Fifa 2010 World Cup Countdown – Blokes, be Prepared

With the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup less than a month away, it’s time to unleash that inner-Scout. Blokes – be prepared. FIFA have sorted the fixtures; South Africa’s sorted the stadiums. Now it’s your time to shine…

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The biggest show on earth is less than a month away, with South Africa kicking off the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup on home turf. Stars will shine, tempers will flare, passions will rise – but are you prepared to play your part?

In these modern, materialistic times of merchandising and mass consumerism, is it enough to just go to the pub to watch your country, your work shirt still on your back? Is it enough to casually check the results on your mobile phone whilst walking around Asda on a Saturday afternoon? Is it enough to half-heartedly paint the St George’s cross on your face whilst you go out and mow the lawn, listening to the commentary on the radio?

Not on my watch it isn’t.

With the clock ticking down to June 11th, now is the time to unleash your inner-Scout, free your credit card, and condemn your significant other to a month of misery. Now is the time, to be prepared.

First and foremost, no football fan is complete without his obligatory replica kit. Any self respecting England fan will already have his Three Lions shirt, steamed and pressed, but what about a back up plan? What if, horror of horrors, Capello’s men should fall before the final hurdle? What if, by Sunday July 11th, Gerrard and co. are already on their way home, and the Germans are set to play in the final? Don’t fear – with free delivery and next day shipping, it has never been easier to support the opposition at short notice.

Of course, if you can’t bear the thought of sullying your body with another nation’s kit, there is an alternative. If you fancy being in the centre of the action, why not try an inflatable referees outfit? For added realism, red and yellow cards can be made from Maltesers and Weetabix boxes respectively.

Once you’re dressed accordingly, it’s time to seriously consider our nations chances. Are you prepared to put your money where your mouth is? An online betting account is your portal to riches, and will be of great assistance when your credit card statement arrives at the end of July. Carragher to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final at 10,000-1? I like those odds.

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2 Comments
  1. Posted May 19, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Very exciting and well written article, I don’t watch this particular sport but I hope everyone will enjoy themselves.

  2. Posted May 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    There’s time yet – crack open a cold one and pull up a pew. We’ll get to the offside rule later…

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