Haha morning Chris, so brechin spent a few quid - maybe we should consider a bit of investment also to give groundstaff a fighting chance. Cowdenbeath, in all its mess, still get the games on. I perhaps opted for a bad example in East Stirling in my moment of rant, I stand corrected, however, glad to hear it gave you a chuckle nonetheless.
Just being a smart arse show off to be honest
Lol I know what you are saying though,
Brechin spent a lot of money to fix it think they went through a spell of playing 8 away games in a row due to a corner of the park being flooded Elgin had a lot of problems last year or year before too
Michael first of all thanks for the hardwork you and Andy did for the club trying to get the game on, I see not one of the pitch experts that the rovers have in abundance
on this forum felt the need to come and help you. What a great shame considering there magical pitch ability and drainage expertise and know doubt there incredible
ability to frighten the rain away could be bothered to come down and give you hand. The rain that fell in our area in the 36 hours before the game was the worst in Scotland,
hence why our game was off. Thanks again Michael if the guys on this forum had an inch of your commitment to the club it would be a far better place.
MacRover, I'm afraid the current situation is beyond fans turning up with pitch forks and brooms to push surface water from one puddle to the other . As k70 as mentioned previously the starting point would be trying to dig for one of silt traps and start to unblock it- that you need specialised equipment which would be a contractors domain.
This of course is not Michael's fault or the current Boards fault - I'm pretty sure Hughie would have been struggling with this.
As for the weather being the worst in Scotland - sorry I don't buy it. Tell me a winter or other season for that matter where we don't have heavy or constant periods of rain. The problem is not the pitch it's the drainage.
I have contacted the archivist who handled Robin's collection- in hope more than expectation that a plan of the drainage was drawn up when the park was relaid in 1988. Otherwise I would gladly meet up with the ground staff to pass on my limited knowledge
Bucky if you check the rain fall stats for Coatbridge 36 hours prior to kick off you will see that they were the worst in Scotland.
Did you actually see the pitch on Saturday morning? I went down and seen the water on it, this is the wetest winter we have
had a great number of years. The pitch in my opinion hasn't recovered from the beating it took at the Morton game.
Didn't see the pitch on Saturday but have seen it just about every second Saturday for the best part of 40 years. Cliftonhill has traditionally been a heavy pitch but has drained really well over the years ( as confirmed by Ciaran Donnelly on Social media at the weekend who played on it for 10 years). I honestly cannot remember as many call offs/ or games that were touch and go due to waterlogging. From what I can recall our biggest problem has been games called off due to heavy frost with shadow cast by the main stand even during a thaw rendering that part of the pitch unplayable. To blame it on the weather would suggest the club has a big problem for the rest of the winter.
Looks like we will need to agree to disagree, again would be happy to help the club in anyway as Saturday postponements are absolutely crushing for Rovers