Liverpool have won the league and football is back on our screens. Even though the supporters aren't there, it's given armchair football fans and anyone missing actually playing the game with their mates on a Sunday morning something to hold on to.
Anyone who's ever played Sunday league will know it's just short leap to the top flight and that a scout from one of the elite clubs could come down to watch the Dog & Duck at any time.
Sunday league football is a game of superstition - and some big talk in the dressing room. So when Harinderpal Bajwa decided to sell his 'pedigree' size eight football boots, it was a good chance for him to list out his weekend park achievements.
The boots come complete with 'guaranteed silverware' and are currently on eBay for £100 - which will go to the NHS.
Over lockdown, the creative director from Kettering in Northamptonshire, decided to amuse himself by reminiscing on his days playing Sunday League football.
The 40-year-old retiree (from football, that is), who has been playing amateur footy pretty much all his life, realised that despite the boots bringing plenty of heartwarming memories for him, they also deserve a new home.
When it came to writing the eBay listing, instead of bidding an emotional farewell to the boots he decided to have some fun.
In the description, he wrote: "You like scoring goals? These are for you. You want to win every 50-50. Look no further. You love shouting 'ONE-TWO' right before every one-two. Buy. These. Now.
"These size 8s come with money can't buy pedigree and a proven track record that lit-up the second tier of the Northants Combination League back in the day.
"These boots can do everything. I've cushioned balls down from the stars. I've Cryuff turned full backs into another dimension. I've played entire games using only the outside of my foot.
"When you pull them out of your boot bag the lads in the dressing room will know you mean business. When the gaffer sees them he'll refer to you as the footballer in the team. When you shout things like 'third man running' everyone will nod with approval."
The listing goes on to list 'technical specifications' which include: 'They're not hot pink', 'They don't come with a dynamic streamlined upper for fierce precision and supercharged traction' and 'They're not worn by Jesse Lingard'.
He continues: "What you see is what you get. And it doesn't matter what position you play these will get the job done. Drop in at centre mid and look cultured. Fill in up top and look like a no nonsense 40 a season man.
"Run the line and look trustworthy AF. High price reflects the inevitable return on investment. Guaranteed silverware or your money back. References from team mates available at request." Well, they do sound pretty promising.
Speaking to LADbible, Harinderpal said: "My last few years until retiring were for Kettering Nomads - the team I won that medal for.
"I've played most positions - not due to choice but an ageing body. A pacy winger, to striker, then midfield and finally full back - at the point my legs had gone.
"Had the boots for about seven years. Paid around £80 for em." You might notice that he's starting the inevitable bidding war at £100 but like Harinderpal says - they're an investment.
He added: "I'm giving all the cash from my items to the NHS, so it turned into a fundraiser too."
Let the bidding commence. You can have a look at the bad boys for yourself here.
Featured Image Credit: Harinderpal Bajwa/@HariBajwa_
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