Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Guardian Knowledge - 15th December 2010


WALSALL GET WET AND WILD

"While we're on weather what is the hottest, wettest, highest amount of snowfall and windiest conditions during a match," asks Paul Grocott.
Robert Davies writes in to tell us about a drenching at the end of the 90s. On 30 October 1999, Stockport played Walsall at Edgeley Park. During the game there was such a torrential downpour that the referee took the players off the pitch for 10 minutes. Pity the hundred or so Walsall fans who were on the uncovered terrace and got absolutely drenched."
Anton email from Israel with footage of a match in South Africa between Orlando Pirates and Black Leopards when the wind was strong enough to blow the advertising boards across the pitch (there are 12m or so views of this on YouTube so we imagine a few of you have seen in already.