With most European football leagues having finished up, the Champions’ League Final coming this weekend and the European Championships taking place in just a few weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all avenues for football enjoyment were fulfilled, but allow us to, ahem, pitch you a few more goal-centric gizmos coming to your park or parlour.
The perfect boon for all those who desperately need an unfolding goal in their backpack, not least one with an action its own promotional materials breathlessly refer to as “rapidly deployable”, like a piece of high grade military equipment. Back of the net.
Perhaps you want something a bit more high tech though? Well, few consumer goods market themselves on their difficulty level, but the Robo Keeper goes one step further for its football-mad fans; it enlists the help of no lesser talents than Messi and Neymar to demonstrate that its android shot-stopper really does put up a mean resistance. Offering a great private or personal experience, the Robo Keeper is worth viewing just for the bemused and frustrated looks on Messi and Neymar’s faces in the below videos.
If even all that seems like you’re not committing enough, there is one last gadget that really can show your adherence to the cause. As demonstrated by the bonkers fans of Argentinian club Tigre, the real hardcore can always show their love for their team by getting dermal micro-chip implants that electronically tag them in and out of the ground. Still pending approval from the Argentinian FA and health and safety officials, it could bring a whole new meaning to the concept of a match day chipper.