Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Big Sam Not Happy With Postponement

Big Sam Not Happy With Postponement

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce was not happy with the postponement of the Rovers match at Fulham on Saturday, more so due to the fact that this actually happened so late.

Plenty of matches in England were postponed over the weekend but Rovers' trip to Fulham's Craven Cottage was one of only two Premier League matches postponed, the other being Portsmouth's match against Manchester City at Fratton Park. Allardyce was under the impression that under-soil heating was mandatory for all Premier League clubs, but as Craven Cottage (and Fratton Park) doesn't have this it meant measures to get the match to go ahead were more likely to fail due to the big freeze that has hit England, and eventually the match was called-off.

Allardyce said: "I thought it was mandatory for all clubs in the Premier League. If not, it should be.

"I don't want to cause trouble over this but the call-off is a big disappointment to me and the players
.

The postponement didn't come until 1.30pm, so this was only one-and-a-half hours before kick-off with most Rovers fans already in London by the time this announcement was made. For the match to have been called-off so late left Allardyce disappointed for the fans as much as anything else.

He added: "We are upset on behalf of the fans who followed us here. It's a long way to come for a call-off. We were 15 minutes from Craven Cottage when we heard."

A Premier League enquiry will now be held into this postponement (and the Portsmouth one).


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

For information on how to join the Vital Fantasy Football Game (and how to also join the Vital Blackburn Mini League!!!) Click Here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday January 11 2009
Time: 8:33PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
I can understand why the match was called off but can't believe that it was left until 1.30pm (for a 3pm kick-off) for this to happen!!!
Walker
11/01/2009 20:36:00
0
I thought the same as Big Sam re under-soil heating. It is not good that a premier league game should be called off in this day and age. This is must the first time in a long time that 2 games where called off on the same weekend. What if these had been Sky games?
Decimus Poole
12/01/2009 09:01:00
0
gutted for travelling supporters, and maybe fulham should spend some of al fayeds cash on improving there ground including there undersoil heating
glen9mullan
12/01/2009 09:02:00
0
We were in Fulham by 11 and settled in a great pub called the 8 bells! After the game was called off we got surprise vists from Samba, The Axe and Simon Garner! so the day wasn't wasted! Let's hope Al Fayed coughs up and pays for a travel for the return leg!
simdohquo
12/01/2009 09:34:00
0
flipping heck Sim, we only got a visit from my mate Rob who threw up. You def got the best deal out of the day!!! lol
Mikey D
12/01/2009 14:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 1st October

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this weekend, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

Evans Gets Northern Ireland Call (30/9/16)

Corry Evans has been called up by Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill for the coming international break.

Greer Gets Scotland Call (30/9/16)

Gordon Greer has been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham v Blackburn
Suggested By:
Blackburn win0%
Birmingham win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship