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FMCO: 7 Tips On How You Can Survive Football Season While Stuck At Home This Month



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Source: Straits Times SG & 100 Comments

Now that it’s MCO and we’re about to go on lockdown again, we’re all staying safe at home with our loved ones. Sports bars and mamaks aren’t open for dine-in either which means that when football season comes around, we won’t be able to call up our friends and watch the match together. Oh no!

This can only mean one thing… we have to watch the match at home the entire football season AND share a TV with our family?? Yikes! But as scary as that sounds, we’ve got your back! Here are seven tips on how YOU can survive football season while stuck at home this year:


1. Order your go-to mamak food to relive the pre-MCO football mamak sessions at home!

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As Malaysians, there’s truly nothing like being at the mamak with your friends, eating your favourite food while watching the football match. Most of us are familiar with the atmosphere that surrounds the mamak especially when there’s a big game happening! So the best we can do to relive the mamak sessions at home is to tapao our favourite mamak food and eat it while watching the match! ⚽


2. Set up a group call with your football kakis so you can watch the match together 

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Every football fanatic out there definitely has that group of friends they go to for everything and anything football related. Whether it’s about their fantasy premier league or news updates, their football kakis always make the experience more enjoyable, especially during live matches.

Now that it’s MCO and we can’t meet up with our friends, why not set up a group call with them during the live match? That way, it’s almost like you’re watching together at the mamak!


3. Plan your TV schedule so you don’t end up fighting over the remote with your siblings!

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We’ve all been there. Arguing with your siblings over who gets to use the TV can be really frustrating especially when the programme you wanna watch coincidentally airs at the same time (ugh!). 

With that said, do check the live match timings and plan it with your siblings so your timings don’t clash!


4. If it’s past bedtime, don’t scream “GOAAAAL!” and wake the entire house up

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If there’s one way to make everyone in the house angry, celebrating a goal and waking them up from their sleep is surely on top of the list. Would you want to be rudely woken up in the middle of the night by someone screaming “GOAL!”?

So if you’re watching the match late at night in the common areas, make sure to keep your goal celebrations to a minimum out of respect for everyone else in the house!


5. Convince your family to watch football with you as a “family bonding activity” during lockdown

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Since it’s MCO and everyone’s at home, it’s the perfect time for family bonding activities! And watching football together could be one of them! In fact, many Malaysians bond with their parents or siblings over football especially if you support the same team. Trust us, it’s a lot more enjoyable to watch the match with your family rather than watching it alone!


6. Wear your team’s jersey to get into the spirit of the match even if you’re just watching from your living room 

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The best part about watching the live football match from the comfort of your own home is that no one will judge you for wearing your favourite team’s jersey. If you were out watching it with a group of friends, there’s bound to be a comment or two from a fan of the opposing team!

So this is your chance to wear the jersey loud and proud even if you’re just watching the match from your living room! We can also guarantee that it’ll definitely hype you up for the game too!


7. Upgrade to a larger TV so it feels like you’re watching from a giant projector screen, like at the mamak, but in ultra HD!

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We’ve saved the best tip for last, obviously. In order to get the best live football viewing experience from home, why not invest in or upgrade to a brand new TV? Not only will you get a more immersive viewing experience with a larger screen in ultra HD, you can even host movie nights once MCO is over!

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, you’re in luck!

In conjunction with UEFA EURO 2020, Harvey Norman is having a Large Screen TV Sale from now until 30th June with FREE Sports Direct Gift Cards worth up to RM1,000, FREE Delivery & FREE Installation!

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From the Large Screen TV Sale, you’ll be able to choose from top of the range brands such as:

  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • LG
  • Sharp
  • Phillips, and more!

WOW, make sure you don’t miss out! With all their TVs offering better image quality, smoother motion and faster response time, you’ll definitely be able to find the perfect new TV at Harvey Norman for all your live football matches!

Additionally, you’ll also be able to choose from a wide range of the latest OLED and QLED TVs with screen sizes of up to 86″ for that perfect viewing experience. This is your chance to watch your live matches in Ultra High Definition!



Okay, I’m convinced! What other special offers can I expect from Harvey Norman’s Large Screen TV Sale? 

Not only can you save some big bucks if you purchase a brand new TV, but you’ll also be getting these amazing freebies:

  1. FREE Sports Direct Vouchers worth up to RM1,000
  2. FREE delivery & installation
  3. FREE access to 51 UEFA EURO 2020 Live Matches in UHD worth up to RM500*

*With purchase of selected TVs and Astro Super Pack Lite Package


Talk about value for money! Additionally, there are also Purchase With Purchase (PWP) offers during this Football Fever! promo:

  • Up to 20% off selected soundbars (perfect addition to your new TV set up!)
  • 20% off selected Sanus TV wall mounts
  • 15% off Harvey Norman Product Care

With Harvey Norman Product Care, you can shop with confidence and get additional protection on all parts, labour and call-out fees for an unlimited number of repairs. No more having to worry about finding a technician or repair shop to fix your TVs!

With up to 36 months of interest-free instalment plans available, everyone can get a piece of the action this EURO 2020 season! Just visit Harvey Norman’s official website to shop online & get your brand new TV today!


So what are you waiting for, guys? This is the perfect time to get a new TV for your room or even upgrade the current TV you have at home! With amazing discounts and additional vouchers, this is a promo not to be missed!

Head to Harvey Norman’s website to know more about Harvey Norman’s Large Screen TV Sale. You can also visit their Facebook to know more about their future promotions too!



Source: 100 Comments
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Source: ESPN
Source: Money

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