Another postponement and more stick...off Norwich?
I was disappointed to tune into Sky Sports News and see yet another Walsall game fell to the extreme weather conditions, but I was not surprised.
I am also surprised at another aspect of today's called off fixture - more stick from Norwich fans and media.
I thought we were playing Charlton today? Might just be me going mad! As Hutch stated, both teams wanted to play the game and most of the pitch had thawed, apart from the away goalmouth again. As we understand it, the Norwich management called to meet with the referee to display their worries over the pitch - it may also be worth pointing out that the Canaries players were carrying little niggly knocks after Boxing Day - and the game was called off after this meeting.
In response to the comment at the groundstaff are living in the 1950s displays ignorance to lower league football. Not all the clubs in League One had been in the Premiership and do not have undersoil heating, and neither do they have the fund to do so. Therefore, anything else that can be used to thaw a pitch will obviously be used.
Plus, anyone who was in the Walsall area during the last 24 hours will see that ice skating is not just a past-time, but an everyday occurance. Temperatures fell well below zero and having just been outside earlier today, I've never felt like such a Premiership striker - always on the floor!
As I said, I really didn't expect today's game to go ahead, and I was even shocked when they had a second pitch inspection! But as they say, that's football!