The ranking of the Top 9 Football Blogs was last updated on July 15, 2020. Vuelio generates these rankings using a proprietary algorithm based on topic-related content in its system’s blogs — you can learn more about the process here. Our research team is always looking for new blogs and bloggers to include, but if you think we’ve forgotten someone, please let us know.
1. The Anfield Wrap
The Anfield Wrap, sometimes known as TAW, is the top-ranked football blog in the United Kingdom, with coverage of Liverpool FC and its legions of fans. While fans are unable to attend actual matches at this time, they can still gather here for anything related to the club in the form of a blog, podcast, or video. TAW has grown in popularity since its inception in 2011, attracting a large readership to the site and through its social media outlets. Who needs to sit in the stands when you can get all the latest Liverpool FC gossip, news, and updates, as well as opinion, reaction, and exclusive interviews, right here on the internet?
Don’t get caught offside without the most up-to-date information on what’s going on in the UK football scene — CaughtOffside claims to be the world’s most popular independent football blog, so it’s a good place to start. All teams get equal affection on this blog, as seen by the multicoloured garland of football shirts adorning the home page – click on your team’s shirt for the latest on its fortunes (Manchester City, Brighton and Hove Albion, Watford FC and more). There’s also a specific (and drama-filled) WAGs section if you’re interested in following the lives of footballers’ wives.
3. The Mancunia Republik
If you support the Red Devils, you’ve probably already pledged your allegiance to The Republik of Mancunia. Since 2006, blogger Scott – a’season-ticket owning Mancunian who loves his team and isn’t ashamed’ – has attempted to portray a more positive aspect to football fandom (what he refers to as wearing his’red-tinted specs’). The forum is where you can join fellow fans for optimistic chat, even when the team isn’t out and scoring. Transfer news and statistics are aimed to be as realistic and evidence-based as possible, and the forum is where you can join fellow fans for optimistic chat, even when the team isn’t out and scoring.
4. Website of the Spurs
The Spurs Web, which has been tracking the fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur since 1996, which you may recall as a significant year for football, retains its place in the Europa League on this list. No, not just because of the start of this blog (but also that). Match analysis, opinion pieces on the Europa League, and what it takes to win (advice that the England squad could have used back in 1996 – not that we’re living in the past) are among the topics covered in the articles. The Spurs Web strives to entice readers with “refreshingly honest, current, and entertaining coverage” of the football team, which it backs no matter what. The crew also welcomes story proposals and tips, so get in contact if you’ve been inspired by something you’ve read (sorry).
JustArsenal, whose crew focuses on club news, new transfers, match reports, and statistics, is on the ball with fresh news from Arsenal FC. Arsenal supporters may also read up on the latest rumours, watch videos from recent matches, and check out previews for upcoming games. And for those who want to dig a little deeper, the writers of this blog enjoy delving into the major questions, such as “Who would you pick in Arsenal’s Battle of the Keepers?” “Who should we keep or sell?” and “What’s up with Arteta’s substitutions?” We don’t have the answers; instead, see what the team has to say.
6. The Bullocks
The Never Mind the B*llocks blog, which is part of the also-magnificently-named The Fighting Cock, is new to the top 10 football rankings this year. The blog is part of a podcast, fanzine, and website dedicated to Tottenham Hotspur FC that has been running since 2011. It has articles from a group of authors that have something to say about the sport and their favourite team. ‘What is wrong with me?’ says one of the writers recently. It’s as if I can’t stop myself. Spurs are a deadly drug, and I’m a complete addict.’ Never Mind the B*llocks is the place to go for a football fix if you’re in the same boat.
7. The Transfer Tavern
Returning to the theme of sports in general, Taylor Williams’ The Transfer Tavern is our next top ten blog. The ‘one-stop shop’ for transfer speculations, news, and breaking headlines divides its gossip on who is going where by team, and urges users to ‘pull up a bar stool’ and engage informal online chats just like they would at the pub. It’s ‘always happy hour’ here, yet red cards may be issued if the fan argument becomes too heated. Do you simply want the facts? Check out the Fixtures & Results section to see what’s going on in the League Table.
8. The Tomkins Times
The Tomkins Times, which focuses on Liverpool FC and was founded by author Paul Tomkins, is in the same tactical position as last year’s list. The Tomkins Times, which has been dubbed “perhaps the most intelligent guide to LFC available on the internet” by The Independent on Sunday, requires a subscription to access much of its content, which includes analysis from its current roster of writers who are particularly passionate about the football team. While the sport has changed dramatically as a result of the current pandemic, there is also a Coronavirus/COVID-19 Debate Page in the Debate section.
9. West Ham United Until I Die
And rounding off our top 10 is Iain Dale’s West Ham Till I Die, a blog that is no stranger to the Vuelio blog rankings. Iain is best known for his political comments on radio and in print, but here he focuses on West Ham Football Club news. Match reports from West Ham games, as well as columns from regular writers such as ‘HamburgHammer’ and ‘Goatygav,’ join Iain’s team posts, as well as a handy section on the roster that breaks down the vital statistics for each West Ham player. Pablo Zabaleta stands 178cm tall and has made 37 appearances as of May 2018. If you’re desperate for more from the Hammers, go find some extra stats.