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
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.
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'.ReplyDelete
lol, i've heard that many timesDelete
Fun post! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I gave up the fight and now watch the games with the boys :)ReplyDelete
I'm watching on my own regardlessDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
oh if I'd had a gamble, i'd have lost by nowDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
I'm watching it all regardlessDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Oh no I love the football, am watching every gameDelete
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!! #keepingitrealReplyDelete
I love it, can't get enough of it, hubby even managed to watch England play live on a flight from SaudiDelete
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! LOLReplyDelete
Hubby and I watch every game avidly as do children 3 & 4Delete
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 #tweensteensbeyondReplyDelete
Oh it's become exciting now for sureDelete
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 surprisesReplyDelete
I'm loving every minute of every gameDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal
I love the World Cup but I also follow football all seasonDelete
Brilliant - I may even watch a few games myself!! #TweensTeensBeyondReplyDelete
I'm watching them all avidlyDelete
‘It’s only a game’ !!!!!!! #triumphanttalesReplyDelete
don't try that line on me lolDelete