Leeds United’s FA Cup third round clash with Queens Park Rangers has all too predictably been selected for television broadcast.
With the expected dull affair in January carrying one plus for fans, insofar as nobody expected the game to be anything but a Saturday 3pm kickoff at Loftus Road, that was a positive for many given how many matches have been pulled around in the fixture list to suit the armchair fan.
???? | Leeds United's FA Cup tie against QPR has been selected for overseas broadcast, and will take place at 2pm on Sunday 6th January 2019
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 7, 2018
That sort of proved to be true as the game won’t be shown live on UK television, but the match has now been moved to a 2pm kickoff slot on Sunday January 6, having been selected for overseas broadcast instead.
Ticket details for the game are yet to be confirmed and our last trip to their ground back in December 2017 saw a Kemar Roofe hattrick give us victory in a 3-1 win.
Reacting to the broadcast news on social media, well, it’s fair to say there was an inevitability to the responses given television talk already in the campaign of 2018/19.
Even when we're not on the Tele we are still on the Tele ffs.
— Daz (@hobsterlobster) December 7, 2018
OVERSEAS BROADCAST ALWAYS REARRANGING FIXTURES????
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) December 7, 2018
Exactly. Was certain it wouldn't be televised and had a weekend in London lined up, flights and everything. It ain't gonna happen now ????
— ComoCollective (@ajcrewdson) December 7, 2018
You can't make this shite up, if it's not Sky it's an overseas broadcast !!!!!
— nick swindlehurst (@nickswin61) December 7, 2018
To accommodate television coverage in Australia, the next 10 league games have been moved to 3am on a Sunday morning.
— Chris W-S (@NorthPennChief) December 7, 2018
You can’t be serious trains are a nightmare into Kings Cross – does anyone care about the fans ……..BTW I know the answer. OVERSEAS TV ????
— ian (@igrattan) December 7, 2018
Ahh only yesterday my dad was saying be good to get to a game at 3pm on a Saturday. Naive old sod
— Jefe (@ManlikeSid_) December 7, 2018
Just when we think we evaded Sky
— Tom Wilson (@TomWilson2323) December 7, 2018