Indoor football cancelled by snow.

February 3, 2009

Only in Scotland.
I play football on a Monday evening at a place called World of Soccer, and its unique selling point is that it is indoors. It’s not heated or anything like that, but it does have a roof that keeps out most of the bad weather (a few leaks excepted). So the pitch was never likely to end up looking like the image below.

giant-snow-football

Last night, however, my game was cancelled due to snow. Not on the pitch, but on the roads on the way to the pitch.
Out of 10 of us attempting to get there, only 3 of us looked like making it. So we cancelled.
Which is a pretty sad indictment of the way Edinburgh City Council is run. The whole day was cold and spoiling to snow. And yet I didn’t see a gritter on any roads until 6.30 in the evening. I realise that it’s an art to get the gritters to where they’re needed, when they’re needed, but to not have any out when the snow was thumping down is just plain daft.
And ended up with our indoor football game being cancelled due to snow. Honestly, you couldn’t make it up.

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