It’s finally here! The World Cup is underway and I can practically hear the roars of my fellow England supporters as the Three Lions get ready to take on Tunisia in their first match. It’s a match I’ll be watching even more closely than normal (I’ll get to that in a bit).
From the Black Horse in Bideford, to the Fox and Hound in Newcastle, cellars are full to the brim with an extra year’s supply of beer. All across the country there’ll be fans in red and white shirts. Harry Kane masks will greet you wherever you turn. Saint George’s flags will appear in windows and back gardens.
And, in spite of ourselves, England fans will all secretly believe that we CAN get through the group stages this time and maybe, just maybe, go all the way. “England expects…” and all that.
England’s best words of wisdom
To help you spread the football fever, our talented designers have created some fantastic artwork to celebrate some of football’s finest philosophies and best banter.
As a World Cup treat, we are giving England fans the opportunity to see your words on one of our designs. Take a look at our Facebook page and leave a comment giving us your footballing wisdom for England’s World Cup campaign.
It could be your dad’s armchair punditry, your best mate’s football motto, or your favourite commentary quote. We’ll pick our favourites and bring your words to life with a design for you to share far and wide.
Now, about that England vs Tunisia game. See, there’s more than just the Jules Rimet trophy at stake in The Book of Everyone office during this World Cup. We’ve got a sweepstake going and there’s a real sense of competition in the air.
The sorting hat has spoken and those who have chosen Germany or Brazil are smacking their lips. Those who haven’t been so lucky are praying for a miracle. And if you’re like me and spent your £5 picking out Tunisia, you’ll be watching the England match with mixed feelings. Sure a good result for England would be great, but you don’t win sweepstakes by losing your first game.
My own mixed loyalties aside, it’s time to enjoy the World Cup and show your support for our boys in red and white this World Cup.
COME ON ENGLAND!