First Team Sub
Apr 19, 2012, 9:27 PM
Team(s): Stourbridge FC
Now postponed "by mutual consent" and to be held over until pre-season 2012/13. Will be played at Aggborough on a date to be arranged.
Both clubs still in with a play-off shout as of today. Conceivable that Stour's chances may evaporate this weekend, but Kiddy's will definitely still be alive after Saturday come what may. My suspicion is that one club's consent was more "mutual" than the other's!
In reality this reduces the game to a sideshow of limited relevance. For pity's sake, this is a competition which requires FIVE WHOLE MATCHES to find a winner - how can it not be possible to shoehorn it into a nine-month window?
Additionally, as part of the deal which took Ryan Rowe to Kiddy in February, we should be having two pre-season friendlies in the next two seasons against Kiddy - everybody is assuming these were to be at Amblecote, but the expectation now is that the WSC final will replace one of these friendlies - thereby depriving Stour of some decent revenue. I hope I'm wrong.
Edit - only fair to update this and point out that SFC have confirmed that the two psf's will be played before the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.
(This post was edited by AnotherGlassboy on Apr 19, 2012, 9:42 PM)