This is, well, bad.
The EFL agreed to a terrible TV with Sky and now it’s all gonna kick off.
The EFL has formally agreed a new broadcast deal with Sky Sports, despite the opposition to it from Leeds United and other Championship clubs. Five year contract starts next season. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 19, 2018
Championship clubs now meeting at Villa Park tomorrow for further talks and to consider their options. Leeds will be represented. Still a lot of opposition to the deal. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 19, 2018
The deal give each club £3 million a season for TV rights, despite some decent TV numbers that would suggest that a greater sum for each club could be obtained, and the deal pales in comparison to the almost £100 million that each Premier League club gets from their TV rights deals. And yes, the Premier League TV deals include international viewing, but the difference is stark.
How serious the Championship clubs are about the being upset about the terrible deal, but it sounds like we’ll know more later today.
On to the links.
This is pretty much what I image a meeting between the EFL brass and the Championships clubs will be like:
The art of fighting without fighting.@AlexVorkov @ShadownexEdge @mivy74 @hgdupuid #funniness#pets #Cats #CatsofTwitter #Kitty #Caturday #BruceLee #fight @mistermorris55 pic.twitter.com/OBQLI6mGgx— DJBILLYDAKID (@djbillydkone) November 16, 2018
Leeds United Links
Any debate over the position of goalkeeper at Leeds was settled after Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman broke his leg. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
AFC Wimbledon has reportedly had 80 applications for the position of manager. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Juventus reportedly plotting a move for Mexico international Hector Herrera. [FMF State of Mind]
AC Milan’s Giacomo Bonaventura will reportedly be out for the season. [AC Milan Offside]
Frederico Chiesa will fill in as Fiorentina captain while German Pezzella is out. [Viola Nation]
A look back on some of the AS Roma names from a 2017 Guardian list of top 50 Serie A prospects. [Chiesa di Totti]
FC Cincinnati comfortable with plan for inaugural MLS season. [Cincinnati.com]
What Xolos fans can expect from Oscar Pareja. [FMF State of Mind]
The Philadelphia Union trimmed their roster today, cutting over 40% of their payroll in the process. [Brotherly Game]