Liverpool Women experienced a frustrating weekend against Chelsea, with their game being postponed with a frozen pitch after just ‘seven minutes’ of action taking place and with many fans travelling from Merseyside for the match.
Speaking with BBC Sport, manager Matt Beard said: “I don’t know why it took six [or] seven minutes for us to find out it was frozen. It was frozen this morning [and] it was frozen in the warm-up. You can clearly see down this side [and] in the penalty box.
“I’m just gutted for our fans, because they have set off at five o’clock this morning to come down”.
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It’s obviously annoying for the players and coaches but to see this understanding of the turmoil the supporters were put through too, shows a real understanding and appreciation from the 45-year-old.
Let’s hope that they’re not left in a position again where fans have travel across the country, only to be let down last minute for a decision that could have been made the night before.
You can watch Beard’s comments on the postponed Liverpool game (from 1:44) via The Women’s Football Show on BBC iPlayer:
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