The Baggies have already been handed three Friday evening kick-offs this season in the Championship and their next match, which is home to Birmingham City, is set to be on Friday 15th October, and although it will be on Sky Sports, Friday evenings make it more difficult for people to get to the stadium after work, compared to on a Saturday afternoon.
The last week has been especially tough on the Baggies in terms of fixture arrangements, as they travelled to Cardiff City on 28th September, before then travelling once again to play Stoke on 1st October – with the latter fixture bringing up the club’s first loss of the season.
Goldberg was not happy about how often West Brom are having their fixtures changed.
“As fans, it’s clear, and it’s been made clear over many years and on many occasions, that they – they being Sky TV and our football club and the league, who signed these contracts – do not care.
“They do not care about fans like you and they don’t care how much it upsets you or makes you miss out, they don’t care. That’s shocking, that’s disgusting, but that’s how I see it.”
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Valerien Ismael’s side appeared to have found their feet in front of goal once again when they put Cardiff to the sword with a 4-0 victory, which saw only one fewer than they had managed in their previous five league matches, however, they were brought back down to earth a few days later when Stoke handed them their first defeat, despite posting fewer shots on target than the Baggies.
Having to play back-to-back away games isn’t ideal, but to have two in the space of three days is very difficult, especially with one of them being against a Stoke side who are now only one point behind the Baggies, but there should be no need for fans to be concerned, as a lot of their players will now have some time to rest over the international break.