Thursday 12 June 2014

SPORT: World Cup 2014 (YB)

Well, with the impending World Cup 2014 in Brazil this year, I just had to do a blog post about it. I'm a MASSIVE football fan and it'd be a sacrilege for me not to!

I'm a lifelong Liverpool FC fan, but in the World Cup, I am all in for Brazil - yes, I am from England, but let's face it, they're a pretty rubbish team and I much prefer the skill and flare of the Brazilian players, so made an informed decision that I wished to support Brazil.

It was my Uncle's fault I got into football. I grew up living with my Mum, my Uncle and my Grandma. My Mum and Grandma had no interest in football (though my Mum calls herself an Everton supporter - "BOOOOO"!), but David (my Uncle) is a big Liverpool FC fan too and always watched the matches on telly and I watched with him. I used to play football with him too, I really enjoyed the sport, I was a bit of a tomboy as a little girl. At about 11 years old, I outgrew my tomboy stage and became very feminine, but my love of football never went away. I still loved to watch football and play football, including playing for the girls team at school. It was something I was very enthusiastic about and still am.

My son, David, is also a Liverpool FC fan, but he supports England in the World Cup (well, someone has to, I suppose!). Hubby, Paul, isn't much of a footy fan (much to my dismay). Paul and David have been to a couple of Liverpool matches though, thanks to a lovely friend on Twitter giving me some tickets she won and on a separate occasion was thanks to my comping hobby and I won some tickets myself. Sadly, I've never been to a Liverpool match myself :( I know it's very unlikely I'll ever get to see a Brazil match either :( David might one day get to go to an England match though. He'd have loved to have been a mascot for Liverpool or England, but he's 11½ now and at the absolute maximum, the cut-off age for mascots seems to be 12 years old. I should have discovered competitions to be a mascot sooner than in the last year (I've only been comping for 3½ years overall though).

Anyway, I thought I'd compile my own World Cup 2014 dream team and share it with you:

And I also will be playing lots of fantasy World Cup football, so I'll post my league details here, and I hope to see some of you come and join me and see who wins :) I'm also going to post up some links to World Cup related competitions and other fun stuff too...

Win £300 Cash - Peachy's World Cup Predictor
Win £500 Cash - Totesport's World Cup Predictor
Win £10,000 Cash - Football Fanager Fantasy World Cup (join my league: FB Twitter MRB)
Win £1,000 Bet - Bet McLean  World Cup Predictor
Win £1,000 Bet - Betfred World Cup Predictor
Win Various Prizes - Bet Vernon
Win £100 Cash - Bets Of Mates
Win £40,000 Cash - Sun Brazil Dream Team (join my league: ID - 8204770 PASSWORD - Blurby)
Various Prizes - RedSpottedHanky (join my league: ID - FB, Twitter & MRB PASSWORD - Blurb2014)
Win 1/50 Speaker Pillows - The Bedding Company
Win Ice-World Watch - Ice-Watch

Collect your FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014 Stickers - Panini/FIFA (join my collector's team: ID - 333003 PASSWORD - AlienNation)

Who are you supporting in the World Cup and why do you support them? Would love to hear from other football fans, male and female :)