Celtic game off

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You think these bagpipeheads that run the grounds at the little bigot clubs would be able to check the weather forecast? Surely they could cover the pitch - much like they do at Wimbledon - when there is heavy rainfaill promised overnight. If any club has had to contend with more than two postponements on their ground due to an unplayable pitch, there should be serious sanctions (massive fines/point deductions).

As per thread title

disappointing but will at least give me the oppurtunity to give my full attention to the latter stages of the Sri Lankan innings

This is ridiculous. April and they still can’t get a pitch together.

Shambolic. We’ll probably have a second 6pm evening kick-off to fit this game in now.

From the Celtic site:

Chief Executive: Fans must come first

THE late postponement of Celtic’s SPL game against Inverness Caley Thistle due to a waterlogged pitch was a clear disappointment to the club and the Celtic supporters who were already travelling to Inverness.

The decision by referee Craig Thomson to call the game off was only taken at 10.15am, less than two hours before the midday kick-off.

It is the second time this season that a Celtic match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium has been called off, and Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell believes that it is now time to put fans first when it comes to setting the kick-off times of these fixtures.

“Inverness are a great community club and George Fraser, Graeme Bennett and the rest of the board always make us and our supporters feel very welcome, so it is a difficult situation, but clearly there is something wrong with the drainage of the pitch here,” the Chief Executive told the official Celtic website.

“I have great sympathy for our supporters who were already on their way here and we can only apologise to them.

“We value their support and they do need to be considered when it comes to setting kick-off times, otherwise they are going to end up saying, enough is enough, if they’re being asked to travel to games such as Inverness with a midday kick-off time.

“The kick-off time is not ideal for our supporters, who were already on the road and halfway to Inverness when the game was called off.

“Our fans are the lifeblood of our club, and of Scottish football, and they need to be considered more when it comes to setting kick-off times.
“Television is obviously an important income generator in Scottish football, but the fans need to be considered more in order that we can achieve a balance.

"We’re already got a 6pm kick-off for our game against St Johnstone and that could be the case again for this fixture when it is re-scheduled."And the fact that this is the second time this season a waterlogged pitch has caused a Celtic game in Inverness to be postponed is a concern for the club.

“This is the fourth time we’ve been up here, and the second postponement we’ve had," Peter Lawwell said, "and there is now the real prospect of fixture congestion in having to re-arrange this game again.

“Clearly something is wrong with the drainage of the pitch, when the rain doesn’t start till the early hours of the morning, and then with eight hours of rain the game is called off. I know it’s something the groundstaff at Inverness are already looking at.

“This is the beginning of April and we’re still getting games called off, and in top-flight Scottish football, some overnight rain shouldn’t cause a match to be called off.”

Celtic games are long gone off.
They’ve been rotten for years