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Morning Leeds-in for 20 November: It’s all kicking off with the Sky TV deal

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This is, well, bad.

The EFL agreed to a terrible TV with Sky and now it’s all gonna kick off.

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:

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. []

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. []

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]