County v AFC Wimbledon - match postponed

WATERLOGGED: The Rodney Parade pitch covered in an attempt to dry it out this morning

WATERLOGGED: The Rodney Parade pitch covered in an attempt to dry it out this morning

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TONIGHT'S clash between Newport County AFC and AFC Wimbledon has again been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

With tonight's scheduled match official unable to arrive until 4.30pm, the Football Association asked for the official refereeing at Torquay tonight to make a 1pm inspection at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles had hoped that the use of 'dome covers' installed at 2am, would help them prevent a sixth home game since December, 2013 being lost to the elements.

However, the official deemed there was too much standing water in the six yard box at the north end of the ground and it was decided there was no point in waiting for a second inspection at 4.30pm.

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1:31pm Tue 11 Feb 14

CountyValleyboy says...

And so it goes on.!
And so it goes on.! CountyValleyboy
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Tue 11 Feb 14

swrxp09 says...

I do feel sorry for the County. And all the supporters. They made great efforts to get this one on. The strange thing is that for every postponed game the actual day of the game has been a nice day (weather wise).
I do feel sorry for the County. And all the supporters. They made great efforts to get this one on. The strange thing is that for every postponed game the actual day of the game has been a nice day (weather wise). swrxp09
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Frankfurt says...

I couldn't understand why, yesterday, the rugby posts were still up. That must have made it difficult to cover the goal line and in particular the 6 yard box.
I couldn't understand why, yesterday, the rugby posts were still up. That must have made it difficult to cover the goal line and in particular the 6 yard box. Frankfurt
  • Score: 3

3:07pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Roland Thompson-Gunner says...

Frankfurt wrote:
I couldn't understand why, yesterday, the rugby posts were still up. That must have made it difficult to cover the goal line and in particular the 6 yard box.
I'd guess they need a vehicle to get them out, and didn't want to make tyre tracks when it was at its very wettest.
[quote][p][bold]Frankfurt[/bold] wrote: I couldn't understand why, yesterday, the rugby posts were still up. That must have made it difficult to cover the goal line and in particular the 6 yard box.[/p][/quote]I'd guess they need a vehicle to get them out, and didn't want to make tyre tracks when it was at its very wettest. Roland Thompson-Gunner
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Tue 11 Feb 14

hazellboy says...

covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job!
covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job! hazellboy
  • Score: 3

7:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

what do you do? the only thing county can do is "ride the storm" and wait a couple more weeks for a change in fortune.

they'll have to make the most of any away games that are played to try and maintain an 8th position, then pounce with the home games when the pitch gets better.

and keep talking to the FA about what is happening , the more they understand the more inclined they are to be benevolent....

i wonder if the ARK is big enough to house a football pitch?
what do you do? the only thing county can do is "ride the storm" and wait a couple more weeks for a change in fortune. they'll have to make the most of any away games that are played to try and maintain an 8th position, then pounce with the home games when the pitch gets better. and keep talking to the FA about what is happening , the more they understand the more inclined they are to be benevolent.... i wonder if the ARK is big enough to house a football pitch? COUNTYVOICE
  • Score: 2

7:16pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Harps62 says...

hazellboy wrote:
covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job!
Spot on
I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers.
If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.
[quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job![/p][/quote]Spot on I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers. If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke. Harps62
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cantbelieveitsnotbetter says...

Harps62 wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job!
Spot on
I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers.
If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.
Think this sums it up and probably most peoples thoughts on the matter. I bet the staff have busted a gut, of course they want the games on- dodgy covers going on two weeks late, a few hours before a pitch inspection? ??? even if they did get stung on the covers or could only afford the low end half price range, at least get the best use out of them. few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch wont work as the water falls anywhere else will run toward the problem areas thus leaving the effort used pointless. on the bright side (no pun intended) it might galvanise all involved, they will then know what needa doing on the pitch (aggain, no pun intended) winning wise) and go on a mission. :)
[quote][p][bold]Harps62[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job![/p][/quote]Spot on I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers. If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.[/p][/quote]Think this sums it up and probably most peoples thoughts on the matter. I bet the staff have busted a gut, of course they want the games on- dodgy covers going on two weeks late, a few hours before a pitch inspection? ??? even if they did get stung on the covers or could only afford the low end half price range, at least get the best use out of them. few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch wont work as the water falls anywhere else will run toward the problem areas thus leaving the effort used pointless. on the bright side (no pun intended) it might galvanise all involved, they will then know what needa doing on the pitch (aggain, no pun intended) winning wise) and go on a mission. :) cantbelieveitsnotbetter
  • Score: -1

8:42pm Tue 11 Feb 14

llandaff says...

Sorry to be flippant but is the picture relating to a "Spot the dome competition?"
If that is supposed to be a dome, then what does that make St Paul's cathedral?
Looks like the instruction book went missing!
Sorry to be flippant but is the picture relating to a "Spot the dome competition?" If that is supposed to be a dome, then what does that make St Paul's cathedral? Looks like the instruction book went missing! llandaff
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Tue 11 Feb 14

emlynkide says...

the picture is from last week
the picture is from last week emlynkide
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

The picture is not from last week. It was taken this morning.
The picture is not from last week. It was taken this morning. Kevin Ward - Editor
  • Score: 0

10:06pm Tue 11 Feb 14

TABBY says...

cantbelieveitsnotbet
ter
wrote:
Harps62 wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job!
Spot on
I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers.
If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.
Think this sums it up and probably most peoples thoughts on the matter. I bet the staff have busted a gut, of course they want the games on- dodgy covers going on two weeks late, a few hours before a pitch inspection? ??? even if they did get stung on the covers or could only afford the low end half price range, at least get the best use out of them. few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch wont work as the water falls anywhere else will run toward the problem areas thus leaving the effort used pointless. on the bright side (no pun intended) it might galvanise all involved, they will then know what needa doing on the pitch (aggain, no pun intended) winning wise) and go on a mission. :)
few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch

you are having a laugh
[quote][p][bold]cantbelieveitsnotbet ter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harps62[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job![/p][/quote]Spot on I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers. If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.[/p][/quote]Think this sums it up and probably most peoples thoughts on the matter. I bet the staff have busted a gut, of course they want the games on- dodgy covers going on two weeks late, a few hours before a pitch inspection? ??? even if they did get stung on the covers or could only afford the low end half price range, at least get the best use out of them. few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch wont work as the water falls anywhere else will run toward the problem areas thus leaving the effort used pointless. on the bright side (no pun intended) it might galvanise all involved, they will then know what needa doing on the pitch (aggain, no pun intended) winning wise) and go on a mission. :)[/p][/quote]few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch you are having a laugh TABBY
  • Score: 2

10:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cantbelieveitsnotbetter says...

TABBY wrote:
cantbelieveitsnotbet

ter
wrote:
Harps62 wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job!
Spot on
I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers.
If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.
Think this sums it up and probably most peoples thoughts on the matter. I bet the staff have busted a gut, of course they want the games on- dodgy covers going on two weeks late, a few hours before a pitch inspection? ??? even if they did get stung on the covers or could only afford the low end half price range, at least get the best use out of them. few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch wont work as the water falls anywhere else will run toward the problem areas thus leaving the effort used pointless. on the bright side (no pun intended) it might galvanise all involved, they will then know what needa doing on the pitch (aggain, no pun intended) winning wise) and go on a mission. :)
few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch

you are having a laugh
Tongue was firmly in cheek, yes- but not too far fetched, simply raising the covers on one side to creat both run off for rain and air circulation, pumping, mopping, forking etc.to ground itself- surely local TA could have knocked them up something. and not in place of proper dome style covers, but as an intrim which took weeks without seemingly little else being done.
[quote][p][bold]TABBY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cantbelieveitsnotbet ter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harps62[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: covers on at 2am and they expect the match to be played the same day? It beggars belief, Again I must say the covers need to be suspended off the ground to let the air circulate, looking at the photo it looks like someone has chucked a few tarpaulins down, If the county have paid for that they should ask for a refund ,total cowboy job![/p][/quote]Spot on I thought that they had purchased covers which lifted up by hot air blowers. If the picture was taken this afternoon its a total joke.[/p][/quote]Think this sums it up and probably most peoples thoughts on the matter. I bet the staff have busted a gut, of course they want the games on- dodgy covers going on two weeks late, a few hours before a pitch inspection? ??? even if they did get stung on the covers or could only afford the low end half price range, at least get the best use out of them. few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch wont work as the water falls anywhere else will run toward the problem areas thus leaving the effort used pointless. on the bright side (no pun intended) it might galvanise all involved, they will then know what needa doing on the pitch (aggain, no pun intended) winning wise) and go on a mission. :)[/p][/quote]few hundred quids worth of tarp, suspended on one side if the pitch, maybe from stand? pulled taught down to the other side safely off the pitch, fww ropes etc to stop blowing away job done. only covering sections of the pitch you are having a laugh[/p][/quote]Tongue was firmly in cheek, yes- but not too far fetched, simply raising the covers on one side to creat both run off for rain and air circulation, pumping, mopping, forking etc.to ground itself- surely local TA could have knocked them up something. and not in place of proper dome style covers, but as an intrim which took weeks without seemingly little else being done. cantbelieveitsnotbetter
  • Score: -1

12:01am Wed 12 Feb 14

llandaff says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
The picture is not from last week. It was taken this morning.
Does anyone know what day it is??
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: The picture is not from last week. It was taken this morning.[/p][/quote]Does anyone know what day it is?? llandaff
  • Score: 1

5:36pm Wed 12 Feb 14

the dork says...

Sad
Sad the dork
  • Score: 0

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