Date:Friday February 16 2007
Birmingham owner David Sullivan believes that the football league sold their TV rights to Sky Sports on the cheap.
The owner of Birmingham has stated that they received £60,000 for a live TV game last week, but added that the loss of revenue on the revised kick off time and extra police costs, probably meant that Birmingham made a loss on the event (Birmingham had their lowest attendance of the season).
Sullivan told the Echo: 'I will publicly state that I believe the Football League sold out their television rights far too cheaply.
'They should never have sold out to Sky for the money they did.
'The compensation that Championship clubs get - £60,000 - for switching the games doesn't even cover the reduction in your gate.
'We, at Birmingham, don't want any Championship games on Sky.
'In the Premiership, it's big money. Then you have got the leeway to do cheaper deals for fans.
'The problem in the Championship is that £60,000 is a relatively small sum of money.
'Our police bill for the Sunday game was £23,000.
'That £60,000 did not cover the overall cost of the police, the turnstile operators, the stewards'.
Join Vital Saints
To visit the Vital Saints message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Saint.
All Change - Three For TV - Two For Europe (Friday July 3 2015)
JRod Pleased With Pre Season Return (Thursday July 2 2015)
What Cars Do The Premiership Captains' Drive? (Thursday July 2 2015)
Infographic - Southampton Better Off Without Vlaar? (Thursday July 2 2015)
Clyne Completes Liverpool Transfer (Wednesday July 1 2015)
What a waste of time and money! - Saints release Osvaldo (Wednesday July 1 2015)
New Signings Are Already A Boost - Koeman (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Err.. The New Premier League Football... Ahem! (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Staggered Pre Season Start Suits Koeman (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Saints Begin Pre-Season Training (Monday June 29 2015)
|10. Man Utd||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Remy Linked to move to Turkish Club
» Chelsea : 05/07/2015 17:46:01
|NUFC Influx On The Way
» Newcastle : 05/07/2015 17:32:01
|Breaking The British Transfer Record?
» Man City : 05/07/2015 16:36:01
|Hammers Reject Set for Greek Football
» West Ham : 05/07/2015 16:30:00
|Costa Warms-Up in Kuwait 5-a-side Tournament
» Chelsea : 05/07/2015 16:18:01