Football fans are rather well served these days with the sheer range of media on offer. In particular, there has been a proliferation in mobile apps that mean you can keep up to date while out shopping on a Saturday or down the pub.
Among the best of these is the Mirror football app, which means fans can access the award-winning football coverage from the national newspaper from their phone. For us, it is a little over the top with clickbait articles -, especially around the transfer window. If you like to be kept up to date with every rumour and everything anyone ever says then you’ll love this app.
It’s free and can be downloaded from both the iTunes and Google Play stores for use on both Apple and Android devices.
Mirror football App Review
Launched in 2012, the basic idea behind the app is to keep you up to date with the latest coverage wherever you happen to be. All the content is easy to access and it’s a great way to get the Mirror’s top sports content without having to go in through the browser.
Central to the app’s appeal is being able to read the latest from the Mirror’s stable of thoroughbred football writers and pundits. Over the years this has included the likes of Kenny Dalglish, John Cross, Martin Lipton, Oliver Holt, Darren Lewis, Mark Lawrenson, Robbie Savage, Ian Holloway, Terry Butcher, Andy Dunn, Dan Silver, Stan Collymore, Jimmy Greaves, Dave Kidd, Brian Reade, Dan Silver and Steve Anglesey.
You can expect all the latest breaking news and transfers, live scores, commentary, videos and in-depth analysis – in other words just about everything you could want from a football app.
Plus it has teamed up with the Paddy Power app to make it a lot easier to have a flutter. It’s not a betting app by any means but this does work in-app so you don’t need to leave the Mirror football app to place a bet.
Mirror football app features
The app benefits from having quite a range of features compared to other sports apps, which may focus on betting or results over a wider variety of content.
So we have 24/7 breaking news as a staple – perfect when you’re following the latest transfer shenanigans.
There is a feature that lets you personalise your homepage to your club so it’s incredibly easy to make sure you get all the information you want on the only team that matters to you. This is great if you want to avoid news of your rivals. Select just your team to see just their news in your feed – perfect!
On match day you can follow the live scores and enjoy top quality commentary. Latest scores, results, fixtures and tables are all included, naturally. you can set push notifications for the games you want from the app too and we found the service to be good an at a speed similar to other live score apps.
Betting features help to make this app a bit more varied. The tie-in with Paddy Power ensures it’s super easy to bet in-app, which is a nice touch, even if it does restrict you to a single bookmaker. But if you’re an avid gambler then you’re likely to be using other betting apps in any event, so it’s just a nice extra.
The standout feature, however, is access to all Mirror’s football content from some of the best writers around. You can catch the latest blogs, views and news from top columnists. Sports apps rarely offer such a great amount of expert content and analysis, so this is a definite selling point.
Reviews are sound, with the Mirror football app scoring over 4 stars from nearly 2,000 reviews on the Google Play Store site. The Mirror football app can be download straight from the Google Play Store from the link directly below.
To round up, the Mirror football app has lots of plus sides and not a lot of negatives from our perspective. Sure it’s weighted towards the English Premier League and the Championship, leaving not a lot of coverage for other leagues (Scottish football fans may find this app doesn’t have everything for them), but it’s got the best content for the biggest competitions.