*
viva video

Viva Video CV

So then, with Doncaster buried beneath two feet of snow this weekend’s scheduled South Yorkshire derby has bitten the white stuff. With most of Rovers particularly diminutive squad likely to be buried up to their waists by the drifts in parts of the pitch the match was sensibly postponed on Thursday, but I can’t be the only one disappointed not to be watching football in the snow. It’s by no means the best conditions for football, but it does bring an element of comedy to a sport which takes itself too seriously too often.

Last weekend’s Middlesbrough v Hull City match played in a Teeside blizzard was something of a rarity as safety concerns for fans and players make snow-bound football increasingly novel. It wasn’t always like this though. Remember Dwight York being pelted by snowballs as he lined up to take spot-kick in an FA Cup tie at Bramall Lane? How about Ruud Gullit trying to look angry at a UEFA official despite snow covered dreadlocks as Chelsea struggled through a European tie in Tromso, Norway? And closer to home,  many Rovers fans fondly recall the 5-0 victory over Kidderminster in a Friday night Belle Vue snow-storm in the Division Three title season.

Staple of the snowbound football match is of course the coloured ball; traditionally orange, more recently luminous. But what happens when you haven’t got one? Well, as Glentoran and Linfield found out one Boxing Day, you all wind up jigging about like the sort of person you’d normally cross the street to avoid;

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Viva Archives

Viva Categories

FURTHER READING…

If you've enjoyed Viva Rovers then the chances are you will also enjoy one of the many fine websites linked below...

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 25 other followers

%d bloggers like this: