Update: The browser extension is no longer available. We suggest you check out 365Scores instead which offers similar functionality.
Many football fans use the Internet regularly to check for football scores, results, tables, fixtures and news. While it is easy to open the homepage of your favorite football club to read up on the latest news, you could also visit sport news portals like BBC Sport that cover all big European leagues and competitions.
Ultimate Football Results is an extension for the Google Chrome browser that brings football news to the web browser. The extension adds a single icon to the address bar of the browser upon installation and displays an overlay window with four information panels when you click on it.
Each panel or frame can be configured individually to display the table, results or fixtures of a specific league or tournament.
Ultimate Football Results supports all major and minor European leagues, from the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga to the Italian Series A, the Spanish Liga and the UEFA champions league and Europa League.
Each frame is configured individually to display table, results or fixtures for a specified league or tournament. Even better, a total of four tabs, each with four frames, can be configured in the options.
Football fans only interested in one league could for instance display the following information in three different frames; display the main league in the home tab, add four European leagues under Europe, League One or Two in the Other tab and finally the FA cup, Champions League and European League under Knockout Cups.
First time users can configure the extension with a right-click on the icon and the selection of options. There it is then possible to select a league or tournament and the type of news that should be displayed in the selected frame.
Some information that are presented in a frame can be clicked on. Game results for instance lead to game stats that list the goal scorers, bookings, match stats and links to text commentary of the game, the team list and the next result (that is the next game that has been played in that particular league or cup).
Ultimate Football Results is currently not supporting national teams, the World cup, Euro cup or any other cup that is played by national teams. The extension lacks women football, non European leagues and lower divisions with the exception of League One and League Two. Adding those would certainly improve the extension further.
It sometimes takes a few seconds before the window is rendered and the results displayed. This can be a issue as there is no indication that news are loaded.
Google Chrome users can download and install Ultimate Football Results from the official Chrome Web Store.
Firefox users can try Footiefox which offers more leagues and countries, live notifications but less detailed information about each game.
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