Foodball’s Coming Home: Caption Competition
Fancy getting your hands on a free meal to enjoy during the big game? How about watching the big game on your own massive Panasonic HD TV? While wearing your new 1986 Socrates Brazil shirt? Well – now you can!
We’ve teamed up with 10 of the country’s leading (and funniest) football blogs and asked them each to host one of the most iconic moments from football’s greatest tournament but we’ve given each one a cheeky twist.
To enter our competition and be in with the chance to win a cheeky £25 hungryhouse voucher visit one of our favourite footy blogs below, and leave your catchiest, wittiest caption for one of the images by Sunday 8th June.
The funniest contribution on each blog chosen by the blogger willbe getting a free dinner, and all ten captions will then duke it out right here, from Monday 9th June, on the hungryhouse blog.
The caption voted to be the funniest by our readers will receive a Panasonic HD TV and a 1986 Socrates Brazil shirt!
So what are you waiting for? Visit our competition pages on the blogs below – 10 blogs means 10 chances to win!
‘FitbaThatba is 2 people who occasionally watch football on television and have seen some more games in stadiums writing about football stories they have borrow from other people’s websites.’ That’s how Fitba introduce themselves. They also happen to be two of the funniest football bloggers on the web, and have been shortlisted for various football blogger awards. Their comedy songs particularly worth a mention (a particular number ensuring that I won’t think about Aaron Ramsey in quite the same way again).
They host a twisted version of the Romania squad from 1998… you may remember the eye catching barnets they were sporting. Well, we’ve given them a little makeover.
The Footy Blog
Our second blog is run by lifelong footy aficionado (and lifelong player, if a particular vintage photo is to be believed) Scott Johnston. The Footy Blog is also a Scottish blog, and Scott is a huge Sterling Albion fan, but writes almost daily on a wide variety of footballing subjects in a wonderfully readable style.
Admit it: we all talk baws from time to time. Specializing in ‘short, simple and shareable sport,’ Talking Baws has become a hub for the best of the latest sports news from around the world, covering everything from football to athletics and all the way to that strangest of pastimes, American football. Always with an eye on the wry, this is pure sporting entertainment from the first article. Dig in!
Talking Baws hosts a rethink of one of the most shocking moments from the last competition, with a little addition. What will you make of it?
The Illustrated Game
The most artistic football blog on the web? Probably! The Illustrated Game (originally titled ‘Fuckball’) was founded in November 2012 by the wonderfully talented Joe Devine and Alice Devine, and is the place where they and their friends and collaborators explore the latest developments in the beautiful game with illustrations, cartoons and surreal visual gags. A real treat.
Here you will find a moment from 1990 which had the nation in tears – but here we see we weren’t the only ones comfort eating!
‘I love football, and so should you! Otherwise perhaps you’ve arrived at this site by accident! Or you’re crazy…’ That’s the kind of spirit we like in our blogs! The writers at footyblog.net, led by founder Matt, stay on top on breaking news and speculation, and have a great portal covering everything that’s going on in Brazil this summer.
On Matt’s site you’ll see a ludicrous display made even more ludicrous. Go there and comment!
Put Niels In Goal
Acknowledged as one of the best football writers on twitter, repeatedly called on to provide intelligent and thought provoking football writing with a distinctly literary bent, PNIG is the home of the writing of up-and-coming football writer Alex Stewart, and also host a number of brilliant guest articles. The fact that the Niels in the title refers to ‘celebrated physicist, less celebrated goalkeeper’ Niels Bohr tell you everything you need to know. Delve in, and think about football in a totally new way.
But before you get carried away with the articles, let the world know what you think of Beckham’s shenanigans from 1998… and what’s up with his leg?
Who Framed Ruel Fox?
‘Expounder of poorly researched bunkum’ Steve Towells runs a beautiful Tottenham-centric blog called Who Framed Ruel Fox that is awash with vintage comic book images, intriguing photographs and memorable stills and gifs that entirely compliment his lively writing style.
He hosts a memorable image that reminds us how rough the 2010 final between Spain and the Netherlands was, but with a couple of unexpected additions!
News? Memes? Transfer gossip arranged alphabetically by club? You’ll find it all at Three&in, with a smattering of opinions from a wide range of talented football writers.
Three&In are collecting captions for one of the most iconic images of the England hero Bobby Moore – but what’s that in his hand?
Tottenham fans run riot in the comment threads of Harry Hotspur’s incredibly popular blog. With a knack for kick-starting fierce debate, Harry’s blog is always on top of the latest issues in the game, and the podcast, Hotspur’s Half Hour, attracts twice as many fans as go to Tottenham games every month.
Harry’s hosting one of the most blood-boiling moments in modern football starring a certain Argentine maverick. Have a look!
Who Ate All The Pies
What introduction could I give Who Ate All the Pies? It’s one of the most popular footy sites on the web, with a great balance of news, opinion, nostalgia and funnies. The team sheet of writers is very impressive – headed by Chris Wright, WAATP has boasted writing from some of Britain’s finest sports writers. Check it out!
Of course, we had to include a pie somewhere. And in WAATP’s image, we think we found the perfect place to put it.