BBC delivers news about broadcasting Leeds games that fans will love
BBC Radio Leeds have delivered the news that all Leeds United fans without Sky Sports have been waiting for.
They confirmed that Adam Pope and Noel Whelan will be delivering the commentary for all of Leeds’ remaining Championship games.
The popular commentary team will be working from inside the stadiums, home and away, with Leeds set to kick-off their Championship campaign again at Cardiff a week on Sunday.
Jonathan Buchan will be on air from 11am next Sunday with all the build-up for the first game back.
🎙️ @apopey & @NoelDavidWhelan will bring you full match commentary of Leeds United's nine remaining Championship games, home & away, live from inside the ground. @jonathanbuchan will be on-air from 11am, Sunday 21st June, for full build-up to Cardiff away.#LUFC #bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/UF4HxGP3NZ
— BBC West Yorkshire Sport (@BBCWYS) June 12, 2020
Leeds fans are always moaning about the Sky Sports coverage, with pundits like Don Goodman deeply unpopular with Whites fans.
The BBC Radio Leeds coverage is different.
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The reason the Leeds fans love it so much is the absolutely infectious commentary from massive Whites fans Whelan.
Here are his reactions from the goals in the last game that Leeds played against Huddersfield.
It would be hard not to get excited by Luke Ayling’s opener, with his now-infamous “hair celebration”, but Whelan gives it the treatment it deserves.
We think there will be a lot of Leeds fans who turn the sound down on the Sky commentary and listen to Pope and Whelan instead. That’s what we’ll be doing.
The only bit of bad news is that because of EFL rules, the game won’t be put online, so you can only get it if you’re within the reach of BBC Radio Leeds.
Hi we would love to do that but we are not allowed to do so due to EFL broadcast regulations. Exceptions are play offs and FA Cup ties which we can put online in the UK only.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) June 12, 2020
Pope confirmed that only play-offs and FA Cup ties could be put online.
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