5 tips to survive soccer season with your man


Show the team support

By now you’ve established that soccer is a no-go for you so you’ve really got nothing to lose should you decide to support his team. The last thing you want is a grumpy man after losing a game. You could show your support in various ways – by looking the part with the team’s gear or having the team’s stickers on your cheek. Don’t forget to take a few snaps for the ‘gram’.

Be interested

Remember the idea is for you to get quality time during what seems to feel like the longest period of soccer season, so avoid being on your phone the whole time. You don’t have to know all the soccer terms and techniques. Start small by asking who the coach and captain is? Or who his favourite player is. Who knows this information might just come in handy when shopping for a gift for him.

The more the merrier

Game nights are always fun when you’ve got a group of friends watching it with you. Even though most matches play midweek, there’s no harm in surprising him by inviting his friends over and make a fun event of it.

Organise the perfect nibbles

Nobody is going to be keen on checking on the pots whilst the game is on. So for you to get the most out of match day, have the quickest and easiest snacks like wings and dip, or nachos for you to nibble on.

Bonding time

The best you can do to avoid arguments with your man for not giving you enough attention is to let him be, just for those ninety minutes. Surely you can survive that long. After the game, don’t just walk away, utilise this time to cuddle and bond. If his team loses, he’ll definitely need some cheering up and if they win you’re one person he’d also want to celebrate with. So either way, you win. 

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