One Month After Launch: Sports App Number One in UK

written by: Richard Kastelein

Share this Article, the world’s favourite independent football blog with 6 million monthly visits, is now the most popular sports app in the UK.

A little over a month ago, COS Mobile launched and is now flying high at the top of the AppStore’s Sports App chart.

Mark Apostolou,’s Editor in Chief, said:

“We’re really pleased to be No.1 in the UK and grateful to our loyal fan base for downloading the app. We think we’re breaking new ground in sports on mobile by combining CaughtOffside’s world famous footy news and gossip with social TV elements, provided by fanatix, that enable our fans to connect during live television games. We think that’s going to be a lot of fun during the UEFA Champions League Final and Euro 2012.”

Will Muirhead, fanatix CEO, added:

We’re delighted that COS Mobile is No.1 in the UK. At fanatix, we believe the best way to enjoy sports is to share the experience with other fans. We’ve focused on providing a platform to facilitate fan discovery and communication and we look forward to powering other media entities interested in sport on the fanatix Social TV platform. is the World’s most popular independent football blog now the most popular app in the UK, the app is built on the fanatix Social TV platform and allows fans to:

  • Get Football news, fixtures, live scores and goal alerts from every football competition in the world
  • Get Data and stats behind each game, including key event timeline, team line-ups and match stats
  • Check in and find friends watching the games
  • Match specific twitter feeds
  • Chat with friends in groups

CaughtOffside was founded in 2006 and quickly became the leading football blog in the UK and across the world. The site focuses primarily on English football clubs and has developed a strong culture and reputation amongst the online football community. It has one of the most active, and dedicated, contributor communities amongst all sports blogs and is known for its witty, entertaining commentary on the sport

  • Winner Best EPL Blog 2011, EPL Talk Awards
  • Winner Best World Cup Blog 2010, Metro UK Best Of British Blogs Awards
  • Runner Up Best EPL Blog 2010, EPL Talk Awards
  • Runner Up Best Gossip Site 2009, Soccerlens Editors Choice
  • Nominated 2009 Best EPL Blog, EPL Talk Awards
  • Winner Best Sports Blog 2007, & Metro UK Best Of British Blogs Awards

fanatix was founded in 2011 to engage the burgeoning second screen sports entertainment community by providing discovery and communication tools to sports broadcasters, rights holders and publishers.

fanatix currently works with ESPN, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Everton Football Club and the Football Association as well as

More information is available via the Fanatix website

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