The nationals are the show piece of the ploughing season, not as you put it a “plain ploughing match”! There is no real reward for holding a match more so at the moment when the potential risks are so high! I would also believe that the expenditure, if a match of this size had to be cancelled at the last minute due to a local lockdown would have a knock on effect for many years to come! The nationals always give the economy in the surrounding area a boost which helps brings local councils, businesses etc on board and helps with advertising and sponsorship which won’t be the case if you have no spectators! (believe it or not you can’t run a national match for free even with no spectators)! There is so much more to it than just getting a few ploughers in a field, and at the moment I don’t think you would be allowed a gathering of 200 +ploughmen/women and all the people required to organise and run the event. At the moment there is just far to much uncertainty to organise large scale events and you would hope in a years time we will be in a much better place with a lot more certainty on carrying out events! Holding a practice day with restricted numbers and everyone’s details collected before the event may be a possibility this year but will depend on if we manage to keep the virus suppressed!Has any one asked for an event to which you aspire? I doubt it, its obvious that the usual show portion would not be on so a plain ploughing match would have been quite acceptable, but there is no mention of trying to arrange on of those!
Well John,Ley253, you simply just don't learn do you, your a pandantic old fool, you have been band off 1 Facebook group permanently for this sort of thing, and you are starting again on an other Facebook group and on here, I was going to say your starting to get a bad name, but seen like you already have got that,
So before this drops to a lower level on here with your slanging off of match organisations, will you please once and for all stop it, things are bad enough in the present situation world wide as well as at home, ,
Oh and i am not going to go into exchange after exchange of comments with you, this will be my first and last post to you, FOR CHRIST SAKE STOP IT,
Sorry, no we are not "going again". I will in concluding, point out that by the time many of the cancelled matches should have run, the government expects to be allowing spectators at sporting events. So you can join football, cricket, boot sale crowds etc, but ploughing matches are still off the menu!Bloody hell, here we go again
No Comment.Harry, for goodness sake heed all the good advise given to you. You have already been banned from Facebook and before you know it you will have upset so many ploughing societies including the Society of Ploughmen that you will not be welcome at any of the matches across the country.
The best advise I can offer you is SHUT UP now and apologise before it is too late.
Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...