Are you tuning in for the big kick-off?
All about a good game Won’t be cheering on England Not that interested Rather watch paint dry Opinion split over World Cup
Charlie McArdle Joanne Clements Leonard McCool Violet McCool
With the FIFA World Cup set to kick off tomorrow, we took to the streets of Wishaw to find out if our readers will be glued to the box, or giving endless hours of “the beautiful game” the red card.
Football fanatic Joanne Clements of Wishaw will be watching as many matches as she can over the next four weeks.
But Joanne knows who she won’t be supporting.
“I am a typical Scottish person,” she said. “I will not be backing England.”
Leonard McCool is not getting excited about the prospect of four weeks of football on the small screen.
“The only time I watch football is if it is Rangers and Celtic,” said Leonard, of Motherwell.
Charlie McArdle on the other hand is looking forward to World Cup coverage, but he is not rooting for one particular team.
“I would have been supporting Scotland or Ireland, but they’re not in it,” said Charlie, of Coltness.
“If England win it, good luck to them. No matter who wins it, for me it’s all about seeing a good game.”
Violet Leonard won’t be pleased if the World Cup screenings interfere with her favourite TV show, Casualty, and she won’t be watching any of the matches.
“I’d rather watch paint dry,” said Violet, of Motherwell.
“I’m sorry if you’re into football, but not everyone is. I could put my foot through the telly when it’s on. Television is my life now – with the exception of football. I just don’t like sport on telly, but I can tolerate Wimbledon.”