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Maisiecat

 

No need to apologise

 

We would like to thank you for your hospitality

 

I am pleased the question of an evening ko didn’t come up, as that would have been awkward, considering that most of our players were up at 4:30, however at no time did we feel we were being pushed into anything we didn’t want, you were, perfect gentlemen considering the financial loss of the called off game.

 

See you soon

 

RPV

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Saturday 11th February 2012   All CCL Premier & 1st Division matches Postponed due to frozen pitches with the exception of Guernsey 4 Westfield 2.   Just saying!!  

8,328 posts he aint going anywhere.

Guernsey were scared.....

Sorry you all had a wasted journey, games called off under those circumstances are the last thing anyone wants.

Nothing the club could do though as the decision was in the hands of the Ref.

Not that smudge believes it could not be played of course.

 

Let's hope the the weather this season gets better!!

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I met Antony Moulds dad at a very wet Footes Lane, -did feel sorry for him having made a day trip on the fast ferry. Hope he was able to enjoy what little spare time he had to see the island on what was a day when the weather not suited to sight seeing....or did he also join the baby wetting session!

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Been saying for a while that eventually teams would have to play the occasional match midweek. Dont see a problem myself, GFC have to do it pretty often and just get on with it. Clubs happy to have a free weekend here so unfortunately its just one of those things.

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One thing worthy of note, this is the first time I can recall in the last 20+ years of a match being called off once a visiting side has got here. That includes matches in the various County Cups, Rothmans Cup, FA Vase as well as inter-insular cup matches.

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Been saying for a while that eventually teams would have to play the occasional match midweek. Dont see a problem myself, GFC have to do it pretty often and just get on with it. Clubs happy to have a free weekend here so unfortunately its just one of those things.

 

I think you are underestimating just how big a problem it could be HKP. Due to the size & strength of their squad - aided by the fact that if they want Pyramid Football they've no other choice on the island - GFC are far better equipped to take on midweek matches involving several hours travelling. It could prove to be a major issue and I don't think there is an easy solution - perhaps the easiest being GFC failing their ground-grading ;)

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I think you are underestimating just how big a problem it could be HKP. Due to the size & strength of their squad - aided by the fact that if they want Pyramid Football they've no other choice on the island - GFC are far better equipped to take on midweek matches involving several hours travelling. It could prove to be a major issue and I don't think there is an easy solution - perhaps the easiest being GFC failing their ground-grading ;)

Why such a problem for a club, it will be one match... Not easy I know, but surely clubs knew this was always a possibly when they vast majority of them voted in GFC?

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Why such a problem for a club, it will be one match... Not easy I know, but surely clubs knew this was always a possibly when they vast majority of them voted in GFC?

 

Doubt it was fully considered - but the main issue will be player availability especially at short notice- most UK based Clubs like GFC will have several players that won't be able to make the trip due to work commitments. But unlike GFC with their large talented squad, most CCL squads will be much smaller hence plugging the gaps will be difficult.

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Is that why sometimes there are only 13 or 14 players travelling to away matches? Recently Paul de Garis normally a keeper was also an outfield sub....

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No HKP its because the numbers were dropped from 22 to 20 Freebies,so whats the point of taking 16 players,when you have a Manager,Assistant,Coach,Physio,Chairman,Matchday Secretary,etc who need to go.Even Guernsey are not taking 16 away,its called cost cutting.Or as I would say moving the Goalposts once you have your foot in the door.

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I was talking about Guernsey travelling to the UK....They were taking small squads last season to, nothing to do with cost cutting....

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No HKP its because the numbers were dropped from 22 to 20 Freebies

Is this true or just more rumour? Any change in the agreement would have only been done with the agreement of the League...

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There's an old adage.

 

If you ain't hungry - Don't bite.

 

I must admit to having the odd snigger at some peoples responses to 'Smudgers' so called 'rants' !

Oh of course, he's just winding everyone up. I get it now.

 

If you believe that you're as big an old fool as he is.

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Yeah like GFCTV was?Voted for by the Full MEMBERSHIP?

Where in the constitution of the CCL does every decision have to go to the Full Membership? If clubs aren't happy perhaps they should contact the powers that be?

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The debate re midweek games in Guernsey came up last weekend, and oppo players would need two days off work to fulfil this fixture, not sure if this will happen, if so I can this problems with weak squads going over, also games called off because teams not having enough players, which would mean extra cost to Guernsey.

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