After last night’s disappointing postponement against Manchester City, thanks to ridiculous and dangerous high winds, I felt compelled to look back at how we faired in previous postponed and rescheduled games for the same reason. Note; I’m just including match postponements, rather than abandoned games such as that infamous home match against Fulham. Do you remember any of these? Have I missed any out?
Notts County Vs Sunderland Jan 1993
We didn't have to wait long for this one to be rescheduled as it was played in the same month, Tuesday the 12th. Shaun Cunnington and Don Goodman got the goals to send us through to the fourth round in this FA Cup tie.
Sunderland Vs Preston Jan 2004
Called off because of a waterlogged pitch. The game was played in March and we took the lead three times through a Tyrone Mears own goal, Sean Thornton and Marcus Stewart. Unfortunately Preston replied to each as David Healy, Mears and Eddie Lewis ensured the match ended 3-3. Jeff Whitley was also sent off.
Sunderland Vs Norwich Feb 2004
Another home match called off in the same season. We had to wait all the way until May to see the conclusion of this one as Carl Robinson scored the only goal of the game for us. The season would end in playoff and FA Cup heart ache.
Blackburn Vs Sunderland Dec 2005
Postponed due to a frozen pitch. The game was replayed in March but a Craig Bellamy double ensured we left Ewood Park empty handed. A season best forgot!
Sunderland Vs Reading Aug 2012
This one was called off for a water logged pitch, reports laid blame on the club's summer concerts rather than the torrential rain. The match was replayed in December and well worth the wait - as we ran out 3-0 victors with goals from James McClean, Steven Fletcher and Stephane Sessegnon.
So that’s three wins, a draw and a defeat – not bad!