Love it or hate it, football brings people together – even the stiffest upper lipped Brit let out a “football’s coming home” chant during the 2018 World Cup. After a turbulent year and the cancellation of UEFA Euro 2020, we decided there was no better way to welcome the return of the tournament, and indeed spectator sports, than with a healthy wager.
We’ve set up LOTI A.M.C (that’s Armchair Managers’ Club) and 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 UEFA Euro 2021 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.
Running from 11th June – 11th July, UEFA Euro 2021 is split into five stages (group, knockout, quarter final, semi final, final) and you’ll be able to predict the outcome of every game. Each stage comes with its own edible prize, plus an overall grand prize for the person who makes the most correct predictions during the tournament. Every result you get right earns you 10 points enabling you to rise up the ranks to becoming football manager royalty. 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 semi-finals in the 2018 World Cup, England are odds-on faves to win the Euros so there’s never been a more exciting time to get involved and join the club. Here’s what you could win just from taking part – and remember there’ll be a winner for each stage, regardless of how many points you earn, plus an overall winner for the most points accumulated throughout the tournament.
LOTI A.M.C Prizes
GROUP STAGE | 44 Foods (2 BBQ boxes)
KNOCKOUT | Ground Burger At Home Kits for 6 people
QUARTER FINAL | £250 tab at Signature Brew
SEMI-FINAL | 081 Pizzeria pizza for a year
FINAL | Prosecco Doc for a year
OVERALL WINNER | £500 to spend a Cin Cin
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.