- 21 Sep 2005
- Fav Player
It is going to be a hectic few days for the club either way. A game at Blackpool within forty eight hours, or a match with Man United / Wolved to organise in three days, including shifting 14,700 tickets.Rescheduled for Thursday next week - wonder if they'll put back the Blackpool trip by 24 hours? Interesting statement about the pitch - well, I found it interesting anyway!
I think there must be major doubts about upcoming games as well, given the problems with the drainage. Even modest rainfall renders it unplayable at the moment, and there is obviously serious damage to the top surface. Will it be fit for purpose at all for the remainder of the season ?I’d agree if the Ipswich game is called off.
the cover they’re currently using should make for a workable surface come Saturday if they keep it on.
If we beat Watford we would also have to play three games in six days, two against Premier League opposition, the other against Sunderland. All of those games would be at Prenton Park.....At least Watford will get no advantage from the delay. They are away at Aston Villa on the Tuesday so we should get the reserve team. They are facing four games in nine days!
Apparently the scheduling is all because of the Premier League winter break. The Watford game would ordinarily have taken on place on 4th round weekend (which would have enabled me to attend ), with the Wolves / United game taking place in the 4th round replay slot ten days later. However, United and Wolves both go on their 'break' on 1st February, so that usual midweek slot is unavailable.It will actually be 41 hours, even less if the replay went to ET, which seems pretty rough!