Fulham-Blackburn Match Postponed; Cottagers Still Best Team in World

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer IJanuary 10, 2009

Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) was due to see another defence today as champions Fulham were to take on Sam Allardyce's Blackburn at Craven Cottage.

Unfortunately for all involved, however, the match was abandoned due to a frozen pitch, with the referee deeming it unsafe just an hour before the scheduled kick-off.

The new year has brought with it a new wave of cold weather, and it has hit the football fixtures hard.

A whole host of lower league matches were postponed due to the frozen conditions, but it is rare that Premier League matches, with the facilities the clubs have, get called off for such reasons.

It happened twice today, though, as both Portsmouth's match against Manchester City and Fulham's UWCC title match with Blackburn were postponed.

The decision infuriated the travelling Blackburn fans, many of whom had endured five- or six-hour coach journeys to see their heroes play, only to be told the match won't take place with just an hour to go.

The decision, however, also means the Fulham hold on to their Unofficial World Club Championship title for a few days longer.

Of course, the match won't go down as another successful defence for Fulham, nor an unsuccessful challenge from Blackburn.

Instead, it will go down as the first ever postponed match in UWCC history.

95.2 percent of voters on the poll said that Fulham would hold on to their UWCC title, but I guess we'll never find out what would have happened!


Fulham's run

Fulham 2-1 Tottenham (Fulham become new champions)

Liverpool 0-0 Fulham

Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham

Fulham 1-1 Manchester City

Stoke 0-0 Fulham

Fulham 3-0 Middlesbrough

Tottenham 0-0 Fulham

Fulham 2-2 Chelsea

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Fulham

Fulham P-P Blackburn


(Click here to see the complete history of Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship.)


Fulham's next title defence comes next Sunday as they travel to Upton Park to take on West Ham. Could the Hammers beat Fulham and become the best club side in the world?!