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7 hours ago, glasgow_bairn said:

Iv not been on here today at all, but I cant believe the level of anger because a game was called off due to weather conditions. It literally happens every season, plus multiple games were called off as a result of said weather. Yet people are theorising over possible conspiracies as to why the club didn't even try to clear the pitch and the massive area surrounding the stadium.

Then you add in that Hamilton won their game against a rancid QoS team and all of a sudden our season has been derailed and we are going to get relegated and end up in the lowland leagues.

The club has a major sponsor who offers to clear the surrounds if this ever happens. The surrounds would not have been an issue. 

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Jesus wept.  I for one am glad I was able to sit in the warmth of my home yesterday afternoon watching the football on the TV instead of freezing my nad's off at TFS watching players run around on a frozen pitch.  22 games to go so anyone thinking that this will make any difference in who wins the league is deluded. 

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The only thing us not playing yesterday does is add on a bit of pressure but we've shown this season we have the right characters in the squad to deal with that.

4 wins from 4 from the rest of December's fixtures should be the aim then a further strengthening of the squad in January to push us on again.

Kelty (H)
Hamilton (A)
Annan (A)
Stirling (H)

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15 hours ago, Springfield said:

Find this incredibly difficult to understand. Not knowing the facts but this borders on utter negligence by the BOD. We were told that there was due diligence done when purchasing the new pitch. The club explained that they went to the end of a fart when considering who was getting the contract. At what point did anyone consider suitable weather proofing-suitable covering when the winter set in ? 

Not knowing the facts but I will make a judgement anyway. 🤷‍♂️
FWIW I would liked to have seen us appear to make more effort yesterday to get it on. Can’t help think it was the Cove travelling that was the main reason 

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Unbelievable amount of moaning about the cancellation. It’s a small blessing in that we’ve played a lot of football being involved in two cups and challenging for the league. Give players a wee break (in both senses). It gives the squad time to recover and likely we’ll be closer to full strength by next Saturday for Kelty, with Oliver and McGinn a little closer to fitness, an un-named player likely recovered from a bug who’d have missed the Cove game, and Hendo free from suspension. Not to mention Cove who’ve won their last 5/6 in a row. I’ll take the cancellation on this occasion thanks.

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2 hours ago, BPM Again said:

100% the Astro

If they still had them then even at 80% effectiveness then would have been worth it. Might not have prevented the game being called off but worth the effort. 

Hopefully replacement covers aren’t too expensive but would seem a good purchase if we can’t use equipment on the new pitch. 

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On a slightly different note, just received my FSS Paypal monthly payment cancellation,

A very easy transaction to creating a new registration. I know the club has already called this, however no harm done to many that contribute, for another reminder to create new account/payment details. 
 

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8 minutes ago, Springfield said:

On a slightly different note, just received my FSS Paypal monthly payment cancellation,

A very easy transaction to creating a new registration. I know the club has already called this, however no harm done to many that contribute, for another reminder to create new account/payment details. 
 

Yeah me too that a job for today to sort that

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My first Falkirk match was in 1958, don't go to games now, as, the, I can't afford to. Read P&B, and am always amazed at the negatively spouted on here, we are having our best season, with our best team in years. Sit back and enjoy the ride and support the team

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On 02/12/2023 at 10:03, Dave McInally said:

Thanks BB. In all honesty I can’t think of seeing them on a plastic pitch either but wonder if it would be worth the investment or there’s a reason for not putting them on artificial surfaces.

Yes, there is. Condensation, with the subsequent migration of the condensate into the infill and its refreezing, is a big threat to synthetic pitches. The standard for care of a synthetic pitch calls for plowing down to roughly a 3-4 cm crust of snow that can be left melt quickly. Leaving more than that on the surface tends to cause the same issue that a tarp can cause, with snow melt penetrating the infill areas and refreezing, resulting in granule displacement. You need a plow with a suitably low ground pressure as well.

The standard winter raking and agitation to break up matting and address granular migration is sufficient IF this process is followed, some extra steps are recommended if the snow cover remains for over 2-3 days. As for being “all weather”, since the recommendation is to allow natural melt of the last 3-4 cm of snow/ice, there was no prudent path for the club to get the pitch ready in 7 hours.

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