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Weather leads to pitch closures

Friday March 4 2016


Pitch closures Pitch closures


SNOW and forecast heavy rain has led to pitch closure announcements across Barnsley.

The council say all its football pitches will be closed this weekend (05/06 March) due to adverse weather and ground conditions.

A spokesman said: "We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause."


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Reply Posted by Neil on Friday March 4 2016 at 17:33
i think it's an absolute disgrace to keep calling the weekends matches off by the council why don't we just have some common sense and let the referee decide if it's fit to play or not at this rate we'll still be playing midweek matches in May lol

Reply Posted by haypee on Friday March 4 2016 at 20:03
This is because the pitches are owned by the council so the ultimate responsibility lies with the council irrespective of what any referee may say.
If someone is injured the council could be sued not the referee.
Its the "where there's blame there's a claim" culture the council are scared of I'm afraid.

Reply Posted by Neil on Sunday March 6 2016 at 13:55
is not down to the council because the clubs now and the players av got there own insurance