Whether you’re an armchair fan or a super supporter, get more football this season by downloading some of the best football apps for your smartphone.
If you’re a football fan, the chances are you’ve missed a big game at some stage. But times have changed. Now, if your train is delayed, you’re asked to work late or you get stuck in traffic, you don’t have to worry - you can still catch all the action both on and off the pitch.
These apps will feed you all the latest football news, help you stay on top of transfer gossip, let you join in online conversations, watch live streaming of matches and crucial interviews, play games and even let you place a bet.
Take a look at our guide to ensure you download the best football apps for the 2014/15 season - with these apps, you’ll enjoy football like never before.
Take live matches with you wherever you go. If you’re a Sky customer, you can download this app and watch live TV online for free. This season, Sky Sports will show over 100 live Barclays Premier League games and up to 600 live European football matches - let’s face it, you’re probably not going to be at home for all of them, so hook up to Sky Go.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. If you’re marooned somewhere without a TV or you don’t have a Sky subscription to use Sky Go, the Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre is the place to be. Get up-to-date scores, fixtures and stats, not to mention all the big interviews from players and managers. Action as it happens.
A common problem football fans face is trying to find a pub to watch their chosen game. Match Pint means you can avoid dashing around town a minute before kick-off. This app will find you, wherever you are in the UK and list all the nearby pubs, along with which games they’re showing. The app can even tell you whether to expect a big screen and an HD experience or not. And it’s all free. Result.
Are you watching a game where the ref’s had a shocker? Think you could you do better? Then why not test yourself and your friends with this app, courtesy of The Guardian. The Guardian created the You Are The Ref cartoon strip over 50 years ago, regularly illustrating key decisions from games, and prompting readers and refs alike to cast their opinions on what the rulebook says. Get numerous situations sent to your smartphone and make your call.