UK time is: 17:42:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Charlton v Saints Off

I find it increasingly annoying that decisions like this are left to the very last minute before being made.

If the game was in doubt then it should have been postponed yesterday or at the very latest early this morning before the fans had left to go to London.

We are in a recession and the authorities don't seem to give two hoots as to whether the football supporter can afford the luxury of wasting time and money on chasing a fools errand.

Not that it is just saints fans who suffer. Far from it. South coast teams have long trips throughout the season but so too do the clubs up in the north of the country.

So the time is ripe for someone to say enough. Sort this mess out and give the fans a break.

Even if it means extending the season to accomodate the backlog someone has to have the power to make this happen.

A lot of people keep asking for a break in mid season, but in our experience the weather has no such thoughts. Bad weather can hit at any time and often does.

So why not simply tell the clubs that if in doubt call the game of early.

Failure to do so will turn the football supporter against the game or at least can. Especially when money is tight.

So wake up and sort this persistant failure out so that fans don't keep on suffering.

No fan wants to keep travelling on a Tuesday or Wednesday night but early postponement has to be the norm rather than the mess fans all over the country now find.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 26 2010

Time: 12:27PM

Your Comments

I agree that games should be called off a lot earlier. Though if both managers wanted to play I can't see why there was a problem.
VSrednwhite
I agree that games should be called off a lot earlier. Though if both managers wanted to play I can't see why there was a problem.
VSrednwhite
Very late decision this - poor isn't it
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Koeman Ready For Fixture Run (Friday November 21 2014)

Fonte Makes Portugal Debut (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Three Picked For TV (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Long & Clyne Talk Leicester (Sunday November 9 2014)

Koeman - Perseverance Paid Off (Sunday November 9 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Leicester (Saturday November 8 2014)

New Training Centre Honours Markus (Wednesday November 5 2014)

Sheffield United Tie Set (Wednesday November 5 2014)

Mature Performance For Fonte (Sunday November 2 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rex Vulgaris 18
2. Vital Saint 12
3. WillT 9
4. his4harry 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 11 9 2 0 +17 29
2. Southampton 11 8 1 2 +18 25
3. Man City 11 6 3 2 +10 21
4. West Ham 11 5 3 3 +5 18
5. Swansea 11 5 3 3 +4 18
6. Arsenal 11 4 5 2 +6 17
7. Man Utd 11 4 4 3 +3 16

Breaking League News

One to Watch - Ayoze Perez
Q.P.R. : 21/11/2014 17:41:00
The 'D` Men!
Chelsea : 21/11/2014 17:38:00
Coates hit with F.A. charge
Stoke : 21/11/2014 17:34:00
Mourinho Pours Scorn on Cech Departure Rumours!
Chelsea : 21/11/2014 17:31:00
Jose`s Thoughts Ahead of West Brom Game
Chelsea : 21/11/2014 17:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Alderweireld 40%
Bertrand 0%
S Davis 0%
Wanyama 60%
Schneiderlin 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Mane 0%
Sub - Cork 0%
Sub - Long 0%
Sub - Reed 0%