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      03.06.2010 12:42
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      Good, but not great

      Football365 is a UK based website dealing with football stories. It is often said that Football365.com should be renamed Premiership365.com and this is fair comment. The site does feature on the National team when appropriate - as it is right now! But generally if you are not interested in the Premiership or want to find out about your league one team, then this isn't the site for you. I estimate non EPL news to make up about 5% of the sites content I myself support a team in the lower leagues and as such we never get a mention on the site, but I am interested in all levels of the game and as such I find myself visiting this site most days. I do like F365's (as it is also known) approach to a lot of stories. They are opinionated, and whilst I don't always agree with their opinions, it is opinions that make the game interesting. Although recently more of the writer's articles have become condescending and pedantic to the extreme which takes the shine off the site. The site is quite reliable for gossip, and the Mediawatch section does a good job of tearing Fleet Street's finest to bits on a daily basis. But my favourite section id the letters page - full of weird and wonderful letters from all sorts - again you won't always agree but the banter value is up there. It is a site for fans rather than for people wanting serious, structured debate.

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      19.04.2010 21:18
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      Quirky Website that has lost a bit of sparkle

      Football365 is a popular football based website mixing up a good deal of news and chat, it is irreverent and at times utterly entertaining. How does it look: Its a decent looking website with photos lots of columns and enough space for advertising to please the accounts people. It looks good with the Green 365 moniker at the top of the screen, sections for gossip, news and then the mailbag which for me is the best and worst part of the site. Whats on it: There are regular columns by their journalists on issues of the day, unfortunately as with a lot of other things on the site these are mainly aimed at the big 4 football teams and anyone below that or abroad has to make do with the occasional funny or cutting comment. There are sections for reviews of the news and for all of the football headlines of the day, although unlike Goal.com these are almost always aimed at UK based teams. Also unlike Teamtalk the stories are short and mainly cover Premier League. There is also a twice daily mailbag where people write in to talk about issues in football, this can be interesting and hilarious and can have some really interesting debates, however what I hate about it is that the same old writers constantly get printed to bicker over trivial issues, and most of the posts are trash about Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool. It is frustrating for fans of smaller clubs or even fairly large clubs who are doing well. You could find your club had a great weekend but the mailbag is caught up with Liverpool and Man United fans arguing over whether Gary Nevilles goatie beard is the worst ever. It means that for serious footy news I go to Goal.com or Teamtalk and if I want serious articles i'll read the Guardian or FourFourTwo online which are much more thorough. The website is irreverent and worth a look but I do look at it much less than I used to and I find more often than not that the mailbox and the coverage of football is a bit too slanted to be a daily read.

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        22.03.2010 13:58
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        Well worth a visit if you are a football fan!

        Football365 is another popular football website which is more article-based than it's main rivals such as Sky Sports and Team Talk. From what I understand, Football365 is owned/linked to both of the rivals above, so you do get a crossover of news between this and the other sites for news. Football365's main difference is that rather than listing every football story, you get their writer's opinions on the stories rather than just the facts. Generally, the news is mainly based on the Premier League, but there are sometimes articles on Spain's La Liga division and international games. Football365 encourages visitors to get involved in the mailbox, where football fans debate their teams and the games. To be honest, I find this a bit difficult to keep track of as the topic of discussion changes between each post and you'll get one user replying to another's comments, but you can't find the original comments because lots of people have replied since. There are basic football news stories featured on the rd of the site as well, but this doesn't seem to be the website's main purpose.

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        04.03.2010 18:47
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        Try it - if you like football

        Football365.com is if you are not an expert at guessing a football website. It is an enjoyable site to visit and provides all the football information you could really want for your average football fan. It provides lots of interesting information, is regularly updated (sometimes I refresh the page and in 5 minutes two more stories or pieces of news have popped up, and is honest as well. The news varies and might be transfer talk, talking about players, teams, conclusions from a match, squad talk and much more. The site often makes fun of other newspapers/publications/journalists as well as talking about football. Mediawatch is an interesting section of the site talking about quotes and what the media is saying and shows you how rubbish some journalism/commentary is! The Mailbox is also a good read and is basically some of the best user opinions and they are also interesting to read. The forum is also apparently a really good one where all sorts of topics are discussed but I have not joined it so can`t comment on it. The site contains many other interesting sections like round ups of previous matches, previews, fixtures, results, tables, stats and opinions on various issues. The site has a nice layout and is quite easy to use. There are lots of adverts though for sister sites, other sites, betting sites and more though which is a little bit of a shame. The site might be a little less professional than other sites like BBC and Sky Sports but is a lot more honest, funny and interesting and is well worth visiting. It is one of those sites I now visit pretty much every day and often when bored a few times a day for a few minutes at a time! Overall if you like football you will like this website! This review might also appear on other sites under the names ns1029 and mariofan123.

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        08.12.2009 17:31
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        Everyone can get involved

        www.football365.com is a good football site for anyone who loves the game and enjoys reading about it. This Site: When you enter the website itself it is very well laid out although not perhaps the fastest site in the world, but that's perhaps there is alot of information on there. All the categories are clearly presented at the top of the page in bright yellow and you can pick from the following: All the news: News from the leagues in England and also from the main European leagues and transfer gossip Teams: Team news from all leagues in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales Fixtures and Results: Again focusing on England and the main European leagues Previews and Reports: Previewing and reporting on upcoming matches or those just gone Statistics: Displaying statistics from the main leagues Then there are the opinion sections, the fun games and competitions, photo gallery and the odds of the latest games. There is more than enough on this site to keep you amused. You can also register as a user on the site and make your comments on a number of topics and in the forums that are constantly updating daily. Advantages: www.football365.com is a great football site. It comprises some humour and alot of personal opinions which allows us all to have our say in football matters. I'm sure we all have an opinion in the pub after a match so there is a great place to share that with other users. There is no bias towards certain teams on this site either and everyone is treated equally. Disadvantage: If you are after a site that brings you up to date news as it comes through this might not the best site for that as other sports sites get their information through quicker but that's not the idea of this website. I throughouly recommend this site to anyone who loves football like I do as it gives you a great arena to share your view with other like minded people or other fans and brings a laugh while you do it as well

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        05.09.2009 17:52
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        Should be in any football fan's favourites.

        Football 365 is a website about the latest football news.It is certainly the best website I have found for football.It has a few great features like: Mediawatch:This is a light-hearted look where the day's media mistakes are reported.It is always very entertaining and one of the quirky things that makes Football 365 a step above the rest. The Mailbox:This is where,as the name suggests people send in their thoughts and opinions about everything football.It is always very entertaining and good to hear the thoughts of football fans of other teams and nations. There are also various running jokes throughout the website,normally fictional diaries of various players and managers.On a whole the website is very light-hearted and this is it's appeal.It doesn't have the same stuffy feel of the BBC football website. However it's not all good.The columns are often one-sided and don't grab the attention of the reader.Also is there any need for a the Look-a-Like feature?I certainly don't think so. Overall Football 365 is one of the best webstes on the internet for any football fan.

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        21.06.2009 00:31
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        A great football site, the forum is an absolute star

        This is one of the pages that I visit everyday, pretty much without fail! It is an excellent website for a slightly 'sideways' look on the days and weeks football news. The main page is ok, not laid out brilliantly, but has all that you need at a click away. A central news column that displays all the days news along with a main story with a picture, and usually an attempt at humour on that particular story. An interesting addition from a couple of years ago is the introduction of 'football 365 tv.' This is contained in a little panel on the left hand side of the site, and its a flash player that allows you to click on various sporting videos. The selection is usually a sky sports news bulletin (following bskyb purchasing the site) a round up of the days newspapers backpages, which is a personal favourite of mine, and also a regular gambling show which attempts to pick winners and analyse the odds of upcoming sporting events. However, the star of this site for me is the forum. Although you have to register now to gain access, it is definitely worth your time! People are on the forum 24 hours a day, and the people on there are great, and engage in lively football debate! It really is a pleasure to read, a lot of the threads posted are extremely funny, and I have been crying with laughter with some of the stuff that has been posted there!

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        08.06.2009 13:48
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        Good gossip site for football fans but could be made easier to use

        This is a great site for up to date news stories in the world of football. With a main headline and accompanying picture, followed by smaller news stories, you can click through stories and gossip from the last few weeks. There is also an archive section if you have some real catching up to do. The content itself is to the point and presented in a way similar to how you would chat about it with your friends, such as using slang words, nicknames and plenty of sarcasm. But this is one of the great features of F365, and is a refreshing change from the standard media drivel which is fed to us. Although sometimes it can contain dubious stories of transfers and speculation, so you learn to take things with a pinch of salt. The layout of the main page is actually pretty awful and can be hard to spot things first time round unless you know where to look. Sometimes it feels like there are too many things going on such as media watch, transfer blogs, mailbox updates (which can be hilarious) and video highlights. This is all quite a lot to take in on one page. Luckily it is saved by the easy to use navigation bar at the top of the page, which contains links to every aspect of the site, including gossip, results and fixtures from all round europe, previews, reports, stats, opinions and games for the easily bored. Overall, a good, fun, 'matey' football site that could do with a bit of a makeover.

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          08.02.2009 23:43
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          great website

          Football365 is one of those quirky qebsites that is brutally honest and open in its reporting. it seems to me to be reported on by true football fans who tell it like it is and this is the main reason why I love it. One sad point for me seems to be the demise of the Neviller diaries - have not seen a new entry for quite some time, maybe I missed the last one! This was one feature that was a spoof Gary Neville diary, that kept referring to 'Sir' and the 'greatest team in the whole wide world'. it really was very funny. very tongue in cheek. They are always bang up to date with their reviews and the headlines are sometimes pretty funny, always makes you want to click to see what the story is about. They also have links to where you can get funny footie t-shirts. They look a likes are very funny and I like the bit where you have to name a team from a match some years ago - always much harder than it seems. It is just great for up to the minute footie news! The Famous 365 mailbox is a great feature that allows fans to vent their anger, frustration and humour at a rivals misfortunes! It is the best football website out there, mainly down to the humour!

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            28.01.2009 15:43
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            If you're a fan of football, you should be a fan of football365.

            I've visited this site pretty much every day for quite a few years. Its one of the first places I go to in the morning once my work computer has fired up. I love football and I love gossip so football gossip is like air and water to me, I simply cannot live without it. The layout of the site leaves alot to be desired, it feels cluttered and poorly designed but the content is excellent. The amount of information presented here is phenomenal. You can get up to date information and gossip, like most sports sites, but this site also has a dedicated stats page which I find really useful. The presentation of this site of quite tongue in cheek and humourous, this is one of the aspects that really appeal to me. The writers of the site have a good, entertaining style of writing which keeps people coming back for more. The 'Famous 365 Mailbox' is the source of great entertainment as readers send in their messages to be displayed on the site. 'Mediawatch' is another area of the site that I read avidly, they collect all of the major stories and rumours that have been in the media that day and publishm them in one place with their own comments. If the site continues to be as good as it currently is, I'll be a happy chappie.

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            03.01.2009 17:30

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            A decent football website that just needs to be more things to more people.

            This website is something I refer to daily for news on football related issues. Sometimes informative, sometimes witty and irreverent, the site is useful to find out information on the football stories of the day. The highlight of the site is the mailbox reading ordinary fans views on the issues of that day, these can be incredibly smart, pointless, biased, funny or rude and yet they are readable because they are the views of ordinary fans. The website is nicely presented, its not as deep as some and lacks the level of writing of manyh other sites, such as the BBC in providing in depth world football writing. On the negative side the site does base almost all of its content around the exploits of the big football clubs which is boring and frustrating and should be more varied in its output if it wants to call itself a true football forum rather than one for the top ten football clubs.

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            18.01.2008 22:50
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            Load it up on Saturday and follow the lot.

            It's at times like this that I realise just how set-in-my-ways I am. Football365 sits on Mozila's bookmark toolbar and gets a hit about 10 times a day. I know nothing will have changed and the news will be the same but when you love football, you have to be the first to know. And that's what Football 365 gives you. Footy news. But there is more than that and its features go on endlessly. Too many to mention. But I'll be as thorough as my own personal interest allows. By the way - if you don't like footy I bet you haven't read this far have you? News ==== The site scours the uk for the latest hard facts and, more interestingly, for the rumours and gossip that pervade the game. It gives it all to you and seems to pay little regard to its truism. But I doubt anyone cares. We like gossip. It makes us laugh, cry, despair and moan just as much as the real stuff, so has its purpose. Some areas have been specially set aside for such rumour-mongering such as the transfer-gossip section which is always good for a speculative chuckle. The site's reporters have a good network of informers and the football news is usually up there as soon as everyone else has it if not before. Opinion ===== Everyone in football has an opinion and this site serves them well. It comes at you from all angles. There's an opinion column where the editors give theirs, a mailbox column where you can send in yours and Andy Gray chips in with his column. It's usually focussed on dressing Liverpool down because he's a toffe-nosed get but you can't have everything. The forum is a great place to find a few snippets of wisdom but more on that in a bit. Info === If you want to track your teams for the premiership of championship then the teams section will tell you everything you'd want to know. As well as news and match reports you'll find a host of anorak statistics - too many and insignificant to mention! You can also find the news articles that have filtered in from the lower leagues. Match info ======= This is the bit I end up glued to on a Saturday afternoon. The coverage of matches is thorough and informative. As well as listing all the upcoming games and their results, the live scores section will fill you in as the weekend progresses. The scores update minute by minute and each game right through the English leagues and the Scottish leagues will have a link that gives 'minute-by-minute commentary' in written form. You don't miss a thing! Top effort. Forums ===== I love the forum. It's just so full of laddish bullshit I find it totally addictive. There's not a lot of serious opinion or commentary going on - more name-calling, joke-telling, leg-pulling and porn. Marvellous! No matter how depraved and sick the subject, everyone chips in with their own take on disrespect. Not everyone's cup of tea but forewarned and all that... The fact that it all makes me laugh is no accolade to myself. Other stuff ======== There is a fun section for looky-likeys and competitions, a bit of a shop and copious links to betting! This sort of thing is endemic to a sports site so no surprises! The bad bits ========= Advertising everywhere sums it up. I don't begrudge them making their money but that doesn't stop it being a royal pain in the bum. It spoils the otherwise well-laid out front page and makes it disjointed. I don't like all the betting links that seem to make up the bulk of the advertising - the site has a good banner/log thing which they shove some ugly flashing advert for ladbrokes in. You get the impression that they don't mind giving you a quality football service but they have few morals with regards to money-spinning. Anyway, if you like footy, give it a try. If you don't then you won't have got this far anyway! The site can be found at http://www.football365.co.uk

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              22.12.2002 15:19
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              I like football, in fact I like most sports, but I love football, and this site is my regular haunt to catch up with all of the news in the wonderful world of football, and I certainly suggest that if you like football, or even if you only have a mild interest, then you head on down to this site, as it is jam packed with so much information you will be there for hours, reading about the team you support, which in my case is The Toon Army and also about the more general goings on with other clubs and their players. The site loads up reasonably quickly, but with so much information packed onto it, please don't expect to move quickly from one page to the next. There are so many sections that the first time you visit the site, it seems that there is just too much going on and you can't decide what to look at first, but I am sure that like me, you will find 3 or 4 areas which you visit on a more regular basis than others, although I do try once a week to visit a section that I normally bypass, just in case I am missing something good. The choices of sections are listed down the left hand side of the page, and I always head to MAIN NEWS first, and this is broken down into more sections, which include breaking news, and then all of the new about English, Scottish, European and International football. The stories are generally accurate, and sometimes way ahead of the newspapers. Today (21st December) the breaking news is that Chelsea have had no contact at all with goalkeeper Mark Bosnich since it was revealed he had failed a drugs test, which strengthens the belief that the 2nd test will only back up the results of the first test, and he will find himself dropped by Ken Bates and co, which I am sure will signal the end of his career. Then I head to FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS, which is especially entertaining at this time of year, and it is always where the more light hearted stories can be found. At the moment, 'Quotes Of The Year' i s entertaining me on a daily basis, which such gems as.. "The referee is wearing the same yellow-coloured top as the Slovakian goalkeeper. I'd have thought the UEFA official would have spotted that - but perhaps he's been deafened by the noise of this crowd" JOHN MOTSON JUST BEFORE ENGLAND KICKED-OFF AGAINST SLOVAKIA. "They let in the people who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima yet they won't let Diego in" DIEGO MARADONA?S AGENT ON JAPAN?S REFUSAL TO GIVE HIS CLIENT A VISA DURING THE WORLD CUP There are many more, and some really funny ones, so go and take a look. I am off again, this time to YOUR CLUB SECTION, and the mighty Newcastle United, sometimes I will have a look at Sunderland's page just to have a laugh, but I steer well clear of Manchester United. You can pick any of the teams down to Division Three and also the Scottish Premier. In this section, you will get all of the up to date news, match reports which go back approximately 6-7 weeks, along with a page of results and also a fixture list. This page shows the leagure performance this season and compares it with the same time period last season, whilst also listing the scorers and attendance for each match. There is a fun section which has areas such as free postcards which you can e mail to friends or even enemies, should you so wish. Some other areas to note are the discussion forum and the link to the excellent football top shop where there are some excellent t -shirts I have not seen anywhere else. I could write all day about this site, but I am sure I would not capture your attention as much as the site itself does, so go and have a look, even if you think it's not for you, just visit it once. The site is regularly updated, and is much more useful than newspapers, as it deals with it's subject in an unbiased manner with a touch of humour added in for good measure. I for one use it more than I would a daily newspaper and it is free, which is never a bad thing! **All quotes are not my own work and are from the website being reviewed.

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                25.10.2001 00:49

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                Ive tried quite a few and I have found Football365 the fastest and most comprehensive SMS service in - Advantages: Fast, Good articles, Cheap SMS Scores - Disadvantages: Colours, Lack of images

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                24.09.2001 02:21
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                I first came across this site 3 or 4 years ago when I was looking for something football based, but without a link to another media organisation as such sites began to irritate me. I instantly liked its style and irreverence and I became a big fan. It was especially useful during my time abroad as it provides more than purely brief reports and news, as other sites do. Recently though, the site has changed its style and layout. Does this affect my opinion? Read on and see! Layout I liked the previous layout which changed a few months ago. At first the new colours and design irritated me but now I like it and it is certainly easier to use with the constant menu on the left hand side. There are an increasing number of popups and adverts which I suppose is understandable for a site that is losing money, but is still annoying. News I have to say this is the weakest part of the site. Although it is very quick with match reports and news, it somehow doesn't have the authority of site's such as the BBC's. It also lacks the pictures that put other news sites ahead. The reports are extensive though and it covers all league divisions. There is also a good tabloid gossip section, which eliminates the need to look over other people's shoulders to see the latest paper talk. The Your Club section is reasonable but rarely has anything new or different from the main news sites. Features This is what makes me a regular visitor. Excellent articles written by both eloquent ex-pros and experienced journalists. As with much of the site none of the writers are prepared to follow the set line on issues. Controversy abounds and the writers say what they see, giving it an extra edge over sites such as soccernet. Unlike media sites such as sky or itv it has no bias towards particular games or leagues meaning you can always rely on it for a reasonably fair assessment of issues. Some writers are a bit mad to say the least (Da vid Icke) but Andy Gray and Danny Kelly are two that I always enjoy. Fun stuff My favourite part of the site. The lookalikes and picture gags are genuinely amusing and I always check the Mediawatch section. Mediawatch is basically an excuse to take the piss out of rival websites, newspapers and TV stations for their inadequate reports, ridiculous cliches and bizarre ways they choose to fill their designated space. I have particularly liked the sustained verbal kicking given to ITV Sport over the last month. (How could they have cocked up something so seemingly simple as the Premiership highlights?) Forums An excellent place for intelligent football debate. The letters section is also very good. I'm not sure whether this is because they receive thousands and can afford to be selective, but there always seems to be a good balance of well written opinion. No issue is too trivial or too controversial to be discussed. I find it a good gauge for how fans in Britain and all over the world feel about such issues. Overall Football365 remains an excellent site, not just for the hardened football fan but for anyone with a mild interest. Whilst its reports and news stories are reasonable I tend to go elsewhere first. My main reason for visiting it is for its features and its fun items, which provide better opinion and more laughs than all other such sites put together. Oh yes, I almost forgot. It is also the first site to bring us the reports of Kok Wee, a genuine Thai Man U fan and his astonishing stream of consciousness on football in general and United in particular. The man is a mad genius and deserves a much wider audience!

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