TOWN fans who weren’t able to go down to Colchester and chose, instead, to follow the match on Radio Leeds were in for an unpleasant surprise.

With only one hour to go to kick-off, the radio station announced that match commentary would no longer be broadcast on a dedicated channel but would be shared with another match.

Worse was to follow. The radio station compounded their misguided decision by missing live commentary of Town’s first and second goals.

Email contact with the managing editor of Radio Leeds has so far elicited such gems as “The sports team will work hard to ensure they capture all the action as it happens, when it happens – and I know that they will work hard to bring you a quality product,” or, “We will work hard to build a show that captures the best of West Yorkshire sport around the region, bringing you first class coverage of the sporting issues that matter”.

Perhaps goals scored by one of West Yorkshire’s top clubs don’t rank as “sporting issues that matter”?

Town fans who feel aggrieved by this may choose to write to Radio Leeds at Broadcasting Centre, 2 St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH or send an email to

For those who are able to get to the upcoming away matches, the Supporters Association have a special offer available to non-members.

If you book the next three away trips (Plymouth, Sheffield Wednesday and Oldham) and pay for them all on the first trip, then you have only to pay the members’ price which will save you £6 on what are already low prices. Departure times and prices are as follows:

Saturday, October 23 to Plymouth – depart 7am, members price £16. Tuesday, November 2 to Sheffield Wednesday – depart 5.30pm, price £8. Saturday, November 13 to Oldham – depart noon price £8. Three great trips for only £32.

To book your seats call Sally on 07926 165863 or call into the cabin before the match on Saturday.

HTSA is backing Dean Hoyle’s call for as many Town fans as possible to get down to the Galpharm to support the lads in what promises to be a great game against Southampton.

Roll up and keep your ticket for a surprise announcement next week.