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Fans travel thousands of miles to follow their team in domestic pre-season friendlies

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– Dedicated fans forced to travel thousands of miles to follow their team through domestic pre-season friendlies
– Exeter and Everton to travel over 2,000 miles through the pre-season period
– Many Premier League clubs no longer playing domestic friendlies, choosing lucrative overseas matches and hosting mini international tournaments instead

Motorway service stations, early morning trains and exhausting coach journeys are no strangers to the most dedicated of football fans. As pre-season friendlies get underway, our research reveals the lengths that football clubs are forcing fans to travel in order to watch their club prepare for the upcoming season. CrowdScores analysed every single pre-season fixture, totalling up the number of domestic miles fans would have to cover to follow their team around the UK.

Longest Distance Travelled Pre Season Friendlies Oldham Athletic Brighton Rotherham United Everton Exeter City

Exeter City fans will rack up a staggering 2514 miles.


For some of these truly dedicated fans, it will be an epic journey. Supporters of League Two Exeter City have the furthest to travel, an enormous 2,514 miles, equivalent to a return journey to Naples. The Devon club’s pre-season schedule sees the team playing away fixtures against Scottish teams East Fife and Arbroath as well as Weston Super Mare, Bodmin Town and AFC St Austell. Fans taking the train to all of these away fixtures would have to spend around £667 on fares, enough for a last-minute 14 night holiday in Orlando, Florida.

The single biggest distance any one club is travelling for a pre-season fixture is Brighton & Hove Albion. The Seagulls are travelling to Aberdeen to play a testimonial match for Jamie Langfield. As fans of one of the country’s most southerly clubs, any Seagulls supporters making the trip to the Pittodrie Stadium will have to cover over 1,000 miles to reach the home of one of the UK’s most northerly.

Not all clubs are travelling huge distances in pre-season, however. League One Burton Albion FC are travelling the shortest distance, covering just 26 miles with away friendlies against non-league Gresley FC and Mickleover Sports FC. Crystal Palace are bucking the Premier League trend, choosing to play the majority of the friendlies locally against the likes of Fulham and Dagenham & Redbridge, resulting in only 55 miles for their loyal followers to cover within the UK.

Shortest Distance Travelled Pre Season Friendlies Leeds United AFC Wimbledon Fulham Crystal Palace Burton Albion

Burton Albion fans have it easy only having to travel a mere 26 miles.


To get the fastest live scores from pre-season friendlies along with other teams from leagues and competitions all around the World download the free CrowdScores app now. Available both on iOS and Android devices.

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Fixture Release Day & New League Coverage

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Fixture Release Day

With the inevitable boredom that comes with a summer without domestic football the first signs that there is light at the end of tunnel is fixture release day. The majority of football fans look straight for the opening, final, boxing and new years day games along with local derbies first and hope that none of these clash with a friends wedding or a significant others birthday.

Clubs are now embracing the hype that surrounds fixture release day on social media and #FixtureReleaseDay spent the majority of 17th June trending in the UK.

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Peterborough United and Chesterfield engaged in some Christmas ‘banter’ ahead of their Boxing Day fixture

With all this in mind you’re now wanting to know where you can get these fixtures… Check them out either on our app, available for iOS and Android or on our live football scores section of the website.

New Leagues Added to CrowdScores

As we approach the start of the 2015/16 season we’re working hard as ever at CrowdScores HQ to make sure we cover more leagues, competitions and teams then ever before. Here are the leagues that you can look forward to being covered in the upcoming months;

Austria – Austrian Football Bundesliga & Austrian Football First League
Belgium – Belgian Pro League (Jupiler Pro League)
Chile – Chilean Primera División & Primera B
France – Championnat National
Germany – 3. Liga
Greece – Super League
Italy – Lega Pro
Mexico – Liga MX & Ascenso MX
Netherlands – Eerste Divisie (Jupiler League)
Paraguay – División de Honor (Primera División) & División Intermedia
Peru – Peruvian Primera División
Poland – Ekstraklasa
Portugal – Segunda Liga
Russia – Russian Football National League
Switzerland – Swiss Super League (Raiffeisen Super League) & Swiss Challenge League
Turkey – Turkish Super Lig
Venezuela – Venezuela Primera Division

To get the fastest live scores from the leagues listed above along with the other major teams and competitions already covered, download the CrowdScores app now. Available both on iOS and Android devices.

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CrowdScores Live Scores App – iOS 1.7 – Live League Tables

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As promised less than a month ago, here is the latest CrowdScores – Live Football Scores iOS app release featuring in match tabs that contain live league tables and line ups. As well as this we’ve made numerous design and user experience improvements…

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A live updating Scottish Championship league table.

Match Tabs

Match tabs enables us to display more data than ever. Once you’re in a game just swipe across to reveal one of the following;

Live League Tables

With our live updating league tables you’ll know how any goal scored effects your team as soon as it goes in. In order to check them out just go into a match from the League you want to see and slide to the left, simple. Competitions that currently have this include Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, Conference Premier, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Champions League, Europa League as well as International competitions and qualifiers.

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Line Ups from an Indian Super League game between Mumbai City & NorthEast United


Line Ups

We’ve had line ups on our app for a few months now but we thought it was time for an improvement on them. They’re now easily found, just swipe right once you are in a match and you’ll see line ups as soon as they are announced. This screen will also display who has scored for each team and in the future show cards and substitutions.

In the next release…

A revamp of how reporting works in the app.

Don’t forget to check out release information on our last update which featured the Vidiprinter.

Download the CrowdScores live scores app now to check out the live updating league tables

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CrowdScores Live Scores App – iOS 1.6.1 – Vidiprinter

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At CrowdScores – Fastest Live Scores we are pleased to announce our most exciting release to date which features a Vidiprinter and a redesigned Match Timeline…

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The Vidiprinter in full action.


Every Saturday afternoon football fans tune in to see Jeff Stelling and Co announce the latest football scores from around the country aided by a handy Vidiprinter (or Videprinter) at the bottom of the screen. We’ve been hard at work trying to emulate this and think you’ll be impressed. So regardless of whether you’re a Premier League or Isthmian League fan you’ll see your team’s latest updates appear on the Vidiprinter feed.

Did You Know? 

In its early days the Vidiprinter was called a Teleprinter and actually showed a printer unveiling scores with a presenter announcing them as they came in.

Match Timeline

We’ve overhauled our old match screen and introduced a minimalist design. The new match timeline is split into two sides so goalscorers are clearly displayed and more match events can be shown than before.

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Discussion and match events from Arsenal’s Champions League victory over Galatasaray.

In The Next Release…

Keep an eye out for our next release which’ll be ready in a couple of weeks with the following features;

Live Updating League tables

A Redesigned Lineups Screen

Don’t forget to check out our previous release where we implemented our new matchlist.

Download the CrowdScores live football scores app now and try out the Vidiprinter yourself. Available on both iOS and Android devices.

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CrowdScores Live Scores App – iOS 1.6 Release – Redesigned Match List

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At CrowdScores, we’re working hard on building the ultimate live scores app. This week our latest release hits the App Store with the following new features…Football Live Scores App Scores Match List Design Soccer

Redesigned Match List

The simple grey and white colour scale gives a simple but smart feel to the match list. To the far left the state of the match or kick off time will be shown and towards the centre are team names and scorelines.

Concertinaed Competitions

As we continue to add more and more competitions from the Combined Counties to Copa Libertadores we understand that some users may want to ‘hide’ some matches as to concentrate on the leagues they care about. Simply hit the arrow to the right of the competition’s name to hide the scores and if you want to check them again later just hit the arrow again to reveal them.

In the next release…

Expect to see the following in our 1.6.1 iOS release;

> New match events screen & event details
> Vidiprinter – CrowdScores will bring the latest goal to your fingertips


Download the CrowdScores live scores app now

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