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Ready for kick-off?

Prepare for hosting football nights round at your place this season with all this fantastic gear.

Televisions

PIONEER PDP-5020FD

An absolute beauty from Pioneer’s Kuro range; this is possibly one of the best HD televisions ever made. It features a room-dominating 50” plasma screen, fantastic colours and delivers a crisp picture that’s as sharp as you’ll find anywhere. Perfect for an armchair footy fest.

£1,800; pioneerelectronics.com

LG LF7700

This 37” HD-ready LCD TV is a real pearl. Featuring ultimate picture quality and built in Freesat HD, you can take your pick from up to 140 high-definition programmes without any subscription or contract. Although, if you’re a footy fan, you’ll doubtless be splurging on Sky Sports too. But not Setanta…

£656; amazon.co.uk

SONY KDL19L4000

If our other picks are financially out of reach in these tough times – or you just don’t have the space among all your other gadgets – then this HD-ready Sony could be just the job at 19”. It’s also less expensive to replace if your mate gets mad and smashes it to pieces when Arsenal go 0-2 down at home to Burnley.

£295; argos.co.uk

Books

JELLEYMAN'S THROWN A WOBBLY

BY JEFF STELLING

Those of you who love nothing better than an afternoon spent watching the scores come in with Jeff and the boys on Soccer Saturday will be in your element with this collection of anecdotes and after-show boozing tales from the daddy of football broadcasting: Jeff Stelling.

£9; amazon.co.uk

MODERN FOOTBALL IS RUBBISH

BY NICK DAVIDSON & SHAUN HUNT

Billed as “An A-Z of all that is wrong with the beautiful game” this astute and angry book will placate the ire of many long-in-the-tooth football fans who remember the good old days of muddy pitches, bad backpasses and teams from outside the Big Four winning the league. Consider this an antidote to Ashley Cole, if you like.

£8; amazon.co.uk

FULL TIME: THE SECRET LIFE OF TONY CASCARINO

BY PAUL KIMMAGE

This is still the finest football biography out there, and worthy of a fresh mention here. Ex-GOM interviewee Tony Cascarino reveals a world of self-doubt and insecurity. ‘Cas’ spent most of playing days wrestling with his demons, before eventually enjoying his best years playing in France. Not only the best football book you’ll ever read, but one of the most brutally honest.

£8; amazon.co.uk

Mini-Fridges

BLACK STUFF

If you’ve splashed out big bucks on a slick, blacker-than-black plasma TV, you won’t want to ruin the mood with any garish, brightly coloured furniture. This little Guinness fridge is as smooth as the beer itself, and will sit discreetly in the corner, minding its own business, keeping your beers ice cold and within grabbing range.

£135; drinkstuff.com

RETRO COOL

Those preferring something with a little more old-school charm will doubtless be drawn to the Smeg Fab10 mini fridge. Yes, it’s bright orange (also available in Union Jack motif), but maybe so is the rest of your living room. Far be it from this magazine to tell you how to decorate your house. You go with the orange fridge, brown carpet and framed photo of Fred Trueman – we’ll call it, erm, ironic. Just don’t start reaching for your old Focus vinyls at half-time. There’s a time and a place...

£619; appliancesuwant.co.uk

Boys’ Toys

IT BACK AND ENJOY

What better way to get comfy before the big kick-off than with the exact same chair that Joey and Chandler used to spend most of their time in on Friends? The original La-Z-Boy Cool Chair supports every part of your body, reclines for a full back massage and gently warms your aching bones. Its armrest thermo-electric cooler will keep multiple cans of beer cold for easy in-game access. Back of the net!

£1,000; bluestreamav.co.uk

GLOW GAME

Is there anything better in summertime than an afternoon kick-about in the park? But on those long summer evenings as the sun goes down, and you really want to keep playing, amaze your friends by simply turning on the light on this Guru Mini Football. You’ll probably draw quite a crowd. Its waterproof too, so you can chuck it around the pool on holiday with the lads.

£10; iwantoneofthose.com

ROTUND REF

Come on, admit it, you’re chuckling away at this one. Possibly not the most grown-up inclusion in the illustrious history of these Tech & Toys pages, but what muck-about game of shirts versus skins wouldn’t benefit from your officiating skills while wearing this graceful little number? The Inflatable Referee Costume inflates in minutes and comes with a built-in fan. Perfect for dishing out fines and forfeits during boozy drinking games too. One size fits all.

£20; boysstuff.co.uk

T-Shirts

THINKING A GOOD GAME

The guys at Philosophy Football have long been masters of intelligent, witty and poignant football slogan t-shirts. Their current offerings include this famous Eric Cantona “When the seagulls follow the trawler…” quote, and countless other nuggets of footy wisdom from the likes of George Best, Kenneth Wolstenholme, even Jean-Paul Sartre.

£21; philosophyfootball.com

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Do you have strangely fond memories of some naff old football kit from your youth? Wish you still had that late 1980s or early 1990s team strip that you hastily threw out? Well sifting through tatty threads on eBay isn’t your only option. Head to the Classic Football Shirts site and see if they’ve got the jersey you’re after. There’s an enormous selection and most of the shirts we searched for were there, including this love-it-or-hate-it Villa away kit from the mid-1990s.

£40; classicfootballshirts.co.uk

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