The Euros are finally happening this year and after months of basically no fun, we’re fully ready for another glorious football-filled summer (and hopefully an England victory). We’ve set up LOTI A.M.C, that’s Armchair Managers’ Club, and we’re recruiting goal gurus and midfield mystics to join us, predict the results of the games, win eternal bragging rights and potentially get your hands on some mega prizes. That’s right, it’s not just the footballers who could be winning big.
The tournament is split into five stages (group, knockout, quarter final, semi final, final) and you’ll be able to predict the outcome of every game, it’s a bit like when your dad used to play the pools. 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. This is not a test of football knowledge, so you don’t need to study any stats or even know the names of any players to take part. And here’s what you could win:
GROUP STAGE | Two BBQ Boxes From 44 Foods
Sure crisps and nuts are acceptable matchday snacks but we all know a BBQ is better, so that’s why we’re giving away TWO Large British BBQ Meat Bundles from 44 Foods. The company is all about seasonal and ethically produced food, packaged and delivered in a sustainable way, and with each box containing pork ribs, steaks, beef burgers, chicken wings, lamb kebabs, sausages and chicken kebabs, you’ll be able to feed a whole crowd of mates this summer.
KNOCKOUT | GROUND Burger At Home Kits For 6 People
You and five pals can feast your way through the rest of the tournament thanks to these GROUND burger kits. The climate-positive burgers are made from dry-aged, 100% pasture-fed beef from The Ethical Butcher’s farms, with all the other ingredients in the kit coming from companies that share the same sustainable ethos – the brioche bun is from Paul Rhodes in Greenwich, cheese from Lye Cross Farm, green chillies grown in Cornwall, and oven chips made from Pierre Koffmann potatoes – and all the packaging is compostable or recyclable.
QUARTER FINAL | £250 Tab At Signature Brew
Walthamstow-based brewery and taproom Signature Brew is about two things – beer and music. They’ve done collab beers with the likes of Idles, alt-J, Slaves and Mogwai as well as their own range of lagers, IPAs, pale ales and coffee porters. They’ve got 12 lines of super-fresh beer on tap at the Blackhorse Road taproom, which also often hosts live gigs, and you can see (and taste) what it’s all about for yourself as we’ve got a £250 bar tab up for grabs. CHEERS.
Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 5QJ
SEMI-FINAL | 081 Pizzeria Pizza For a Year
Yep you can bag 12 month’s worth of pizza from new joint 081 Pizzeria in Peckham Levels. It’s run Andrea Asciuti, one of the founders of Streatham’s much-loved Bravi Ragazzi and serves up proper Neapolitan-style pizzas, including Margherita, Diavola, Napoli RMX (tomato, burrata, anchovies, olives & capers) and the football-appropriate Maradona (smoked mozzarella, Italian sausage & wild broccoli). You want a pizz’a that action don’t you?
Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
FINAL | Prosecco DOC For A Year
Your drinks cabinet will be very well stocked with eight cases of six mixed Prosecco DOC wines (one case every six weeks) coming your way. Prosecco DOC, from North East Italy, is the UK’s fave sparkling wine – not surprising really as its freshness and crispness mean it can be drunk solo, mixed into cocktails and paired with food. And there’s the new Prosecco DOC Rosé to get stuck into too; with notes of cherry blossom and wild berries it’s the perfect post-Euros summer tipple.
OVERALL WINNER | £500 To Spend A Cin Cin
Celebrate the ultimate victory with the ultimate blowout meal at new Fitzrovia spot Cin Cin. The restaurant, which recently made the move up from Brighton serves up seasonal Italian food with a mix of classic dishes, handmade pastas and new creations on the menu, such as Scottish scallop with San Marzano and smoked chilli, fennel & tapenade butter; chicken Milanese with giardinera salad & wild garlic emulsion; and espresso tart with chocolate & hazelnut crumble and date ice cream.
21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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