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 St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 14:43

Called of at 2.15.

WTF guys it`s not like away fans are travelling 10 or 20 miles

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 14:49

The ref was just on Sportsound. They were concerned about one corner of the pitch but wanted to let it settle for the game to go ahead which is why they left it as late as possible. But after forcing the ball down several times in that particular area it just didn’t improve.
He said it’s not a decision a ref likes to make - for travelling fans and teams.

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 16:50

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MDCCCLXXXV, Sat 04 Dec 14:43

Called of at 2.15.

WTF guys it`s not like away fans are travelling 10 or 20 miles


BBC radio advised travelling fans to pull in and wait for a final decision.

The referee (Steven McLean ?) did an initial inspection at 1:30pm and gave ground staff an opportunity to remedy problem in one corner of the pitch.

At 2pm it was declared off after second inspection. A no win scenario for the officials.
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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 16:52

this ^^^^^

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 18:17

Where were they to pull over guys ?

It`s around 120 miles, so if the game was called ON at 2.15 fans would have to be within 45 miles as it is 60 mph all the way down.
When it was called off they would have to be at least 80 miles into their journey.


Which is at best 160 miles round trip wasted

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 18:31

If travelling fans hadn`t heeded the BBC heads up then they would have wasted even more time and fuel having to retrace their steps over a longer distance return journey.

Being wise after the event is 20-20 vision.

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 19:38

Not saying BBC is wrong Vet, my argument is the SFA should reimburse travelling fans when games are called off so late

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 22:29

Not clear on how the SFA could be held responsible for an unplayable pitch in the prevailing conditions today.

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 22:50

Weather is unpredictable, when we left today it was snowing, then hit the bridge and monsoon until Bathgate, M8 at 45mph.
After that nothing, no way clubs should be penalised for late call off in winter months, we just have to accept bad weather.
Last Friday I had Partick tickets but decided not to travel, my choice.

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: yorkiepar  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 22:52

Now then, who’d like to start a thread about summer football?

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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: arpar  
Date:   Sat 4 Dec 23:18

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MDCCCLXXXV, Sat 4 Dec 19:38

Not saying BBC is wrong Vet, my argument is the SFA should reimburse travelling fans when games are called off so late


Why would the SFA reimburse fans for a competition they don`t even run. Call offs are part of football. The earlier the better but if the ref thought they could get it playable it`s understandable to try.
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 Re: St johnstone v Ross County
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 5 Dec 19:25

Even it were implemented (no chance) - how would it be administered ?

A chancer`s dream - in this scenario half of Dingwall would claim travel costs for imaginary trips.

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