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RAMS HOME TO OSSETT UNITED 7 months 1 week ago #12176

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Heaven knows what the weather will throw at the North West this coming week , with even snow predicted . Would be sad to lose this fixture and our momentum as ' no game ' the following Saturday the 22nd .

Apart from The Rams being on top form , I think our Chairman of the Club has played a blinder in appointing Pitch Maintenance NW LTD who obviously take great pride in their work and we even get snaps on Twitter of the final product . Like that a lot . It seems both rolling the pitch now crossways as well as end to end makes a big difference , and really does put the ground ' on point ' as they say .

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RAMS HOME TO OSSETT UNITED 7 months 1 week ago #12177

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Don't forget the volunteers who still put the hours in to divot the pitch and keeping the ground clean and tidy .
This is done in all weather all week long.
along with General maintenance and pre season pitch work it is a 52 weeks a year operation.
Washing the kit alone is a 3 hour job on a sunday morning with many items taken " home " to speed up the job.
People would be amazed how many hours preparation are needed to actually get a match on.
When a match has ended people are still working away cleaning the dressing rooms and locking up for around 2 hours
not only at Rammy but all non league clubs .
without volunteers many non league clubs wouldn't be able to get a match on.
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RAMS HOME TO OSSETT UNITED 7 months 1 week ago #12178

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Yep and fair play Trig as I do understand ' the show ' so to speak couldn't go on without the help of all the volunteers and an almost endless list of tasks to keep the pitch and Ground itself spick and span which it is . Also again talking to Frank the Jacket prior to kick-off and he remarked that just one person couldn't possibly divot the whole pitch so do realise that volunteers do put time in on the pitch before the Company arrive to start cutting and rolling .

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Blummin Eck ! Astonished to see the pitch looking like a lake , and only a couple of wild ducks needed to complete the scene . I'm no ground conditions expert , but clearly quite some task in hand to get the pitch playable for our Ossett game . No doubt our Chairman's early advice is " Keep off the flippin pitch Cocker " or something to that effect !
Did the Irwell really burst its bankings on our side of the river ? as the recent Flood Defence works carried out by the Environment Agency were designed to flood Nuttall Park as far as our Football Club [ I can't speak for the Cricket Club ] was concerned . If you remember the substantial concrete wall on the opposite side of the river was completely taken down and the embankment reworked and graded at a much shallower angle and intended to flood the park during storm surge . The other option is quite simply with the River running full bore , that even our own recent land drainage works on the pitch weren't allowed to work as their outfall/s to the river simply couldn't discharge with the river running at a higher full bore level , and therefore backed up with consequent flooding of the pitch ?? I'm not so sure the Irwell overtopped on our side . However , we do have a fellow forummie and Supporters Group member in our midst who is a full time Drainage Engineer , and no doubt Mr. Holt could advise as to how we came to get flooded yet again . Cheers .

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Having now re-visited Nuttall Park and had a real good shufty , the River banking was overtopped most certainly on our side , and near the railway bridge and that's why our Ground flooded and resembled a lake for 24 hours or so . If the Environment Agency hadn't done their earlier work on the opposite banking , then the whole job would have been far far worse ! , and the worrying thing about Storm Dennis as opposed to Storm Ciara is less wind but more rain . Ominous .
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RAMS HOME TO OSSETT UNITED 7 months 1 week ago #12185

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Rain expected later today [ Friday ] , and Storm Dennis to arrive midday Saturday with a potential 5" rain drop on the Town and North West generally . This game will soon be on a knife edge and whether it goes ahead or not is in the lap of the God's . It would be sad if the match were to be postponed for waterlogging or even abandoned part way through , as would lose our current momentum , especially with ' no game ' next week . Well let's see how it all shakes out as it is Winter time after all . Fingers crossed I say .

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Two games already off in our Division being Pickering -vs- Kendal , and Workington -vs- Mossley . Postponements both listed as ' Storm Conditions ' , so no pitch inspections there . Seems therefore we will be still top o' the League whatever happens , unless Marine home game on against Taddy and Marine win and will go top and push us down to 2nd spot . Even a 1 - 0 home win for Marine would do it for them simply because M comes before R in the alphaBET Victor League ! and all square on goal difference .

MATCH POSTPONED - WATERLOGGING
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