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Yoda
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Shut up


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Quiet a few Eh? I can't recall many in all the time I have watched Town 4 or 5 in over 50 years due to rain!!! Yes the pitch did really drain well no myth, then they improved it and more games off.


Of course it is still relatively well drained, as most professional pitches are. There has been relatively few postponements over the years because there has been relatively few major wet weather events in the lead up to the match.  

If it does rain very heavily and for a long time in the build up to the match  then it will be in doubt. I too have seen, or rather not seen the  postponed matches in the 60 years I have been going so it does happen. A few years ago I remember a match being off to waterlogging about half an hour before kick off .  

We are just going by a terrible forecast  onto already saturated ground.  
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Because there sand under the pitch I hear, due to us being so close to the Estuary. Not that I've ever known sand so far in 🤔
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Is Yoda the Accountant, Pete?


Isn't Yoda a little green thing and the last time I saw him demented he was.
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Because there sand under the pitch I hear, due to us being so close to the Estuary. Not that I've ever known sand so far in 🤔


I have a house near there and when building an extension was into sand less than a foot into the ground in some places, if you takeaway the railway embankment and sea wall you are really on the beach
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Thanks, that explains our natural drainage foketale then! 👌
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Off the top of my head I can think of 3 games that were called off due to waterlogged pitch at BP, all during the game.

Sunderland about 25 years ago.  Sunday game that was televised and ref called it off after a few minutes.
Derby a few years ago in the cup.
Macclesfield this season in the cup.  

All down to absolute freak downpours.  I think the Sunderland game may have been a result of some draining fault with Anglian Water come to think of it.

Both the Derby and Macclesfield games were downpours of biblical natures, no pitch in the world would have survived them.  

Be it good natural drainage or good care of the pitch, we do well at our level with the very low number of games called off due to the weather.  
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Any club can be caught out by a downpour,

Our ground staff are very good at protecting the pitch when like now the weather is forecast and they have time to use the  covers.


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That recent downpour causing HT abandonment was certainly of biblical proportions, I was considering the end of the world at one point!
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