Saturday, 11th Feb 2012 11:40
The Middlesbrough match looks set to go ahead with the pitch adjudged fit to play at the 11.15am pitch inspection. However, another inspection is taking place at 2pm to confirm.
Referee Dean Whitestone gave the go-ahead but some concerns remain about a section of pitch in front of the Cobbold Stand. Groundstaff will be working with heaters to thaw this area out before the 2pm second inspection.
Temperatures had overnight dropped to as low as -13° in Ipswich but the covers had been on the pitch for a week with the blowers also in use over the last couple of days.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas seems especially pleased the game is on as he tweeted, "The match is on ... *DancesAroundFrontRoom*".
Meanwhile, the decision to call off the Peterborough-West Ham game means that if it goes ahead, Town's match will be shown live in various places overseas.
Full match preview here.
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|raydean added 11:43 - Feb 11|
game on! COYB!
|MrCool added 11:44 - Feb 11|
Winter drawers on.
|blueoff added 11:45 - Feb 11|
Brrrrrrrrrrr !, lets hope it also finishes
|SouperJim added 11:46 - Feb 11|
It better be, had a 100 mile round trip for a kfc last time...
|Chicago_Blue added 11:46 - Feb 11|
Thermal'd up and ready to go!!
|4EverWatchingBlue added 11:47 - Feb 11|
Can't wait wohoooo !!!! Now we gonna woop Middlesbrough !!!
|mightytown added 11:47 - Feb 11|
hhhmmmm....on one hand i love the footy
on the other hand my hangover loves my bed
|JayITFC added 11:48 - Feb 11|
@SouperJim Same! We should have shared a bucket...
|jocasaja added 11:48 - Feb 11|
Come on you blues - lets give the team a huge cheer today and make PR a warm and lovely place COYB !!!!!
|raydean added 11:48 - Feb 11|
Not a total loss then Souper Jim!
|MunichBlue added 11:49 - Feb 11|
FYI its being shown on foxsoccer tv in the states!!
|parkinshair added 11:49 - Feb 11|
Good lord. I understood a JET tweet!!!
|Keaneish added 11:49 - Feb 11|
Yes!! 2-1 the Towen!!
|lliissajayne added 11:51 - Feb 11|
According to skysports news there will be a further pitch inspection at 2pm!
|jocasaja added 11:51 - Feb 11|
I really hope we keep up the good form - if we do then I still believe all is still possible - a lot depends on Sonko settling into his game early - I reckon he is a good defender if he can concentrate and make the right decisions - Chopra to score first goal - really excited about today COYB !!!!!
|marcusevans added 11:54 - Feb 11|
If we win today, the team should share their win bonus with the ground staff!
|Garv added 11:55 - Feb 11|
Ladbrokes, GAME ON!
|yun added 11:58 - Feb 11|
Come on the mighty Town!
We love the snow - just love it!
|roytheboy added 11:58 - Feb 11|
Very pleased and looking forward to another fine display from our boys in blue.
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