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: Spurs fans give their thoughts on Conte, Richarlison and more

The Italian steadied the ship last season and now looks to make more progress after being backed in the transfer marketThings were looking bleak at the beginning of November last year at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Newly appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo wasn't able to replicate the success he'd had at Wolves and results were dire in Europe and domestically. That was until the Portuguese was relieved of his duties on 1 November and replaced the very next day by Antonio Conte. The Italian arrived with a justifiably big reputation, as a former Premier League winner with Chelsea and multiple...

Italian law change abolishes three year limit on foreign TV rights deals

Serie A bosses are celebrating a recent change to an Italian law which prevented longer agreementsA change in the Italian legal system has seen the abolition of three-year limits on foreign TV rights contracts. Previously, the league was unable to sign deals with foreign broadcasters lasting more than three years. From now on, Serie A will be able to sign more lucrative, long term agreements with companies outside of Italy.Serie A President Lorenzo Casini praised the judgement, saying:“The new rules will help increase revenue, with bigger returns that will have a favorable impact on the entire soccer system,”Embed from Getty...

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...