Are you ready for the 25th season of the Premier League to start on 13 August? If not, there are some things you might want to do to get ready for the season opener and prepare for the fun. The season will last until 21 May 2017, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all the great matches during the next 10 months. In the meantime, check out the following ways you can start getting ready for the start of the Premier League season:
1. Plan a Barbie
Having a barbie and watching football is always fun, but it’s a lot better when you actually invite people to enjoy it with you. Why not start getting a group together to have a grand season opening party/barbie somewhere festive. A fun game we like to play every year is BBQ slots, which gives you random dish ideas. Your guests can give it a spin and whatever item they land on they get to eat – it adds a bit of festivity to the boring alternative of just slapping food on a plate and saying “here you go.” Plus, slot games go good with football on any day.
2. Start Shopping for Tickets
Of course, watching the games from home can’t really give you the full experience like actually being present at a match does. Any serious Premier League fan wants to attend at least one match out of the season, so if you can’t afford to make it an “every weekend” thing, why not pick one awesome match and obtain the tickets well in advance?
3. Get Your Game Gear Right
Show some team pride and get yourself the appropriate attire before the games get started. It just doesn’t feel right cheering and anxiously watching the telly while wearing an office suit. You need to be in the moment, in the mood, and to do that you’ll want to at least have one or two pieces of a uniform, a hat, some face paint, a key chain, some team-themed socks – something to show which team you’re rooting for.
4. Check Your Schedule
Most of us football fans have busy schedules that we have to accommodate, so to make sure you won’t be forced to miss any of your favourite team’s big games, check your own schedule. Problems arise when you find yourself cancelling dates and missing work to see those can’t-miss matches (yes, football-related absenteeism is a thing in the corporate world). Now that the season is right around the corner, you might want to go ahead and check your favourite team’s schedule and mark the must-see matches on your calendar.
Try to remember that there are unfortunately still people walking around completely oblivious to the fact that the Premier League season is about to start. Save those people from missing the action and let all your buddies know the date of the first match you want to watch. After all, what fun is it screaming about an overtime goal when nobody is around to share the moment?