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: Chelsea fans dissect an eventful season full of highs and lows

Two cup finals, the end of the Abramovich era and much more made for a memorable season at Stamford BridgeThe transition from the Roman Abramovich era into the Todd Boehly regime in West London now seems to be complete. With the Russian oligarch forced to sell the club after being sanctioned by the UK government over his close ties to Vladimir Putin, the departure of his most trusted allies Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck in recent weeks marks the final curtain pull on what has been a very successful period in the club's history. American billionnaire and part-owner of the...

Premier League tops European YouTube view count table

The English top flight garners more than double the monthly views on the platform than other top European leaguesA recent study has found that the English Premier League is the most-watched European football league on YouTube, attracting some 250m monthly views, more than double what rival competitions attract. The data comes from a study carried out by martech company BuzzMyVideos.The Spanish La Liga comes in second, Italy's Serie A is third, the German Bundesliga is fourth and finally the French Ligue 1 is fifth in the rankings. These four leagues all manage less than 100m monthly views, less than half...

Interview: Man City fans reflect on another title winning season

Despite more UCL heartbreak, the Premier League once again belongs to Pep Guardiola and his teamIt's been another successful campaign at the Etihad despite some hardship along the way. Fans will have been devastated by going out in the Champions League semi finals against Real Madrid, but another Premier League title ought to soften the blow. Of course, in typical City fashion, the players couldn't let their fans soak up a fourth crown in five seasons without taking them all to the brink of a nervous breakdown first. Despite the scare, thanks in large part to Ilkay Gundogan, they managed...

Top 5 early bookies favourites to win the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League

Long before the season even starts, the odds are in for who will become the next European championsAs the dust settles on an international break which has captivated few, the players prepare to take some time off before regrouping for pre-season. We have a long road ahead of us before the return of regular football. Nonetheless, the sportsbook reviews are in and bookies up and down the land are already predicting who will win next season's Champions League.Real Madrid have barely had chance to descend from their open top bus and we are already wondering who will be celebrating this...

Switzerland vs Spain Match Preview

Prediction: 1-2Tip: Spain to win | Both Teams to ScoreKey Points:1. Switzerland have only beaten Spain once in 23 attempts2. Switzerland have scored in seven of their last eight matches3. Spain have scored in fourteen consecutive matches in all competitionsBoth teams come into tonight's Nations League contest on the back of disappointing results. The hosts have lost to Czech Republic and Portugal, while Spain have drawn both games against the same opposition. We think someone will get off the mark with a win tonight and we expect that to be the visitors.Predictably, Spain have dominated this fixture down the years....