01 August 2013

The return of the beautiful game


by Lewis Carr | Contributor

Summer in Britain usually means two things; the sports network will be taken over by cricket and even more worryingly there is next to no football.

Now more than ever, football is like a drug to even the most casual fan. For a ten month period there will be a top level match taking place that the armchair viewer can take in, thanks to the wonderful creation of satellite television. It doesn’t really matter where the game is taking place or if the commentary is in a language which you don’t understand. The passion, tension and drama will still be enough to draw you in… therein lies the curse.