Doncaster Postponement May Be a Blessing

For the second time in nine days City fans were frustrated by the postponement of an away fixture due to a frozen pitch. At 10.30 this morning referee, Alan Woolmer, and the two managers inspected the Keepmoat Stadium surface and agreed to call off today’s Championship fixture. It is hard to imagine that Nigel Pearson will be too disappointed with the postponement in view of the injury problems that have blighted his defence in the last week. Both Wayne Brown and Jack Hobbs were doubtful for today’s game and the prospect of a makeshift defence for a difficult fixture means that this postponement may be regarded as a blessing for City.

Travelling City fans will be hugely frustrated by another unexpected ‘call-off’. Fans arriving in Donny unaware of the situation were hearing the news whilst bathed in warm, winter sun and scratching their heads as to why the match was not on.

No date has yet been agreed for the rearranged fixture.



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2 responses to “Doncaster Postponement May Be a Blessing

  1. Rich

    A disgracefull effort by doncaster rovers to get the game on.
    Hasn’t it been a rule that top 2 division clubs require undersoil heating of some sort?

    I along with a few other city fans, went to Burton Albion vs Notts County, who had a groundsman stay overnight with heaters on 1 side of the pitch.

    An ex leicester show it seemed, Russel Hoult, Kevin Poole, Carl Muggleton and Gary Rowett all on the pitch warming the players up and Guy Branston coming on for Burton. No sight of Ade Akinbiyi tho.

    £13 entry a hat-trick & 5 goals but not like watching city………….

  2. Steve

    Two things were especially annoying about this postponement.
    One was Doncaster’s failure to notify anyone that the match was in doubt. There was nothing on the web at 9.30. I was in the Walkers’ ticket office at 10.15 and the lad behind the screen said ‘Enjoy the match today’, clearly not knowing that a pitch inspection was due at the Keepmoat a quarter of an hour later.
    The other was the patronising way in which Doncaster passed on the referees’ decision. My partner and I went all the way to Doncaster and back. When we got home there was a belated message on the Rovers’ website saying, in the idiot words of a tactfully anonymous spokesperson, the club ‘can reveal’ a pitch inspection is to take place. Well thanks, you twerp, for taking us into your confidence.

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