U's to hold second pitch inspection

Waiting game - U's striker Jabo Ibehre battles with Shrewsbury's Cameron Gayle during the 0-0 draw between the two sides at the Weston Homes Community Stadium at the end of last season. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO77908-21)

Waiting game - U's striker Jabo Ibehre battles with Shrewsbury's Cameron Gayle during the 0-0 draw between the two sides at the Weston Homes Community Stadium at the end of last season. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO77908-21)

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Colchester United will hold a second pitch inspection between 3.30pm and 4pm today to see if their clash with Shrewsbury Town will go ahead tonight.

After inspecting the Weston Homes Community Stadium pitch this morning, a referee has decided that another analysis of the pitch will need to be made in order to determine if the match is playable.

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10:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

angryman!!! says...

Would love the game to go ahead to keep the momentum but surely if it's not up to scratch now, and with rain coming the game shiukd be called off so shrews fans don't make a pointless journey
Would love the game to go ahead to keep the momentum but surely if it's not up to scratch now, and with rain coming the game shiukd be called off so shrews fans don't make a pointless journey angryman!!!
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2:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Boris says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Would love the game to go ahead to keep the momentum but surely if it's not up to scratch now, and with rain coming the game shiukd be called off so shrews fans don't make a pointless journey
The U's website says the second inspection will be between 3.30 and 4 pm, so the Shrews fans will probably have had to set off before then.
It has been dry all day so far, so let's hope the game is on. We don't want to have a big backlog of games towards the end of the season, do we? We are supposed to be getting plenty more rain over the next few weeks - allegedly - so that will be a factor. Presumably the ref has to consider safety of the players and officials.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Would love the game to go ahead to keep the momentum but surely if it's not up to scratch now, and with rain coming the game shiukd be called off so shrews fans don't make a pointless journey[/p][/quote]The U's website says the second inspection will be between 3.30 and 4 pm, so the Shrews fans will probably have had to set off before then. It has been dry all day so far, so let's hope the game is on. We don't want to have a big backlog of games towards the end of the season, do we? We are supposed to be getting plenty more rain over the next few weeks - allegedly - so that will be a factor. Presumably the ref has to consider safety of the players and officials. Boris
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2:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

down the line says...

This is getting ridiculous now, the club are not being fair to the fans, especially the away fans. To leave things this late to decide if the match will go ahead or not is a joke.
Even if the game goes ahead now i'll not be going. I've had enough of waiting around all day, does the club think people are going to revolve there lives around Col U?
Yet again Colchester United do not help themselves.
This is getting ridiculous now, the club are not being fair to the fans, especially the away fans. To leave things this late to decide if the match will go ahead or not is a joke. Even if the game goes ahead now i'll not be going. I've had enough of waiting around all day, does the club think people are going to revolve there lives around Col U? Yet again Colchester United do not help themselves. down the line
  • Score: -1

6:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

seikothrill says...

down the line wrote:
This is getting ridiculous now, the club are not being fair to the fans, especially the away fans. To leave things this late to decide if the match will go ahead or not is a joke.
Even if the game goes ahead now i'll not be going. I've had enough of waiting around all day, does the club think people are going to revolve there lives around Col U?
Yet again Colchester United do not help themselves.
It is not Colchester United that make the decision as to whether the game goes ahead so how is it their fault? Please explain down the line
[quote][p][bold]down the line[/bold] wrote: This is getting ridiculous now, the club are not being fair to the fans, especially the away fans. To leave things this late to decide if the match will go ahead or not is a joke. Even if the game goes ahead now i'll not be going. I've had enough of waiting around all day, does the club think people are going to revolve there lives around Col U? Yet again Colchester United do not help themselves.[/p][/quote]It is not Colchester United that make the decision as to whether the game goes ahead so how is it their fault? Please explain down the line seikothrill
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