MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County must remain on Parade
2:00pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in Sport
FRUSTRATING yes, something we have to get used to, absolutely, but I’m afraid even with set-backs like Saturday’s postponement against Kidderminster, my heart now belongs to Rodney Parade.
I couldn’t actually believe it when I was told there were a certain section of County fans bemoaning the decision on Saturday to call the game off due to a waterlogged pitch. Those same fans who no doubt couldn’t wait to point out that Llanwern, who play at Spytty Park, were able to play on Saturday.
I think it’s indicative of nothing other than some people being unable to function without moaning and some unwilling to accept that a football-less Saturday means doing those chores around the house you haven’t quite got round to yet.
Surely no-one is seriously disputing that County are far, far better off where they are? In every regard, it’s a more satisfying match day experience for a sport fan.
And what a slap in the face to the excellent Rodney Parade ground staff to question the amazing job they are doing on a pitch being battered on a weekly basis by three different teams.
Would Spytty Park have survived the snow? Not a chance in the world. Similarly, such was the rain we had last week, experience tells us a Spytty Park as ravaged as usual in a season with County as tenants would have been a mess too.
Days like Saturday are the inevitable drawback of life on Parade, but they aren’t enough to even contemplate any other home for the Exiles.