The club announced today that four upcoming fixtures were being moved to be shown on Sky TV, in addition to the ones that were already moved. Leeds are typically one of the clubs that are shown on Sky a lot, and this season appears to be no different than in years past, with these fixtures in October and November being rescheduled as Sky sets up their television football schedule for the fall.
Leeds United v Sheffield United
New fixture date: Friday 27th October 2017
New kick-off time: 19:45, live on Sky Sports
Venue: Elland Road
Brentford v Leeds United
New fixture date: Saturday 4th November 2017
New kick-off time: 17:20, live on Sky Sports
Venue: Griffin Park
Leeds United v Middlesbrough
New fixture date: Sunday 19th November 2017
New kick-off time: 13:15, live on Sky Sports
Venue: Elland Road
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United
New fixture date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
New kick-off time: 19:45
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Two of the matches should provide a really good atmosphere, with a good Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United on a Friday night and the first visit of former manager Garry Monk to Elland Road with his new club Boro in the afternoon on a Sunday.
Unfortunately, the rescheduling of fixtures is a necessarily evil in the television age. It’s both a blessing and a curse, because while it’s annoying that plans might have to be adjusted or remade in order for fans to attend the matches, the more that clubs appear on TV, the more money that is made and chances are it’s because the club is more popular and doing well.
The Brentford fixture appears to be the one that will be the most inconvenient for fans, as getting back home from West London is always a challenge, but a match that starts at 19.20 on a Saturday, instead of the traditional 15.00, will create some problems for Leeds fans that don’t wish to spend the night in London.