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EPL Fulham, Liverpool Match To Go Ahead After Suspension Of London Underground Strike
Published February 12, 2014
EPL side Fulham said on Tuesday that its match at home to Liverpool on Wednesday "will go ahead as planned after a strike by London Underground workers was suspended," according to Josh Reich of REUTERS. A club statement said, "Fulham Football Club can confirm, that due to the resolution of the proposed London Underground strike action, its game versus Liverpool on Wednesday night will go ahead as planned." The league's bottom club "had been considering a postponement because they were unsure about getting enough staff to Craven Cottage in order to comply with safety regulations" (REUTERS, 2/11). In London, Thom Drake wrote Liverpool Owner John W. Henry had voiced his frustrations at Fulham's decision to potentially call off its match on Wednesday "but can now sleep easily." Henry tweeted, "Arsenal, West Ham and Leyton Orient all ready for the strike but not Fulham?" Arsenal, "whose 60,000 capacity is nearly three times greater than Craven Cottage," insisted that it can cope with any disruption on the night of its clash with ManU. Manager Arsene Wenger said at his press conference on Tuesday morning, "We're sorry for our fans who have to walk, but it goes on" (DAILY MAIL, 2/11).