Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

All games under threat-updated

All games under threat-updated

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


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Friday February 9 2007
Time: 1:49PM

Comments

0
Hartlepool office say's that they don't have a pitch inspection planned, and don't forsee any problems.
Big No 9
09/02/2007 14:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall v MK Dons team sheets

Team sheets for the Saddlers final fixture of the season.

Roberts looking to build

Saddlers defender Kory Roberts is looking to build on his impressive display on Tuesday night.

Walsall v MK Dons

It's the final fixture of a topsy turvy season for Jon Whitney, which will see his Saddlers side
finish very much mid-table. MK Dons have struggled in their first season back in League One following relegation from the Championship and will also have to settle for mid-table.

Walsall v MK Dons - Head to Head

A look at the head to head record between Walsall and MK Dons

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion9%
Play Offs21%
Mid Table Medicority52%
Relegation18%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 45 14 16 15 58 -4
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 45 12 12 21 48 -25
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League