This comes in as my favourite football podcast and I've tried a few. What I personally like about it over Football Weekly, The Game or the Sky Sports - Football Podcast is the lighthearted humour that goes with it. You get serious analysis and a good chuckle with it.
The website is pretty nifty as well with a good mix of media for those moments when you need a short burst of revitalisation at work.
This is a great website with an interesting blog written from a truly international perspective. Whilst it may lack in style in certain areas, it certainly makes up for this with the strength of the community behind it. I especially love the helpfulness of other users. Going to an away game? – Ask for tips on travel/pubs in the area. Looking for a ticket to a match? – See if anyone has any spares. The information provided on big tournaments and obtaining tickets is second to none so it is worth remembering if France and Russia are working their way to the top of your holiday list. This is definitely a forum to take notice of.
Looking for ways to motivate yourself for that magical Monday clash between Villa and Burnley, look no further than fantasy football. This gives football fans a vested interest in all matches and can turn the most mundane of fixtures into nail biters. There are a whole host of options to choose from but my pick of the bunch is the official Premier League version. It’s free for starters and has millions of users to compete against as well as allowing you to set up leagues with your mates. Queue the start of hours wasted (invested) each week tinkering with your team.
The problem comes when you start forgetting where your priorities actually lie. The combination of disgust and elation as Van Persie nets a hat-trick or Jose’s bus ensures another clean sheet for the Blues can be confusing. A bit like a night in with the missus and a rom com. As much as you may moan, you secretly love it.
MOTD is brilliant and few highlight shows would be able to compete (You’ve been framed comes in a close second). There is one problem with this plan. Saturday prime time is often spent down the pub or on those weekends where it becomes a cosy night in, MOTD doesn’t stand a chance. So for those occasions when Love Actually “accidentally” ruins your Saturday night, footytube is always available as a trusty fall back option to help you catch up on the weekend’s PL action.
You will be familiar with the popular footballing magazine FourFourTwo and this app produced by them is every statto’s dream. Powered by Opta, the world's leading sports data company, the app gives comprehensive pre- and post-match analysis for matches in the big European leagues as well as European and international competitions.
See exact breakdowns on player performance and detailed stats for each game. The app also provides trends and a brief head-to-head history on the two teams involved. Perfect to throw into conversation during pre-match discussions down the pub. A nice feature is the blog articles provided by FourFourTwo writers which provide some interesting reading.
This is definitely an app worth downloading for those who want to be in the know about football.
So you reckon you are a bit of a footballing guru do you? Then put that knowledge to good use by playing Super 6 which is run by Sky Sports during each week of the football season. All you have to do is correctly predict the scores of a selection of six matches selected by Jeff Stelling each week. If you manage it, you’ll win £250,000. There is even a weekly prize of £5000 for the top player of the week. Who said you don’t get something for nothing.
But don’t get too excited, it’s anything but easy.