Friday 14th May 2021

How can you watch games of Community shield on TV in your country?

Community shield on TV 

Football Association community shield is the Super cup in England by UEFA and the English Football Association. It used to be a charity shield. This super cup started in 1908-1909.

There are three teams or clubs who shared their shield win. The first draw of charity shield came in 1949. It was the only win for Portsmouth. After a final match of 1-1 between Wolverhampton and Pompey shared shield. West Ham won only one shield in 1964 with Liverpool which turned out to be a draw with 2-2. The third FA Community Shield shared was between Aston Villa and Tottenham with a draw of 2-2 in 1984

Without winning either The League title or FA Cup the two clubs or teams won the shield. These are the only two teams who did that. One is Leicester City in 1971 and the other one is Brighton & Hove Albion in 1910.

In the FA Community Shield with 16 victories and 4 shared ones, Manchester United became the most successful club. But there are some downsides also for participating in these matches on many occasions like they also have a record of most consecutive shield losses which are 4.

There’s one goalkeeper who scored a goal from his box in Charity Shield which is Pet Jennings from Tottenham in 1967. Jennings from his end kicked the ball so far that it went into the net from over Manchester United’s keeper Alex after bouncing on the ground.

History of FA Community Shield on Tv

FA community shield is evolved from the London or sheriff shield. It used to play between a leading armature club and a leading professional club.

Southern League Champions got beaten by Manchester United and win the first shield fixture. For the first time, they just became Football league champions. 4-0 was the winning score for Manchester United after their first draw of 1-1. Both the matches played at Stamford Bridge. After that, no match has happened or played since then.

The FA Community Shield used to be “The FA Charity Shield” from 1908 to 2002. As per the proposition of FA Secretary Croker in 1974, The FA charity shield should be played as a new season’s curtain-raiser at Wembley. FA Cup holders and League champions were featured in this.

Before 1974 shield was not that popular or people used to take it as the less prestigious fixture. The teams who never won anything used to play in the shield. Match uses to take place at various club grounds.

Later on, The Shield became the most important occasion for the domestic season. Arsenal beat Manchester United in August 2004 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, which saw by a crowd of 63,317. It also broadcasted on Tv globally which grabbed around 270 million audiences.

The FA distributed over and 5m in charity from 1974 to 200 when Wembley was the host.

The Shield was having sponsors like General Motors, AXA, One2One, Littlewoods and they added McDonald’s as their new partner later on.

The Shield played at Villa Park in 2012 because Wembley was occupied by The London 2012 Olympic Games.

Fun When You Watch Community Shield With Your Community or Group

Whether it’s a sport or any other programs. It feels great and fun when you watch it with people who also like the same thing as you.

How about you are searching for something else but instead found a community near you that is supporting your favorite team! Wouldn’t you like to join it?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to connect with the people who like the same thing as yours especially sports? If you want, you can be a person who brings those types of persons together by creating a local online group. Trust me those people will bless you.

How can you do that? Interesting question!

You can create a community on

You just have to sign up with your social media account and you are good to go. It’s very easy to create a group on bylde. You can create groups according to the location which will help you better find local members.

There are already many communities that exist. Like startups, entrepreneurs, dating groups, hiking groups, etc. People from all over the world are coming together and forming these communities. They are supporting each other.

So what’s your favorite team, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, or anything else! Make a community of your favorite team and gather people from your nearby so that you can have different events where you’ll enjoy their matches together with lots of fun and food.

You can even join any community that is supporting your favorite team. You can share your ideas and views. It’s always a good idea to spend some time with people with the same interest. You can be yourself.

Who knows your favorite player might get impressed with your community and visits you or gives a surprise.

Rules of FA Community Shield

7 substitute players were allowed in the match for a participating club. From them, only 6 could take part in a match.

Premier League and Community Shield share almost the same rules. They have 11 players team plus 7 substitutes. In the community shield, 6 substitutions are allowed whereas most other competitions permit only 3 substitutions. There will be a penalty shootout if scores are the same after 90 minutes.

Assistant referees and referees lead the team to the field of play before 10 minutes of the game. The teams must process together to the field.

The match will be for 90 minutes as per the Laws of the Game.

There will be 15 minutes half-time interval.

The International Football Association Board decided that if both the team's scores same then there will be no extra time give to the teams. Instead, they have to kick from the penalty mark. It’ll determine who’s the winner of the match.

The team coach or Team manager can give tactical instruction from their given area only. They have to come to their bench immediately afterward.

Status of FA Community Shield

The Community Shield is called the curtain-raiser for English football season by serving as England’s super cup between the previous season's FA Cup winners and Premier League champions.

FA community shield is getting some seriousness by teams who are participating. Some teams are using these matches as an opportunity for their fringe members or other players who are returning from injury.

These matches are called “glorified friendly” by Tom Bryant who is the writer of The Guardian and Mark Lawrenson who is the Sports pundit at BBC.

There have been many clashes between teams. Some were ugly some minor but none were unnoticed. Players or managers made some statements against an opponent and received a bitter response from the audience and so on.

There has been a big clash between Pep Guardiola the manager of Manchester City with Chelsea. He referred to it as “the first final” of the season.

You can see the on-ground fights also between players. It’s nothing new for sports but some solve it on the ground only and keeps the sportsman spirit.

Records of FA Community Shield

  • In the competition, some teams became the most successful. Liverpool won 10, shared 5, Manchester United Won 17, shared 4, Everton won 8, shared 1, Arsenal won 15, shared 1.
  • Without sharing or winning the trophy, two teams share the joint longest run of appearances. Newcastle United in 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955, and 1996. Chelsea in 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
  • In 1911 Swindon Town played a game against Manchester United which was the highest-scoring game 4-8.
  • From 1984 to 1987 Everton was winning consecutively. It’s a record in its name of 4 consecutive wins. One of their win in 1986 was shared with Liverpool. There’s one more record which is of 4 consecutive losses from 1998 to 2001. Manchester United holds it. Manchester United also holds one record for most consecutive games played which were 6 total games in the same period which is from 1996 to 2001.
  • Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United had to share the title with 3-3 in the 1967 community shield. Pat Jennings who is the goalkeeper of Tottenham Hotspur scored from his penalty area against Manchester United.
  • Brighton & Hove Albion never win the League or the FA cup. They only win the shield. They are the only club to do that.

Venues of FA Community Shield

There are two Wembley stadiums. Some matches were held at the old stadium and some in the new stadium. At first, venues used to be various. On most occasions, most of the shield was hosted at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge. The last match which was held there was in 1970. Before that 10 matches tool place at the same venue.

Winners of FA Community Shield

Manchester United211908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
Arsenal161930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
Liverpool151964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2006
Everton91928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995
Tottenham Hotspur71921, 1951, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1991
Manchester City61937, 1968, 1972, 2012, 2018, 2019
Chelsea41955, 2000, 2005, 2009
Wolverhampton Wanderers41949, 1954, 1959, 1960
Leeds United21920, 1954

West Bromwich Albion21920, 1954
Burnley21960, 1973
Newcastle United11909
Brighton & Hove Albion11910
Blackburn Rovers11912
Huddersfield Town11922
Cardiff City11927
Sheffield Wednesday11935
Bolton Wanderers11958

Leicester City11971
Derby County11975
Nottingham Forest11978
West Ham United11964
Aston Villa11981

Some of the above wins were shared between teams.

How to watch Community Shield live in The India?

Sony Pictures Network -> Seasons 2018-2021

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How to watch Community Shield live in the US?

ESPN is the official broadcast partner in The USA for the FA Community Shield. ESPN is also a host of Premier League and FA cup games.


FA community shield is very old and comes a long way with many hurdles and ups and downs. Here you can find all the details related to the Community shield on TV. As per timings, you can watch games on TV and with your community. Create your local community online to make the most out of your favorite team’s game. Create events or participate in them. Support your team by supporting your local community. That’s how these games will go on. Sharing is caring.