5 apps that make watching football better
Whether you want to watch on the go, are obsessed with stats or love football banter on Twitter – there’s an app that’s right for you.
1. The best for: keeping tabs on the scores
Even the biggest football fan expects the beautiful game to play second fiddle sometimes. And with the world’s biggest football tournament taking place this summer, matches will take place at inconvenient times when you’re likely busy elsewhere.
Luckily you can stay on top of the action wherever you are with two of the biggest apps in the game.
But if you are taking a cheeky peek at the scores on your phone while you’re at work, be discreet!
2. The best for: baffling mates with stats
Stats are invaluable currency in football banter circles. And with OPTA, we now have data on everything from corners and free kicks to pass completion rates and clearances at our fingertips.
Get detailed data on less familiar national teams and players this summer with the TLS football app. Your pals will be astounded at the breadth of your footie knowledge each time you serve up another humdinger of a stat on England’s next opponent.
3. The best for: your favourite team
Want to know everything about your team and not so much about others? You need an app that can be tailored to your interests.
Introducing The Bleacher Report. Simply input your team and it will do the rest – pulling in transfer news, fixtures and tactics all in one place.
This is particularly useful during an international tournament when you want the latest on the other teams in your group.
4. The best for: bedroom managers
Football Manager needs no introduction. For over two decades it’s been helping accountants, builders, office workers, plumbers and just about anyone else who ever dreamed of ‘managing in the big time’ prove they have what it takes.
To be successful you have to put the hours in – managing transfers, fixtures and press conferences. This in the past meant spending hours at your PC – but now it’s on your smartphone or tablet, you can manage wherever you go.
5. The best for: watching the game on the go
It’s all fine having goal updates, match highlights and more stats than you or your friends can handle. But there’s nothing like watching the actual match, live.
Being on the go normally rules this out. But if you have Sky you can watch it via your tablet or phone from anywhere with Wi-Fi or 3G or 4G mobile networks via the SkyGo app.
Probably more suited to being sat in a café, at a friend’s house or in the pub rather than going around the shops.
Don’t forget: The app is free to download, but you need a Sky TV subscription