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Wolves Against Swansea: Comcast and ESPN2 Fail

This Saturday’s early kickoff between Wolves and Swansea may not be the match that everyone is looking forward to this weekend (I would disagree for obvious reasons), but it looks like ESPN2 and Comcast are having a tough time getting excited about it too.

Take a look at the above image from the Comcast DVR which shows the listing for Wolves against Swansea. It’s listed as a Championship game, not a Premier League match.

Does ESPN2 and Comcast know something that we don’t know? Let’s hope not!

Thanks to EPL Talk reader Matt_Glenn for the news tip on Twitter.


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  1. DempsyISFulham

    October 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Your not a real football fan if you make a comment like that…true these aren’t 2 of the bigger clubs in English football but Swansea city play very attractive football…this should be a very open game with some goals….unlike the Liverpool-Man U match in the same time slot last weekend…It will almost certainly be more entertaining then the Manchester Derby Sunday morning, it will be way more open as I have a feeling…I find it funny you won’t wake up early to watch Wolves-Swans tomorrow but you will almost certainly wake up Sunday for City-United which is going to be a slow boring game probably both teams set out to get a point

    • The Gaffer

      October 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Here here!!

      I’m really looking forward to seeing Swansea play tomorrow, which will be their first early Saturday morning kick-off of the season. Hopefully my boys will put on a good performance. Wolves are desperate for a win, so this should be a great one to watch. I’ll be up at the crack of dawn getting ready for this one.

      If you’re on the fence, give the Swans and Wolves a chance by watching it tomorrow.

      The Gaffer

  2. Wild West Geckos

    October 19, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Sweet! Looks like I get to sleep in this weekend!

    • The Gaffer

      October 19, 2011 at 7:04 am

      Sorry that it’s not a boring match-up between Liverpool and Manchester United. I apologize ahead of time that it’ll probably be a very entertaining, open and two-sided game that will give viewers a better appreciation of how good some of the Premier League teams outside the top six are.

      The Gaffer

  3. TotalSoccerShow - Daryl

    October 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    As a Wolves fan I’m inclined to believe ESPN2 see this as a potential title decider, hence the Championship reference!

  4. Stephen

    October 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

    My favorite part, obviously, is the Gaffer’s dread of the implication. Up the Swans, just for you Gaff.

    • The Gaffer

      October 19, 2011 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Stephen. It’s a big game for the Swans after their disappointing performance last weekend against Norwich.

      The Gaffer

  5. Ridge Robinson

    October 18, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Because ESPN is such a large business who has much credibility, you can definitely forgive them for this mistake; however, I don’t understand why this would be the game they decide to show on a channel so massive as ESPN? A Wolves vs Swansea could very well be a match up in the Championship next year…so unless this was more a make-or-break game, they should have shown a bigger game.

    • NC

      October 18, 2011 at 8:48 am

      ESPN is a large busienss with much credibility you say? Ask around to people who follow college football and you may get a different opinion on their credibility. ESPN/ABC/Disney has so much money invested in college football that it has skewed their ability to accurately report on the realignment saga happening as we speak in college football. This is mostly due to the fact that they are a key player in it, and therefore it affects their ability to accurately report. So…not sure about their credibility.

      Nor am I sure how credibility applies to why they should be forgiven for making a minor error like this, but i digress…

    • Paul

      October 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

      ESPN in the USA has no choice over what game to put on. This is obviously a bigger game to the fans in the UK that here in the USA.

      This was there only option for there Satruday morning match.

  6. trickybrkn

    October 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    PS I wish ESPN had championship football. Not for obvious reasons, but because for the reasons above. I used to love the sunday fizzy pop match of the day on Setanta.

  7. trickybrkn

    October 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Well, not really. Outside of the top 8 teams its all championship football. In fact I’d say some of the teams in the Championship are playing even with the bottom 12. Leeds, Ipwich of late, Southampton, Boro, Brighton, Hull and Derby. I’m actually enjoying it more then I thought. Most games are competitive, not as much ref crowding, and fewer douche prima donnas.

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