More than 300 fans have already bought season cards for the South Stand next season.
This was revealed when we had the latest meeting of the Voices Panel for All Together Town (ATT).
The agenda included a brief synopsis of the Supporters Liaison Officer’s season review.
The meeting also discussed feedback, both positive and negative, on the stadium catering before being informed that the caterers, Sodexo, do not consider the ATT to be a suitable forum. Nevertheless, it was agreed to offer Sodexo the opportunity to hold a meeting dedicated to catering issues.
There was also an update on the sale of season cards to date.
These are a few percentage points down on last season’s figures but it was encouraging to learn that over 300 fans have already bought cards for the South Stand.
There was an update on the plans for maximising the atmosphere in the South Stand. Any suggestions can be given to the club directly or to any member of ATT.
It is hoped that we can make the ATT panel even more representative by enrolling someone from the Revell Ward Upper stand, so please get in touch with Robyn Deegan at the club if this is of interest to you.
Today’s Free Draw number, 26411, is worth £90.
If this is one of the three numbers printed on your HTSA membership card then send details of your full name and postal address by text to 07725 036109, or by email to email@example.com before 19.08 tomorrow, Friday May 22.
You will receive your £90 cheque by return of post. The winning number last week was 56116 and was worth £80, the holder of the winning number, J Collins, did not claim the prize.
Meanwhile, the question last Thursday was: Will the Football League concur with the Town supporters who were present on May 2 at Bloomfield Road? By the end of the day we had our answer.
The Board of Directors of the Football League “took the view that the 0-0 scoreline that stood at the time of the game’s abandonment (in the 48th minute) should be officially recorded as the final result of the match”, as it believed that league points should always be earned on the field of play.
In addition, the Board agreed to charge Blackpool with failing to fulfil a fixture and the matter is now to be heard by a Football Disciplinary Commission.
In making its judgment, the FDC will be asked to consider any matters relating to compensation to Huddersfield Town and ticket refunds to supporters.
The Board also asked its executive to review the League’s regulations regarding abandonments, to ensure that any such matches can always be played to a conclusion or replayed altogether if deemed necessary.
This prompted Steve King, Chair of HTSA, to issue a statement condemning the Football League decision.
“Unfortunately HTFC were not afforded an opportunity to earn the points on the pitch and therefore we feel this outcome is unfair and unjust on both HTFC and more importantly its supporters.”
Blackpool FC, having failed to control their supporters, now benefit by gaining a point.
It took less than 48 hours to decide that there was no need to replay the game. It took less than two days to decide that Blackpool FC deserved to get a point from their 48 minutes and that Huddersfield were not to be given the opportunity to earn all three points.
However, as far as ticket refunds are concerned, we still do not have a decision date and the Football League make no mention of any other compensation for expenses incurred by away supporters or for their disappointment on the day.