Football, Love It or Hate It?

Jun 08, 2010, 08:45 ET from Interflora

LONDON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Love it or hate it, it's that time again. Yes for four weeks in June and July football's coming home with a vengeance with the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

Between June 11 and July 11 all talk will be about goals, penalties, the offside rule and fitness at altitude.

If you love it, you're in for a real treat. If you hate it, all is not lost. Follow Interflora's plan and whatever happens you'll be in for a good time.

First, let's get to grips with the full scope and scale of the feast of football coming to a TV screen near you. Total time football played will be 5,670 minutes, which equates to 95 hours or almost four full days of play.

So here's what to do whether you love football or hate it…

Love football?

Check out the big screen

Find out if any local pubs or cinemas are screening England matches. It's always much more fun watching when you can hear the roar of the crowd. If you're looking for a pub which shows matches check out Sports Pubs.

Keep your football loathing partner happy

Not everyone loves football, so to ensure you stay together plan some treats for your football loathing partner. This isn't entirely selfless – if you send her off for a spa break or him on a walking trip then you'll have the TV to yourself.

It's also a well-known fact that football widows like to be sent flowers – just make sure when you ring Interflora the flowers you ask for are not in your team colours! So perhaps send pink roses as opposed to red! Take a look at all that's new from Interflora. After all, while not everyone loves football it's difficult to find anyone who doesn't adore flowers!

Buy a big TV

Lots of companies are getting excited about the world cup and are offering great deals on TVs. Viking Direct ( is offering money back to anyone who buys a TV for the World Cup if England win. SKY are offering discounts on HD boxes and many companies are offering discounts on projectors.

For a full list of ways to make the most of the world cup visit the Interflora blog at

Hate football?

Go shopping

Plan your shopping trips when there's an England game on. The roads will be quiet, you're guaranteed a parking space and the shop assistants will be so thrilled to see a customer, that you'll get five star service all the way. If you fancy updating your look, get inspired by Vogue.

De-clutter your house (quietly)

It's a well-known fact that clutter leads to stress. Let's face it, when England matches are on, you're not going to get many invitations. So why not put the time to good use and get rid of all that unwanted junk? Plus there's the added advantage that there will be no queues at your local recycling centre while the match is on. For help take a look at

Take a walk

When talking about The National Trust, the line 'For ever, for everyone' is often used. And, of course, everyone includes those who hate football. So, while there's a big match on, why not visit your local National Trust house.

All the houses have lovely grounds and gardens to walk in and it's impossible not to get drawn into the history of the property and the lives of those who lived there. Plus, many National Trust properties have great tea rooms and the most delicious cakes! To find your local house visit The National Trust website at

For the more tips on how to survive the World Cup visit the Interflora blog at

Notes to Editors

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