Saturday, 16 January 2010

The wet blanket descends

Optimism earlier in the week that Dumbarton would finally get a match in 2010 away at Brechin City today (albeit a bounce game) were thwarted by the confirmation of a waterlogged pitch at the 9am inspection at Glebe Park. And no-one sane would put any money on Strathclyde Homes Stadium hosting Cowdenbeath next weekend, either.

With the following Saturday away at Peterhead (ouch!) and a fun day at Methil to follow, this means that Sons may not get a home match in the New Year before 13 February with Stirling Albion... and even then. Well, I'm next due up on 20 February as a ball sponsor for the Clyde clash. But when exactly to book the rail ticket is an interesting conundrum. I don't fancy three trips in a row with no game, but leave it too late and the fare will cost a fortune. The pic is from the postponed match on 19 December, incidentally.

Ah well, let's get things into real perspective. It's a miserable (and costly) time for Dumbarton Football Club, it's players, officials and supporters. But when you watch the horror unfolding in Haiti (where my wife did a humanitarian stint in her student days) any moaning about the impact of our weather seems entirely misplaced. So fingers crossed for the Sons... but cash out for the earthquake victims.

Donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee can be made here: If you have a mobile, text GIVE to 70077 and a £5 donation will be made to Haiti relief.

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