APP OF THE DAY: ESPN Goals (iPhone)
Hello app-fans (impossible to write that and not imagine it being said in a Roland Rat voice), and welcome to the first instalment for this week's App of The Day.
And what a whopper we have for you today. Well, a whopper if you like the funny old game that is football, it's more of a stinker if you don't.
But hey, we at Pocket-lint are fans of the beautiful game and, as such, we present to you....
- iPhone (also available in Ovi store and Android)
- Free (But you'll need to cough-up for the goals)
So the football season is back with a bang. A goal-tastic bang. Even the Geordies are finding it easy to hit the back of the net so far this season, and one thing's for sure - you're guaranteed a goal-fest if you go and watch Wigan (shame that only about 350 people do).
It's been an incredible start goal-wise (especially after the poor return in the World Cup), with 3.2 goals per game being the average so far.
In order to keep up, you're gonna need an app that shows you all of the goals. And lucky for you that's exactly what ESPN is offering with its Goals app.
The app itself is free, but you will have to pay if you want to see all the net-busting action.
A 30-day pass will cost you £3.99, a 90-day one is £10.99 or you can subscribe for the whole season for £29.99.
For your monies you'll get to see every goal from every Premier League match - before they are available anywhere else, such as Match of The Day, or online with Yahoo.
Goals will be shown "usually within minutes" although on Saturdays between 2.45pm and 5.15pm there is a Premier League blackout and you'll have to wait until that is over before seeing the goals from the 3pm kick-offs.
You'll only get to see the goals once mind, so don't buy a subscription if you want constant access to the highlights. However, it is still the only app that shows the Premier League goals.
As well as match action, you'll get all the usual footie-based app stuff including league tables, live scores (with minute-by-minutes), news, video clips and a pretty comprehensive stats centre with individual player's data.
As we said, it is the only app that features Premier League goals, so it's worth its inclusion in AOTD based purely on that. We have to warn you though that we've heard a few moans and groans about the service not being totally up to scratch as of yet - but we'll give ESPN the benefit of the doubt and put this down to teething problems.
Maybe give the app a try for 30 days for £3.99 to see if you like it first.
Oh, and if you're a West Ham or Wigan fan, then maybe don't bother with it at all.