League wins extra pounds 21m in FA deal

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The Independent Online

The Leicester City chairman, Martin George, yesterday revealed that the League had won an extra pounds 21m of television revenue in a deal proposed by the Association.

When the League's management committee failed to reach agreement on the near-pounds 120m five-year offer before the designated deadline, the FA improved its offer by handing about pounds 21m of marketing rights back to the clubs.

The League had wanted more time to consider an alternative partnership proposed by the Premier League after a threatened revolt of the smaller clubs.