Watching sports at home, surrounded by your friends, is arguably one of the best ways to watch your favourite team. If there’s a huge game coming up and you’ve decided against attending in real life, then why not make an evening in out of it with your mates? Here are some ways to make watching the game even better.
Choose the House with the Best TV
The better the TV, the better the watching experience. Take into account all your mates’ TVs and homes to decide which place would be the better one to watch the match in. If someone has a wide-screen HD TV with surround sound and ample sofa space, then you should probably head there!
Get the Right Snacks
A huge part of the watching experience comes from the snacks you consume, so get the right ones! Make it varied by bringing a mixture of sweet and savoury, but nothing too messy. Think crisps and popcorn over an Indian takeaway (unless that’s what you fancy!). The chances are a crate of beer wouldn’t go amiss, too, but make sure your mates are up for drinking before you load up the fridge.
Make it Interesting
A little bet between mates can make the match all the more interesting, or you could even make use of a betting bonus and place a bet online. You could tell your mate you’ll buy them a drink if their prediction of a certain player scoring first turns out to be right. If you manage to predict right, you might just get a night of free drinks! By doing this, you’ll be more invested in the game, and you’ll find yourself sitting at the edge of the sofa even more than usual!
Get Your Footie Shirts On
Just because you’re not at the pub or the stadium doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress like it. Make it a proper occasion by getting everyone to wear their shirts and even some face paint. Nothing shows your support of your club like dressing in their colours!
Plan Something After
Getting out of a stadium is tedious, but you won’t have trouble with that if you’re watching from home. If the game is in the evening, then make a plan to go out for a meal or just pop to your local pub once it’s ended. This gives you and your mates ample footie chat time so you can dissect every kick, header, and goal that was made. If you go to a pub, you might just find more people to chat about the game with, too. If you win, you could have celebratory drinks, and if you lose, then an evening out with your mates might just make the punch of losing a little softer.
Football is a social sport, so getting your mates round to watch the game is one of the better ways to experience the match. Get some snacks and beers in, turn the TV on, and enjoy the game.