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Offline Stoneleigh Loyalist

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Beware Storm Denis!
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:14:47 AM »
We have three days until Saturday but it already looks as though we are going to be hit by Storm Denis on Saturday afternoon.
With the exposed riverside I can see three factors which may affect the day,
Firstly expect the gates of Bishops Park to be locked for safety reasons forcing all to have to use Fulham Palace Road.
Buses will already be replacing trains from Wimbledon causing further problems.
Due to the exposed riverside what chances are there that the game could be called off due to unplayable conditions?
If the game is played what are the chances of a freak result due to the gale conditions?

All doom laden I know but I watched the Scotland v England rugby match last Saturday played in absolutely farcical gale conditions  which ruined the game.

Saturday at 3 o'clock will tell us!

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 09:22:59 AM »
I would have thought, in this safety,compensation, blame culture we have the worry might be debris from the building site being blown into stadium.

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 09:25:11 AM »
There must be some concern with regards to safety with those tall cranes founded on pontoons in that exposed  position on the river and 18,000 of us close by.


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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 09:26:57 AM »
Odoi hat-trick?

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 10:00:43 AM »
There must be some concern with regards to safety with those tall cranes founded on pontoons in that exposed  position on the river and 18,000 of us close by.

I was watching them wobble during the Huddersfield game - just as Fulham did as it goes. Credit to the people who operate them, because I know I couldn't do it.

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 12:10:14 PM »
If it gets called off, it gets called off. It’s not the end of the world.


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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 12:33:01 PM »
If it gets called off, it gets called off. It’s not the end of the world.
If it is to be called off let us hope we get reasonable notice. It can be a late decision and after a difficult journey you first hear of the decision on the radio as you are travelling along Fulham Palace Road 5 minutes from the Cottage.

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 01:23:51 PM »
If it gets called off, it gets called off. It’s not the end of the world.

It would be the end of the world! We are flying in from Sweden for our eight-year-old to be matchday mascot and he will be devastated!

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2020, 01:32:26 PM »
Reminds me of years ago. Flew into Gatwick and got to the Premier Inn at Putney at 2pm to hear the game against Birmingham had just been called off when Trevor Francis managed to persuade the ref that a small bit of ice in one corner of the ground was dangerous.


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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2020, 01:50:01 PM »
If it gets called off, it gets called off. It’s not the end of the world.

It would be the end of the world! We are flying in from Sweden for our eight-year-old to be matchday mascot and he will be devastated!
hopefully it won’t, millwall managed to play through Ciara so hopefully it all goes well for you

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 01:53:55 PM »
I was thinking of going to this game but if the storm is as bad I won't make the journey,  I live on the Isle of Wight.  Don't fancy my chances of getting home and Pompey is no place to be stranded

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 03:18:29 PM »
Don't want to sound selfish calling it off will suit me. Laid up since last week, know way be able to make the journey on Saturday, wife won't let me anyway. I see that I could sell my seat. Never done that not likely too. I hope it does go ahead though for the fans of both clubs who have booked their journeys.


Offline Jims Dentist

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 06:16:15 PM »
I was thinking of going to this game but if the storm is as bad I won't make the journey,  I live on the Isle of Wight.  Don't fancy my chances of getting home and Pompey is no place to be stranded
Hi Chalky,
How's the paper round going.

Offline Steven Ageroad

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 06:44:28 PM »
By all accounts the winds in Storm Dennis are not going to be as strong as in Storm Ciara. There must be a sexist joke in there somewhere!

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2020, 07:20:21 PM »
Not to worry. Wear your mac and get there early and have a pint or three.


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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 11:23:26 PM »
Indeed, it's going to be rather gusty 😎✌️

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 11:31:48 PM »
Beware Stormy Daniels.

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
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Offline Mince n Tatties

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2020, 07:20:41 AM »
Can I bring my Kite?🗿

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Re: Beware Storm Denis!
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2020, 09:19:52 AM »
You are better off bringing your shed, and Stormy Daniels.