Birmingham – Newcastle Game Postponed


The game this afternoon at St. Andrew’s has just been called off – just three hours before the game was due to start.

There will likely be some complaints about the game being called off so late as 3,000 Newcastle fans have already arrived in Birmingham. Not good.

The Wigan vs Aston VillaLiverpool vs Fulham and  Arsenal vs Stoke have also been postponed because of heavy snow.

As of now only the Blackburn vs West Ham and the Sunderland vs Bolton game is still on in the Premier League – so at least we can look forward to a Bolton win today. 😀

It seems as though the pitch was OK to play on at Birmingham, but extremely heavy snow meant that police had to close roads leading to the stadium, and it was the club and local authorities who decided to call the game off.

And news that the Birmingham club have confirmed that match tickets already purchased for the game will be valid for the re-arranged fixture, on a date still to be set.

The match being called off is a pity for Newcastle because the lads had an excellent chance of getting a win at St. Andrews this afternoon, but it does give Alan and the boys more time to get accustomed to each other.

Our next game is a week tomorrow at home to Manchester City – another 3 points there obviously.



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29 comments so far

  • boater

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Bollox. Reminds me of when lady diana died and everyone was gutted because the liverpool game that day was cancelled:-(

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #2

    What the hell am I going to do with myself now?

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  • Hughton Till I Die

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #3

    i absolutely hate it this. only thing i look forward to on a saturday is when we play. so annoyed right now.

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  • boater

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    at least all the games are cancelled so we won’t have an annoying game in hand scenario until the rest of the season.

    Geordiegerman – eat a bratwurst and go to a swingers party?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #5

    boater, You mean a Bratwurst and sex orgies are better than football?

    Sunderland is still on?

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  • callie9

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed in fairness the game was called off 3 hours before kick off when the referee arrived there, and the snow has only been going for an hour or so. It’s not that late lol

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Ah well, still 2 matches I can watch.
    Sunderland-Bolton
    Blackburn (see how they do after BFS departure)-West Ham

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Arsenal and Fulham are on aswell.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Ciaran Thomas, Sky just said it’s off and showed the pitch.

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  • balubas1

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #10

    boooooooooooooring….. ive waited an effin week for this..

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  • joppadoni

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #11

    F ucking disgrace. I was on the bastard train already. Bet if it was televised it would go ahead. Useless c unts. I’m slightly upset. Wonder if I can a full refund and compensation ….

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  • joppadoni

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #12

    F ucking disgrace. I was on the bastard train already. Bet if it was televised it would go ahead. Useless c unts. I’m slightly upset. Wonder if I can Have a full refund and compensation ….

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Damn !!!! My night has been ruined now,Great. I love football on my Saturday’s.I hope West ham game is on,Watch it with my cousin it.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Just Slightly Upset aye,Joppadoni.

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  • TheToonKing

    Dec 18, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukk..what the fuk am i going to do now….damn…was waiting for this all week… ^%&^$%^you Brummies .

    …now I have to wait another week …great, just great…

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  • john_cena163

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #16

    do v get 1pts each, Wen the match is calld off?

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #17

    LOL @ JOHN CENA !
    Yes you do, LOL NOT !

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  • baro

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Are you crazy john cena??!!!!!!!!!

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  • arcarius

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #19

    hahaha, nono john_cena163

    we as the away side, get full 3 points
    while the home side, get none

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  • baro

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Why is the game freeken postponed on match day? That is a very stupid idea. Now we have to wait another week…………….. 🙁

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Hes Indian,Its about the same.

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  • thevoiceofreason

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Very similar to the time when middlesborough cancelled because they did not want to play us…. This is even worse though as number of fans already on way. Poor show

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  • stjamespark

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #23

    I live in Stafford, 25 miles from the game, and I was already on the train. I feel gutted for Toon fans travelling from Newcastle…

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  • danf98

    Dec 18, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #24

    SJP #23 im from lichfield, well annoying, in theory i did travel down from newcastle, but that was last night finishing uni aha.

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  • stjamespark

    Dec 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #25

    danf98 – I was quite lucky actually as I found out not long into the journey, so jumped off at Wolverhampton and back on the other side.

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  • solihull mags

    Dec 18, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #26

    the match couldn’t have beed called off any earlier. i got to brum at 10.30am and and there wasn’t much snow but then it just kept coming doen . I have abandoned my car there and caught a train home.

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  • NUFC HOPE

    Dec 18, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Trapped on Birmingham!!! All buses canceled. I leave the uk for 6 mos tomorrow. Refundable tickets?

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  • Frank The London Mag

    Dec 18, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #28

    @callie9 #6…

    3 hours before kick off is a good enough amount of time to call a postponement before the match has started? Are you kidding pal? I spent 100 quid in total to get round on the trains because of the b*stard groundsmen who didnt get the snow cleared and because of the inept brummy council around the stadium who couldn’t get it gritted. Absolute disgrace. Maybe you should try being in that situation yourself before you think to call it “not that late”.

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  • Frank The London Mag

    Dec 18, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh yes, I went from London and we got a train back at 3:30pm, we’ve only just arrived back in London at my house now.

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