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PUBLISHED: 09:29 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:32 06 July 2010

FOOTBALL League clubs including Norwich City and Ipswich Town will be given more TV coverage from early next year with a new Monday night regional magazine show on BBC called Late Kick Off.

FOOTBALL League clubs including Norwich City and Ipswich Town will be given more TV coverage from early next year with a new Monday night regional magazine show on BBC called Late Kick Off.

The programme will have a different version in each of seven regions, focusing on the clubs local to that area and offering fans coverage behind-the-scenes, the teams, players, managers and backroom stories.

The show, which starts on January 18 on BBC One, at 11.15pm, will be more than just a highlights programme and will include a mix of discussion, opinion, interviews and match analysis.

The programme will go out in the East, the North West, North East and Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West and East Midlands, London and South East, and the combined South, West and South West.

Presenters of each regional show will be joined each week by different guests and pundits from the world of football.

Programmes will also be shown on the BBC iPlayer.

Late Kick Off complements coverage of the Football League which returned to the BBC in August for the first time since 1988 with the network highlights programme, The Football League Show, along with live coverage of two Carling Cup semi-finals and the final.

David Holdsworth, BBC controller of English Regions, said: “Late Kick Off is good news for Football League fans who'll get to see more of their local teams on television but in a way they may not have seen before.

“They'll get to see the goal action but we'll also examine stories and issues of the day from a different perspective, providing high quality sports journalism. Added to that we will be going behind the scenes at the clubs giving an insight in to what really goes on, with access to players, managers and backroom staff.”


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