Pitch inspection called ahead of York City v Aldershot Town

YORK City's game at home to Aldershot Town in npower League Two is facing a 10am pitch inspection tomorrow.

Saturday's game at Bootham Crescent is in serious doubt due to frost and snow, and an early decision is expected to be made to prevent Aldershot from travelling north.

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11:11am Thu 17 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Surely there's no chance of this game going ahead. Even if there's no snowfall, the ground will be rock-solid!
Surely there's no chance of this game going ahead. Even if there's no snowfall, the ground will be rock-solid! YorkCityLuke
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11:40am Thu 17 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

Correct Luke, but you can't call a game off without an inspection....
Correct Luke, but you can't call a game off without an inspection.... lord_love_rocket
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11:48am Thu 17 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Good point.
Good point. YorkCityLuke
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11:49am Thu 17 Jan 13

redbluelion says...

how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..
how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples.. redbluelion
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12:31pm Thu 17 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

Weather forecast for to-morrow and Saturday is pretty dire, with more snow and plummeting temperatures, so, realistically can't see a match-official doing anything other than postponing - shame but gives our squad time to throw off any injuries(McGurk, Chambers, Doig) and get to know Ben Everson and any more new arrivals!! If called off early, we won't risk having to pay Aldershot their full travelling/accomodat
ion expenses, as for the Gillingham postponement on the 22nd. December. I would think Boro scouts will be more disappointed than most, as they would no doubt have been down at BC looking at The Shots ahead of next weeks FACup 4th Round! COYR
Weather forecast for to-morrow and Saturday is pretty dire, with more snow and plummeting temperatures, so, realistically can't see a match-official doing anything other than postponing - shame but gives our squad time to throw off any injuries(McGurk, Chambers, Doig) and get to know Ben Everson and any more new arrivals!! If called off early, we won't risk having to pay Aldershot their full travelling/accomodat ion expenses, as for the Gillingham postponement on the 22nd. December. I would think Boro scouts will be more disappointed than most, as they would no doubt have been down at BC looking at The Shots ahead of next weeks FACup 4th Round! COYR RooBeck
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12:31pm Thu 17 Jan 13

uhtred says...

redbluelion wrote:
how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..
All the hot air you get on here should sort it!
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..[/p][/quote]All the hot air you get on here should sort it! uhtred
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12:53pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Edsoni says...

uhtred wrote:
redbluelion wrote: how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..
All the hot air you get on here should sort it!
A bit too corrosive, I'm afraid. And I'm not sure that unadulterated bile is any good for grass.
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..[/p][/quote]All the hot air you get on here should sort it![/p][/quote]A bit too corrosive, I'm afraid. And I'm not sure that unadulterated bile is any good for grass. Edsoni
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1:03pm Thu 17 Jan 13

ian923 says...

A sensible ref will call it off and we don;t want to have to pay Aldershots expenses do we? Still Ben Everson might have had a blinder in these conditions having played in Iceland!
A sensible ref will call it off and we don;t want to have to pay Aldershots expenses do we? Still Ben Everson might have had a blinder in these conditions having played in Iceland! ian923
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1:45pm Thu 17 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

redbluelion wrote:
how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..
Not that simple though redblue, and it also costs a fortune, though I'm not sure how much the club will lose if the game doesn't go ahead
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..[/p][/quote]Not that simple though redblue, and it also costs a fortune, though I'm not sure how much the club will lose if the game doesn't go ahead lord_love_rocket
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2:23pm Thu 17 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

Wouldn't be the end of the world if the game is postponed. Hopefully we can play the re arranged game when they aren't in as good a form as they are at the moment.
Wouldn't be the end of the world if the game is postponed. Hopefully we can play the re arranged game when they aren't in as good a form as they are at the moment. The_Baron89
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5:35pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Tug job says...

Lots of snow when I was brining the train past Leeds this afternoon/evening.
Lots of snow when I was brining the train past Leeds this afternoon/evening. Tug job
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5:40pm Thu 17 Jan 13

play up city says...

One half of me wants the game on, and the other half is saying lets get the players back from injury and have a full squad to give millsy something to think about in team selection....IN A GOOD WAY LOL
One half of me wants the game on, and the other half is saying lets get the players back from injury and have a full squad to give millsy something to think about in team selection....IN A GOOD WAY LOL play up city
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5:53pm Thu 17 Jan 13

play up city says...

Allthough i have just seen a picture on the official site and to be honest it doesnt look good...
Allthough i have just seen a picture on the official site and to be honest it doesnt look good... play up city
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6:27pm Thu 17 Jan 13

henleazeyorkie says...

play up city wrote:
Allthough i have just seen a picture on the official site and to be honest it doesnt look good...
Is that today?

Sat here in bristol waiting for us to get absolutely mullered tonight. Looks like tomorrow is going to be entertaining the kids on sledges.

Wouldn't be surprised if the next action is February judging by the forecast for the next couple of weeks
[quote][p][bold]play up city[/bold] wrote: Allthough i have just seen a picture on the official site and to be honest it doesnt look good...[/p][/quote]Is that today? Sat here in bristol waiting for us to get absolutely mullered tonight. Looks like tomorrow is going to be entertaining the kids on sledges. Wouldn't be surprised if the next action is February judging by the forecast for the next couple of weeks henleazeyorkie
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9:55am Fri 18 Jan 13

redbluelion says...

looks like im spending an afternoon with her indoors..nag nag nag...worst luck.
looks like im spending an afternoon with her indoors..nag nag nag...worst luck. redbluelion
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10:45am Fri 18 Jan 13

redbluelion says...

match on.
match on. redbluelion
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10:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

sixtyfourfive says...

Looking out the window now I'm amazed at the result of the inspection! I can still see Aldershot getting up here and it then being called off nearer the ko time tomorrow - presumably meaning more expense for th Club?
Looking out the window now I'm amazed at the result of the inspection! I can still see Aldershot getting up here and it then being called off nearer the ko time tomorrow - presumably meaning more expense for th Club? sixtyfourfive
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10:57am Fri 18 Jan 13

paintitred says...

How about a massive well done to ground staff for getting the game on.

why look for the negatives.

ok the Forecast is none to clever but at present the pitch is playable and i for one applaud the ground staff and have my snow shovel at the ready should i be called on to help clear any over night snow.
How about a massive well done to ground staff for getting the game on. why look for the negatives. ok the Forecast is none to clever but at present the pitch is playable and i for one applaud the ground staff and have my snow shovel at the ready should i be called on to help clear any over night snow. paintitred
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2:05pm Fri 18 Jan 13

updarails123 says...

uhtred wrote:
redbluelion wrote:
how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..
All the hot air you get on here should sort it!
Great idea redbluelion! any league 2 club worth its salt would have hot air blowers.

updarail
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: how about putting covers on and using some hot air blowers overnight to blow the air under the covers softening the pitch..simples..[/p][/quote]All the hot air you get on here should sort it![/p][/quote]Great idea redbluelion! any league 2 club worth its salt would have hot air blowers. updarail updarails123
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