Vital Football

Latest Doncaster Rovers News

Half-Time Brew

Half-Time Brew

SUPPORTERS` HALF TIME HABITS REVEALED IN PG TIPS TEA STUDY

PG Tips has surveyed over 2,500 football supporters to find out what half time habits get them through the break - and ready for the 2nd half. Between 6-8 million viewers are likely to put the kettle on this summer when the half time whistle blows - creating massive power surges on the National Grid. From superstitions, to preferred pundit, the report reveals:

· Over a third of football fans will reach for the kettle at half time

· Women are generally dispatched to the kitchen to make the brew

· A tenth of fans have a half time superstition to bring their team luck

· Alan Hansen is the runaway pundit of choice

Of course, one of the benefits of watching football on the telly at home is getting the insight of the TV experts - but whose opinion do football fans value most? Not surprisingly, laconic Scotsman Alan Hansen comes out head and shoulders above the rest with a massive 53%. More surprisingly the next favourite - with 14% - is ex-Arsenal forward Ian Wright, whose unique excitable insights nudge him just ahead of fellow ex-striker and BBC pundit Alan Shearer.

With England supremo Sven Goran Eriksson set to be replaced after the Summer by current England coach Steve McClaren, opinion was split as to who was trusted more to deliver a stirring half time talk - Eriksson shaded it with 53% to McClaren`s 47%. Hardly a ringing endorsement for the new man though…

Football supporters have often been described by players and managers alike as 'being like a twelfth man` - and it seems that around 1 in 10 supporters agree with that, admitting that they have superstitions they believe help their team to victory. There could be some interesting antics going on from England fans across the next few weeks.

Superstitions mentioned include:

- 'I kiss the badge 17 times. One each for the starting line up, one for the manager and 5 for the subs'

- 'I never lay on my chair at home when Spurs play, I always sit up. When I lay down, Spurs concede. When I sit up, they score.'

- 'I run round the coffee table.'

- 'Eat nachos. If that doesn`t work, peanuts always do'

- 'A mate leaves his seat when the players go off and doesn`t come back until they come back on. If he`s watching at home, he leaves the room at half time!'

Why not join the Football Fans Census? Go to www.footballfanscensus.co.uk

* The national survey of 2,517 football fans was conducted by The Football Fans Census on behalf of PG Tips Tea between 19th and 22nd May 2006.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Sunday June 11 2006
Time: 1:25PM

Comments

0
im at games, not an armchair fan, so its pie and a pint for me
zipadeedoodah
16/06/2006 11:07:00
0
does no-one else go to the loo at half time?????
cherry_brandy
01/07/2006 20:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

DRFC Ferguson In Talks With Three Premier League Players

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says the club are in talks to sign three players from the Premier League

DRFC Ferguson Confident Deal Will Be Done With Striker

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson says he is still confident a new deal will be agreed with striker John Marquis

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

DRFC Rovers To Face Former Favourites In Pre-Season

Doncaster Rovers have arranged a pre-season friendly against Conference Premier Division side Guiseley AFC

Archived Vital Donny Articles

Vital Donny articles from

Site Journalists

DonnyEd
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many players do Doncaster need to sign this summer?
Suggested By:
11%
20%
33%
48%
5 or more88%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Doncaster Rovers Results (view all)

Doncaster Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.1879Rovers35
2.Dblido4
3.DonnyEd1
Write for Vital Football