Two more games postponed

08 January 2010 01:57
Saturday's Burnley versus Stoke City game and Sunderland's match at home to Bolton are the latest Premier League fixture to fall victim to the extreme weather sweeping the country. The Clarets, like Fulham before them when they called off their game against Portsmouth earlier on Friday, have blamed dangerous conditions for fans travelling to the ground. "Local authorities responsible for gritting are prioritising main roads only and, due to a national shortage, it has therefore not been possible to treat side roads and footways," read a club statement. "Safety officials have therefore deemed there is a significant risk of injury, should large numbers of pedestrian traffic attempt to access Turf Moor - and a significant risk for vehicular traffic in the area in general." Meanwhile, Sunderland also followed suit on Friday lunchtime after citing "dangerous" travelling conditions in the north-east. "Whilst the Stadium of Light pitch is playable at present and the Stadium itself is also safe, we must defer to the expertise of the Safety Advisory Group regarding other factors such as travel conditions," explained chief executive Steve Walton. Liverpool have yet to officially postpone their meeting with Tottenham on Sunday but have requested permission from the Premier League to do so.

Source: ESA