Over the summer one of the most unforgettable World Cup tournaments happened, that witnessed a memorable run for England where they reached the semi-finals.
And with the viewing figures for that match on the BBC coming in at over 44 million, it shows just how many of us in the UK have a love of football and want to keep watching. Bring on Match of the Day, right?
The football season has started, but the good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can get ready for the season find ways to get involved, and carry on that World Cup feeling over the summer. If you’re unsure, then here are some ideas to help you to get involved or get prepped for the football season ahead.
If you have a passion for football then one way to spice things up over the football season is to make some forecast predictions. It could be something that you do right away, or something that you do before each game. It can be a fun way to spend the season, and can be made more interesting if you make predictions with friends, and perhaps do some recreational betting between yourselves.
As has been just mentioned, you could make your own predictions and make your own bets with friends. But you could also look to make some more money, but using a betting site to place bets, and looking for the best odds on things. You could use a site like Matchora for predictions, or simply make them with the football and team knowledge that you have. It can make the season more interesting for you as you follow along, as long as you are gambling responsibly.
As well as the season’s matches to watch, you could create your own Fantasy Football teams. Once you choose them and get playing, it could even lead to you becoming a Fantasy Football manager that can actually pay! So if you need some more football in your life, this could be the way to go.
There is a lot that is said for having a kickabout at your local park. But if you want to play football, and not just cheer from the sofa, then looking for a local team or league to join can be a good idea to get involved. Not only will you meet like-minded people, but you’ll get fitter and scratch that football itch!
If you have a particular team that you are dedicated to, then you may already have tickets to see them. But if not, getting on the season ticket bandwagon means you get to see them each time they play at home. It can be an investment, depending on the team that you choose, but can be a fun way to get involved and cheer them on.
What are you looking forward to this season? It would be great to hear what you think and what you have planned.