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In a brief statement the football League have stated that they feel that any ground without under soil heating may well fall foul of the weather. This has been repeated on teletext and other media avenues.

Grounds in south have problems with the snow, with Gillingham for instance under two inches of snow. Whilst in the north Hartlepools near neighbours Darlington face a 9am pitch inspection. Others areas face further snow tonight and freezing conditions. Those who are facing a thaw face the problems of waterlogged pitches, but if they clear them and it freezes well it will be off.

Refs are also under instruction to consider fan saftey so there could be the same type of incidents that occurred at Middlesborough where the pitch was deemed playable but the surrounding streets etc were deemed to be too dangerous, the result match off.

As for our game, if it was to be played today it would be on. So it is only at the mercy of the over night weather and the skills of the groundsman. The forecast varies depending on who you talk too some say it is going to be just cold others are saying snow on the north east coast. So you can pay your money and take your choice.
Update
Weather forecast for North East
Headlince cold ice with sleet and snow showers.
Today:
Bright with showers this morning, rain or sleet near the coast, snow inland. Risk of ice on untreated surfaces. Clouding over with more general rain, sleet and hill snow spreading north later, significant snowfall likely over hills. Cold.

Tonight:
Rain and hill snow becoming persistent overnight giving further significant snowfall expected over the Pennines, blowing around in freshening easterly winds.

Saturday:
Cloudy rain and hill snow persisting for much of the day giving further significant snowfall over the Pennines and Moors, blowing around in brisk easterly winds. Staying cold.

source bbc weather centre




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Date:Friday February 9 2007

Time: 1:49PM

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Hartlepool office say's that they don't have a pitch inspection planned, and don't forsee any problems.
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