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    Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 20:12
After all the cancellations of games and not just rugby, in this freezing week,  France v Ireland is cancelled with five minutes to go until kick off.  Crowd in place, players changed everything ready to go........

If I was a supporter who'd travelled miles and saved up all year for this trip,  I would be absolutely livid with this decision.

What twerp decides to have a winter match kicking off at 7.30 pm .  Ok I know its the telly schedules,  but words fail me.............Confused
Come on Jersey........
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 20:14
That is an embarrassment to our sport. Absolutely disgusting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 20:29
only an embarrassment to the French surely not our game? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 20:42
Our Game for me. All eyes on Paris, no heaters on the pitch (?) and despite it being frozen all week, nobody (IRFU, the French, any official that has any power within the 6 Nations) thought to check the pitch?!? Whoever is to blame, it is an appalling error.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 21:20
I too was very disappointed at not being able to watch a game tonight, but I'm sure that in the interest of players safety the right decision was made. We can all sit in our ivory towers and cast aspersions on the powers that be but when exactly would we have made the decision to abandon the game.? Six months ago when the Met Office forecast quite accurately a very cold spell across Europe in February, four weeks ago when this was confirmed, last week when the adverse weather had become a reality, yesterday or maybe the day before so Irish fans wouldn't travel, this morning so travelling Irish fans could spend a day out in Paris, this afternoon so as not to inconvenience fans coming to the ground.
 
The folly of this whole situation was nothing to with whoever making a decision, and when to abandon the game it was to do with the total unsuitability of the stadium, in this day and age underfloor heating and/or a roof should be the absolute minimum. Only a few hours earlier Englands game was also at risk in another totally unsuitable venue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 21:27
Lofty, hard to disagree with that.

A stadium hosting international sport without correct facilities is pretty poor. The safety of players is, of course, paramount.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 21:31
Surely the fault is the Kick - off time. As stated on another feed, if the start time was late afternoon the game would have taken place.By 9.00 pm CET the frost is becoming well established again.If underground heating was in place this would not be a problem.Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 21:49
The fault and only fault is the fact that all sport is now dictated by Sky TV and the like, its farcical, we all have to suffer because of an Aussie money grabbing melon !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 21:51
The match was being broadcast in this country by the BBC... not Sky.

Edited by Longtime - 11 Feb 2012 at 21:51
It pays to be wise after the event!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 22:13
Even if the kick off time was dictated  by the media the stadium should have been up to it and by the way frost and ice, freezing conditions don't require the hours of darkness
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 22:21
Originally posted by Elijah Cadman Elijah Cadman wrote:

only an embarrassment to the French surely not our game? 


It was Dave Pearson who called it off
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 22:23
Rugby is a winter sport;  
It gets cold in winter;
sometimes particularly cold with frost,
Do they have a met office in France ?
how many days warning have we all had of this cold snap ?
do they have a decent stadium ?
Go figure  Angry 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 22:25
And before any one questions my motives,  this isn't about the decision, BUT that it was taken with ten minutes till kick off
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 09:22
Lititle frost returns to the soil at 9pm that is not already there in the afternoon, frost arrives in the early hours of the morning. Ko time would make little difference, the issue is early decision and care of the pitch!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 11:14
Simple. Move the tournament to the summer.
And while we're at it, move the season to the summer.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 11:21
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Simple. Move the tournament to the summer.
And while we're at it, move the season to the summer.
 
My work is done.

While we're at it, let's also remove two players from each team, have pathetic uncontested scrums, no lineouts or rucks and all move to the North West. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 11:23
Livid. I missed the England game to watch this due to time constraints. They know it is usually colder in Paris in Jan Feb and frequently hits double digit minuses. They should have been better prepared, and if mistakes are made, and we all make them, be quicker to say mea culpa.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 12:39
What is worse? A postponement with 5 minutes to go before kick off or an earlier postponement that proves to have been premature when the conditions at game time are balmy? Who'd want to have to make those decisions? TV money dictates kick off times, but the sport needs the money. Kippered if you do and kippered if you don't.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 13:05
Originally posted by Stour1 Stour1 wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Simple. Move the tournament to the summer.
And while we're at it, move the season to the summer.
 
My work is done.

While we're at it, let's also remove two players from each team, have pathetic uncontested scrums, no lineouts or rucks and all move to the North West. 


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Got one already. Too easy. (yes, I see the winky ting). I kinda guessed Loathsome wouldn't bother though... LOL
Mind you, the revolutionary idea about losing two redundant players, lineouts and scrummages has some merit. Well done squire...


Edited by Kimbo - 12 Feb 2012 at 13:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2012 at 11:52
Quote What twerp decides to have a winter match kicking off at 7.30 pmin a stadium with no under pitch heating
Fixed

Dave Pearson (again) & Wasps?

Quote "Referee David Pearson confirmed he called off Wasps' Premiership match with Sale because the pitch at Adams Park had begun to freeze. Around 7,000 fans at the ground were told the tie was postponed five minutes before the scheduled 1715 GMT kick-off. 

Pearson told BBC London: "We took both captains and coaches to the problem side of the pitch and everyone decided that side wasn't 100 per cent safe. 

"If someone was to stop running, it would have been like Torvill and Dean."



Edited by Fat Albert - 13 Feb 2012 at 12:01
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