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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).


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 11 2009

Time: 8:33PM

Your Comments

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
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
gutted for travelling supporters, and maybe fulham should spend some of al fayeds cash on improving there ground including there undersoil heating
glen9mullan
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
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
 

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