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Pitch inspections

By John Fordham (legacy user)13/1/2015 10:13Tue Jan 13 10:13:51 2015In response to Not pointing fingers

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I was just thinking. There is one person who knows better than anyone, including the ref, whether a pitch will be playable and that is the groundsman. Lets take last nights scenario. Assuming a local ref was not available to carry out an inspection, why could not the groundsman at, say, 5pm have contacted the ref giving his opinion on the state of the pitch - could even send pictures. Then the ref, remotely, could make a decision on whether to postpone. This is probably against regulations (come in DB) but, with modern technology, maybe this option should be considered. Would save the ref a wasted journey, the Club money. the fans a wasted trip etc..