THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Middlesbrough's trip to Charlton moved at 17 days’ notice

icon brokenball1 March ~ Middlesbrough’s match at Charlton has been switched for TV coverage at just 17 days’ notice, well below the Football League’s own 28-day limit for fixture changes. The move, from Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 13 has left many Boro fans out of pocket, given that travelling the length of the country is already an expensive undertaking, never mind when you cannot access the cheapest advanced travel prices. As Robert Nichols from Fly Me To The Moon fanzine points out, while Middlesbrough have agreed to refund fans up to £50 each it should not be the club picking up the bill, it should be Sky. You can read Robert’s full piece on the Football Supporters’ Federation site, here.

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