Football archive

  • VIDEO: Joonas Jokinen scores the best penalty ever
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    VIDEO: Joonas Jokinen scores the best penalty ever

    By 7 April 2011

    Joonas Jokinen is fast becoming an Internet sensation, and it's easy to see why. Unlike Rebecca Black and her "worse pop song ever", Friday, the under-16 Finnish footballer's exploits are becoming famous for his talent rather a Twitter marketing stunt....

  • Championship Manager coming to Facebook
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    Championship Manager coming to Facebook

    By 4 April 2011

    Square Enix is to bring its long-running Championship Manager franchise to Facebook, in a new collaboration between the software giant and Jolt Online Gaming & Gamestop. The MMOG version of the football management title will take certain popular elements...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Championship Manager 1980s Legends review (iPhone / iPod touch)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Championship Manager 1980s Legends review (iPhone / iPod touch)

    By 24 March 2011

    It's seemingly 1980s football week on Pocket-lint. Firstly, we met and chatted to two of the decades biggest stars, in the guise of Liverpool legends John Barnes and Ian Rush, and Paul's been trying to give himself a tight perm using a pencil and a can...

  • Liverpool legends John Barnes and Ian Rush talk football technology
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    Liverpool legends John Barnes and Ian Rush talk football technology

    By 23 March 2011

    To celebrate the return of the 2012 European Championship qualifiers, of which the company sponsors Sky Sport's coverage, Hyundai is releasing a free iPhone (iPod touch) app featuring its Boot Shoot campaign, launched last year. In it, players have the...

  • Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style
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    Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style

    By 9 February 2011

    Barclays has produced this fascinating infographic that shows how Twitter was a hot-bed of activity for football fans during the transfer deadline day shenanigans. Analysing Twitter traffic using Sysomos' Media Analysis Platform (MAP) Barclays looked...

  • Super Bowl 2011 tech ads: Motorola Xoom, The Daily and, er, Justin Bieber
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    Super Bowl 2011 tech ads: Motorola Xoom, The Daily and, er, Justin Bieber

    By 7 February 2011

    Super Bowl Sunday is the most important event in the US sporting calendar and it's also the launch day for the biggest TV ads of the year. With ads costing millions of dollars to place, it's only the big boys that can afford it, which explains why so...

  • Arsenal sign new defensive option
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    Arsenal sign new defensive option

    By 24 January 2011

    Arsenal fans rejoice, for it seems as if manager Arsène Wenger has given the green light to sign a couple of new defenders to join the squad. Although sadly for Gooner fans, it's not Gary Cahill and Jonathan Woodgate, but a pair of Buffalo’s TeraStation...

  • England's World Cup 2018 bid: The venues
    Sports Fitness

    England's World Cup 2018 bid: The venues

    By 1 December 2010

    Here at Pocket-lint, we love a bit of footie which is why we're firmly backing England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Russia is also in the running, along with joint bids from Holland and Belgium, and a rather more convincing one from Spain and Portugal....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Danger Makes Legend (Facebook)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Danger Makes Legend (Facebook)

    By 3 November 2010

    It's a rare thing on AOTD that we look at Facebook apps - largely because they require you handing over privacy rights to third parties - but, on the plus side, they do represent fun and games that everyone can enjoy regardless of their mobile phone choice....

  • Remote controlled football boots: Surely an own goal?
    Gadgets

    Remote controlled football boots: Surely an own goal?

    By 15 October 2010

    Crank up the bizarre level to 11, you're not likely to see a weirder gadget than this gracing the pages of Pocket-lint for a while. Remote controlled football boots. Yep, you read that correctly. Available in either Nani-esque red or Ronaldo blue and...

  • FIFA 11 review
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    FIFA 11 review

    By 1 October 2010

    To be completely honest, FIFA 10 was such a massive shake up for the franchise that, with FIFA 11, Electronic Arts could have released a mere update, relying on tweaks and fresh rosters. The software company even enhanced the gameplay a tad in the summer,...

  • What's on Sky 3D?
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    What's on Sky 3D?

    By 29 September 2010

    Due to launch on Friday (1 October), Sky 3D is set to pave the way for three-dimensional TV broadcasts. We've already covered the full list of 3D programmes announced by Sky earlier this week, which will include original programmes, sports and movies,...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Flick Kick Football (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY - Flick Kick Football (iPhone)

    By 20 September 2010

    The football season is in full swing, but there is one football app that regardless of whether you follow the beautiful game you'll be glued to like it's Match of the Day and you don't know the result. Flick Kick Football Format iPhone, iPod touch, and...

  • iPhone gets footie fever with PES 2011
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    iPhone gets footie fever with PES 2011

    By 19 August 2010

    iPhone owners will be able to play the latest incumbent of the world's best football sim franchise (says the honourable gentleman on the left) on their handsets from October 2010. The date was confirmed at the Konami stand at Gamescom 2010, with posters...

  • Yahoo Premier League highlights are go!
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    Yahoo Premier League highlights are go!

    By 16 August 2010

    Yahoo's tie-in with the English FA Premier League has started, with highlights packages of each of the matches played on the opening weekend now available for your viewing pleasure. And to celebrate, the online portal whisked a couple of WAGs - Nicola...

  • Sofa so good for Virgin Media footy fans
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    Sofa so good for Virgin Media footy fans

    By 13 August 2010

    The new Premier League season is certainly starting well for Virgin Media. It's already guaranteed its customers can watch every match broadcast in high definition, by adding Sky Sports HD 1 and HD 2 to its service alongside the existing ESPN HD. And...

  • Join the official Pocket-lint Fantasy Football League
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    Join the official Pocket-lint Fantasy Football League

    By 13 August 2010

    The Premier League kicks off tomorrow and Pocket-lint has, after requests from some of our readers, put together a Fantasy Football league for all of you to join. We've chosen the official Fantasy Premier League 2010/11 to house it as, a) it's one of...

  • The best fantasy football games for 2010/2011
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    The best fantasy football games for 2010/2011

    By 12 August 2010

    The Football League has begun, the Premiership is just moments from kick off and you might think that it’s just a case of sitting back and waiting for Saturday to come. You’re wrong. As a football fan, your job is far greater than watching the small...

  • Gentlemen's debate: FIFA 11 vs PES 2011
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    Gentlemen's debate: FIFA 11 vs PES 2011

    By 11 August 2010

    Order, order. When the rabble have quite reduced their rambunctiousness I would like to call the Honourable Gentleman to the Left, from the ward of Shroppham-in-the-Frotting; and the Honourable Gentleman to the Right, of Bunting-upon-Herbert, to approach...

  • Sky vs Virgin Media vs BT Vision - which is the best for football?
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    Sky vs Virgin Media vs BT Vision - which is the best for football?

    By 6 August 2010

    With the football season upon us, it’s time to make sure you’re all set up to watch it, but with the Sky Sports channels everywhere these days, it’s not easy to work out who’s got what and the best way of doing things. As always, we consider it...

  • The best way to follow football online this season
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    The best way to follow football online this season

    By 5 August 2010

    The football season proper kicks off on 6 August 2010 and, for fans everywhere, there is much work to be done. While the uneducated may think it’s all about watching the matches or listening on the radio, we at Pocket-lint understand that football is...

  • Transfer Talk: EA Sports signs for the Premier League
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    Transfer Talk: EA Sports signs for the Premier League

    By 22 July 2010

    EA Sports has signed up with the Premier League in a deal that will not only see the popular FIFA football-sim series keep its incredible detail, it will also result in the games giant becoming more involved with the real action. This means a new player...

  • Fernando Torres + World Cup + Liverpool scarf = web record
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    Fernando Torres + World Cup + Liverpool scarf = web record

    By 13 July 2010

    After unveiling pics that every Liverpool FC fan has hoped to see, the club's official website scored its biggest ever day. Several pics of Fernando Torres holding the World Cup and draped in a Liverpool scarf were posted on the site, maybe deflecting...

  • Fifa to consider using technology
    Sports Fitness

    Fifa to consider using technology

    By 29 June 2010

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has been adamant in the past that goal line technology would not be coming to football whilst he is charge, has now admitted that Fifa need to reconsider its stance in light of what has happened at the World Cup, in particular...

  • Adidas Jabulani vs Nike T90 Ascente
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    Adidas Jabulani vs Nike T90 Ascente

    By 29 June 2010

    Let's get this part out of the way quickly. England lost 4-1 to Germany. Lost like pigs, we did. There's no two ways about it and there's no point ignoring. Come on. Shout it aloud. Let it out. That's the only healthy way to deal with these things. Just...