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7 hours ago, Sidi Fidi Gold said:

This is impressive but slightly misleading, teams in the Championship play 46 games while most European leagues play far fewer, for example, the German Bundesliga 2 play 34 games, with an average of 29000, 6000 more than the Championship, though barring the Bundesliga, the Championship dwarfs ever other 2nd tier in Europe.

This last season does seem to have been a bit of an anomaly as well when it comes to crowds in the championship because they tend to get an average of between 18-20,000 but I guess there's just been some bigger grounds in there this year for it to be 23,000. For a second division though, any crowds in this range I'm talking about is impressive. We just love football in this country. 

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New football season will see the introduction of new EFL tv deal , it seems too good to be true. If you have skysports the it's all free on sky sports plus.

IMG are the broadcast partners, and the operation is massive, giving a bit of perspective to the RL operation. Which IMO means IMG will persevere with RL whatever happens, its not something that'll make or break IMG either way. This does show what IMG can do for RL given the chance.

  • The 1,059 matches will be split across the branded Sky Linear Channel (main channel) and the new Sky Sports+ offer
  • More than 193 matches will be available on Sky Sports main channel:
    • 118 Sky Bet Championship matches
    • 19 Sky Bet League One matches
    • 19 Sky Bet League Two matches
    • 15 Sky Bet EFL Play-Off matches
    • 19 Carabao Cup matches
    • 3 Bristol Street Motors Trophy matches
  • A further 866 fixtures will be available on Sky Sports+, including:
    • 210 Sky Bet Championship matches
    • 229 Sky Bet League One matches
    • 229 Sky Bet League Two matches
    • 74 Carabao Cup matches
    • 124 Bristol Street Motors Trophy matches
  • All other fixtures are protected by Article 48 and are not broadcast into the UK
  • Announced in April, EFL production partner IMG will produce 866 matches per season for Sky Sports’ streaming service with the remaining balance produced by Sky for their main channel output
  • IMG will produce a further 832 matches (1,698 in total) which will be utilised outside of the UK by EFL rights holders Pitch International and Relevent Sports, who will distribute the premium broadcast feed across the world  
  • Fans will see increased camera setups across every division with six cameras in the Championship, four cameras in League One and two cameras in League Two – up from four, one and one cameras respectively.
  • Carabao Cup matches will feature a minimum of two cameras plus an up-scaled four-camera set-up for later rounds of the competition.
  • All Bristol Street Motors Trophy matches will remain available to view with a one camera setup until the semi-finals
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40 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I saw this score last night and thought it was a bit of an upset, a Gibraltarian team beating a NI team but I didn't know they were also just a pub team! Well done Magpies!

Despite being from Londonderry NI, Derry City play in the Irish Republic,  League of Ireland , due to religious/ political reasons, as Londonderry ( Derry) is/ was  fiercely Nationalistic. Interesting info on city, link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry

Wikipedia;

The club, founded in 1928, initially played in the Irish League, the domestic league in Northern Ireland, and won a title in 1964–65. In 1971, security concerns related to the Troubles meant matches could not be played at the Brandywell. The team played home fixtures 30 miles (48 km) away in Coleraine. The security forces withdrew their objections to the use of the Brandywell the following year, but in the face of insistence from the Irish League that the unsustainable arrangement continue, the club withdrew from the league. After 13 years in junior football, it joined the League of Ireland's new First Division for 1985–86. Derry won the First Division title and achieved promotion to the Premier Division in 1987, and remained there until an administrative relegation in 2009. The club won a domestic treble in 1988–89, the only League of Ireland club so far to do so.[4]

After spending the majority of its time in the League of Ireland in the Premier Division, the club was expelled in November 2009 when it was discovered there were secondary, unofficial contracts with players. It was reinstated a few weeks later but demoted to the First Division, the second tier, from where it made its way back to the Premier Division

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Prescot Cables are in meltdown after releasing a statement on Monday that their manager & assistant manager will be stepping down with immediate effect. Following an evaluation of the clubs financial situation for the coming season. The fans are not happy and no wonder. 
 

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1 hour ago, Josef K said:

Prescot Cables are in meltdown after releasing a statement on Monday that their manager & assistant manager will be stepping down with immediate effect. Following an evaluation of the clubs financial situation for the coming season. The fans are not happy and no wonder. 
 

A friend who follows Woking has just shared that the club have been losing £25,000 per week and are now out of money.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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