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“New TV deal for a fantastic comp and it’s 90% whinging immediately” – How social media reacted to the Championship’s new TV deal

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In a huge development for Championship rugby, it was announced by the RFL that the second tier of European rugby league would again feature weekly on television. Premier Sports, who have produced superb coverage of the sport in the past, agreed a deal to show one Championship game per week on Monday nights. The deal also sees them receive the right to show two Challenge Cup quarter-final ties. It’s a major positive for the sport as a whole, especially if the brilliant Championship play-offs are anything to go by. That’s my view anyway, but what was yours? How did social media react to the news?

The vast majority were excited by the prospect, believing that it’s exactly what both the Championship and the game as a whole need moving forward.

Others shared this opinion but also turned their attentions to Sky, voicing their disappointment at how little they did with the rights to the Championship. Some even suggested that Premier Sports should attempt to take on Super League as a whole.

That said, not everyone was happy. Plenty of people pointed out the logistical drawbacks of asking part-time players to travel across the country on a Monday night.

Even one of the players weighed in on the difficulties Championship stars could face.

Meanwhile one supporter noted the struggles the coverage will have when up against Sky Sports’ famed Monday Night Football.

Inevitably, others suggested that crowd sizes would be damaged. This simply seemed to infuriate others.

One fan argued that some people simply like to moan about the game even when they’ve taken a positive step forward like this. It’s true that the positive news has left a few feathers ruffled.

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  1. James

    October 7, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    TGG Fans moan and dog bites man.

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