The daddy of all football competitions is back this year so in honour of the World Cup (and with the hope that football is coming home) we’re bringing the LOTI Armchair Managers’ Club back this winter. With LOTI A.M.C, we’re scouting for self-proclaimed goal gurus, midfield mystics and offside oracles who think they can outsmart the bookies and their fellow armchair managers with their 2022 FIFA World Cup predictions. No money will be changing hands but A.M.C members will be in with the chance to win big prizes and eternal football manager bragging rights.
Before we get into the details, it’s important to address that year’s tournament is not without its issues – Qatar has strict anti-LGBTQ+ laws and the country also has a terrible record on human rights, including myriad abuses of migrant workers building the stadiums. There are ways you can support human rights whilst still watching the football, including donating to Amnesty International, signing the petition telling Qatar that Love is Not a Crime and one to end forced labour in the country, and writing an open-letter created by Human Rights Watch to FIFA.
Running from 20th November – 18th December, the FIFA World Cup is split into five stages (group, knockout, quarter final, semi final, final) and you’ll be able to predict the outcome of every game. Every result you get right earns you 10 points enabling you to rise up the ranks to becoming football manager royalty, and all those people who end up top of the pile by making the most correct predictions will be in with the chance of winning big. The Armchair Managers’ Club leaderboard will be updated after each game, allowing you to see how you fare against your rival managers.
After reaching the finals of the Euros last year (shout out to the Lionesses who went one better and won it this summer), England are in with a shot, even if the threat of penalties looms large. We’ve teamed up with a whole host of venues to secure tables for you and your mates to watch the final (fingers crossed England make it that far) so there’s never been a more exciting time to get involved. Here’s what you could win:
LOTI A.M.C Prizes
Pitchside at Skylight | table for the final for 6 people with 3x drinks per person
Market Halls | table for the final for 6 people with a £200 tab
Peckham Levels | table for the final for 6 people with a £200 tab
Big Penny Social | table for the final for 8 people with a £250 bar tab
Flat Iron Square | table for the final for 8 people with a £200 bar tab
BOXPARK | 4 x tickets for the final, with £100 bar tab and 4 x £20 food vouchers
Hackney Bridge | table for the final for 4 people with a £100 bar tab and £40 worth of food tokens
Vinegar Yard | table for the final for 4 people with a £100 bar tab and £40 worth of food tokens
So what are you waiting for, you don’t even need to know anything about football to play. Make it up as you go along, or put your knowledge to the test and see if it pays off. For this is the Armchair Managers’ Club and there are no rules.
Terms & Conditions
The prizes are as follows a table for the final for 6 people with 3x drinks per person at Pitchside at Skylight, a table for the final for 6 people with a £200 tab at Market Halls, a table for the final for 6 people with a £200 tab at Peckham Levels, a table for the final for 8 people with a £250 bar tab at Big Penny Social and a table for the final for 8 people with a £200 bar tab at Flat Iron Square.
The competition closes on 14th December 2022 at midnight. The winners will be selected via randomised draw.
Entrants must be 18+
There is no cash alternative to this prize and it cannot be transferred.
For Peckham Levels: space reserved for a table of 6 on Level 6 of Peckham Levels with prime view of the 2022 World Cup final. Table reserved for 6 people on 18th December from 2pm to 6pm. £200 bar tab redeemable on all alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and not redeemable on street food.
For Skylight: no substitutions on drinks and that the prize is redeemable for the final game only. The winner can email email@example.com to redeem their prize.
For Flat Iron Square: £200 bar tab for beverage only. The promotion is not transferable or redeemable for a cash equivalent. We encourage responsible drinking and reserve the right to refuse service or entry where you are intoxicated. For more information, please visit www.drinkaware.co.uk.
For Big Penny Social: This offer of a £250 bar tab is valid on food & drinks and for 8 people only. Offer is valid on Sunday 18th December 2022 only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
For Boxpark: Please note, this is a standing event, and no tables are available. The winner will receive 4 x tickets for the final, plus a £100 bar tab and 4 x £20 food vouchers. The BOXPARK location will be revealed one week prior to the final.
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