Premier League divide – 35 matches called off in England
The divide between the Premier League and the rest is shown in all kinds of ways.
Though usually money is at the heart of all of them.
This has been proved once again with the weather that has hit the country this week.
BBC Sport have listed which games have survived the weather and which haven’t.
At noon on Saturday there were 35 in total in the top five tiers of English football.
As you go further down the leagues, there are progressively more matches called off. Less money of course available for measures to prevent frozen pitches etc but also, calling off a Premier League match is also a costly business, especially ones such as Liverpool v Newcastle that are on Live TV.
The breakdown of games called off (see full BBC Sport list below) sees 11 from the National League not going ahead, 9 in League Two, 9 in League One, 6 in the Championship, but none affected so far in the Premier League. The image above shows Joe Harvey helping to clear the St James Park pitch in times gone by, how times change.
For local sides, Middlesbrough played on Friday night at home and beat Leeds 3-0, both Gateshead and Hartlepool have seen their matches called off but they were both away from home, whilst Sunderland are still due to lose, sorry play, at Millwall this afternoon.
Aston Villa v QPR – rearranged for 13 March, KO 19:45
Barnsley v Norwich – rearranged for 13 March, KO 19:45
Brentford v Cardiff
Ipswich Town v Hull City – rearranged for 13 March, KO 19:45
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Wolves v Reading
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton
Blackpool v Northampton Town
Bradford v Portsmouth
Coventry v Lincoln
Doncaster v Bury
Gillingham v Rotherham
Oxford United v Fleetwood
Rochdale v Plymouth
Shrewsbury v Peterborough
Barnet v Port Vale
Cheltenham v Notts County
Crawley v Wycombe
Crewe v Forest Green
Exeter v Chesterfield
Morecambe v Colchester
Newport v Accrington
Stevenage v Mansfield
Swindon v Yeovil
Aldershot v Hartlepool
Barrow v Eastleigh
Boreham Wood v Macclesfield
Chester v Bromley
Ebbsfleet United v Wrexham
Guiseley v Dagenham & Redbridge
FC Halifax v Sutton United
Maidenhead United v Woking
Solihull Moors v Maidstone
Torquay v AFC Fylde
Tranmere v Gateshead
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