Craig Hanson

Craig Hanson is the Editor-in-Chief at Sporticos. Since graduating from Leeds Trinity University with a BA Hons degree in journalism in 2011, he has contributed to various online and print media projects. As a huge football fan and keen traveller, one of his favourite hobbies is watching live football in stadiums in different countries.

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Interview: Aston Villa fans react to a whirlwind six months on and off the pitch

Managers have changed, players have come and gone but the fans are still here hoping for a bright future In July of last year we spoke to three Villa fans to get their overall feeling about the club at that time. It was a wonderful summer. England were two days out from playing a Euro 2020 final. Jack Grealish still played for the Villa and many fans felt he wasn't going anywhere. Dean Smith was reflecting on a fantastic season in which he guided the club to an 11th place finish. Emi Buendia and Ashley Young were through the door...

The FA to stop betting companies from broadcasting FA Cup ties via live stream

Bookmakers like Bet 365 have provided the only way to watch certain fixtures from the world's oldest cup competition The English Football Association (FA) has said that it will stop bookmakers from being able to live stream FA Cup matches going forward. It is as yet unclear when this change will take place with some reporting it will come into fruition during the next TV rights cycle and others suggesting it could be in force as early as the upcoming fourth round ties next month. As part of its TV rights deal for the competition, which includes exclusive TV broadcasting...

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Prediction: 1-1 Tip: Goals Under 2.5 | Luis Suarez to score anytime Key Points: 1. Athletic Bilbao have drawn eight of their last eleven La Liga away matches 2. The two teams drew 0-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano in September 3. Luis Suarez has scored eight goals in eighteen games against Bilbao Athletic Bilbao will be looking to win the Supercopa de España for a second consecutive time after lifting the trophy in Seville last season. That conciliatory win went some way to healing the wounds of back-to-back Copa Del Rey final defeats, which were bizarrely played out within two...

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction

Prediction: 1-4 Tip: Real Madrid Goals Over 2.5 | Benzema & Vinicius both to score Key Points: 1. Real Madrid have scored two or more goals in seven of their last ten matches 2. Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr are first and second in La Liga scoring charts 3. Both teams have scored in seven of Barcelona's last ten matches In the strange money spinner that now is the Spanish Super Cup, old rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid play out an El Clasico of sorts in the semi final stage of a tournament taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The...

How to watch Carabao Cup Final 2022: TV channel, live stream & more

With the semi final stage underway, four teams have a chance of winning their first silverware of the season This season's edition of the Carabao Cup is down to its final four. Manchester City, having won the last four iterations of the cup, were knocked out by West Ham earlier in the competition, suffering their first Carabao Cup defeat since October 2016. Now a new Champion must be crowned and four of the Premier League's biggest clubs remain in the fight - Spurs, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. The bitter London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea will reach its conclusion tonight...