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Colin C No.3

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The weather.
« on January 29, 2022, 10:21:39 am by Colin C No.3 »
Wind speeds at 18 mph gusts up to 35 mph, not ideal weather for football especially for the keepers.

The strong wind will either allow Louis to keep the ball in play when he kicks it or conversely the ball could end up in The Don!

Not a day for lumping the ball so fingers crossed our penchant for keeping the ball on the deck & having pacey players like the loanee from West Ham & players who are comfortable with the ball at their feet like Smith & Rowe May pay dividends.

Is it better to play with the wind at your back first half in the hope it aids the attackers, or better to have it in your face until the new players ‘settle in’ & hopefully keep a clean sheet then push forward 2nd half with the wind with you? Always felt it a difficult choice.



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ColinDouglasHandshake

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #1 on January 29, 2022, 10:24:32 am by ColinDouglasHandshake »
Forecast for Tuesday nights game looks similar too with high winds.

Also, why are our winters generally so mild and wet these days? For example Bonfire Night's every year now are just wet and damp when about 30 plus years ago when i was young, Bonfire Nights used to be cold and crisp, like a proper winter where you could see your breath in the air.

Wet and mild for the most part now every single winter. All we get every winter is floods, wind, grey skies, damp, rain and mild temperatures.

Coldest i've been this year was Burton away. Other than that generally OK and only Feb to go now.
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richtherover

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #2 on January 29, 2022, 10:53:17 am by richtherover »
Not too bad here in NZ. Been at the beach all afternoon and still sweating cobs near midnight. These 4 a. m. kick offs are a bit of a bas**rd but should be a bit cooler by then.
RTID.  :scarf:

DonnyBazR0ver

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #3 on January 29, 2022, 11:03:13 am by DonnyBazR0ver »
Yes, the wind is howling. The ruin of many a game of football.

Seem to remember a game at Grimsby? When Ben Smith? launched the ball into the night sky only for the ball to be blown back towards our goal and Matt Mills scrambled back to get a head on the ball only to see it loop over the keepers head into the net.

If memory serves the ball didn't touch the pitch from the point it left our keepers  boot to hitting the back of the net!!


Nudga

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #4 on January 29, 2022, 12:06:23 pm by Nudga »
Having my garage rebuilt and the wind has pushed over one side about 5 courses of blocks.

RoversAlias

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #5 on January 29, 2022, 12:10:27 pm by RoversAlias »
We have turned around after making it as far as Durham on the A1. Lots of crashes, debris in the road, the car being blown about severely.

To drive home our decision, at Durham a lorry had been blown clean off through the metal barrier and into a ditch. Looked horrendous.

So be safe getting there and back today everyone, I hope we get a win to make me rue missing the game even more!

glosterred

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #6 on January 29, 2022, 12:13:52 pm by glosterred »
But on the bright side the sun is shining


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GazLaz

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #7 on January 29, 2022, 12:34:33 pm by GazLaz »
Wind speeds at 18 mph gusts up to 35 mph, not ideal weather for football especially for the keepers.

The strong wind will either allow Louis to keep the ball in play when he kicks it or conversely the ball could end up in The Don!

Not a day for lumping the ball so fingers crossed our penchant for keeping the ball on the deck & having pacey players like the loanee from West Ham & players who are comfortable with the ball at their feet like Smith & Rowe May pay dividends.

Is it better to play with the wind at your back first half in the hope it aids the attackers, or better to have it in your face until the new players ‘settle in’ & hopefully keep a clean sheet then push forward 2nd half with the wind with you? Always felt it a difficult choice.

50+ mph today.

roversdude

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #8 on January 29, 2022, 12:41:26 pm by roversdude »
Drive carefully everyone roads around Doncaster are snarled with traffic

donnyallday

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #9 on January 29, 2022, 12:50:26 pm by donnyallday »
Yes, the wind is howling. The ruin of many a game of football.

Seem to remember a game at Grimsby? When Ben Smith? launched the ball into the night sky only for the ball to be blown back towards our goal and Matt Mills scrambled back to get a head on the ball only to see it loop over the keepers head into the net.  It was actually Jos Van Nieuwstadt who headed it back and over Tiny Ben Smith..  freezing cold night too, lost on penos cup game.

If memory serves the ball didn't touch the pitch from the point it left our keepers  boot to hitting the back of the net!!



colincramb

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Re: The weather.
« Reply #10 on January 29, 2022, 02:16:04 pm by colincramb »
Forecast for Tuesday nights game looks similar too with high winds.

Also, why are our winters generally so mild and wet these days? For example Bonfire Night's every year now are just wet and damp when about 30 plus years ago when i was young, Bonfire Nights used to be cold and crisp, like a proper winter where you could see your breath in the air.

Wet and mild for the most part now every single winter. All we get every winter is floods, wind, grey skies, damp, rain and mild temperatures.

Coldest i've been this year was Burton away. Other than that generally OK and only Feb to go now.

Not sure I agree, hardly had any rain in January at all and it’s been sunny most days. Definitely feels warmer though than 20/30 years ago

 

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