Writer: Site Staff
Date:Saturday January 18 2014
Manager Paul Tisdale has admitted he's very disappointed that we now have a free weekend following the postponement of today's game against Morecambe but admits sometimes in life there are just things that are out of your control, and this decision was one of them.
Speaking to the Official Site a short time after the announcement had been made, it was confirmed that the official postponement decision was made at 1.45pm following another pitch inspection from the referee in response to the heavens opening.
Until 1pm it is said the pitch was perfect for a bit of winter based football, but following the expected downpour early in the afternoon, the referee took the decision that it simply wasn't safe to play on.
'The pitch has become totally unplayable. There's certain things you can control in life and others you can't. When I arrived I walked across the pitch and it was wet but perfectly playable - at that time there was not even a hint of doubt.'
The gaffer goes on to say that even though rain was expected, nobody had figured for that much, because when it did start to pour so much came down in such a quick period, the referee didn't really have a choice in the matter.
'It's all down to how much rain comes down in a space of time, and we've just had the biggest deluge you can imagine so we've been left with no choice whatsoever.'
Tisdale more than appreciates that given the time of day, and not only the opposition fans having made the journey, but equally our own, that it's incredibly unfortunate because he wanted the game to go ahead and he even says we needed the game to go ahead from purely the business and cash flow elements, because the club still have to pay wages, even if they can't get match days on, so it's a blow for all in his mind.
This time of year you'd expect the club to have somewhat of a contingency plan for fixtures not going ahead though, and hopefully the game can be rearranged as quickly as possible.
Date:Saturday January 18 2014
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