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Statement re Darwen

Statement re Darwen

Following representations from supporters the board of FC United wish to give some explaination of the events leading up to our fixture against Darwen FC.

Virtually all other clubs we have played this season have responded positively to the unprecedented range of issues that our presence brings. We fully recognise that fixtures against us provide clubs with a cash injection; but also out of the ordinary, and often difficult, organisational requirements. We are delighted to be helping clubs financially, and are always keen to work closely with them to help ensure that the match runs smoothly.

What we consider unacceptable is the removal of concessions for these games: we are greatly disappointed that Darwen chose to ignore our continued protestations to themselves and the league.

To register our unhappiness with Darwen’s handling of the ticketing arrangements, there was no official FC United representation in the boardroom at the match on Saturday. Furthermore, the entire team and coaching staff passed on the usual offer of food and a drink with Darwen’s officials and players, and left the ground immediately after the game.

We hope that this statement will inform supporters that we share their concerns regarding the ticket prices charged and are doing all that we can to represent our common interests. We are making further representations to the league which hopefully will avoid a repetition of these unfortunate events.

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First Posted ~ 19:28 Mon 21 Nov 2005
News ID ~ 139
Last Updated ~ 17:34 Fri 11 Oct 2013