Thursday 24th August 2017

TBC UEFA Europa League Play-Off 2nd Leg 00:00 BT Sport 2

Friday 25th August 2017

Tottenham Hotspur U23 v Man Utd U23 Premier League 2 19:00 MUTV
Liverpool U18 v Newcastle United U18 U18 Premier League 19:00 LFCTV
Real Sociedad v Villarreal La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Mix
Bangor City v Prestatyn Town Welsh Premier League 19:30 S4C
FC Cologne v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Bristol City v Aston Villa Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
PSG v St Etienne Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport ESPN
Real Betis v Celta Vigo La Liga 21:00 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 26th August 2017

New York Red Bulls v New York City FC MLS 00:00 Sky Sports Football
AFC Bournemouth v Man City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Halifax Town v Guiseley AFC National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Genoa v Juventus (joins match in progress) Serie A 17:00 BT Sport Extra 1
Alaves v Barcelona La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Mix
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Man Utd v Leicester City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
Girona v Malaga La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Red Button - Sky Sports Football
Levante v Deportivo La Coruna La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Red Button
Roma v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Las Palmas v Atletico Madrid La Liga 21:15 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 27th August 2017

Orlando City v Vancouver Whitecaps MLS 00:30 Sky Sports Football
Dundee v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
West Brom v Stoke City Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Extra - Sky Sports Ultra HD
RB Leipzig v SC Freiburg Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport Extra 1
Ross County v Rangers Scottish Premiership 15:00 BT Sport 1
Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Angers v Lille Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport ESPN
Torino v Sassuolo Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3
Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 1
Eibar v Athletic Bilbao La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Football
Espanyol v Leganes La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Red Button
Getafe v Sevilla La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Football
AC Milan v Cagliari Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1
Palmeiras v Sao Paulo Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3
Monaco v Marseille Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2
Real Madrid v Valencia La Liga 21:15 Sky Sports Football
Montreal Impact v Toronto FC MLS 21:30 Sky Sports Football

Monday 28th August 2017

LA Galaxy v San Jose Earthquakes MLS 00:00 Sky Sports Football
Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers MLS 02:30 Sky Sports Football
Kaiserslautern v Eintracht Braunschweig Bundesliga 2 19:30 BT Sport 3
AFC Fylde v Barrow National League 19:45 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Thursday 31st August 2017

France v Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Friday 1st September 2017

Nigeria v Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 BT Sport 1
Kazakhstan v Montenegro FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Malta v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Lithuania v Scotland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football
San Marino v Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Bradford City v Bristol Rovers League One 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Man Utd Legends v Barcelona Legends Friendly 15:00 MUTV
Georgia v Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Tranmere Rovers v Dover Athletic National League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Wales v Austria FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football - S4C

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town League One 12:15 Sky Sports Football
Portsmouth v Rotherham United League One 14:30 Sky Sports Football
Netherlands v Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Greece v Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Monday 4th September 2017

Armenia v Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
England v Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Scotland v Malta FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Northern Ireland v Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Moldova v Wales FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC - S4C
Republic of Ireland v Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Friday 8th September 2017

Derby County v Hull City Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Hamilton Academical v Celtic Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 9th September 2017

Man City v Liverpool Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Stoke City v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 10th September 2017

Burnley v Crystal Palace Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Swansea City v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 11th September 2017

West Ham v Huddersfield Town Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 15th September 2017

Partick Thistle v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 16th September 2017

Crystal Palace v Southampton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Barnsley v Aston Villa Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 17th September 2017

Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Man Utd v Everton Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Partick Thistle v Rangers Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Dundee v Celtic Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 21st September 2017

Motherwell v Aberdeen Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Friday 22nd September 2017

Forest Green Rovers v Swindon Town League Two 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Rangers v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:00 Sky Sports TBC
West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Aberystwyth Town v Bangor City Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Leicester City v Liverpool Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 24th September 2017

Motherwell v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:15 BT Sport 1
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Championship 13:15 Sky Sports Football
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 25th September 2017

Arsenal v West Brom Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 29th September 2017

QPR v Fulham Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Hamilton Academical v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 30th September 2017

Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Chelsea v Man City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Reading v Norwich City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 1st October 2017

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United Championship 12:15 Sky Sports Football
Everton v Burnley Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Newcastle United v Liverpool Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient National League 19:45 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Thursday 5th October 2017

England v Slovenia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Scotland v Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC
Northern Ireland v Germany FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Friday 6th October 2017

Georgia v Wales FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports TBC - S4C
Republic of Ireland v Moldova FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Saturday 7th October 2017

Wrexham v Eastleigh National League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 8th October 2017

Lithuania v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 ITV
Slovenia v Scotland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports TBC
Norway v Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Monday 9th October 2017

Wales v Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC - S4C

Friday 13th October 2017

St Johnstone v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 14th October 2017

Liverpool v Man Utd Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford v Arsenal Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 15th October 2017

Southampton v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 16th October 2017

Leicester City v West Brom Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 20th October 2017

West Ham v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 21st October 2017

Rangers v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Southampton v West Brom Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Everton v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 23rd October 2017

Chelsea v Watford Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Hibernian v Hearts Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 28th October 2017

Hearts v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Man Utd v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 29th October 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leicester City v Everton Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 30th October 2017

Burnley v Newcastle United Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 4th November 2017

St Johnstone v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Stoke City v Leicester City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
West Ham v Liverpool Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 5th November 2017

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Man City v Arsenal Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Chelsea v Man Utd Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 18th November 2017

Ross County v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Man Utd v Newcastle United Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 19th November 2017

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford v West Ham Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 20th November 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 24th November 2017

Dundee v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
West Ham v Leicester City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 25th November 2017

Southampton v Everton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 26th November 2017

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Huddersfield Town v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Watford v Man Utd Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Everton v West Ham Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

German Football

In Germany football is by far the most popular sport for both spectators and those taking part.  With over 26,000 football clubs and playing under the DFG (Deutscher Fußball-Bund) it makes up almost 10% of the country’s population.

The top league in German football is known as the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal Cup and DFL Supercup make up the most important competitions in the country.

German club football also enjoys one of the largest live TV audiences which helps to fund teams and make it more affordable for fans to watch football live in Germany.

The German National team is widely regarded as being one of the strongest national teams in both European competition and the world. Having won 4 World Cup titles they are only second behind Brazil on 5.

The German National team are joint leaders in European Championship wins on 3 titles alongside Spain. Germany’s international titles combine those of West Germany and East Germany when the country was split.

Club Football History in Germany

With the first club match in Germany taking place in 1874 it is one of the oldest football associations in the world. The game was brought to the country when schoolteachers August Hermann and Konrad Koch got a round football from England and the game grew in popularity in Germany from there.

The first club in Germany was formed in 1874 in Dresden by Englishmen working in the area. By 1900 86 clubs got together to created the DFB

The German National team has been representing the country since 1908. Following the War the German national team was split between East and West Germany until the reunification in 1990. The German national team play in a number of the country’s larger stadiums for their home games. This gives people from around the country the opportunity to see the team frequently.

German Football TV Rights

German football live on TV is one of the most lucrative contracts in the game and as recently as 2016 the German league negotiated a deal worth 4.64b Euros over 4 years.

This deal saw an incredible rise of around 85% to the income of the top two divisions in German football and will start from the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

The allocation of the money is still to be decided so clubs will have to wait to find out what kind of share they will receive. Other leagues tend to take into account the finishing position of the club as well as the popularity and draw that each specific team might have to viewers.

As well as TV rights there are also other media rights and advertising revenue that help to fund the financing of German club football. This money is also shared out by rank and finishing positions in the previous 5 seasons.

German Footballs Impact on Germany

We already mentioned just how many people are involved in football in Germany but almost 50,000 people are employed through professional football in Germany. It goes without saying that the players, coaches and managers are the first to spring to mind but there are a lot of other people involved such as cleaners, catering staff and companies and security staff to name a few.

Because of the amount of people involved in German football, how many people go to watch German football live and the huge TV rights attributed to German club football the country takes a significant amount in taxes every season.

During the 2013/14 season German football contributed over 875 million euros to the economy through taxes. As TV revenue increases with attendances this is likely to grow in the future.

Attendances

German footballs low ticket prices and subsidised away travel has ensured that it can boast the highest attendance percentages in the world. With an average Bundesliga attendance of over 40,000 for every games this is equal to around 90% capacity. The second tier of German club football, Bundesliga 2, is also the best in the world with average attendances of almost 18,000.

The future of German Football

As German footballs dominance in both International and club football is impressive it is its attitude to moving forward and progressing that makes it even more impressive.

Germany has dedicated over 1 billion Euros since 2002 to create centres of excellence and training facilities for the country’s top clubs to nurture their own youth development programmes.

It looks like Brazil could well be caught sooner rather than later by Germany who are chasing their 5th world cup and unless Spain produce some special teams in the future Germany could well add to their haul of European Championship titles.