Friday, 9 January 2009

Game off?

A pitch inspection will take place at The Valley this morning in advance of Charlton's Championship clash with Nottingham Forest. Freezing temperatures in South-East London since last weekend have affected large areas of the playing surface.

The forecast is for further freezing temperatures before the Addicks take on Forest on Saturday. Charlton operations director Mick Everett told the club's E mail bulletin: 'We have a pitch inspection scheduled for Friday morning because there are areas of the surface that we are concerned about.

We have protected the surface by covering it straight after the Norwich game, but we've experienced some extremely low temperatures, and more are forecast.'

For those of us who travel a long distance to The Valley, it is better to get these matters resolved well in advance. However, it means another evening game which is also difficult for longer distance supporters.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This may be a god send in disguise - playing Forest at the moment when they've just beaten Man City away - a blessing I'd say !

Anonymous said...

I have just had a call to say that its on (I'm taking a group of 20 kids/adults hence the special treatment!) pending heavy overnight frost.
Saw a weather forecast this morning threatening -5!

Pembury Addick

sm said...

The good news is that the game is on - the bad news is that the referee making the decision was Steve Bennett!

Valiantphil said...

Wyn, I would not take a chance and travel if I were you. A very low temperature is forecast, and our "motivation" for the fixture must be dubious.

Forest 1st Game under Billy D.
Straight from a 3-0 thumping of a Prem side.
Bailey suspended.
Hudson under treatment.
Gray playing with injections.
New loan players would be here in time for a rescheduled game.