Come in a taxi?

16 December 2008

...or maybe a very small coach? Sunday's televised home game (Sky Sports 1, k/o 1:30pm) against Manchester City looks as though it will be rather lacking in the away support department. City fans have been staging a boycott in protest at Albion's decision to charge them ?40 a seat, and according to a report in the Birmingham Mail, many are torn between supporting their team and refusing to pay what they consider to be an unacceptable price, given that Albion are currently bottom of the table and that their supporters will only have to pay ?23 for the return fixture.

Albion had rated the game in Category A for ticket prices before the decision to switch it to Sunday and broadcast it live. City have asked for only 1,500 tickets out of the possible allocation of 2,800 which means that extra seats have been made available in the Smethwick End for home supporters. The home game against Spurs on the following Sunday has already sold out.

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  09 December 2008:  Miller out for the season

  20 October 2008:  We don't play in black and white!

  29 September 2008:  More Supporters Club events

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