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:
Leeds United Links
England and English Football Links
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