Saturday night is ladies' night pretty well everywhere, for at least nine months of the year. Gentlemen prefer blokes, the ones running around on "pitches". What a shame.
The football fanatic’s friend, FootieFox for Firefox browser tracks matches worldwide.
Still, since they can be useful on the other six nights from August through May, here's something for the boys.
FootieFox is an add-in for the Firefox web browser that keeps track of football, in real time, just about anywhere in the world. ("Just about," I say, because the Thai professional league is not yet part of the app's tracking.)
Footiefox installs like any other Firefox add-on, which is to say cleanly, super easily, and with a reboot of the browser to make sure everything kicks in properly.
It installs down in the bottom right hand corner of the browser, with a teensy-weensy arrow that you click (now) to configure the app or (later) to get details on the games you might be following.
The configuration menu is a dweeb's delight, where you can change pretty well everything. First, though, you will want to pick leagues and/or teams to follow, meaning, in Thailand, you will choose the Premier League, the one that keeps men out of the discos on Saturday nights.
If the editor didn't forget it again, there's a screen shot close by here which shows how you pick leagues to follow, and an example of a typical weekend in the top English football league.
You do nothing to update the scores, it is handled completely automatically. Every time there is a goal by the team or league you are following, a small pop-up, well, pops up with a short crowd roar of audio. You can click on that for more details if you wish.
I've not seen an app that is this thorough and this discreet about giving you your fill of the country's most popular professional sport.
Generous author Boris Ruf of Berlin explains and keeps the app for download at (footiefox.com)
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