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.