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The referee tonight was a disgrace....

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Anyone suggesting that the FA would listen to an appeal against a sending off based on "Poor Lighting" must be daft - the ref had a perfectly good view of the incident and the challenge was very late - it deserved a Red Card in any game.

A couple of your other players were lucky to stay on the pitch in that 15 minute period as well - 2 footed challenges were coming from everywhere it seemed and it was fortunate no Gravesend player was seriously injured - to suggest that any serious injury could be put down to the poor lighting would be ridiculous.<p>As has been stated elsewhere, the FA Rules say that a ref must be able to see both ends of the pitch from the halfway line to play a game ( for fog, anyway), so does that mean you would say if there is fog which obscures up to 50% of the pitch from one end of the ground should not proceed as it would be "dangerous" ? If this were the case, the FA Ruling that the ref must be able to see both goals from the Halfway Line would be worthless.<p>The only thing wrong in that last 15 minutes was the attitude of the Canvey players who clearly didnt want to continue ( as they were losing no doubt), couldnt be bothered to warm up before the game restarted, looked totally apathetic and were more interested in kicking holes in the Gravesend players than in kicking the ball.<p>I cant believe the size of the crowd would have had anything to do with the refs decision - that should have been irrelevant - what mattered was whether conditions on the pitch merited the game being restarted and there was no problem there as even several Canvey fans have agreed.<p>I do agree though that it would have been reasonable to have delayed Kick Off by 15 minutes to allow the crowd in - I'm sure many missed the first goal. Mind you, if that had happened we would have had 30 minutes left to play when the lights failed and whether the game would then have finished, might have been thrown more into question ( although the remaining match time should have had nothing to do with the decision either)

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Any right thinking person knows it was the correct decision to finish last nights match.

I suggest Dan Crane, you visit Stonebridge Road. You will see a ground not only better than yours, but head and shoulders better.

Allthough Gravesend is'nt the most fashionable town in Kent, it's not as bad as some people like to make out.

I suggest you take a trip down the Thames.It goes without saying the view on the right, is a dam sight better than the view on the left. <img src="graemlins/smashfreakb.gif" border="0" alt="[smashfreakb]" />

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Any right thinking person knows it was the correct decision to finish last nights match.

I suggest Dan Crane, you visit Stonebridge Road. You will see a ground not only better than yours, but head and shoulders better.

Allthough Gravesend is'nt the most fashionable town in Kent, it's not as bad as some people like to make out.

I suggest you take a trip down the Thames.It goes without saying the view on the right, is a dam sight better than the view on the left. <img src="graemlins/smashfreakb.gif" border="0" alt="[smashfreakb]" />

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Any right thinking person knows it was the correct decision to finish last nights match.

I suggest Dan Crane, you visit Stonebridge Road. You will see a ground not only better than yours, but head and shoulders better.

Allthough Gravesend is'nt the most fashionable town in Kent, it's not as bad as some people like to make out.

I suggest you take a trip down the Thames.It goes without saying the view on the right, is a dam sight better than the view on the left. <img src="graemlins/smashfreakb.gif" border="0" alt="[smashfreakb]" />

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If you want to get your point across, why not put it in triplicate! <img src="graemlins/smash.gif" border="0" alt="[smash]" /> <img src="graemlins/smash.gif" border="0" alt="[smash]" />

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If it was ok ,lighting wise, why did he not just play on with 50% floodlights instead of going off and leaving us all standing in the cold wondering what the hell was going to happen?!!

The game was almost won anyway.

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