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Will Today’s Game Be Called Off Because Of Snow?

On the cameras available, the roads surrounding White Hart Lane are clear, although more snow is forecast for the rest of the afternoon.

The pitch is fine though, as Gary Neville showed with the picture below this morning.

Update: 2.30pm

Update: 2.50pm
Referee Chris Foy joined by Sir Alex Ferguson in the centre circle at White Hart Lane as pitch inspection continues.

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14 Comments

  1. Singh7 says:

    fucking hope not

  2. Unitedforeva says:

    Spurs 2 – 3 United!

  3. kanchelskis says:

    I’m in North London. Snow is steady but not all that heavy. Buses and tubes are running fine. No excuses

  4. MUFCJord says:

    Let’s hope this one goes ahead! Fancy a nice 3-2 win from United today.

  5. sig says:

    it’s not Chelsea we’re playing! hahaha. Spurs don’t have the council in their pocket like Chelsea do so wouldn’t worry. If anything public transport is running better than without the snow in regard to the bus service ;)

  6. Costas says:

    Yep. If this was Chelsea-United, it would have been called off already.

  7. DreadedRed says:

    Sir Alex reckons that this is the sort of spell to be cherished and enjoyed:

    “I think the best way to deal with it is we’ve got great games and it’s really exciting,” he stated. “We’re going to Madrid and are then getting them here. We have an FA Cup tie at home to Fulham. It’s a brilliant period for the club.

    “These are the situations you want – for our club to be involved in everything, the FA Cup and then the European Cup, it’s absolutely brilliant and we’ve got the squad to do it. There is absolutely no doubt about it. It’s tremendous. If you go back to the year we won the Treble, we had to go to Chelsea in a replay and won 2-0. We had a replay against Arsenal and won it. We’ve managed to get through and the name of the game in cup ties is to win.

    “We’ve got to perform down at Tottenham and we’re in the period of the season where, if we can keep our momentum going, we’ve got Southampton, Fulham and Everton to come in the next few weeks. These are big opportunities for us and we don’t want to miss them.”

  8. DreadedRed says:

    Sir Alex Ferguson on rotation and squad happiness.

    “I don’t think it’s easy picking your team when you have a big squad of players,” he explained. “The form of some of the players is becoming very good. Tom Cleverley is playing well. Danny Welbeck was terrific against Liverpool and Shinji Kagawa was tactically a problem for them. They couldn’t quite get to him.

    “I think Rio Ferdinand has been terrific this year. He’s preparing for games in the right way and doing his yoga twice a week. He’s in good physical condition. He and Nemanja Vidic were brilliant against Liverpool, absolutely brilliant. Considering Phil Jones has hardly had any football, he was fantastic against West Ham.

    “These are the kinds of headache you want. To be able to say to people I’m leaving you out not because you’ve not played well but because I’m picking a different team today. All the ones who played in the FA Cup on Wednesday will get plenty of football between now and the end of the season.

    “If you go back to when I started playing young players in the League Cup, a lot of people complained,” recalled Sir Alex. “If you’re in Europe, the FA Cup and have the League to contend with, you can’t play the same players all the time. The stats show players’ running performances have soared, particularly sprints. It’s amazing. So the game has developed and is quicker with more energy being spent in games. You have to think more about picking your teams.

    “I think the players accept it now. I wouldn’t say they enjoy it but they handle it better. It is difficult. You have to speak to them and can’t ignore it. The days of putting the team up on the notice-board have gone. They have here anyway. I don’t think you can do it any other way.”

  9. parryheid says:

    Could be called off if any of the shops in Tottenham still have their Christmas scenes still on display,worked for Chelsea after all.

  10. LexxytheRed says:

    The Game must be played!!!!! No excuse

  11. ak47 says:

    most fans are going to be travelling by tube, so it’s whether the pavements are safe around the ground and lead up to the station which’ll determine whether the game goes ahead.

  12. BSF OHA says:

    I cannot afford to wait

  13. Iceman says:

    What? Are they thinking about calling the game off because of these tiny snowflakes?

    I’m not quite sure how the transportation is handled in London since I’m from Iceland, but ***ing hell, this is nothing. GAME ON – NO EXCUSES!

  14. alfREDo says:

    Game on!!

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