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Version 7.9.5

• The Athletic has launched in the UK, with dedicated football coverage of every team in the Premier League, plus more across Europe

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Ratings and Reviews

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3.5K Ratings

Clude989 ,

Genuinly worth the price!

I don’t normally write reviews, but I felt compelled for The Athletic. As an English Arizona Cardinals fan, easy-to-access high-quality articles written by journalists who know their stuff is hard to come by. The Athletic has completely solved all this; I got offered a 60% discount with a free trial and after four days found myself paying the $24 early - absolutely phenomenal value! What I love about the articles is that they’re not just limited to one team or one sport but every major sport and every major team, including college which makes it great for someone starting to follow the Longhorns.

With something like this you always expect a downside; however, with the Athletic I’m yet to find one. The app is truly amazing: easy to use and navigate with helpful feature like save and ‘read’ icons, as well as a scores tab and the ability to listen to podcasts within the app.

My only gripe would be that I would love to be able to customise ‘your feed’ to be just strictly about the teams I follow and nothing else, so that I have a centralised place to read all about my teams, as well as singular team feeds.

Apart from that, I couldn’t be more excited to read more on The Athletic as it is truly one-of-a-kind; keep going guys and keep up the excellent work!

Ajfletch885 ,

Finally something worth reading

It’s been a long time since I have been able to read articles, one after the other, and actually learn things as I browse the page, remaining on the same article for more than five minutes rather than skimming for the key info. I have for too long been trapped in a twitter-obsessed junk news world that has only brought fuzziness to my brain in the same way that watching reality tv would. The fact the all the best journos are brought together with the freedom to weite what the hell they want only adds to the intrigue, and I find myself fortunate to have the opportunity to finally awaken my brain out of the slumber of mindless transfer speculation and uneducated viewpoints of the armchair keyboard warrior fans. Thank you.

Damien__Taylor ,

Highly recommended for LUFC fans

If you follow Phil Hay on Twitter, you will already know that he is the go-to man for accurate and timely information on Leeds United. His articles are well written, incisive and simply a pleasure to read.

If you want to read in depth articles getting to know what’s happening at the core of the club and behind the scenes, sign up as what I’ve read so far has been enlightening. In addition to the articles, yesterday Phil conducted a live Q & A session on-line where fans fired many, many questions at him to which he provided answers using his in depth knowledge of the club and information from his sources which must be close to the club and reliable. Phil has also stated that there is more to come in the form of a quality podcast and other things that are in the pipeline.

A big bonus for me is because it is a paid subscription, it is an Ad-Free site. I paid the discounted rate of £2.49 per month which frankly is ridiculous value for money.

Sign up, you won’t be disappointed.


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