Considering the weather warnings that have been in place, that's disgracefully late for ours and Man City's games to be called off. I'm not blaming the clubs, I'm sure it'll be a police issue but it's pretty poor who ever made the decision this late.
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BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan at Etihad Stadium: "I've just spoken to Manchester City's director of communications Vicky Kloss and she says that the game was called off by the police for safety reasons. Although the game could have gone ahead from a playing perspective, programme booths have been blowing over and a nearby wall has blown down so safety of fans cannot be guaranteed.
"There is no word on when the game will be re-arranged for, but having just travelled across Manchester, it seems like a good decision to postpone the game."
Probably a similar situation to ours then. As you say it was harsh for it was left so late though. Seeing as we got as far as announcing the line up we seemingly were happy for it to go ahead.
Once the Man City games was called off though, I think it may have caused a ripple effect on the decision making process for us as if someone had got injured it would have looked like negligence to let the game go ahead.