Tuesday 19 June 2018

How to survive the World Cup 2018

It's the World Cup 2018. Four weeks of football, success and failures, who's to blame and did The England Manager make the right choices.

So here is what is going to happen over the upcoming weeks and a survival guide.

1. No amount of moaning about it will make it stop. You'll only stress yourself out.

2. Your normal television viewing will be interuppted, it will annoy you, but you can't do
anything about it.

3. Everyone will be talking about the it. The TV, papers, family, friends, colleagues, social
network sites, apart from not going out and staying off line, there is nothing you can do
about it.

How to get through the month of June and beyond.

1. Try and show some interest after all there won't be an awful lot else going on.

2. Don't even try and reach for the remote and don't expect that you get it back once the ref
blows his whistle, the match analysis is just as important and yes watching the replay of all
the goals is equally as important.

3. Keep the fridge full of drink and the cupboards stocked with snacks. It'll save you getting
disturbed and being sent out for supplies.

4. Do not mock your Other Half when watching and don't pull faces at their
mates when they come over to watch the games.

5. DO NOT, EVER say 'it's only a game' this is grounds for a divorce.

6. Your Other Half would rather be left in peace to watch the matches. They will only talk to
you during the adverts so don't view it as spending time together.

7. Don't expect the rules to be explained to you more than once and if your Other Half tries to
tell you them, look interested and ask no more than 2 questions.
(see previous post 'off side' rule)

8. Football is a game of opinion and if you don't know what you're talking about keep your
opinion to yourself.

9. Keep positive, use this time to spoil yourself, catch up with family and friends, read those
books and tweet without being nagged.

10. During matches remember this is probably the best time to go shopping, as hardly anyone
will be out.

Oh and finally, don't expect any sympathy and understanding to your needs as I will be avidly watching World Cup 2018 and will be tweeting in earnest. This is my pay back for all the reality show updates the rest of you post on social media the rest of the year.


  1. Great post, also don't do what my friend did back in Euro '96 and ask very loudly in a packed pub 'what colour are we playing in'.

  2. Fun post! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I gave up the fight and now watch the games with the boys :)

  3. Oh yes, it's great isn't it. My tip is...have a little gamble..a match is so much more exciting when you know it could make you enough for a new handbag :)

    1. oh if I'd had a gamble, i'd have lost by now

  4. Haha, I love this. Basically, there is nothing we can do about it!! :) I can stand the England games - just about! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales :)

  5. Haha some good tips there. I couldn't be less interested in football and as we don't have telly it's not too invasive at the moment (noisy drunken shouts outside after England wins is about the worst of it). Always good to have a sense of humour about anything that's important to loved ones but of no interest to you!

    1. Oh no I love the football, am watching every game

  6. This did give me a chuckle... Thankfully, my husband isn't football crazy, and we don't own a TV - so in our house, the World Cup practically isn't existing. Outside (friends, family, social media, news), you can't escape it!! #keepingitreal

    1. I love it, can't get enough of it, hubby even managed to watch England play live on a flight from Saudi

  7. Hilariously in my house it's me that's watching and Mr TM that is moaning about it being on TV! During the recent England game he told me off for my swearing at the ref! LOL

    1. Hubby and I watch every game avidly as do children 3 & 4

  8. Can you believe I missed the first game!! At least England won. I agree it does become all absorbing and I don't feel as excited this time around. Good luck - see you on the other side #tweensteensbeyond

  9. I'm not that interested in football, but as you say, resistance is useless so you may as well make the best of it. :) It's turning out to be full of surprises

  10. Hi Suzanne, this did make me laugh. There was a time when I the thought of yet another football tournament filled me with dread, but I've now welcome numb to them. The two men in my life are sport mad (armchair style), football, cricket, rugby, darts, you name it and they'll watch it. As long as they don't approach little corner with the thought to watch it then we all get along just fine.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal


    1. I love the World Cup but I also follow football all season

  11. Brilliant - I may even watch a few games myself!! #TweensTeensBeyond

  12. ‘It’s only a game’ !!!!!!! #triumphanttales