The Football League will kick off its busy festive period next month with a television first; ten matches in ten days all live on Sky Sports.
Christmas and New Year is a crucial time of the season for teams in The Football League. 180 matches are played across the three divisions over the festive season and a good run of form in December and January can provide the foundations for the rest of the season.
10 in 10 begins with Wolves v Nottingham Forest who will be looking for wins at Molineux and then at Ewood Park on Monday 14 December to propel them up the table. Brighton who play Middlesbrough on 19 December will be hoping they can hold on to their status as the only unbeaten team in the top four divisions through December and into the new year. 10 in 10 will also give Sky Sports viewers the opportunity to see how QPR and Blackburn Rovers continue to fare under new managers Neil Warnock and Paul Lambert. The matches to be shown live during Football League 10 in 10 are:
Speaking about Football League 10 in 10, Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League said: “The festive period has always been a special time for football fans, and with 10 matches in 10 days live on Sky Sports to start it all off, this season promises to be better than ever. “The live games will showcase the drama of and excitement of the Sky Bet Football League, and we’d encourage everyone to come and join the fun as big crowds gather at grounds across the country over Christmas and the New Year.” Sky Sports expert Ian Holloway who will be a studio guest for all 10 matches said: “Christmas has come early! It’s been a brilliant start to the season and what better way to celebrate the festive season than by showing ten matches in ten days from the most exciting League in football. I’m delighted that fans will get the chance to enjoy nearly two weeks of non-stop Football League exclusively live on Sky Sports.”
|Friday 11 || Wolves v Nottingham Forest || 7.45pm Sky Sports 1 & 5 |
|Saturday 12 || MK Dons v Ipswich Town || 12.30pm Sky Sports 1 |
|Sunday 13 || Sheffield Utd v Coventry City || 12.00pm Sky Sports 2 |
|Monday 14 || Blackburn v Nottingham Forest || 7.45pm Sky Sports 2 |
|Tuesday 15 || QPR v Brighton || 7.45pm Sky Sports 1 & 5 |
|Wednesday 16 || Hull City v Reading || 7.45pm Sky Sports 1 & 5 |
|Thursday 17 || Wolves v Leeds || 7.45pm Sky Sports 1 |
|Friday 18 || Birmingham v Cardiff City || 7.45pm Sky Sports 1 |
|Saturday 19 || Brighton v Middlesbrough || 12.30pm Sky Sports 1 |
|Sunday 20 || Walsall v Port Vale ||12.00pm Sky Sports 2 |
Sky Sports News HQ will provide daily reports from around the grounds and cities throughout 10 in 10, and viewers can enjoy analysis from our team of experts including Don Goodman, Andy Hinchcliffe and David Prutton both online and across social media. Sky Sports viewers will be able to watch on all the goals from the days’ matches as usual on Saturday evenings on Sky Sports News HQ, and highlights of every match in 10 in 10 will be available on skysports.com.
10 in 10 is part of Sky Sports’ biggest ever Football League season which includes live coverage of 127 live fixtures from the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet Leagues 1 and 2 including the Play-Off Semi-Finals, and all the three Finals from Wembley, and the first Cup Final of the season, the Capital One Cup Final.
This season Sky Sports are also enjoying 116 matches from the Barclays Premier League plus 300 matches from La Liga, the climax of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, action from Scotland in the SPFL and Scottish Cup, as well as MLS and Eredivisie.
Fans can watch 10 in 10 live wherever they are on mobile, laptop and selected tablets via Sky Go. Non-subscribers of Sky Sports can also watch follow the matches without a contract though online TV streaming service NOW TV. With a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 , a Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, or a Sky Sports Month Pass for £31.99 viewers can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels on TV with a NOW TV Box, on the web or via a range of devices.