A group of lads ended up on a night out in a random UK town after taking part in a Soccer Saturday drinking game, having let fate decide where they’d be going – with surprisingly hilarious results. You can see how their night went here:
Jack Osborne (@jackrustyspoon1246), 23, was watching football with pals Matthew Perry, Jordan Holliday and Jack Holland in the pub last Saturday (20 August) when they came up with a novel way to choose what to do with their night.
They decided that the location of whichever team scored the first goal in the 3.00pm kick-off matches among all English football leagues would be their destination – only for fate to direct them to a market town more than two hours away in the car.
Osborne, from Faversham in Kent, shared a video on TikTok documenting their adventure, captioning the post: “Big up Swinny.”
That's right, the lads were on their way to none other than Swindon, Wiltshire, which isn’t exactly known for its raging nightlife scene.
In a comment, Osborne explained that the game revolved around the ‘first team out of all four English football leagues to score in the 3pm KO’, excluding London teams, which dictated where you head on a night out.
Their mate Kieran Beal, who had to join in virtually via FaceTime as he had Covid, can be heard saying in the clip: “What a shocking night out that’s going to be.”
But the lads jumped in the car and hit Swindon’s town centre – surprised to find that they ended up having a ‘great’ time.
Speaking to LADbible, Osborne explained: “Me and my mates decided that the first goal in 3pm kick offs in the whole English football leagues would decide where we go for a night out.
“We pre packed the car with change of clothes each and booked the hotel en route when we knew the location.
“Unfortunately, Swindon scored first, which is not known for a decent night out or very luxurious place. But that is all part of the fun – and the fact you can get somewhere good or bad is what has made people interested in the idea.”
He added: “We also do a fantasy footy league and my mate lost and had to wear a leopard print vest for most the day/night, and also added in some drinking games for added fun.
“We had a great night out and it just shows it’s more who you go out with than where.”
Osborne said he and his friends are hoping to do the same again as part of a series, with plans to rate each of the nights out.
Many other TikTokers enjoyed watching the drama unfold, with one commenting: “Class this.”
Another said: “First group of lads ever to go for a night out in Swindon who don't live there.”
A third added: “You have a great group of mates if you can make a night out in Swindon look half decent.”
When someone asked how long you're supposed to wait after the first goal before hitting the road, Osborne replied: “Straight away!!! Well finish your pint first.”
He also advised speaking to locals to get a good idea of where to go, having been told to head to Swindon’s Old Town for what ended up being a cracking night out.
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@jacksrustyspoons1246