This summer has already been a spectacular summer of sport. England overcame Australia to win the Ashes, and at the Athletics World Championships in Beijing not only did Jessica Ennis-Hill win gold in the heptathlon but Greg Rutherford completed the grand slam of major titles.
And the sporting prowess doesn’t end there, with the Rugby World Cup being hosted in England and Wales – kicking off at Twickenham on September 18th and ending at the same stadium six weeks later on October 31st, with games being played in Leicester, Exeter and Cardiff too.
Leading up to the competition there have been a range of events, including the Trophy Tour, whilst during the competition there will be a range of FanZones including ones in Rugby, Manchester and Newcastle. But for those who aren’t fortunate enough to either have tickets for the games or are unable to soak up the atmosphere at a FanZone, create your own experience at home with our help.
Kick Poor TV Signal Into Touch:
Whether you’re planning to watch England v Fiji in the opening game, Tonga v Namibia later in the tournament or France v Ireland just before the knock-out stages the last thing you need is for your TV picture to become fuzzy.
For areas where signal is weak, you can enhance your TV signal and the picture you receive throughout the tournament, to ensure you don’t miss any tries, conversions or crucial talking points with the help of an aerial amplifier.
As the tournament progresses and the games become more intense, continue to enjoy every scrum, tackle and video replay by keeping your TV remote in full working order – from keeping enough batteries to hand, to getting a replacement TV remote fast when yours accidently gets thrown away with the rubbish or dropped and broken.
At BuySpares, we have each of these needs covered. Not only do we stock and supply a range of replacement TV remotes, including Sky Digital, Toshiba and Panasonic remotes but we also have a range of AA, AAA and rechargeable batteries.
Convert Your Home Into a Fanzone:
When it comes to watching big sporting events, there’s no better way than watching it with friends and family. And one way to do this is to convert your home into your own fanzone, complete with the game, great food and great drink.
During the early stages of the tournament, if the weather is good take your home-based fanzone into the garden and cook up the perfect BBQ. To give you a helping hand, we recommend you read our posts “Are You a BBQ King/Queen or Another Pretender to the Throne” and “Your Kenwood Chef Can Help You Create the Perfect BBQ”. Both of these are full of information and a few recipes for a BBQ which is as good and mouth-watering as the rugby.
As the tournament moves from September into October, bring your fanzone indoors and enjoy hearty, winter-warming half-time food. Feeling adventurous why not tailor the food on offer to tie in with the game being played, such as corndogs, pulled pork and waffles with bacon for the Samoa v USA game, or how about Palusami – a dish of corned beef baked with coconut milk in taro leaves, a dish popular in Fiji, which you could treat your guests to during the England v Fiji game.
Whatever you decide to cook and whether you opt to have your home-based fanzone inside or out, remember come the end of the game (or potentially the next day, depending on results), you will need to tidy up. Again, we have you covered with a range of tips in our post “15 Tips to Help You Save Money on Cleaning Products”.
With our range of television & home cinema spare parts and accessories, combined with the advice outlined above (and in our other posts), whatever happens on the pitch during the six weeks the tournament is being played – there is no reason why you cannot enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.