'Absolutely phenomenal' – Exclusive: Pundit reacts to key EFL & Sky update involving Leeds
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…
Paul Robinson has hailed the return of televised football as “absolutely phenomenal” as the first raft of Sky’s picks in the Championship were revealed.
Both of Leeds’ opening two games, against Cardiff and Fulham, are set for the Sky Sports treatment, with 11 games in total on TV in the first two weeks.
Even that pales in comparison to the Premier League, which is set to broadcast every single one of its remaining 98 games.
The Championship games not on Sky will all be available to watch on either iFollow or, in the case of Leeds, LUTV, for £10 a match.
Revised @SkySports TV selections confirmed! #EFL | @SkyBetChamp pic.twitter.com/0tfjDGt2UZ
— EFL (@EFL) June 8, 2020
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News after the first Sky games were announced in the Championship, Robinson said, “It’s massively important for supporters to be able to see the football and that goes double for Leeds fans.
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“The times are unprecedented and it calls for unprecedented steps and decisions.
“The Premier League, Sky and BT have made a real effort to enable fans to watch all the games and Championship fans will be the same.
“We’ve all missed it for so long and it’s great for fans that they’ll get to see as much football as they can.
“Fans have now got the chance to have a massive overdose on football, with the Championship and the Premier League.
“They’re showing every single game in the Premier League and there are only one or two days blank in the first 20 days. Add the Championship games on top of that and it’s going to be absolutely phenomenal.”
We can’t wait for football to kick off again but it’s going to be a different sort of football without fans.
Robinson is right, though – the feast of football on offer is absolutely brilliant.
Leeds fans will be able to watch every one of their last remaining nine games (six on Sky), along with the opening two games from West Brom and Fulham, and fill up on Premier League football in any downtime.
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