Before the Injuries, We Have Postponements

Two top-flight games off, Reds request postponement - Barclays Premier League - ESPN Soccernet

Well, that certainly screws with the line-up I had locked in when I went to sleep last night.  The link above was correct when I linked it but it should now read "Three top-flight games off..."

To summarize the link above...

Fulham v. Pompey is officially called off (that's no Duffman or Dempsey for me and probably Baird and AJ for others as well).

Burnley v. Stoke is also called off which I'm sure impacts those who had Eth (and possibly Tuncay although he went off injured in midweek) remaining for a match against mediocre competition.

[UPDATE] Sunderland v. Bolton is the third match called off - will Bolton ever play again?  I think Jeremy's entire line-up is out

Furthermore, this weekend's bargain basement option of the week Gareth Bale is probably a lot less attractive as Liverpool has petitioned to have their match with Spurs on Sunday postponed (not official yet).

In other postponement news, it sounds like Hull City have reaffirmed that their match will be played with Chelsea while the field is in good shape for Birmingham vs. ManYoo but they are still assessing the safety situation for supporters in and around the stadium.

So, that's 2 matches officially down with one more likely on the way and you have to think that if conditions in West London are bad enough to force Fulham to cancel that the match at Arsenal will be at risk too.  If things stay like they are, I might field a team entirely made up of Arsenal and Chelsea players with one or two from Villa thrown in.

More to follow as we hear more.

Cheers - Neal


  1. Anonymous8:49 AM

    3 actually, numbers growing. (that game's Sunderland v bolton). Havoc! [liverpool's looks bleak]

  2. Anonymous8:50 AM

    sunderland vs bolton off

  3. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Fulham was cancelled due to a frozen pitch, not due to safety concerns, i dont think they have undersoil heating.

  4. Anonymous10:54 AM

    to All: Liverpool's game is OFF!

  5. Chris O.11:08 AM

    I think at this point we may as well just post about which games are ON. Maybe we can just scrap the whole weekend and hold it another time?