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With the bad weather playing havoc with the leagues matches it must be a real headache for the Spartan League fixtures secretary.


Fixtures have now been published for March and the Citizens have 8 games to play in the month with 6 of those away from home, of the 4 midweek games 3 are away.


Welwyn Garden City still have games to re-appoint after postponements, away to Chalfont St Peter and at home to Colney Heath.


That then leaves us only two other fixtures to fulfil, a home game against Oxhey Jets and an away fixture against Biggleswade United. In total that's 36 points up for grabs.


A few players have picked up slight injuries over the last few games and their are some stiff legs due to the layoffs over the last month or so. However, with Adam Wallace playing the full 90 minutes against Tring and scoring at the end of the game after only 2 half games since returning from injury and Richard Morton, Johnny Moore and Ben Hayden available shortly we should be able to maintain a competitive squad over the coming months.


We must keep in mind that the we have a tight schedule of games ahead and any more delays due to the weather or further injuries picked up will place an additional burden on the boys.





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More pressing matters than fixtures?


Welwyn Garden City FC told: Improve ground or be relegated

07:00 - 10 February 2009


The club's ground in Herns Way, WGC

A FOOTBALL team could get relegated if improved stands for fans are not built by March 31.


WGC Football Club needs to upgrade its ground in Herns Way into a 100-seater stadium - with another 100 places for supporters to stand under cover - to remain in its current league.


The club has applied for planning permission from Welwyn Hatfield Council, but is unlikely to get the thumbs up until March 20 - leaving just 11 days for work to be completed.


The stadium currently has one covered seating area, containing just wooden benches.


Club secretary Dick Dunning said: "It only needs improving. So we aren't asking for anything we haven't already got.


"It's all for the community, as we've got a youth team and a ladies team.


"If we don't get the grading, we will get relegated."


WGC plays in the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands League and is currently 15th in the table.


A Football Association spokesman said changes were compulsory but added: "Clubs are informed their grounds have to come up to a certain standard.


"Each case is treated separately; we don't want to see any team get relegated.

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Bosman08 - I predicted this a couple of months ago if you recall when it was first highlighted in the Welwyn & Hatfield Times, instead of just rolling up their sleeves and getting on with it Welwyn Garden City appear to have dragged their feet in making a start on the work which could have been almost completed by now.

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Nothing could be started until the necessary planning permission has been granted. The league and FA have been kept up to date of the situation and are sympathetic to the Citizens case.


WGCFC will be playing in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division next season and will be one of the favourites to win the league and gain promotion.


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Originally Posted By: ORACLE

and will be one of the favourites to win the league and gain promotion.

So will Herns Lane be up to Step 4 standard even with the improvements you need to make by 31 March just to meet the required Step 5 criteria, I have my doubts.
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Del seems fairly confident from this article in the Welwyn & Hatfield Times that he can pick up three points at home to Cockfosters tomorrow however Cockfosters won't just lay down and I quite fancy a draw:




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