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Both Hillsborough Festive Fixtures Off

Wednesday have today confirmed that both of their home matches over the festive period have been postponed following advice from Sheffield City Council.

The home clash against Yeovil Town on Tuesday, December 28, and New Year's Day clash against Peterborough United, both at Hillsborough, have been called off.

The postponements are due to burst and frozen pipes in the toilets and refreshment kiosks at the ground.

The postponements come on the back of Tranmere Rovers announcing their clash with Wednesday on Boxing Day is cancelled due to a frozen pitch at Prenton Park.

Wednesday stadium operations manager John Rutherford told the official SWFC website: 'This is a huge disappointment for everyone at the club because these holiday fixtures are always popular and well supported, but this situation is entirely beyond our control.

'These circumstances are unprecedented, we have people who have worked at the stadium for over 40 years who have never before seen conditions like this.

'The River Don alongside the stadium is freezing over and no one can recall this happening before.'

Wednesday's next fixture will now be the clash at Huddersfield Town on Monday, January 3, weather permitting.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 23 2010

Time: 3:31PM

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what a bummer ! Well at least it gives irvine plenty of time to think about who he wants be interesting to see the line up when we do get to play are next game up the owls
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23/12/2010 16:57:00

Look on the bright side - a few weeks ago we couldn't have afforded to call out a plumber!
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23/12/2010 18:41:00

what a ******** joke......and this was meant to be a world cup stadia???? glad to know the game at the lane still goes ahead though. Wendy should be fined due to the number of games they have had to misteriously call off due to bad weather.....its a common occurence at swillsborough!!! ******** pig to55ers. smeggypiggy & handsworthscumpig - carnt stay off our site then you moan when fellow blades come on here. w@nk3rs!!
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23/12/2010 19:25:00

read the 3rd paragraph....,,10304~2250407,00.html
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23/12/2010 20:22:00

Did you see what the swansea manager said about the pigs tactics, they had that many players behind the ball both touch line judges were in one half
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23/12/2010 21:55:00

This could be a good thing, we mite have a couple of new players when the matches are re-arranged.
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23/12/2010 21:59:00

Its xmas guys let the mangerless asshole have his few comments.Still lets see who is smiling come end of the season.
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24/12/2010 07:35:00

I've always like O'Driscoll and thought he was a sensible chap, that he has now proved by turning down the blunts. He obviously knew he was better off staying at Donny than going to Utd and managing that complete shower, obviously didn't fancy league 1 next season as that's where they are heading. What's all this about having a winter break, we've got one now at Hillsborough so a few weeks off to recharge the old batteries should work wonders. Atl east we can laugh at Utd over the xmas break!!
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24/12/2010 09:18:00

PFL why do you insist on lying and pretending you know everything about matters you actually know nothing about??? you are a full on tool
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24/12/2010 14:14:00

BFL just cannot admit he is in love with the mighty Wednesday.I suppose BFL its like admiting to your parents you bat for the otherside.It must take some guts to come clean BLF.
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24/12/2010 14:35:00

Smalldickforlife since when did you decide who goes on whos site..................
Handsworth Owl
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25/12/2010 19:30:00


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