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Dodgy weather forecast ***Called off***

With temperatures set to plummet again tonight and with heavy snow forecast is there any word from the club as to whether tomorrow's game will definitely go ahead?

Given that certain areas of the pitch will be in the shade and therefore unlikely to freeze, added to the fact Rochdale will have to make a long journey back in arctic conditions tomorrow evening, surely the club will have to make as early a call as possible tomorrow to avoid a repeat of last season's unfortunate Boxing Day episode v Southampton. Thankfully D'Urso isn't the ref!
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    Gillingham been called off
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    Not heard anything to say it's not so presume full steam ahead, sure every precaution is being taken so the came will kick-off.
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    Met Office forcecast is for 0 today, -1 to -4 overnight, 1 daytime tomorrow, the snow apparently due overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. Presumably Paddy has the pitch covered, as on Monday.....
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    No mention of any pitch inspection so far and no snow forecast before the game tomorrow so it should be on
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    The only concern I guess will be areas of the pitch that don't thaw out. (South end of ground in particular.) Covers can only do so much. Fingers crossed...
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    edited February 2012
    'Que Sera Sera
    Whatever will be, will be
    But don't let the Valley freeze
    Que Sera Sera'

    Bring on the Rochdale......bring on the Rochdale!
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    I recall a few years back, we had an inflatable pitch cover that blew warm air to prevent ground frost.

    I take it we don't have it anymore?
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    I heard it got mould and went rotten., can't remember who from.
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    I recall a few years back, we had an inflatable pitch cover that blew warm air to prevent ground frost.

    I take it we don't have it anymore?
    It had holes that were either too expensive / or couldn't be repaired, when we didn't have a pot to p*ss in.
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    edited February 2012
    Surely you can patch holes pretty easily - more likely that it went rotten. Shame, you would have thought it was designed to last!

    Does the club have access to hot air blowers?
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    I think it cost something like £350,000 that thing.

    Don't know why that figure is in my head.
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    Well, maybe the mysterons will stick under-soil heating there in the summer...............
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    A drop in the ocean for the new owners...
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    Under seat heating may be useful tomorrow. Would reccomend the wamers I bought from Asda - expose to air and you get 10 hours of heat from them - you can make yourself nice an cosy with a couple of those.
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    sheff united vs col u
    oldham orient
    bournemouth exeter
    preston brentford

    all off
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    stevenage notts county off too
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    sheff united vs col u
    oldham orient
    bournemouth exeter
    preston brentford

    all off
    Good a bit more fixture congestion for United.
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    Would be good to hear from the club that they are confident it will go ahead- I'd look at the condition of th epitch at 3 oc'ock today and it will tell them what areas will need to be worked on etc... as I don't expect tomorrow will be a lot different - the snow isn't forecast until the evening.
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    sheff united vs col u
    oldham orient
    bournemouth exeter
    preston brentford

    all off
    Good a bit more fixture congestion for United.
    Like your thinking, roseandcrown.

    I can be at the ground by 10am with my hairdryer if that'll help ....
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    Pitch news coming up on twitter
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    sounds ominous!!!
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    hope it's good news then
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    Ref is probably looking at it now! It can't be D'Urso seeing as he reffed us on Tuesda yso that's a good thing. My gut feeling is that it is going to be off though - I really hope I'm wrong.
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    Could do without another postponement to midweek, dont wanna end up with another 13,000 crowd on a cold weeknight again in what is nonetheless an important game
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    Twitter announcement soon
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    edited February 2012
    hope its on :( where will i get my weekly football fix !
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    It wouldn't be a disaster if the game was called off, it would give the players a week's rest which for some would be good...
    http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10267~2599130,00.html

    It seems that the frost covers only work down to minus 4.
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    Personally doubt it will go ahead even if the club want it to - didn't we have a game called off late by the ref two years ago for a frozen corner of the pitch?
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    Ref is probably looking at it now! It can't be D'Urso seeing as he reffed us on Tuesda yso that's a good thing. My gut feeling is that it is going to be off though - I really hope I'm wrong.
    It's always a local ref that does them isn't it? Not neccessarily the one pencilled in for the match. Where does D'Urso live?

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    That was due to the lino's run area -and D'Urso was being ultra fussy as the club said it had time to fix that with the blowers.
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