The Lowdown: Coventry clash postponed
The sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday has seen the weekend Premier League and EFL fixtures postponed as a mark of respect.
West Brom were due to make the trip to Coventry City on Saturday afternoon but that game will now be rearranged later on in the season.
There is a chance that matches could continue to be cancelled up until the likely funeral date of Monday 19th September, although Baggies supporters may yet get to see their team in action before then.
The Latest: Birmingham game currently on
Taking to Twitter, Chapman has claimed that Wednesday’s visit of Birmingham to The Hawthorns is currently likely to go ahead as scheduled.
Fielding queries from a supporter of the Blues, the journalist replied:
“As things stand, I expect midweek games to go ahead.”
The Verdict: Makes sense to play
There have been differing opinions on whether or not the weekend games should have been postponed, with some instead seeing it as a perfect chance for fans to have shown their respects for Queen Elizabeth II at stadia up and down the country.
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While there is arguably some sense in the decision not to play the matches, it feels right that the midweek action should now go ahead, with life getting back to normal.
Other sports will take place as originally intended this weekend, from cricket to rugby union, so there seems to be little reason why football can’t return in midweek and beyond.
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