If you're already compulsively humming the World Cup jingle (â€œBrasiiiiil, Brasiiil...â€) , you probably have a serious case of football fever. If relaxing in your man cave with a cold one (or two) and your feet up isn't enough for you, it's time to get stuck into the beautiful game yourself with that classic man cave staple: the football table.
Yet the world of football tables is actually an unexpectedly complex place. From sizes to makes and ITSF (International Table Soccer Federation) recognition, there's a lot to know before you start scoring tiny yet glorious goals. Fortunately, the Barrington's team have taken some time off from their single watch winder expertise to help you uncover the perfect football table for your man cave...
1. The Garlando F-200 Evolution Family Table
Let's start at the beginning. The Garlando F-200 is a very respectable entry level football table which plays well and won't cost you a year of Gareth Bale's salary. This is a great starter table for an intermediate player looking to get a good feel for the game. With telescopic rods and an accurate feel, this is a great place to start if you don't want to spend more than £500.
2. Garlando Pro Champion Table Football Table
If you're ready to get a little more serious, it's time to look for an ITSF approved table. Coming in at around £525, the Garlando Pro Champion is a great place to start. Approved for official training and minor competitions, this table is ready to show you how the professionals like to do things.
3. Sulpie Evolution Football Table in Walnut
If you like modern precision and a classic look, this is the table for you. Coming at at around £1500, this table is made by notoriously high-quality, durable table maker Sulpie. This beauty features classic French design, sublime craftmanship and a tempting range of customisable features. Here's the Evolution in action...
4. Bonzini B50 Limited Edition Football Table
Say hello to Bonzini's really rather classy B50 limited edition table. At around £3250 this isn't the cheapest piece of kit for your man cave, but it is a high quality beauty. Well know for precision and enduring quality, Bonzini are up there amongst the football table crafting great and this walnut finished and gold inlay masterpiece is no exception.
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6. Cristallino Gold Football Table
If you're feeling particularly extravagant, meet the limited edition Cristallino gold football table, 142kg of crystal glass, aluminium and 24 carat gold. With just 50 in existence, this is a football table for the most exclusive man cave with a prices starting at £11,200.
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