In my report of the Heanor v Arnold game on Tuesday, I mentioned the number of persons in the technical area was, in my opinion, excessive. I didn't mean to cause offence to anyone! It just gave some of us a bit of a restricted view at times.
I have been reliably informed that the main reason there were so many Arnold personnel in the Technical Area was that the roof of the away dugout at the Town Ground had been caved in, and there was therefore not enough room to seat everyone.
Fair enough I suppose, but at one stage we actually counted 13 people standing in front of the dugouts, Heanor personnel included. Surely, even with restricted space, that is far too many……only one should be conveying instructions, and then he has to sit down after having done so. We all know this doesn't happen, and usually it's not an issue, BUT here is the Baris Northern Counties East League rule reference Technical areas: