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RUFC - What A Farce

RUFC - What A Farce

Rotherham United's game against Accrington Stanley was postponed not long before the kick-off should have taken place this evening at the Crown Ground.

We arrived quite early at the ground and went for tickets, avoiding the large puddles, for disabled and carer and was given tickets for Accrington's Main Stand (which, to say the least, is unusual but hey better than sitting under the tin shed). - Oh and can I apologise to Danny Schofield for nearly knocking him out with my brolly! As it was raining heavily we didn't bother to walk to the pub but went back to the coach and had been there a few minutes when the heavens really opened.

We had speculated about the game being called-off, but more in jest than really thinking it would be. But, with it not stopping to rain I thought I'd just make sure and popped my head out of the coach door and asked a nearby steward who said, 'Oh no, we've paid a fortune for new drainage for the pitch, no chance it will be called off' while another questioned 'why, do you want it called off. Are you worried' (ohhh, ducky!) This was around 7.00pm.

We went towards the ground and the puddles had joined up and made a sort of lake which we all duly paddled through. A very nice steward took us back through the lake to the gate and we were in. We proffered our tickets for the Main Stand to be told we couldn't go in there and had to join the others in the tin pot shed, which was pretty full by this time to be honest. Inside the ground was worse than outside and everything was flooded including the ladies toilets. We went to find some seats - wanted four together, which probably wouldn't have happened, when I asked a steward for the nearest toilets. In the Main Stand (which, don't forget we had tickets for but wasn't allowed in!) He walked round with me, through the flooded area, through the gates, passed the players who were standing around (which I thought was a bit peculiar) and then I saw Nez sat in the Main Stand! How he'd got there, I don't know! (like castor oil he is!) As I was going into the room where the loo's were I overheard a steward say 'don't let anyone else in until we know if it's been called off'. Oh great I thought!

On the way back I met the other Rotherham fans coming the other way after someone had said the game was off, although nothing official had been said. We stood around, though I don't really know why, when our players came out to have a warm-up/down and Ian Sharps actually said 'it's off'. Then we were told to wait for an official announcement which finally came around 7.40pm. Only then did we all start to move off and then we had to queue in the flooded area to collect a ticket to use at the re-arranged game (why we can't use the tickets we already had I have no idea).

A quite uneventful trip home, except for a ten minute hold-up while, what looked like a nasty accident, was sorted out and we were home probably at the same time as the game should have ended.

What I can't understand is why the referee didn't look at the pitch around 6.30pm which is around the time that nearby Bury had their game called off. It would have saved most of us getting soaked and certainly not have had the problem of giving out 'postponed' tickets.

Oh well, at least we didn't lose! But it was a long way to go for a wee!

Come and tell us YOUR evening out at Accrington!


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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday October 2 2012
Time: 11:05PM

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