06 February 2014

City Alerts - TCFC vs Hemel Hempstead Sat 8th Feb

At this point in time the match against Hemel Hempstead is on and scheduled to play at Treyew Road Kick off 3pm. 

Since the storm damage both Tracey and I have been working tirelessly to get the game on this weekend. To this end we have been in communication with our friends at Plymouth Argyle in respect of possibly using Home Park this Saturday. James told me that “they would love to help on this but the very strong advice was that the combination of a number of home games and the inclement weather left the pitch in significant need of a break”.

I fully support his position and would like to thank both James Brent Chairman and Jason Turner Secretary for their ongoing support.  

Tomorrow, subject to the weather conditions, Contractors will be removing the damaged areas of the Council end stand together with the cracked concrete walls to make the ground safe and useable.

If all goes to plan the pitch will be marked out and made ready to play on Saturday. Hemel have informed us that they will be leaving for Treyew Road at 6am on the day of the match. We have agreed a referee pitch inspection (subject to League approval) at 10am on the same day to confirm whether the game is on or off.

In addition to this, to avoid any unnecessary travel expenses by Hemel, a pre inspection of the pitch will take place (again by a referee) tomorrow evening.   I have spoken to Steve Massey this morning in Berlin and brought him completely up to date.

Please be warned that there are a lot of things that could be impossible to achieve within the timescale, however as a Club I feel that we must do all we can to get this game on.  Further update will be issued as things develop.

Peter Masters.

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