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The game at Fratton Park has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

According to the official Portsmouth FC website, the decision was made by referee Mike Dean following a 10.15am inspection of the Fratton Park pitch after temperatures dipped to minus seven degrees centigrade overnight.

Portsmouth Chief Executive Peter Storrie said: "We've had heaters on the pitch for most of the week but unfortunately some frost got in down the middle of the pitch and that's where the problem is.

"We wanted the game on today because we've got key players back and they've got key players missing."

The fixture will have to be rearranged but there has been no date set as yet.

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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 10 2009

Time: 10:39AM

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Well that's probably done you more of a favour than it's done us. Fckin weather, even that hates us. No doubt a leaving present from Defoe.
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10/01/2009 10:54:00

Surely, regardless of where the postponement will leave us points wise this weekend, we all need a break and more time is now available to Hughes and the board to get this squad sorted out.
Johnny Baguette
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10/01/2009 10:56:00

Perhaps its a blessing in disguise?
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10/01/2009 10:57:00

That said, it's a very late postponement for our travelling fans and there could be repercussions?
Johnny Baguette
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10/01/2009 10:57:00

I hope there aren't too many of you who started the journey before hearing the news
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10/01/2009 10:58:00

Fratton Park is the furthest away ground that we have to visit. I am sure our travelling fans will not take the news well as they have most likely left already. Tudor, you are right- It is indeed a blessing in disguise! The fixture list may catch up with us though. Hopefully Cook and Aldridge can concentrate on getting a few more players in while the squad recovers from various injuries.
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10/01/2009 11:04:00

both sides will field a stronger side later in the month, so the game may be harder for both.
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10/01/2009 11:56:00

unlukey i am an man city and bristol rovers fan.
lil blackpoolgas
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10/01/2009 12:03:00

With SWP, Ireland and Robinho all out I found it hard to see us winning this game although I was looking forward to it! Hope the City fans heard the news before they got too far down south
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10/01/2009 13:39:00

Ireland will now be suspended for the Pie Tasters next week.
Johnny Baguette
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10/01/2009 14:58:00

At least we have another week to sus out new blood but with all the knock backs we are getting it looks tough going
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10/01/2009 20:25:00

lets hope there is some positive movement in the transfer market this week now,,,,,
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11/01/2009 07:50:00

I think we have made some moves which hjave been rejected so far. Next I think we will see who we really want at the club, either going in higher or moving on to the next target.
Buzz Lightyear
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11/01/2009 13:05:00


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