Date:Friday December 3 2010
Rotherham United v Gillingham was called off yesterday lunch time because of the adverse weather conditions around the country with the full backing of the Football League.
It`s frustrating for the Millers as they didn`t have a game last weekend either due to not making it through to the second round of the FA Cup.
Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas told David Beddows of The Advertiser, 'Both Gillingham and ourselves wanted to play but, with the Kent area already under a foot of snow with more forecast, sometimes, common sense had to prevail.
'It was clear that the ground wasn`t going to be fit to play on and that`s before you consider the problems of travelling down there. And, from our point of view, we have to consider the travelling supporters plus our own travel and hotel arrangements. If the match had been twenty or fifty miles away then the decision could have been left until 11 o`clock on Saturday morning but, in this case, it was better to make it sooner.
'And, for Gillingham, there are cancellation charges to think about and issues regarding policing arrangements, catering, staffing and so on.`
As someone who helps organise away travel, the 'will it be on, won`t it be on` in this sort of weather is a bit of a nightmare. The coach company we use are very good and, as long as the driver hasn`t left the depot, we can cancel.
In the last few seasons, I think we`ve been relatively lucky - only once I recall having to turn back half way, which was to Bradford and then last season we were about to set off to Chesterfield when the game was postponed.
So, we applaud the Football League`s 'rules` that the host club contact the visiting club twenty-four hours before kick-off and that an inspection of the pitch/surrounding area, be made before the visiting club and supporters begin their journey.
Date:Friday December 3 2010
RUFC - Ref Watch v Bolton (Monday January 26 2015)
RUFC - On This Day - 25 January (Sunday January 25 2015)
RUFC - Skarz Signs For U's (Saturday January 24 2015)
RUFC - Chairman 'We're Still Learning' (Saturday January 24 2015)
RUFC - Scrap FA Cup Replays? Yes Or No? (Saturday January 24 2015)
RUFC - Chairman Looking To The Future (Friday January 23 2015)
RUFC - Gaffer On Skarz Departure (Friday January 23 2015)
RUFC - Skarz Leaves Millers (Friday January 23 2015)
RUFC - Richie 'One Of Hardest Leagues' (Friday January 23 2015)
RUFC - Green 'We Need To Take Our Chances' (Friday January 23 2015)
|20. Leeds Utd||26||6||8||12||-11||26|
|Russell A Doubt For Blackburn Game
» Derby County : 26/01/2015 14:00:00
|Video: Aston Villa v AFCB - FA Cup
» Bournemouth : 26/01/2015 13:18:00
|You 'Herd' It Here First Chris Is A Latic
» Wigan : 26/01/2015 12:55:00
|West Brom interest in Sako
» Wolves : 26/01/2015 11:00:00
|Thorne Making Progress
» Derby County : 26/01/2015 11:00:00