West Brom face a table topping battle with Leeds United in the Championship at the beginning of March, in a fixture that is likely to have a big impact on who will be in the automatic promotion spots come the end of the season.
Baggies fans will be looking forward to this fixture a little more than usual, after the club announced that the first-team squad will be picking up the bill for the official club fans’ transport for the Friday night fixture.
So should more clubs follow West Brom’s example with players paying for supporters’ travel on occasion?
“Fairplay to the Baggies, more clubs should be doing it on a regular basis.
“Fans part ways with their hard-earned money to follow their team across the country, and the least the club could do is pay for the odd away trip.
“West Brom are setting a good example and more clubs should follow in their footsteps.”
“Possibly, but immediate pricing should be tackled first.
“It is scandalous that football clubs are able to charge fans £39 per ticket and they need to remember that most fans are normal, working class people.
“Cap ticket prices at £20 and there will be no need for travel to be subsidised.”
“I don’t think it is sustainable for all clubs to do it all the time, but every so often when money is tight like it is after Christmas and fixtures come thick and fast.
“Other clubs do this, but they do not get highlighted because of their stature or popularity within the media.
“A higher-profile club carries more clout with stories like this.
“But it is a positive thing the club have done, and more should get involved rather than the few.”