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Tisdale sympathises with supporters after 'sensible' postponement

Manager on Newport County call off...

15 December 2018

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Paul Tisdale says today’s postponement was a ‘sensible’ decision but expressed sympathy for the MK Dons supporters who had traveled to Rodney Parade.

Heavy rain overnight Friday and on Saturday morning in Wales cast doubt over the fixture but the match was set to go ahead after a pitch inspection at 1.20pm. However, after further heavy rain, referee Nicholas Kinseley took the decision - after a meeting with both managers - to call off the game.

“I can’t really complain with the decision - it’s very wet out there,” Tisdale told iFollow MK Dons.

“It’s a shame because a lot of effort has gone into this - from the team to the supporters, who travelled - but I think it’s a sensible decision. I do feel sympathy for the supporters who have made the journey. It’s a long way and it’s the weekend before Christmas.

“The referee gave it the best opportunity to go ahead. He didn’t call it off at 1.20 because it looked playable at that point.

“It won’t be the first game we’ve had postponed and it won’t be the last.”

The postponed means a free weekend for Tisdale and MK Dons. His plans?

“I’m going to have a cup of tea, get home a little earlier than normal and try to have a nice weekend,” Tisdale said. “I hope the supporters get home safely and can have a nice weekend too.

“I’m not going to see the players until Monday, when we’ll come back in and look forward to Colchester United.”

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