Best Football apps: Essential 2013-14 season downloads
Looking for the best football apps for your iPhone 5 or HTC One? These are the top ones to help you follow the new 2013/14 football season on your smartphone
Yes, it's that time again. Football is back, and after a summer without the Euro finals or the World Cup, we are in need of our weekly football fix.
While you put the finishing touches to this year's fantasy league team and mentally prepare yourself for the Monday morning football banter, we've picked our starting smartphone app eleven to get you through the entire season, whether it's the best place to watch a massive 'six-pointer' or simply the best footy games to play en-route to the stadium. Now get downloading...
1. BT Sport
Taking the reigns from ESPN for this season, BT Sport has gone all out to provide the best coverage it can. Free if you’re a BT broadband subscriber, this app lets you watch the BT Sport channels on the move – ensuring you won’t miss a kick.
2. Sky Go
Sky's live TV app gives you access to Sky Sports, bringing you all the Premier League football action you could want. Oh, and there's Sky Sports News - so you can keep on an eye on all the transfer deadline day drama.
3. THE Football App
Covering everything from League 1 to the Bundesliga – and all that is in-between, THE Football App is bursting with news, updates, stats and videos for the beautiful game. It looks great, works fluidly and is available on a load of devices.
4. SUN + Goals
If you were a fan of the ESPN Goals app from last season, then you’re out of luck. Sadly they won’t be showing highlights this season as they are all now exclusive to the new Sun+ app. Coming as an added perk if you’ve subscribed to the Sun+ service, it will be the first place to see the days action.
5. BBC Sport
BBC’s Sport app is great. Taking all the content from their site and putting it into a user-friendly and well designed app. There are live updates, news, videos and plenty of stats, plus it’s always up-to-date. If you can’t get to a TV on a Saturday afternoon, the BBC live commentary is the best alternative.
6. FTB Pro
The unique thing about FTB Pro is that anyone can write for it, no experience required. While this does obviously lead to a lot of stories about Rooney being the best player in the world and countless ‘Top players to buy in Football Manager’ lists, there is a great selection of well-written articles straight from the hearts of die-hard footy fans.