Fans of the weekend never need an excuse to come to the pub on a Friday night, but this season brings with it an extra draw for punters: for the first time there will be regular Premier League matches on a Friday night.
Fulham and Newcastle will be kicking off the English Football League (EFL) season on Friday, 5 August at 7.45pm. Their clash at Fulham's Craven Cottage is one of 19 live matches confirmed by Sky Sports for August and September.
If you pay a visit to the Claddagh Ring you’ll be greeted with a broad range of live sports showing on the venue’s 12 plasma screens, from football and rugby to horse racing and GAA (Gaelic Athletics Association) sports.
The Capital One Cup final later this month offers Manchester City or Liverpool the chance to lay down a marker by winning the first silverware of the football season. And for pubs and bars, it offers a great opportunity to pack venues and get more money...
If showing live football is an important part of your customer offer then the landscape is changing ahead of next season as all matches from Europe’s elite club competition – the Champions League - will now be shown on BT Sport – and nowhere else.