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Premier League takes on Saturday prime-time in new TV rights package

Eight Premier League games will be played in a new 19:45 slot on Saturdays under the terms of a new broadcast package from the 2019-20 season. Broadcasters will bid for rights to show 200 live matches, more than 50% of the league’s 380 games and an increase on the current deal’s 168. The new package will also allow successful bidders to broadcast rounds of midweek matches in their entirety. It will replace the existing record £5.136bn TV deal struck in 2015. The new kick-off times on Saturdays will likely see…

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Are Saturday jobs less popular among children now?

A Saturday job used to be a rite of passage for many children, but pressure to succeed at school and other factors means that’s no longer the case. The number of school children with a part-time job has fallen by a fifth in the past five years, new figures show. The findings come from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to all local authorities across the UK responsible for issuing child employment permits. Employers need to apply for a licence to hire staff under the age of 16. More than…

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Manchester United v Brighton live stream and confirmed line-ups: talkSPORT 2 Premier League commentary on Saturday, November 25

Manchester United have the chance to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points with victory at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.  YOU CAN LISTEN TO FULL COMMENTARY OF MANCHESTER UNITED V BRIGHTON ON TALKSPORT 2. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE ONLINE Jose Mourinho’s side will be looking to build on their pleasing win over Newcastle last week after hitting bad form, while the Seagulls will be keen to continue their solid start to the season.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic starts on the bench for the Red Devils as…

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Liverpool v Chelsea stats preview: The numbers behind Saturday evening's Premier League clash

The pick of the weekend’s Premier League matches sees fifth placed Liverpool entertain third placed Chelsea.  YOU CAN LISTEN TO FULL COMMENTARY OF LIVERPOOL V CHELSEA ON TALKSPORT AT 17:30 ON 25 NOVEMBER Both sides come into the contest in good form, with the home side winning their last three league games, while the visitors have won their last four.  But what about the stats behind this modern rivalry? Click the right arrow above to see some interesting facts about Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League matches.  Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Arsenal v Tottenham live stream and confirmed line-ups: talkSPORT Premier League commentary on Saturday, November 18

CLICK HERE TO STREAM LIVE ARSENAL V TOTTENHAM COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 12:30 It’s unfamiliar territory for Tottenham as they go into Saturday’s eagerly-awaited north London derby as the favourites – but can they back it up with a win, or will the Gunners knock their rivals down a peg? Spurs’ chances will surely depend on whether their key man are passed fit to play. Harry Kane (knee), Dele Alli (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (groin) and Harry Winks (ankle) all struggled with injuries over the international break, but all four were welcomed back…

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