Even though we’re about to reach the summer, you don’t need me to tell you that the weather in the UK is all over the place! On the day when you really want to play some football, it’d be just your luck if the weather was horrendous! But, the beauty of football is that are so many ways to play it. If you need your football fix and you don’t know where to turn, read on!
So, you’ve turned up at the pitch and it’s pouring with rain. What do you do? Well, if there’s a leisure centre nearby, they might offer indoor pitches. You can play some five-a-side games indoors and experience a different type of fun on a smaller pitch. The downside to this is that it’s going to cost money, and availability can never be guaranteed. Always try and book in advance to avoid disappointment if the weather seems like it’s going to take a nasty turn.
Of course, if you have access to all-weather pitches, they won’t suffer from the harsh conditions quite as badly. It’s still not a good idea to be playing outside in the pouring rain due to the health problems it can cause. However, once that rain has eased off, your local pitch is going to look like a mud bath, and it won’t be any fun playing on it. All-weather pitches won’t suffer as badly, allowing you to get right back out there.
If you’ve exhausted your options and you’ve got nowhere to turn, it’s time to head home. No, you can’t go outside and play football, but there are great alternatives in any case. What about video games? I’m willing to bet that if you’re a football fan, you’ve got FIFA and Football Manager in your video game cabinet. Why not load them up and satisfy your craving to play football? You could buy FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Game Coins online, craft a squad of great players, and show off your skills in online competition. Games have evolved to the point where they are incredibly realistic these days. You should easily be able to satisfy your craving through this medium. It’s not the real thing, but it’s mighty close.
If you’re not one for video games and there’s no football on the television, why not go back to basics? There are all sorts of football-based card and board games out there. The most notable of these is Subbuteo, which can offer hours and hours of fun for the whole family. Get a basic Subbuteo set, let your imagination wander, and get ready for an afternoon of entertainment! So many football fanatics used to play this game when they were younger, so it’s time for you to see what the fuss is all about!
Follow our tips to keep you occupied when the weather isn’t so good, and it won’t be long before you’re back out there! That’s the beauty of football; it doesn’t require anything but reasonable weather, a patch of grass and a ball. Oh, and friends!