Premier Soccer Saturday Live

Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:59:39 PM

And what a familiar existential sense that is to any football fan over an international weekend. This left us the horrible prospect of a weekend almost entirely devoid of top-level football action, and what an awful prospect that can seem. And thus a chance for some of the Sky squad players to get some minutes, and a moment for the lower leagues to get a day in the sun, as the Gillette Soccer Saturday format carried on regardless. Much like the Carabao Cup, some will question if the broadcaster is treating the competition seriously by fielding a weakened team but, for this viewer at least, this was a Saturday diversion to fill the long autumnal afternoon.

7 Reasons Premier Soccer Saturday Was The Dog's Bollocks

Over the traditional holiday period, from the weekend before Christmas through Jan.

  • As part of a revamped schedule, it will show its 5.
  • Can anybody derail Liverpool's incredible start to the season?
  • Can Liverpool, which lost out on last year's championship by a single point, find a way to get past defending champs Manchester City?
  • Jeff Stelling is the king of sports broadcasting Image: Getty Get the biggest Daily News stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email In Stelling became the face of Sky Sports' 'Sports Saturday', which was rebranded as 'Gillette Soccer Saturday' in
  • But in many ways 'Premier Soccer Saturday' trumped it's English counterpart. Part was due to the charm of those that took part in it's broadcast and part was due to the warm feeling of nostalgia that comes over me when I think back to when our national broadcaster had the rights to Premier League football.

Back then and to this day on any given weekend, the vast majority of Premier League fixtures take place on Saturdays at 3pm.

While that logic may have held true in the s, when the only real international aspect of the sport was the World Cup and other international competitions, but in , national leagues are viewed around the world by billions each year. That means an ex-pat Chelsea fan in New York can watch considerably more Chelsea games than someone who actually lives in Chelsea.

  • As a result, Sunday's clash will be key in deciding the fate of both sides come the end of the season, and here, the Soccer Saturday pundits look at the key talking points going into the match.
  • When the show was aired on a day other than Saturday, it used the appropriately customised title e. Premier Soccer Sunday.
  • Here's what's in store on Sky Sports this term - and how you can follow the action, wherever you are
  • Defending title holders City play one of the eight Saturday fixtures, contesting the late kick off away to Crystal Palace. They return to domestic action a troubling eight points behind Liverpool at the top.
  • Millions of viewers scrutinise their performance, and we look to these highly-paid oracles for expert perspectives on the action unfolding before us.

In the meanwhile, the Premier League has started taking measures to get around the Saturday TV blackout. The games tend to start quite late, at or 8pm, and they still generally require Britons sign up for costly satellite TV subscriptions through Sky TV, which controls most of the broadcasting rights for Premier League soccer in the UK.

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The vast majority of tickets are held by season ticket holders, corporate entertainment accounts, and then first right of refusal on the remainder tend to go to fan-club members. Burnley has a population of 73, Why not let them watch their team on TV, especially during the cold winter months, or after tucking into turkey leftovers on Boxing Day?

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