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Stupid Snow means Carling Semi is off

The Rovers v Villa Carling Cup tie that was due to take place tonight has been officially postponed.

Heavy snow in the North West of England and in the Midlands has meant that common sense has had to prevail as the conditions around the ground were an absolute nightmare.

The pitch itself is playable but the fans safety is of first concern and that is fair enough.

What a disappointment...

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 5 2010

Time: 11:31AM

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Not good at all and there will be a lot of disappointed people but it is for the best, although it might not seem like it now!!
Mikey Delap
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05/01/2010 11:33:00

better safe than sorry I suppose. Damn, have to pay for a mini bus now that will be going nowhere! lol
The Fear
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05/01/2010 11:44:00

Nevermind! we have more time to get our players back to full fitness!
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05/01/2010 11:49:00

thats unfair :( you will get your injurd players back and diuof?
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05/01/2010 11:50:00

Pity but at least they made a decision early - as it happens I'm snowed in for the first time in years so I doubt that I had any realistic hope of crossing the pennines tonight! Here's looking forward to the rearranged fixture - hope it upsets Villa preparations more than Rovers!
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05/01/2010 11:51:00

PS. Any hope that the rearranged fixture will be after the trip to Villa Park? I quite fancy our chances if the 'second leg' is at Ewood!!!
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05/01/2010 11:54:00

york rover, u from york? :)
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05/01/2010 12:32:00

Tr1dent I think its fair to say none of us want Diouf back and that if he plays he will pose more threat to us than to Villa. Anyway I think Thursday the 14th has been set aside as the date for the fixture. The second leg is on the 20th I think
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05/01/2010 12:51:00

guys i read somewhere that this game must be played before the villa game, regardless, and it takes precedent over EPL games......pick a date and away we go......also, this sort of thing never happens in Sydney :D
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05/01/2010 13:46:00

gutted, but at least we can go sledging of the hill behind ewood :D.
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05/01/2010 14:32:00

sasman, couldn't we just move the game to sydney?...cheers
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05/01/2010 18:16:00

This game will take place before the Villa park, Diouf will Not be back, Infact he shouldnt play against villa for a while,. His to dirty and his only init for the money, Thats of a statement he made before aswell :)
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05/01/2010 19:25:00

If Sas can't host the cup tie in Sydney, I can host in Los Angeles. It's 75 (23C) and sunny. At least 3 people can sleep on my couch. It's pretty big.
SoCal Rover
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05/01/2010 19:48:00

And I would rather that Emo and Grella and Dunn had the extra week to heal up instead of pushing it in cold weather
SoCal Rover
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05/01/2010 19:49:00

It's a shame as I was looking forward to this one - it was going to be (and still will be ) a very tough encounter, especially over two legs. The thing I'm more annoyed about though, is the fact that we played a weakened time on Saturday in preparation for today! Still having it played in LA or Sydney would more than make up for it - I bagsey SoCal's couch!
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05/01/2010 20:19:00

ruined my evening - no live footy!
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05/01/2010 20:21:00

it's -20c with the wind chill here.
the shire
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05/01/2010 23:01:00

home leg in sydney, away in LA.....woohoo
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06/01/2010 07:07:00

Rovers go on tour I see!!!! ;) Maybe this could be a good thing as emo and Dunny can get some match fitness in them...
Mikey Delap
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06/01/2010 10:13:00

stoke v fulham was still on merlin! :P aye we could just have the game in ANZ Sas. or in the home depot centre SoCal
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06/01/2010 10:59:00

ANZ! worst ground in the world.....its an 80000 seater and ur like a mile from the pitch! Id take us to Kogarah Oval.....home of my National Rugby League team, St George Dragons......A Big hill on 1 side of the pitch, seating over the rest, a nice 20k seater :D
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06/01/2010 11:46:00

Plus we might be able to fill it for a change!!! lol
Mikey Delap
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06/01/2010 12:09:00

Damn, was looking forward to some good footy! Both the matches were top draw.
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06/01/2010 16:10:00

It is a good line up for the semis... well the club from manchester and the club from Salford apart anyway ;)
Mikey Delap
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07/01/2010 08:27:00


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