The wait for some action will go on at least another week. News that Saturday’s lets-get-back-on-track extravaganza was called off is, lets face it, a massive disappointment. It’s a bit of snow but that viewpoint is selfish and disappointment that I’m not going to get heinously drunk in a nice lounge.
Ach well, the worlds oldest Grange Hill prefect says: “I am slightly surprised that the Police have issued advice so early, especially when a substantial thaw is forecast over the next two days. However, when Police advice is on the grounds of safety, we have no choice but to postpone the games.“. True, Neil.
The club get in on the act, stating: “While we would all have liked the game to go ahead, we fully understand the view of Strathclyde Police in not wishing to put supporters at risk.” Good old Strathclyde Polis, also looking after the best interest of the public. I fully expect them to save hundreds of males from the mundane trips Christmas shopping at The Forge also.
Rumour is that all Strathclyde Polis told the club and the SPL was that if the game was to go ahead today then they wouldn’t let it go ahead. They advised the club and the SPL that they would check again tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday morning if needed. The club and the SPL took the decision to cancel.
All this makes you long for the return of the Tennents Sixes, which ran from 1984 to 1993. It was great fun waiting for Jim White to appear on a Sunday afternoon to broadcast LIVE! us being $hit in six-a-sides as well as eleven. We won it in 1992, after The Sheep and R*ngers refused to take part. Figures.