T’Clasico: Burnley v Blackburn not selected for TV

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Kevin Robinson October 8, 2012
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Sky Sports has announced its latest round of live Football League games – but December’s Blackburn match is not among them.

When it failed to pick up the season opener against Bolton it was widely expected around these parts that televising the return of T’Clasico on December 2nd was pretty much a given.

We have again been overlooked however with no games at all in December, leaving the Blackpool game in a fortnight as the only chance to catch the Clarets live on the box before the new year.

Sky is the Football League’s sole live broadcaster after the BBC lost its rights to show games and announced its selected nine through December this morning. It will be Yorkshire and Midlands derbies instead to mark the first weekend of the festive period, Huddersfield v Leeds and Leicester v Derby deemed the bigger games. Blackburn and Blackpool have games against Cardiff and Wolves respectively and Leeds are again on boxing day.

The best we can hope for now in December is extended highlights on the Football League Show.

The full list is as follows:

Fri Nov 30: Huddersfield v Leeds
Sat Dec 1: Leicester v Derby
Fri Dec 7: Blackburn v Cardiff
Sat Dec 8: Wolves v Birmingham
Sat Dec 15: Barnsley v Sheff Weds
Fri Dec 21: Blackpool v Wolves
Sat Dec 22: Crystal Palace v Huddersfield
Wed Dec 26: Nottm Forest v Leeds
Sat Dec 29: Brighton v Watford

Is the Leicester match more worthy of the TV? Should T’Classico have been picked up? Comment below.

  • stuttsy83

    I think it should have been televised i dont think Burnley get shown enough on TV i cant beleive that Sky in their deluded wisdom thinks that a 3rd rate East Midlands Derby is more worthy than a real passionate Burnley v Blackburn derby match Sky should be stripped of the right if the BBC had the live right they show it! Sky are total MUPPETS for NOT showing it. Total Joke!

    • Kevin Robinson
      Kevin Robinsonin reply to stuttsy83

      I’m not here to say our derby is ‘bigger’ or ‘fiercer’ than any other but I did certainly think that it being Blackburn, considering they were until last season a well established PL side and former Champions lest we forget, would make this an almost certainty for Sky.

  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith

    In defence of Sky, both the derbies in the PL season were pretty rubbish spectacles.

    • Andyin reply to Jamie Smith

      Agree with you there mate, but did you see the wolves v Birmingham game last season in the fa cup I think it was, that was depressing, think there was only 3 shots in that game and they all came in the last 5 mins. Really expected this to be on tv :/ looks like everyones going to pubs that aren’t going to the game, they’ll have it on some strange foreign channel

  • Andy

    There’s plenty of midland derbies every year, there never that entertaining, we get one maybe two games per season and up to now, they’ve missed the two games that fans have actually looked forward to since Bolton and bastards got relegated, you can put money on it they’ll put some pointless game on like peterborough v Bristol city that no one gives a shit about!! It’s a joke

  • Chris Stanworth

    The TV slots that weekend are Friday night and Saturday teatime

  • Chris Stanworth

    The TV slots that weekend are Friday night and Saturday teatime. No way will sky shift the slots around when competing with Premier League games. No way would the police allow our game to kick off that late on because of the potential for trouble, higher than the Leicester game. Could this have contributed to the game being overlooked?

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