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

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Niki Ten­nant

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.”

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