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Pompey v Citeh - CALLED OFF!

Pompey v Citeh - CALLED OFF!

Our game with Citeh today has been called off due to a frozen pitch, something that had been feared for most of the week.

A pitch inspection started at 9am, and finally around 10.30ish Mike Dean deemed the pitch unplayable - hot air blowers have been working round the clock since Wednesday but with temperatures below freezing most days this week nothing could be done to save the game.

The main problem area was thought to be in the middle of the pitch, which gave me some hope it could go ahead, but now I - and thousands of others are left disappointed, I feel for those that have made long, long journeys prior to today and during today...

From the games point of view playing today would have been ideal for us as Citeh have injury problems and have not really signed the 'star names' expected just yet, by the time the rearranged game comes around chances are they will have - at least we 'should' have also added some steel in midfield!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday January 10 2009
Time: 10:51AM

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sorry chix, i didnt realise that you had covered this until i did mine... thought about deleting, but what they hell... gutted!
pompeyrug
10/01/2009 10:53:00
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Lady luck has gone away on a very very long holiday, anyone heard from her lately?
Gandor1
10/01/2009 10:54:00
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as matt said to me a minute ago, even the gods are against us!
pompeyrug
10/01/2009 11:01:00
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No worry Ruggers - I assume you had already travelled down ?
Chix
10/01/2009 11:05:00
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Sorry guys - I reckon this is my fault! First time I'd have been going to Fratton since late September, and I had Victory Lounge tickets and all so I've been looking forward to this for well over a month - Sod's Law strikes again.
PFCGino
10/01/2009 11:38:00
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We Have to a change of luck soon surley, so when is it on possible the week begining 20th january or if we don't get passed Bristol City (please no) on the Saturday (4th round FA Cup) Citeh don,t have a game then.
pompeyyong
10/01/2009 12:21:00
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guess so pyong. that would be logical but knowing the premier league they'll try and put it between a midweek and a saturday kick off.
jbaker
10/01/2009 12:35:00
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Talk about luck Anyone watching the Bromie derby, Villa have had all ours this season Ubelieveble
pompeyyong
10/01/2009 13:33:00
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A fantastic chance for 3 points today!!! Whatever we did to get the game on, it wasn't goos enough. The next time we play citeh, Ireland won't be suspended, Robinho & SWP will be fit & they'll have £50m of new talent!!! The could be a very costly game to have had cancelled.
storagematt
10/01/2009 13:43:00
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yep, i had left - luckily on friday, altho i had to miss work because of it, having all sorts of trouble re-arranging what day i work due to cup replay, i might even end up having to go unpaid...
pompeyrug
10/01/2009 15:01:00
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