Barrow v Exeter Matchday Thread (take 2) - GAME OFF

DawlishBouy

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The info at hand was that the pitch was unplayable at 12pm and the forecast was for minus 1 and below for the rest of the day / night.
Where did you get info saying the pitch was unplayable at midday?
I would assume the pitch was playable when the first 2 inspections were made and then became unplayable.
 

Andy_H

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I hope the ref doesn't look too embarrassed when he gets his £650+ match fee!
 

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Couple of beers and a takeaway for the lads tonight according to Matt Taylor. That should keep the cold out.

He also said the pitch was playable at 12pm & 4pm.Turned into concrete about 60 minutes before match was due to be played .
 

GrecianExile

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Situations like this simply should not happen, it’s a disgrace.

I get the need to try and get fixtures played but common sense also has to play a part when a fixture involves two teams so far apart in the country. We can all see what the weather has been like, is like and likely to look like. If it’s frozen, goes up a couple of degrees in the middle of the day but temperature going to drop as soon as the sun goes down you have to almost pre-empt the fact the pitch will unlikely be playable so a decision can be made earlier.

if the two clubs are logistically closer, say it was Exeter and newport fair enough leave it as long as you can but not when it involves two teams 326 miles apart. The costs involved for Exeter travelling, also having to travel during a pandemic and risks involved mean it’s simply not on.

I should imagine Barrow have done everything they can to get the game on and it’s officials and the EFL who have to take the brunt of the blame in my opinion.
 
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