Live games chosen
I had been nervously waiting for Sky to put out their live televised games for the opening weekend as I have a flight booked for the Sunday, so I am sort of pleased to say that we don’t feature in the Sky listings at all, mind you one little televised game to keep us expats happy before the winter sets in would’ve been nice.
The Championship season will open at the Amex on the Friday night when Brighton host Nottingham Forest in front of the cameras. Sky will show the early Saturday game between Leeds and relegated Burnley, then on Sunday Sky selected Preston’s return to the 2nd tier against Middlesbrough. Kick off midday.
In fact Champions of Europe Leeds (two top half Championship finishes since getting relegated from the Premier League in 2004) continue to be the box office picks with three live games on Sky before the end of August.
19 teams get live games in this current pick which extends until the first weekend of October. Brentford, Cardiff, Bristol City, MK Dons and of course Charlton will all have to wait their turns, whilst other than Leeds, Forest, Burnley, Middlesbrough, Wolves and Derby all appear twice.
Of course if we can avoid the live TV cameras for the whole season, then who knows how successful we could be!