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EFL TV selections announced for 29 March – 2 April

EFL kick-off times and TV selections for live broadcasting have been a major fan issue for a very long time but has intensified to unprecedented levels in recent months.  It reached a new peak in January when match-going fans were left furious as the FA announced some truly ridiculous kick-off times for the FA Cup fourth-round fixtures.

So, here are the confirmed live broadcasting selections for EFL matches between 29 March and 2 April, as well as their respective kick-off times.

EFL TV selections announced for 29 March – 2 April

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Kick-off times and games selected for live coverage has been a topic of debate for many months now. Photo by Icon Sport

SkySports live EFL coverage 29 March – 2 April

Friday 29 March

  • Bristol City v Leicester City kick-off: 12:30 – Sky Bet Championship
  • Wrexham v Mansfield Town kick-off: 15:00 – Sky Bet League Two
  • Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town kick-off: 17:30 – Sky Bet Championship
  • Watford v Leeds United kick-off: 20:00 – Sky Bet Championship

Monday 1 April

  • Leicester City v Norwich City kick-off: 12:30 – Sky Bet Championship
  • Stoke City v Huddersfield Town kick-off: 15:00 – Sky Bet Championship
  • Ipswich Town v Southampton kick-off: 17:30 – Sky Bet Championship
  • Leeds Utd v Hull City kick-off: 20:00 – Sky Bet Championship

Tuesday 2 April

Immediate Fan Reaction

After dissecting social media reaction to the news, there appear to be two main issues fans of clubs in the EFL have with this set of fixtures, although those concerns are applicable to the entire campaign to date.

The first of those issues is the lack of variety in the matches from League One and League Two that are selected for broadcasting. One fan took to X, formerly Twitter, to express their desire for SkySports to pay attention to the issue, saying: “What a surprise again. Only a very selected games for league one and 2, there are other games within these two leagues which are worthy to be televised. Whoever organises this need to have a good look at themselves. If sky sports don’t want to, find an alternative.”

Another concern among supporters appeared to be a suspected favouritism towards Ryan Reynolds' Wrexham. In response to the club's selection for this particular round of fixtures, one fan demanded the EFL to “sell the rights to Someone else for L1 and L2. It’s ridiculous now!”, while another simply said “Wrexham, Leeds… Yawn!”


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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