After a barren summer without football, finally, the new Premier League season is nearly upon us.
At last, an excuse is here to avoid the Saturday afternoon trips to IKEA, so make the most of it with this list of apps to ensure you don't miss a kick, follow all the rumours, and fill your time between matches with footy-related games and quizzes.
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Developer: MX Data
What is it? Locates the nearest pubs showing the match, wherever you are in Greater London and shows you the route to the pub. It also tells you if the pub is serving food and the pubs will be rated by the users to ensure it stays accurate and up to date. They're expanding to Liverpool and other UK cities very soon after that.
What Is It? This app offers videos of goals and match action from every Premier League match all season long within minutes of each game taking place. And it's free. Nothing to pay. Nada. It's on all major smartphone platforms too so don't delay - download it.
Football League - Official Clubs App
Developer: The OTHER Media Ltd
Price: FREE/£4.99 per season for premium content
What Is It? Not quite as glamorous as the ESPN Goals app, but if you're a follower of the lower leagues, this great free app keeps you in the loop with goings on at your club, with up-to-the-minute team news and stats. And you can upgrade to access videos and highlights.
Developer: Neon Play
What Is It? The successor to the hugely successful Flick Football, this is, if anything, more addictive. Develop cat-like reflexes as you save vicious bending penalties of increasing speed and difficulty.
Developer: Steve Reynolds
What Is It? Capturing the zeitgeist perfectly, this app aggregates all the philosophical musings on Twitter of your footballing idols. They'll probably all be banned from using it by the end of the season so enjoy it while you can!
Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre
What Is It? We all know that Stelling is the god of keeping track of all the games going on in the UK, and this app is your own pocket Jeff, without having to endure Phil Thompson shouting. The only app to have for all the latest scores and results.
Football on the TV
Developer: Clear New Media Ltd
What Is It? The best guide to planning your quality sofa time, this simple but brilliant app lists all of the televised action for the whole season.
Developer: Jeremy Debate
What Is It? If your sights are set beyond just British football, this app gives information on over 21 leagues and tournaments from around the world. Perfect to browse whilst reading Gazzetta Dello Sport, drinking a cappuccino in an Italian Cafe.
Football Manager Handheld 2011
What Is It? The undisputed king of football management games; the handheld release is a lighter, smartphone-friendly version of its bigger brother. Your commutes will be the best part of your day before you know it.
Football Manager RPG
What Is It? A twist on the familiar management genre, this game focuses on the human elements rather than numbers and statistics; as the name suggests it's a role-playing take on football management and well worth a try if you're looking for something a little different.