Mansfield training decision put Bury match at risk, says manager David Flitcroft

Dave Flitcroft

Dave Flitcroft

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BURY manager David Flitcroft has questioned the part Mansfield Town played in the postponement of Tuesday night’s League Two match between the two clubs.

While Flitcroft is happy with the process the home side went through, calling in local referee David Plowright on Tuesday morning to inspect the pitch and announcing the postponement due to a waterlogged pitch by 11am, he still believes it was avoidable.

“To be honest, we weren’t surprised the game was postponed and had already planned a training session,” he said.

“We heard stories that Mansfield have been training on the pitch, in a bid to rough it up and make it difficult for visiting sides. That’s their decision, but if you aren’t going to look after your pitch then there’s a good chance you will lose matches to rain.”

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4:36pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Ex Pat of Bury says...

If that was the case then dont agree to an early new date wait until April.,when pitches are better.
If that was the case then dont agree to an early new date wait until April.,when pitches are better. Ex Pat of Bury
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5:06pm Wed 29 Jan 14

easylife44 says...

One day we will play again...hopefully the next two home games will go ahead.
One day we will play again...hopefully the next two home games will go ahead. easylife44
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Weststandstag says...

Ex Pat of Bury wrote:
If that was the case then dont agree to an early new date wait until April.,when pitches are better.
Yeah with our training Facilties all of 10 yard away from the ground, we thought it was a better idea to plough up the pitch to stop Barcelona's.... Sorry, Bury's passing game and risk putting the game in doubt!

Keep taking the tablets !
[quote][p][bold]Ex Pat of Bury[/bold] wrote: If that was the case then dont agree to an early new date wait until April.,when pitches are better.[/p][/quote]Yeah with our training Facilties all of 10 yard away from the ground, we thought it was a better idea to plough up the pitch to stop Barcelona's.... Sorry, Bury's passing game and risk putting the game in doubt! Keep taking the tablets ! Weststandstag
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1:08pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

Weststandstag wrote:
Ex Pat of Bury wrote:
If that was the case then dont agree to an early new date wait until April.,when pitches are better.
Yeah with our training Facilties all of 10 yard away from the ground, we thought it was a better idea to plough up the pitch to stop Barcelona's.... Sorry, Bury's passing game and risk putting the game in doubt!

Keep taking the tablets !
What a typical reaction by a stag's fan.Like i said on another thread it wasn't in Mansfield Town's best interest to play this game given their problems off the field and being unable to recruit new players.

They can't afford injuries and might have to field youngsters if they lose players.

Yes an April date might have been better than the date which has been chosen to stage this rearranged game.

More fool them because if they have roughed up their own pitch it will make it an even playing field for opposing sides.They obviously don't play a lot of passing football which is the reason they have not adapted well to league 2.
[quote][p][bold]Weststandstag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex Pat of Bury[/bold] wrote: If that was the case then dont agree to an early new date wait until April.,when pitches are better.[/p][/quote]Yeah with our training Facilties all of 10 yard away from the ground, we thought it was a better idea to plough up the pitch to stop Barcelona's.... Sorry, Bury's passing game and risk putting the game in doubt! Keep taking the tablets ![/p][/quote]What a typical reaction by a stag's fan.Like i said on another thread it wasn't in Mansfield Town's best interest to play this game given their problems off the field and being unable to recruit new players. They can't afford injuries and might have to field youngsters if they lose players. Yes an April date might have been better than the date which has been chosen to stage this rearranged game. More fool them because if they have roughed up their own pitch it will make it an even playing field for opposing sides.They obviously don't play a lot of passing football which is the reason they have not adapted well to league 2. Eileenshakers
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