The Olympics may be over but the 2012 summer sporting season is only just getting started. Come 3 o’clock tomorrow from Upton Park to Emirates football stadiums across the country will be brimming with fans in anticipation of the first kick offs of this year’s football season and as such we’ve scoured the leading smartphone app stores to find some of the most useful free football apps to keep you in the loop with Premier League goings on this season.
Barclays Football (iOS, Android)
Straight from the horse’s mouth as it were, Barclay’s offers up to the minute information on all Premier League games, plus a social AR centric map, showing match locations and local amenities surrounding them, plus the app offers users in the UK to win tickets to a Premier League game every 90 minutes.
ESPN Goals (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS)
If it’s the goals that you care about most and you want to relive those crucial moments, then ESPN’s Goals app has got you covered. Not only can you see a full chronological match schedule, but you can follow along with live scoring, watch videos of every Premier League goal and watch additional content such as match previews and weekend round-ups.
FourFourTwo Football Stats Zone (iOS)
For some, it’s the strategy that makes the beautiful game so appealing and Haymarket’s Stats Zone app offers some of the most comprehensive information on plays from the forthcoming season, right back to 2010/11. This includes team rosters for specific games, match analysis of teams and players and serves as an excellent tool for those looking to plan their latest fantasy football team.
Fantasy Football: The Telegraph (Android)
Up-to-date and ready for the start of the new season, this app is set to help you assemble your perfect fantasy football team with a full roster for each Premier League team, allows you to make transfers to your team on-the-go and you can even check player’s positions in the Super League.
Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre (iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS)
Another comprehensive option which offers not only match results and news on every league game, but live scoring, live text commentary, live league tables, live match statistics and links to Sky Sports News radio, but player info, match photos and even a 3D pub finder to see where you’re nearest watering hole is showing your team’s game.
- Barclays Football for Android
- Barclays Football for iOS
- ESPN Goals for Android
- ESPN Goals for BlackBerry OS
- ESPN Goals for iOS
- ESPN Goals for Windows Phone
- Fantasy Football for Android
- FourFourTwo Football Stats Zone for iOS
- Sky Sports Football Score Centre for Android
- Sky Sports Football Score Centre for BlackBerry OS
- Sky Sports Football Score Centre for iOS