Swindon Town has become the latest club to ban a local newspaper from the ground after a reporter revealed Nile Ranger’s shirt was hanging up in the dressing room. The paper’s chief sports writer Sam Morshead Tweeted at 1:16pm on Saturday 11th January 2014 – a full 45 minutes before the squads are officially announced – that he understood Ranger would be in Swindon’s line-up. Town chairman Lee Power claimed that their opponents Peteborough United had changed their team as a result. It's my understanding that Nile Ranger will be involved in today's game after #stfc changed their minds about...Read More
Author: Scott Goodacre
Snapchat – the temporary photo-sharing service launched in 2011 – has just snapped up (sorry) its first Premier League club. Southampton FC announced late this afternoon that they’d launched their profile, and encouraged fans to join them. The club are promising “behind-the-scenes photos and messages to our supporters”, as well as teasing “a few interesting projects”. We imagine this doesn’t include photos of intimate parts of first team players. The Premier League take-up comes hot on the heels of Snapchat raising $50m (£30m) from a hedge fund, and shortly after Instagram launched a rival service named Instagram Direct. #SaintsFC is...Read More
adidas have started their social media campaign for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup with the launch of the @brazuca handle, an account from their new ball created especially for the competition. The sports company have promised the account will offer “an alternative take on the game” in their press releases, and if the ball’s early Tweets are anything to go by they’re certainly different. I’m @brazuca, match ball of the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup. Yes I’m a ball. Yes I’m tweeting. Join me on my journey! #ballin pic.twitter.com/KerKWgFdez — brazuca (@brazuca) December 3, 2013 After starting with the above...Read More
As pointed out by alt-3 Sports, thanks to the sacking of Martin Jol following Fulham’s 3-0 defeat to West Ham yesterday Twitter now has its second ever user who’s also manager of a Premier League club. Rene Meulensteen has taken over first team duties @FulhamFC making him the only PL manager currently active on Twitter: @meulensteen_r #FFC — alt-3 sports SM (@alt3sm) December 1, 2013 Step forward Rene Meulensteen, who has taken control of Fulham with immediate effect. To date he’s only sent out 97 Tweets since his first post near the end of September, and seeing as he...Read More
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