We asked the Premier League to provide the key dates on which fixtures selected for TV broadcast will be announced this season. That information is in the pdf posted with this story.
THST alongside other Trusts, fan organisations and the FSF, continue to press for decisions on fixture changes to be taken as early as possible to minimise inconvenience to fans.
THST welcomes the Club's decision to give season ticket holders most affected by building work in the north east corner of the ground a part-refund. All affected season ticket holders are being contacted by the Club to be informed that they will be getting a refund of 12.5% on the price paid to renew their ticket.
The club said: "Whilst for games that are played in decent weather we will only see a minimal (if any) impact on supporters, we as a Club have taken the view that the potential change to surroundings and the experience in poor weather conditions warrant this part-refund to be provided at this stage rather than retrospectively."
The Premier League's away ticket price cap of £30 has been a welcome development. But our aim, alongside other fan organisations and the Football Supporters' Federation, has always been to reduce the price of going to the game. And it seems clear there is still work to do in this area. For our opening game against Everton this Saturday, for example, those fans travelling by coach to Goodison Park will see the saving on their away ticket swallowed up by the increase on last season's coach fare.
This is because the Premier League decided to replace the Away Supporters' Initiative, which many clubs used to subsidise coach travel, with the £30 price cap. Each club seems to be taking a different approach now, and THFC has indicated that while it will not be subsidising coach travel as it did last season, it will look at subsidised travel for those games that are impossible to travel to and from using public transport. The Club felt subsidising the relatively low number of fans using the coaches across the board was not fair. We have raised the point that it seemed to consider the move fair for the last three seasons. We have also been in touch with Thomas Cook Sport, who run the coaches our fans use to away games, and are club sponsors.
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