Dunne unhappy with decision to switch Swindon game

Essex County Standard: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits he is unhappy with the controversial decision to move his side’s game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night.

The Colchester United Supporters Association have criticised the Football League’s decision to rearrange the fixture at the County Ground at short notice.

The game had originally been scheduled for this Saturday.

But it was brought forward 24 hours, after the U’s and the Football League agreed to sanction Swindon’s request to play the game on Valentine’s night.

The Robins wanted the match moved after their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area final second leg with Peterborough United was switched to Monday (February 17), for television coverage.

However, the switch was only officially confirmed last Friday, leaving many U’s supporters who had already spent money to travel on the original date out of pocket.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including interviews with skipper Brian Wilson and Freddie Sears along with Duguid's Diary, see Thursday's Daily Gazette.

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1:42pm Thu 13 Feb 14

down the line says...

Who's going to refund people that have advance purchased train tickets?.....
Swindon Town, Colchester United or the Football league?
None of them I expect.
Who's going to refund people that have advance purchased train tickets?..... Swindon Town, Colchester United or the Football league? None of them I expect. down the line

2:44pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Noah4x4 says...

Others were four-up car sharing on Saturday; now three can't go; so it's more economical on the CUSA coach for one; but that mean's yet another fan out of pocket.....others are losing a day (or at least an afternoon) off work/pay... all should generally be compensated as now they have no excuse for not shopping on a Valentine's Day Saturday (costly). But that gives me an idea......

It's Valentine's Day....Swindon are offering "bring your partner for £10".

So we all "pair up" in the car park; form a crocodile; holding hands/smiling and then instead of the adult price of £25 each; we get in for £17.50 each (if we split it). Even cheaper for two 'seniors'.

Interestingly; Swindon offer 'seniors' prices from age 60 (as do Ipswich and Orient). At WHCS it is age 65 because the management applied the Equality Act at the higher (former) male state retirement age; making match day tickets more cost prohibitive for women aged 60-65.

When we pair up to avail ourselves of the partner discount deal; gender should be set aside for optimum cost efficiency; but there does appear to be slightly more chance of finding a female 'partner' at Swindon.
Others were four-up car sharing on Saturday; now three can't go; so it's more economical on the CUSA coach for one; but that mean's yet another fan out of pocket.....others are losing a day (or at least an afternoon) off work/pay... all should generally be compensated as now they have no excuse for not shopping on a Valentine's Day Saturday (costly). But that gives me an idea...... It's Valentine's Day....Swindon are offering "bring your partner for £10". So we all "pair up" in the car park; form a crocodile; holding hands/smiling and then instead of the adult price of £25 each; we get in for £17.50 each (if we split it). Even cheaper for two 'seniors'. Interestingly; Swindon offer 'seniors' prices from age 60 (as do Ipswich and Orient). At WHCS it is age 65 because the management applied the Equality Act at the higher (former) male state retirement age; making match day tickets more cost prohibitive for women aged 60-65. When we pair up to avail ourselves of the partner discount deal; gender should be set aside for optimum cost efficiency; but there does appear to be slightly more chance of finding a female 'partner' at Swindon. Noah4x4

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