Got to agree mate, some clubs make a real effort to get games on but a few just call it off without any effort made. Lots of mid week games at the back end of the season for some.yeah init mate then teams moan about mid week games. Also this weekend malpas pitch was "unplayable" but i took my kids to play at malpas park today and funnyly enough the pitch was infact playable today and two youth football teams played on it today. Teams like newbridge should b given the chance to do pitch work to get the game on. Yes there was standing water but nothing a brush couldnt sort.
If you were there on Sunday how do you know what the pitch was like on Saturday? The parks team do as much as they can to get games on at Malpas and obviously they deemed it ok for Sunday.
well the fact it rained in the night and its not like we've had hot weather seams malpas r prioritising the youth football if i was a user of malpas id consider looking into a dif pitch cos malpas is poor for playing fixtures on maybe should enquire richard lander or the college or the school up from the police station is it penair not sure.
Dave if you want mate I'm sure could arrange for you to come and speak to the park staff and show us how to dry pitches that are based on a old dump with collapsed drainage due to events that have been held on it over the years. With limited time for it to drain aswell due to the drainage being affected by that big river on the side.
Also dave you don't need heat to just dry things up, with strong wind like Saturday and Sunday it helps dry big open areas up, and drys everything up as you may have seen how the roads all dried up even though it weren't hot as you put it.
The council are looking at improving the facilities down Malpas over the coming years but with the new kids play park about to be constructed and other projects underway it will take time but hopefully will be able to do this soon as we fo understand how frustrating it is, but even more frustrating for us having to prepare the pitches for nothing.