Powerful Championship clubs at war with EFL over Sky deal

17 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Around half of clubs in the Championship are on a collision course with the EFL regarding the broadcasting deal that was signed almost a year ago.

At least 11 of the biggest Championship clubs are considering their next move against the EFL after disagreements in relation to the disappointing broadcasting deal made last November.

The EFL is a "broken organisation not fit for purpose," says one club chairman - while a representative from another club said he felt they were "at war" with the EFL.

The clubs, who have had several meetings to discuss what to do, are questioning the legal authority of the deal.

The EFL believes it has been transparent regarding the making of the deal and feels the organisation is moving forward towards better decision-making and communication with its members.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Around half of clubs in the Championship are on a collision course with the EFL regarding the broadcasting deal that was signed almost a year ago.

As well as being extremely disappointed with the deal itself, in which they feel the broadcasters paid too little for the TV rights, frustrations are growing amongst chairmen and executives about a perceived lack of transparency surrounding the deal that seems to go on forever.

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