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Top 4 apps to get the latest football news

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Get soccer scores and impresses your friends with your knowledge of football stats and tactics with this selection of iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

Do you love the beautiful game? Then get up-to-the-minute score results, infographics of essential stats, and fixtures for all the major leagues and tournaments – from the local level to the international arena – with these great downloads.

 

Sky Sports for iPad

Apple iPad2Wifi / iPad23G / iPadThirdGen / iPadThirdGen4G / iPadFourthGen / iPadFourthGen4G / iPadMini / iPadMini4G / – Download – Free

Of course you will need a Sky Sports TV subscription in order to get the most out of this app, but there are plenty of features beyond just the live channel streams. The app comes with customisable news panels combined with the ability to set up reminders for upcoming sporting events. In essence the app is a combination of newsfeed and TV streaming, and for live football the two are even brought together with extra features like split screens and on-screen stats to accompany the event itself. The sort of iOS app that will massively appeal to any sports fan, as long as you already have Sky.

— 5/5

 

The Master Tactician Pro: Soccer Coach

Apple: iPadWifi / iPad3G / iPad2Wifi / iPad23G / iPadThirdGen / iPadThirdGen4G / iPadFourthGen / iPadFourthGen4G / iPadMini / iPadMini4G / – Download – £8.99
Android: 2.2 and up – Download – £7.99/ £12.44

The Master Tactician is the outlet for any great footballing mind as users can build training sessions, animate tactics and manage their squad. There is most definitely a professional polish to the app, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be a handy tool for the football-lover who just wants to plan out their tactics for FIFA 13 or Football Manager. Being able to animate entire moves and training sessions make this a great tool, whether you’re a coach, or just want to go a bit deeper into how your team play. An app for the coaching professional, but the armchair pundit can also get plenty from this.

— 4/5

 

fanatix

Apple: iPhone4 / iPad2Wifi / iPad23G / iPhone4S / iPadThirdGen / iPadThirdGen4G / iPhone5 / iPodTouchFifthGen / iPadFourthGen / iPadFourthGen4G / iPadMini / iPadMini4G / iPhone5c / iPhone5s / iPhone6 / iPhone6Plus / iPodTouchSixthGen / – Download – Free
Android: 2.3.3 and up – Download – Free

Fanatix is the place to go when you want to debate every side of the beautiful game with your friends and fellow football fans. The app is a clever combination of newsfeed and social network, with links to official club Twitter accounts as well as all the latest post about your team by other fans so you can weigh in on the debate with your ‘correct’ opinion. There are leaderboards where you can compete with friends and other team followers in score predictions, as well as exchanges direct messages with other users. You can build ‘huddles’ of friends and score points by accurately predicting match results. A really cool combination of newsfeed and social app that is held together by a passion for sport and your favourite teams.

— 5/5

 

Onefootball – Football News & Live Scores for the Premier League and more

Apple: iPhone4 / iPad2Wifi / iPad23G / iPhone4S / iPadThirdGen / iPadThirdGen4G / iPhone5 / iPodTouchFifthGen / iPadFourthGen / iPadFourthGen4G / iPadMini / iPadMini4G / iPhone5c / iPhone5s / iPhone6 / iPhone6Plus / iPodTouchSixthGen / – Download – Free
Android: 4.0 and up – Download – Free

The name suggests that this is the only place you need to go in terms of news about your team, and there is definitely some substance to that. The app works within a very simple interface that has an impressive scope in terms of leagues and tournaments covered – most of Europe as well as international competitions. You can check results and league standings, and the background and facts around every fixture. The detail is impressive and is a delight to work with if you’re something of a fanatic. This app has loads of media – including videos – and a function to sync your team’s games to your calendar. Feels like it was built by fans, meaning every base is covered.

— 5/5

 

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