What not to do on a Champions League stay over
The middle of the week is just a reminder to how far the end really is. But this week it's different. Why? Because the Champions League is on tonight!
The UEFA Champions League is for football fans, what the “Super Bowl” is for Americans, only not boring or elongated. Almost every other Tuesday and Wednesday there's always either a group or knockout match. And what could be a better plan, than a Champions League stay over with ones best friends. So, for everyone out there looking to plan a UCL stay over, here are some common things to avoid doing, otherwise the night might not be as fun as I hyped it up to be.
FORGETTING THE MUNCHIES
As with any stay over, everyone is assigned with bringing a certain food item or beverage for the night. Make sure that one, there are enough items to last the night and two, that everyone is given multiple reminders so as to not forget to bring their designated item (someone always forgets something).
NOT PREPARING FOR LOAD SHEDDING
We've lived in Bangladesh long enough to know how common an occurrence a load shedding is. We also know that a run of the mill one hour load shedding eats up more than half of a football match. Therefore, in order to avoid the problem of load shedding, plan the stay over at a friend's place with a generator that runs his TV, or at least buy enough mobile data to be able to stream the game if the worst happens.
NOT HAVING FIFA
FIFA is like breathing for football fans, and it's only natural that the 15 minute half-time break is spent playing a game of FIFA. However, even with a PS4 present, there are still a few issues that might occur. For one, there may not be enough controllers available for everyone. Avoid this particular issue by hoarding as many controllers as possible from all your other friends and relatives. Additionally, always remember to install and update FIFA on your console before the night begins. Having to witness your console update during half time can be excruciatingly painful.
There's always that one friend who is an absolute buzzkill, who assumes the UCL theme is a lullaby and falls asleep early into the first half. Our suggestion? Load him up with coffee. It'll ensure he stays awake and alert at least for the full duration of the match.
EATING ALL THE FOOD
There's always that one friend, whose hand always strays towards the packet of chips or the coke without him even being aware. He's a compulsive snacker, and cannot sit still without keeping his hands busy; and with food being the closest thing available, it won't be long till he finishes the entire night's rations by accident. The solution? Give him something to keep his hands busy, maybe a Rubik's cube. Also keep extra snacks hidden in the pantry.
It's quite easy to just plan a stay over for a UCL night, but coordinating it to perfection is something else. If one were to follow all the suggestions above, then it would be a step in the right direction towards ensuring your stay over is the best it can be.