It’s always a point of contention when mid-season matches are moved from 3:00pm on Saturday to a Friday night (or worse) to accommodate a television appearance. But for international fans, the chance to see Championship games in HD from across the world is a treat to look forward to, and in the next few weeks, there will be plenty of opportunity.
Sky Sports has picked several, and I mean several, Leeds United games to broadcast in November, December, and January. Here’s the current rundown, with more to potentially be added if our lads in White can keep up the good run of form.
The next three matches are all available on Sky Sports 1, with first-place Newcastle, last-place Rotherham, and the EFL Cup tie at Anfield all on the docket. Should be a fun two weeks.
December provides two more early fixtures on Sky Sports 1, with Aston Villa at Elland Road and a trip to second-place Brighton on the agenda. That makes FIVE televised matches in a row for the Mighty Whites.
Then, a little television-break for the holidays, and another televised match on a Thursday night for our trip to Aston Villa. Enjoy that away trip, Yorkshire locals.
Finally, we know that two more matches are scheduled for Sky Sports 1 in January: Derby County’s Friday night trip to Elland Road, and a Saturday night trip to mid-table Barnsley.
There will undoubtedly be more to come when Sky announces their games for February, March, and April, but for now, we’re television-famous again. Enjoy it while it lasts, international fans.
Hopefully this is the last season we’re in the Championship, we’re promoted, and then every match is televised in the Premier League in 2017/18, right? Sounds good to me. MOT