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RUFC - Should League Clubs Get More TV Coverage?

RUFC - Should League Clubs Get More TV Coverage?

Rotherham United might not be a name conjured up when you think of football on TV - which isn't surprising as we don't get on the box that often these days.

And I was wondering, am I the only one a little surprised that the Millers with a brand new ground, a team who have produced some good games plus with such a 'charismatic' manager in Steve Evans, weren't on the television last season? We played well against Championship side Hull City in the League Cup and then beat two League One sides in the FA Cup - surely someone up in the big offices in charge of football on TV must have, at some stage of the season, thought about putting one of our games from our new stadium on the box? Mind you I would imagine our Gaffer would have a TV camera pointed at him in the dugout for most of the game as he does make good watching when the game`s not up to scratch!

Even the local TV seems to push us to the back - we came second in League Two and went up automatically. Bradford City did it the hard way and went up through the play-offs which was good for them but they did seem to get a little more coverage on our local TV than the Millers - and no Bantams it's not jealousy, it's just an observation.

I mean I know we aren't going to get the coverage of the likes of the two Manchester clubs - and by the way Manchester United took over £60m from TV coverage last season - but wouldn't it just be nice to have the lower clubs on a bit more? The lowest payment from television revenue in the Premiership was just under £40m which went to QPR - and we are being told that payments are going to rise with that one figure going up another £20m.

Over the next three years it seems that the Premiership will fetch in around £5.5bn - and that's a lot of noughts in anyone's money - with parachute payments of clubs being relegated to the Championship also going to be increased over the next four years (which doesn't seem fair to the clubs already in the Championship and even less fair to the clubs coming up from League One).

But, of course, I think this just proves what we, in the lower leagues, have always known - if you're not one of the 'big' boys in football nobody really cares about you.

Anyway, going back to my original thought, do we, the Millers, want to be on the telly? If I recall correctly the last twice we've been on we've let in a few goals and not won. So what do you say - keep the telly for the other clubs and leave us alone? Or would you like to see the New York on TV?
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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Tuesday June 4 2013
Time: 9:00AM

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