For match-going football fans, there is very little that happens in football that frustrates more than when travel and accommodation for away days are booked and paid for just for a game to be chosen for TV coverage and the date and time are changed.
However, that is part of football at the highest level, and with West Bromwich Albion chasing promotion back to the Premier League, their games are garnering more and more interest from the fans, and inevitably, from Sky Sports and other broadcasters.
The Express and Star’s Joseph Masi’s recently brought the fans an update yesterday on Twitter, stating that the Baggies’ clash with Birmingham in March has been moved from a 3pm game to a 12:30 kick off so it can be shown on Sky, and the fans, understandably, aren’t best pleased.
This is just something, though, that the fans will have to get used to. With just 16 games left in the Championship, the Baggies are one point clear of Leeds at the top of the league and just four points clear of 3rd placed Fulham, so the race for promotion is certainly hotting up.
In the Baggies final 16 games, they face clashes against all of the sides currently occupying the four play-off places, Fulham, Bristol City, Brentford and Nottingham Forest, and the fans need to expect more of their games to be chosen for TV coverage, as Sky will take a great interest in the race for promotion.
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It’s not at all ideal for the fans who travel to games, but it’s part of modern football and this is something that the Baggies will have to take into account when mapping out the games they’re planning on going to see their team play.