FA Cup Reaction - Brewers

Last updated : 04 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

The Burton Albion camp were not too happy with the postponement of the FA Cup Third Round tie with AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon.

The Brewers boss was quoted after the postponement as saying: "I am not here to make a problem. There is a strip down the side of the pitch that is quite wet but the ball was rolling and bouncing. I genuinely think it was called off for what might have become a problem in the next hour or two. The problem with that is what do you do? Do you start calling games off on a Thursday because the forecast for Saturday isn’t very good? You can only judge what is in front of you and I think it was playable. It might have been different if the game was going to be a massive problem and the conditions very poor. But the pitch was fantastic and it was just a small strip down the side. I have to try to take a balanced view on what is right and what is appropriate. I am disappointed for our supporters and lots of them have travelled. The referee made his decision based on what he saw. I said to him I could either agree or disagree and everyone is entitled to their opinion. In my opinion, the pitch was completely playable and there wasn’t a problem. I am not saying it might not have had a chance of deteriorating as the game went on. The referee said it might have chopped up but you can’t call off a game because the pitch doesn’t look very good. They never would have played in the 1970s. In my opinion, the game should have gone ahead so I was disappointed".