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.

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 when out shopping

Sky Sports Live Football App

  

You may want to spend your Saturday afternoons listening to 5 Live or watching Final Score. Your other half, however, may have other plans. Shopping, walks in the park – lunch, perhaps.

Keep them happy, and yourself with an app that lets you check the scores in real time. The Sky Sports Football Score Centre will keep you across the afternoon’s action.
 
Get it on: Android, iPhone and iPad, BlackBerry
How much? Free

 2) The best for… baffling mates with stats

Stats Zone App

  

Technology has revolutionised football in recent years. We can now record and analyse every little bit of every big and little game. Corners, free kicks, pass completion rates, long passes, successful passes, unsuccessful passes, tackles and clearances. These statistics are recorded by organisations like Opta.

You can view some of them with the Stats Zone app from football magazine FourFourTwo. It gives you the data to disprove your mates’ arguments.
 
Get it for: iPhone and iPad, Android
How much? Free

 3) The best for…  football banter 

Sportslobster App

  

Love chatting about football before the match, during the match and after the match? Enjoy airing your opinions on the latest transfer rumours and big-money deals? Get your banter on with the Sportlobster.

It’s a social network that’s dedicated solely to sport. So when you’re on your third post in 30 minutes about your side’s poor defending, you know you’re only clogging up the feed of like-minded souls. 
 
Get it for: iPhone, iPad, Android
How much? Free

4) The best for… watching the goals on Saturday afternoon

Sun Goals App

  

The final whistle has gone. You know whether your team has won or lost. But unless you were at the game, or it was being shown on live TV, you haven’t seen the goals.


With the Sun Goals app you can see the goals and other highlights from the afternoon’s Premier League matches.
 
Get it for: iPhone and iPad, Android
How much: The app is free to download, but you need a Sun + subscription

 

5) The best for… watching the game on the go

Sky Go App

  

It’s all right having goal updates, match highlights and more stats than you can shake a football rattle at. But there’s nothing like watching the actual match, live.

Being out and about 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 Primark.

Get it for: iPhone and iPad, Android
How much: The app is free to download, but you need a Sky TV subscription