We’re approaching the end of the premiership season and gearing up for what promises to be a very exciting Euro 2016 showdown this summer. Thanks to the beauty of modern technology, any serious football fan can now be connected to the beautiful game like never before with a host of cool, practical and useful apps for their smartphones. Here are five of the best.
1 – Stats Zone by FourFourTwo
An offshoot from the ever-popular, long-running football magazine FourFourTwo, this app contains a wealth of footie information that will aid you in anything from fantasy football to heated pub debates. It utilises Opta’s database of match statistics, so the amount of detailed information available is truly something special.
2 – Onefootball
Starting life as The Football App, this score tracking app has been a longstanding fan favourite for years. It will send you push notifications when new goals are scored, or offer you minute by minute updates on any match you care to keep track of. It’s intuitively designed, simple to use, and amazingly versatile with delivering you key footie info. According to the folks at M88, this app is the top of the pile when it comes to football knowledge, and is a must-have for any fan, casual and hardcore alike.
3 – Football Manager Handheld
If you enjoy the traditional console managing games and want to try your hand at something a little more contained and portable, this is the game for you. It lets you test your skills as manager of a specific club, but is designed with the commuter in mind; you can pick it up and put it down at the drop of a hat.
4 – Corner
A smart little app that lets you find nearby British pubs showing football games. While it might sound constricted in terms of what it can do, and needless if you’ve got a specific local you frequent for games, this app can be amazingly handy if you’re out and about with a couple of hours to kill. As well as taking into account specific games, it even lets you filter your results to choose pubs which have Wi-Fi or beer gardens.
5 – BBC Sport
This newly released app from the Big British Castle has all the to-the-minute updates on your favourite fixtures, combined with live text commentary from the formidable journalistic team amassed by the BBC. While is caters to all sports, you can also customise it to suit your needs, filter out the sports you don’t want, and focus on the most important game in the world; which is, of course, football.