As we said yesterday when the game at Birmingham was cancelled just three hours before the game, we really felt bad for the 3,000 Newcastle fans who had made the trip.
Road conditions in Birmingham last night
But it seems that in the early morning everything looked good for the game to go ahead, but then the snow started to fall and never stopped, and it was just impossible, given the dangerous conditions to allow the game to go on – even though the pitch was playable.
Mother nature won yesterday, and there’s nothing anybody could do about it.
And it turns out the Newcastle squad didn’t have much luck either as their flight back to Newcastle was cancelled, and their coach was hit by delays caused by the hazardous conditions on the roads in freezing England.
Alan told the Sunday Sun today:
“Naturally we were extremely disappointed that we couldn’t play today, but it was something completely out of our hands, and the decision to postpone the game was inevitable given the atrocious conditions,”
“Last night when we arrived in Birmingham things appeared fine, and even first thing this morning we were expecting to play the game. But then the snow came and nature won the day.”
“We had enjoyed a good week of training and, coming on the back of the performance last Saturday, we were eager to get on the field and play.” “It wasn’t to be, though, and now we turn our attention to the visit of Manchester City.”
“I particularly feel for our supporters who traveled to the game, who faced horrendous weather conditions on the way to Birmingham, only to find they’d had a wasted journey. It’s the fans we all feel sorry for and I just hope everybody manages to get home safely.”
Newcastle will have a full week to prepare for the visit of Man City next Sunday, which promises to be another very tough game for the lads.
And that;s the first of 4 games in 10 days, so we are hoping Alan and the side can get at the very least 6 points form those 4 games and we should be well placed early in the new year with 28 points after 21 games.
By the way, all three Premier League games today have also been postponed.