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The best football apps for the 2011/2012 season

With the summer transfer window closed, many footballs fans are rubbing their hands in glee for the new season. It may have already kicked off, but there’s plenty of apps to make sure you don’t miss a single goal. We’ve also included our favourite recent games. And yes, Champ Manager is in there.

ESPN Goals

A free app that will customise the video content depending on your favourite team, weekly video highlights ensure you miss none of the action. You can even get goal alerts sent to your phone as the matches progress live. It’s also one of those rare apps that’s available across devices, though it is, sadly, UK only.

FIFA 11

The latest version of the football franchise, FIFA 11 offers up similar gaming thrills to last year’s version- but you can now play local multiplayer through WiFi or Bluetooth, matching its rival, Pro Evolution soccer.

Graphics have also seen a bump up to make the most of the iPhone’s retina display. We’ve also recently heard that an Android version of FIFA 11 is set to arrive exclusively on the Xperia Play later this year.

Sky Sports Live Football Score

All the latest from Jeff Stelling and the team; offering up live commentary, updating League tables, and video highlights from certain matches. You can listen to live coverage through the built-in Sky sports News radio, with plenty of extra content to browse around as you listen.

Fantasy Football from Metro

This app gioves you full access to your fantasy team for this year’s league. You can also join into private and public league to see how your fictional four-four-two fares against work-mates and the general public. You will need to register on the Metro’s Fantasy Football league; it’s a shame other Fantasy Football sites aren’t offering apps yet. best of all, despite the price-tag (free) there’s around £20,000 of prizes up for grabs for the top team.

Championship Manager 2011

The Gamewidow Maker, this 2011 edition uses data for the 2010/2011 season, but we’d expect to see 2012 version in the near-future.

There’s apparently “thousands” of players and teams to use , and you’ll find all your UK favourites There’s Game Centre and OpenFeint compatibility to show off your team management plaudits, and even add social network profiles to share updates, if you’re so inclined.

Football on the TV

This iPhone app covers one of the fundamentals, making sure you know if and when your team’s match is on the TV. Content includes team line-ups, excepting those last-minute changes.

Flick Soccer HD

In the spirit of football apps like Flick Kick Football, Flick Soccer HD runs on a full 3D engine, and the aim is to swing in your free kick, arcing your shot around a defensive wall of several international sides.

Using aftertouch controls, you have to ensure you beat the defence, the keeper and still manage to eke it into the net.

There’s five different modes, with Challenge bringing increasingly difficult defensive permutations to shoot past. The wall will jump in their attempts to stop the ball – another addictive time-killer.

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