HTSA were well represented at last week’s All Together Town Voices Panel meeting at PPG Canalside.

Although there were a number of items on the agenda, not surprisingly, it was ‘Attendances and Pricing’ which took up most of the discussion.

Over the last few months the club have been working really hard consulting supporters and looking at alternative business models.

Nigel Clibbens gave a summary of a recent survey of supporters and made it clear that the issues it had raised are to be addressed in the ticket prices for 2016-17.

Within the Championship, David Wagner’s tactics are certainly pioneering and despite the absence of any immediate reward it can only be a matter of time before this exciting brand of football brings results on the field and, hopefully, on the terracing.

Following on from this the club are keen to show they are forward-thinking and innovative in all aspects of business.

There is a determination to simplify the pricing structure and offer season tickets at prices more in line with the Bundesliga – great value and a colossal saving on the match by match, walk-up price.

HTSA have received an email from Professor Derek Fraser, the Independent Football Ombudsman. He is looking into our concerns about the Blackpool fixture played in May 2015.

On Tuesday, December 1, the Professor wrote to say that his report is almost finished. However, he is still waiting for a Football League response to some of his final queries and, unfortunately, these have been delayed.

Independent Football Ombudsman Prof Derek Fraser.

The Professor assures us he will issue the report as soon as he is able.

With just a few weeks remaining before the festive season how about this for a stocking-filler?

HTSA Membership. For just £5 you can give your loved ones a seasonal membership card with a personalised message and New Year’s greeting.

Don’t worry! Existing HTSA members need not miss out. If the lucky recipient is already a paid up member of HTSA we will simply extend their membership by another 12 months.

Remember, all HTSA members are eligible for the Examiner Free Draw so your stocking-filler could easily turn out to be a cheque for £250 courtesy of our Treasurer, John Sealey.

For more information visit our HTSA-online website or text/email Trev Whitehead on 07725 036109/

A total of £250 is still at stake in the HTSA Free Draw. Today’s Examiner Free Draw number is, 5:2523.

If your HTSA membership card was issued within the last few weeks the Free Draw number will now be shown as (135)2523. This number is worth £250 to the lucky cardholder.

Please send details of your full name and postal address by text to 07725 036109 or by email to before 19.08 tomorrow, Friday November 27.

You will receive your £250 cheque by return of post. The winning number last week was 3:5221 or (135)5221” and was also worth £250. The holder of the winning number, R Beaumond, did not

claim the prize. Terms and conditions, as well as the names of all previous Free Draw winners, can be found on our HTSA-online website.