For us football coaches Christmas can be a bittersweet time of year, its wonderful seeing all the children get in the Christmas spirit, and the excitement, anticipation, energy and fervor that children bring to the classes is simply magical , on the flip side, Christmas seems like a line in the sand of the football season, come January the season goes beyond its midway point and begins its wind down, still there is still lots of football to play and of course watch in the coming months!
Christmas is also a great time to relax and watch others do sport! Here are our tips for things to watch this Christmas and where to watch them.
1) Did you know Amazon prime are showing all the Premier league Boxing day matches? If you don't have amazon prime, simply take up a 30 day free trial and get access to all their online content - don't forget to cancel before they charge you though (if you don't want to keep it) .
2) You cant beat the magic of a Non League football match, and at this time of year there are lots of local derbies on. On New years day for example Larkhall FC play Bristol Manor farm. So wrap up warm, put your flat cap on, get some fresh air and order the hot cups of Bovril in! British culture at its best!
3) Christmas simply wouldn't be be Christmas without at some point during the festive break, all the family gathering around the TV, turkey sandwich in hand (or nut roast left overs in my house) watching 140Kg men ( who are usually from scandinavia) lift boulders into the back of a pick up truck! The Worlds Strongest Man is being shown on Channel 5 over Christmas, so make sure you tune in and i'm sure many a Grandma will be providing expect advice on how you should really pull a 50 ton Ice road truck over 100 meters!
Happy Christmas everyone, and we at Soccer Shooters wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020 !