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Howl of disapproval as loyal Wolves fans shifted

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Wolverhampton
Wanderers fans have blasted the club’s plans to shift long standing
season ticket holders out of their Molineux seats to make way for
corporate guests.

Some 35 of Wanderers’ most loyal supporters, have been informed by a
letter from the club that they’ll be relocated next season – to make
way for a new block of corporate hospitality seats.

And angry Wolves fans have branded Wanderers’ Chairman Jez Moxey’s
compensatory offer to those set to lose their seats – a £50 voucher to
spend in the club shop – “an insult”

The supporters affected paid up to £500 each to sit in the centre of
the Billy Wright Stand for the duration of the current Coca Cola
Championship campaign, and many have been sitting there since the
stand’s construction in 1993.

Chris Mansell, 51, of Wombourne, said: “I have been watching Wolves
since I was seven, and am insulted that the club think they can give me
a £50 voucher to make it better.” 

Wolves club officials maintain they’re expanding their hospitality
facilities and want to avoid mixing the home supporters with corporate
guests, who sometimes bring opposition fans with them.

But Charles Ross, editor of Wolves fanzine A Load of Bull, said: “Its
prawn sandwich brigade 35, loyal supporters nil, I’m afraid.” 

While James Wyfield,33, of Cannock reckons: “Moving some of the club’s
most loyal supporters just so a load of people who come to the match
one in a blue moon can get to the bar quicker at half time – it’s a an
absolute outrage and shows clubs simply don’t care about their
supporters these days.”

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