm if necessary - after all the Telford team were there by 12.30 or at least nearby, and their fans would also have already set off.

I am not blaming the club, because I think they took notice of the weather forecast, which not for the first time was incorrect. Not just for football reasons but the Met Office get right on my nerves with their inept forecasts.


Surely it's the referee who decides not the club?
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February 1, 2015, 8:34am

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We never used to have this problem with the pitch, I was only saying at the last home game though that the pitch was looking a bit "rough".

I hope we get it sorted out and were not going to see more games called off if there is more rain in future weeks, It'll be ironic being out of The Trophy but getting a fixture pile-up because of the pitch,


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Quoted from MarinerWY


http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/who/accuracy/forecasts
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/in-depth/science-behind-probability-of-precipitation

Feel free to take up a degree and masters in maths or physics, followed by a doctorate in one of the specialised areas of meteorology, to try and improve our scientific understanding of weather patterns and our capacity to predict the weather and longer term climate.

Or you could go back to just not having any clue at all, and seeing what the weather is like when you leave the house. Probably be fine with the current UK based weather, not so handy for major disasters caused by extreme weather, however.

Or you could go on a Daily Mail-esque rant about it. Take your pick!


I choose the last option. I for one am sick of the Princess Diana hating immigrants stealing our weather and leaving us with heavy rain. Wouldn't have happened under Maggie.
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Doesn't the tide coming in push the water table  up in that area? Hence when the tide runs out it draws the water out from the pitch? Just thought I heard this somewhere about blundell park.
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Suspect that the problem was frost still under the surface not letting the water through. It's not just about what's on top!
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Jeez, It snowed, it melted, it rained heavily, the pitch quickly waterlogged, ref called it off, decision out of our hands, the end.
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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/who/accuracy/forecasts
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/in-depth/science-behind-probability-of-precipitation

Feel free to take up a degree and masters in maths or physics, followed by a doctorate in one of the specialised areas of meteorology, to try and improve our scientific understanding of weather patterns and our capacity to predict the weather and longer term climate.

Or you could go back to just not having any clue at all, and seeing what the weather is like when you leave the house. Probably be fine with the current UK based weather, not so handy for major disasters caused by extreme weather, however.

Or you could go on a Daily Mail-esque rant about it. Take your pick!


I will go on a Daily Mail rant if that's ok with you.

A lot of what I do ( like a lot of others) depends on the weather and I am sick of them being wrong.

I haven't a clue, obviously as I am not a meteorologist, and like most people I have to see what the weather is like when I leave the house because I cannot trust the forecast!

Incidentally,I wonder what the pitch WAS like at kick off time?

And try not to be so sanctimonious when someone posts a view contrary to your own.
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