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Pompey v Man City - IT'S OFF

Pompey v Man City - IT'S OFF

Just checked on the likihood of todays game and the club have issued this statement on the official site.


Referee Mike Dean will inspect the Fratton Park pitch this morning to see if today`s Premier League match against Manchester City can go ahead.


Temperatures last night dipped to below -7 degrees centigrade and have been well below freezing every night this week.


Earlier this week a dozen diesel heaters were hired to blow hot air on the pitch as ground staff did everything possible to ensure the game went ahead.



It doesn't mention what time the inspection will be but I'd check first before travelling.

Hopefully all will be ok - As soon as we know Vital Pompey will update you via the comments on this article.

Update @ 10:30 - Quay radio have confirmed today's game will no longer go ahead !





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Writer:Chix
Date:Saturday January 10 2009
Time: 9:09AM

Comments

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09:00 - It's nine now - I'm hoping that the inspection will be no later than 11:00 given I generally leave about 11:30. Poor Rug left yesterday and Citeh fans will probably be leaving about now !
Chix
10/01/2009 09:19:00
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Reading the subtext, the bit about diesel heaters, and the 'still' sub-zero temps, means, I fear, that they know the match will not take place - shame, good time to play them!
Et_tu_Pompeii
10/01/2009 09:40:00
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9.50 Sky sports decision to be made by 10.30 part of the middle section of FP is still frozen Dont Look Good
sea-juicer
10/01/2009 09:51:00
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Fck it. The injuries & suspension & poor form they are in, let alone the fact they havn't really gone mad buying players = best time to play them, even in our current state. The gods are doing us any favours at the moment.
storagematt
10/01/2009 10:03:00
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Just spoken to a mate who lives on Portsdown Hill - It's still -9c up there and between -2c & -4c in town.. It ain't looking good !
Chix
10/01/2009 10:07:00
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Please give us a shout on Vital MC's front page the moment you hear anything, Pompey.
Johnny Baguette
10/01/2009 10:12:00
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The journey down is a long way, I hope that news one way or the other comes soon for the travelling fans. If it goes on It is usually a good open games between usually bags of goals for either side and we both need the points and to stop the rot.
Buzz Lightyear
10/01/2009 10:13:00
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Mates of mine are on the road. Text contact established and waiting.
Johnny Baguette
10/01/2009 10:16:00
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Will do Johnny !
Chix
10/01/2009 10:18:00
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Game off lads
sea-juicer
10/01/2009 10:25:00
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