Someone is having a laugh at our expense

Last updated : 19 January 2005 By Tony Scholes

Early this afternoon Burnley announced that the reserve game, called off last week against Stockport at Woodley Sports, would be played this evening. It was a strange one with our scheduled game for this evening against Manchester United having already been moved back to late in February.

We were given five hours notice and an apology for any inconvenience caused yet people were telling this site two days earlier that the game would be tonight – so why couldn’t Burnley Football Club tell us?

Hurried arrangements were made as were of course the same checks as last week with Stockport County and with Woodley Sports and again we were told there was no problem with the pitch.

Yet guess what? The game was called off again with the pitch waterlogged and again supporters of both clubs had wasted both time and money in getting there.

Getting it wrong once is just about acceptable but today’s events are far from it and the publicity machines at the two clubs need to take a long hard look at themselves and showing the supporters of their clubs a little bit more respect.

Right now they are just having a laugh at our expense.