Photography, Pro Wrestling, Game Of Thrones, football (Soccer to the left side of the Atlantic) in that order.
The English Media just won't learn
“It’ll be a piece of p*ss.” “We’ll put 4 or 5 past them easy.” “They’re a championship side.” “I can’t see anything other than a win for England.”
Euro 2020 - The End for the Number 9
Like most across Europe, I am currently gripped by football fever; even after my nation, Scotland, lost it’s opening game 2-0 to the Czech Republic in a bitterly disappointing defeat.
How 'Game of Thrones' Helped Me Beat My Anxiety
I still remember it like it was yesterday. Season 1, episode 9. Title: Baelor. I was already hooked on Game of Thrones at this point and was recommending it to all my friends, but I got all the usual responses that a then niche TV fantasy drama was receiving in 2011 from, “Dragons? Ice zombies? Nah mate, not for me!” to “Naw, I’m not watching that gay fantasy stuff!” It reminded me how disconnected I still was from a wider network of friends. Yeah, I like all the usual stuff a British lad is supposed to like: football, rugby, boxing, boozing on the weekends etc. But my real passions are the geek interests: comic books, professional wrestling, sci fi novels etc. It’s not that my mates didn’t respect me for having an interest in these things, they just weren’t interested and would appreciate if I didn’t bore them with it. But then with shock and awe I watched Ned Stark (brilliantly played by Sean Bean) have his head removed for being stupid enough to be the most honourable man in Westeros.