McCarthy: Weather won the day

Sheffield United operations manager Dave McCarthy said they had no choice but to postpone Tuesday's fixture at Bramall Lane.

Last Updated: 06/02/13 at 17:27

Bramall Lane: The home of Sheffield United

Bramall Lane: The home of Sheffield United

The Blades' home game with Crawley was postponed after the waterlogged pitch failed a 1pm pitch inspection due to melting snow.

"The groundstaff worked as hard as they could - as they have throughout these tough winter months - to get the game on, but ultimately the weather got the better of us, which is rare at Bramall Lane," McCarthy told the club's official website.

"I believe it's the first game we have had a game called off because of the pitch in nearly 10 years."

McCarthy added: "We were concerned overnight and the blizzards in the morning had left the fixture in real danger.

"The official spoke at length with the Football League, who in turn looked at the Met Office forecast which predicted more snow - and it duly arrived."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

f Jose left a mess at Inter Milan then Rafa cleaned it up with a hand grenade and a bag of compost

westwoodbo
Benitez 'tidying up Mourinho's messes'

T

he name of the article is apt as all my wildest dreams will come through if it turns out to be true

parsy12
The Vote Pedro Gossip

Y

ouri Tielemans is everything Jack Wilshere wants to be!

ross1119
F365's Top Ten Breakthrough Stars Of 2015/16

Footer 365

Miguel Herrera sacked as Mexico coach after 'punching' a journalist

Mexico have dismissed head coach Miguel Herrera after he allegedly punched a journalist.

Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsene Wenger has brushed off Jose Mourinho's latest taunts after the Chelsea boss said the Gunners' recent spending may come as "a surprise".

Manuel Pellegrini backs Raheem Sterling to justify price

Manuel Pellegrini insists Raheem Sterling will justify his club-record £49million price tag at Manchester City in the coming years.

Mail Box

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company