Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rovers Fans Asked To Pitch In

Rovers Fans Asked To Pitch In

Club officials from Bristol Rovers called upon supporters of the club to help ensure the Memorial Stadium pitch will not claim its second casualty in Swansea City.

Rovers clash with Cheltenham on Wednesday was called of due to the pitch being waterlogged. Director of football Lennie Lawrence has been sceptical of the match going ahead only giving it a 50/50 chance of going ahead.

This has led to a call from the club to supporters to pitch in and volunteer to help the ground staff to make sure the game goes ahead.

Stadium Manager Ian Holtby is has expressed concerns about the weather conditions expected this afternoon.

He spoke on :
Bristol Rovers Official site

''At the moment the pitch is dry and the covers are in place,' 'But the forecast overnight and tomorrow isn't good, and we're expecting significant rainfall between now and when the game is scheduled to take place.'

As a result, we need to keep the covers over the pitch until as late as possible, so that if the heavens do open, the pitch is exposed for the minimal amount of time before kick-off.'

We've spoken to the contractors who have supplied the covers, and they have advised us that with about 20 people, they can be taken off the pitch in 20 to 30 minutes. So we're looking for that many people to come and lend a hand, to help make sure the game stays on.'

If we don't have that many people, then it will take longer which means we'll have to start earlier, and that means the pitch could be exposed to the rain for longer. Our fans have always been superb when we've asked for help like this before, and hopefully they'll come good for us again.'



For all the updates from the Memorial Stadium join us on Swansea Vital for our extensive coverage of the game including live chat , live updates , Live radio commentary and much more.

Share article via email
Writer:sbrjack
Date:Saturday December 8 2007
Time: 10:40AM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Vital

Best of Vital Network

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea City Confirm Gomis' Galatasaray Move

Swansea City have officially confirmed that striker Bafetimbi Gomis has completed his move to Galatasaray

Swansea City Close In On £10m Mesa Signing

Reports in Spain are saying that Swansea City are getting ever closer to completing a deal to bring in Las Palmas defensive midfielder Roque Mesa for a fee of around £10m

Mawson's Reaction After Penalty Shoot-out Defeat

Alfie Mawson shared his thoughts after England's under-21 European Championship semi-final defeat on penalties to Germany

Full Backs Linked, But Surely Moreno Not a Target!?

Swansea City have been linked with three full backs, but surely one of them - Liverpool's Alberto Moreno isn't a £13m target!?

Vital Swansea City Social Media

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Swansea City newsSwansea CityNews 24/7

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What position does the squad need most strengthening this Summer?
Suggested By:
Goalkeeper0%
Defence30%
Midfield20%
Up front0%
Every outfield position50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.KevinE4
2.Dennis Downing2
Vital Football Comment