Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Coca Cola World Cup Tour

Coca Cola World Cup Tour
A couple of weeks ago Vital, in conjunction with the World Cup sponsors Coca Cola, offered a free competition to win a pair of tickets to the World Cup Tour event at Earls Court last Thursday.

Out of habit of entering any free competition that comes around ,rather than any real expectation of winning, I entered and to my surprise I won one of the pair of tickets on offer.

So last Thursday morning you could have found me, stood outside Earls Court with my son in a bitterly cold London, waiting for the doors to open with Chelsea's main stand visible in the background.

We were told to be there for ten o clock sharp but at half past nine we were provided with some entertainment when a group of South African musicians arrived in traditional costume to entertain us and very entertaining they were, providing a drum melody and traditional singing, whilst all the time keeping smiling in what must have seemed like antartic conditions to them.

Once the doors were opened we were issued with wrist bands which determined when you were photographed with the World Cup and when you were requested to watch the World Cup promotional video.

Once inside there were many interactive events that you could partake off , all of which were free.

You were also issued with complimentary food and drink vouchers.

There was an area with approx 30 table footballs, which seemed the most popular event belying the assumption that everything has to be high tech. My son and I had three games of which I managed to lose two although I have taken the positives from these defeats and will learn from them, in what is a transitional time for my playing skills.

In what was an exclusive there were nine PS3's in the arena all conncected to play the newe EA Sports FIFA World Cup 2010 game. I cannot claim to be an expert on these but my son who spends many an hour on the like was very impressed and no doubt a request to purchase said game will be forthcoming when it is released.

There was also a large screen version where you could enter a tournament and the winner on the day got to play the special guest, Wayne Rooney at the end of the day.

Elsewhere there was a display of football skills where you could learn football tricks and an area where you could have your gaol celebration filmed and the most original would win a trip to the World Cup finals( I was banned from entering, as my son determined my Angus Young of AC/DC duck walk coupled with the Bill and Ted air guitar too embarassing for words)

The 3D FIFA World Cup promo video was everything you would expect, colourful, happy and loads of Coca Cola product placement.

The actual World Cup which is made of 18 carat gold and weighs thirteen pounds was mounted on a plinth in a see through case and we queued up in twos to have our photographs taken with it,which some wag remarked is the nearest an Englishman will get to holding it.

Throughout the day there were various musical sets from K'Naan, Kid British with the event being closed by a live set from Indie band The Enemy.

Sadly time constraints meant we had to leave before Wayne Rooney's appearence but it was an enjoyable day out and my thanks go to Coca Cola and Vital.

Baskerville Meets FIFA
Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview

Writer:Baskerville
Date:Monday March 15 2010
Time: 2:48PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - On 9h December 2007..

Comments

0
Nice one, I'd have been tempted to grab it
worbo
15/03/2010 15:12:00
0
thanks for this article, was interested to know how the Vital guys who won (started as five, we were so helpful it ended up 10) got on.
The Fear
15/03/2010 17:07:00
0
OMG ! the table football!!!!!!!!! funny\!!!!
wigan-latics
15/03/2010 20:05:00
0
i won the tickets aswell but i couldnt make it due to work !! short notice wasnt it ???? got the phone call tuesday and it was all for thursday ,, so gave the tickets to friends of the family and they said it were brilliant so its all good (Y)
mawdsleywafc
16/03/2010 12:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

It's Friday It's Latics Podcast Time

Friday in December, excitedly awaiting the latest instalment of our Championship season with an away trip to Aston Villa, settle those nerves, quell the impatience and just chill

12th Man - Why Did We Sack Gary Caldwell?

The defeat against Derby at the DW Stadium on Saturday left me scratching my head, just why did we sack Gary Caldwell?

Latics Speyk To The Villa

In the build up to the game I have been chatting to Vital Villa's supremo Mr Jonathan Fear, or as he is more commonly known The Fear!

Any Previous? - Aston Villa v Latics

Over the years the Latics and Villa have met 19 times, Latics have 5 wins, Villa 8 and there have been 6 draws

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Derby
Suggested By: Craig Davies
Jussi Jaaskelainen6%
Luke Garbutt2%
Jake Buxton20%
Craig Morgan3%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald2%
David Perkins45%
Max Power15%
Jordi Gomez1%
Michael Jacobs4%
Yanic Wildschut1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!104
2.Thorpyness72
3.Whittleblue70
4.BrickLatic60
5.Moonay51
6.Ihaventaclue46
7.scotdave37
8.nottinghamlatic36
9.Barry W32
10.hindleymonwafc30
The Vital Football Members League