The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Stu­art Mar­shall

WOLVES chief ex­ec­u­tive Jez Moxey is con­cerned at the amount of games the club have had to move for TV cov­er­age.

They have had 14 matches switched, more than any other Cham­pi­onship club.

The lat­est was at Mid­dles­brough on Fri­day, when they took fewer than 250 fans, in protest at the £32 tick­ets.

Moxey said: “Fix­ture changes im­pact on ev­ery­one, but par­tic­u­larly on foot­ball sup­port­ers, who are be­ing in­con­ve­nienced to such a level we think it is be­com­ing a gen­uine prob­lem.

“It’s been a tough sea­son on the pitch so far for our sup­port­ers. At £32, the ticket prices are high for fans trav­el­ling to the match and Mid­dles­brough is a long way.

“Re­gard­less of th­ese facts, Wolves tak­ing fewer than 250 fans to an away league match is un­prece­dent­edly low.

“As chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and one of the di­rec­tors of the Foot­ball League, I’m high­light­ing th­ese con­cerns.

“The re­arrange­ment of too many fix­tures for broad­cast pur­poses is a se­ri­ous is­sue.

“It’s in ev­ery­one’s in­ter­est to have our sta­dia as full as pos­si­ble with noisy, pas­sion­ate foot­ball fans.

“They (Sky and the Foot­ball League) are great part­ners, but to­gether we must be brave enough to ac­knowl­edge any con­cern­ing trends in the game – and we think this is one of them.

“We must all work to­gether to­wards find­ing the right bal­ance.”


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