Digital-Football.com - Football Social Media Digital news Blog

Interview: Ryan Knapp (Manager of Digital, NSCAA) 0

Interview: Ryan Knapp (Manager of Digital, NSCAA)

This week I have been very lucky to get a chance to chat with the NSCAA Manager of Digital, Ryan Knapp over in the US. The NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) is the largest...

Wolves educates players on pitfalls of Twitter. Should athletes have social media policies? 0

Wolves educates players on pitfalls of Twitter. Should athletes have social media policies?

In an article in today’s Guardian, Mick McCarthy (Manager of EPL club Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), announced that the club had brought in a media law firm to educate their  ”first-team and the club’s academy players about the perils...

British Olympic Association & Scottish FA tussle over Team GB tweet 0

British Olympic Association & Scottish FA tussle over Team GB tweet

It’s been a rather bizarre day for followers of British sports on Twitter today. This afternoon the British Olympic Association (BOA for short) announced that it had come to a “historic” agreement with the home nations (England, Scotland, Wales and...

Stockport County let Twitter fans decide on transfer targets via poll 0

Stockport County let Twitter fans decide on transfer targets via poll

In an utterly brilliant (and rather mad) move, Blue Square Bet Premier league side, Stockport County, have made a formal bid for Fleetwood Town striker, George Donnelly, after asking their Twitter fans to vote. After fans had voted, club director Tony Evans...

Why is Social Media so important for sports? 0

Why is Social Media so important for sports?

To start off my free social media strategy for sports series, I thought what better way to introduce social media than to ask why would any club think it is important? There can be no doubt...

Will Twitter kill the sports press conference? 0

Will Twitter kill the sports press conference?

“Sometimes I’d speak to a journalist, but you wonder to yourself, ‘why do I speak to them if they are going to spin it?’ when I can just say it here myself on Twitter...

Footballer Owen Hargreaves uses YouTube to prove his fitness & resurrect career 0

Footballer Owen Hargreaves uses YouTube to prove his fitness & resurrect career

Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has adopted a unique way of selling his services to football clubs. The England player has become notoriously known for being ‘injury prone’, with just 187 league appearances in 11 years....

Football clubs must take responsibility for their player’s Twitter mishaps! 0

Football clubs must take responsibility for their player’s Twitter mishaps!

Source: The Telegraph It certainly has been an interesting week for followers of Sports Social Media, as Premier League midfielderJoey Barton was released from his club (Newcastle United) after having a very public bust-up with the club...

Fulham uses interview/advertising wall to promote Social Media channels 0

Fulham uses interview/advertising wall to promote Social Media channels

Anyone watching Match of the Day this weekend may have noticed that the traditional interview area atCraven Cottage (Fulham’s stadium) was being used to advertise the clubs social media presence. Traditionally, televised interviews with the players and managers...

93,000 tune in to watch FC Barcelona’s first YouTube live broadcast 0

93,000 tune in to watch FC Barcelona’s first YouTube live broadcast

Just over a week ago the social media superpower and footballing dynasty that is FC Barcelona launched their new training complex – La Masia. Barca’s La Masia is undoubtedly the key ingredient in a strategy that has...