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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Starting the season with a bang

Fans showing their football skills at the Tag Heuer pop-up booth after the match.

Fans showing their football skills at the Tag Heuer pop-up booth after the match.

REAL estate agent Joshua Neoh could not stop smiling after winning a Tag Heuer watch for correctly predicting the score of the opening weekend’s English Premier League (EPL) match between Manchester United and Bournemouth.

The 31-year-old was on cloud nine and could not believe his good fortune after receiving the prize at a Tag Heuer organised EPL viewing party at Live House KL.

Four other contestants who also predicted the 3-1 score had tried their luck in the Manchester United trivia but were unable to answer the question posed: What was the team’s original name and the year it was founded; and to name three players from Man United’s Class of ‘92.

“I feel very lucky and never thought I would win the watch. I thought the other guys would get it for sure and it was such a rush when my name came up.”

It is funny how things work out sometimes. Neoh who landed his first luxury watch – a Tag Heuer Aquaracer worth RM5,850 – ended up at the event after his father – a big fan of the luxury watch and Liverpool supporter – gave him the tickets for the viewing party.

The crowd made up of young and old were treated to a fine display of attacking football from Man United. — Photos by M. AZHAR ARIF/The Star
The crowd made up of young and old were treated to a fine display of attacking football from Man United. — Photos by M. AZHAR ARIF/The Star

“I have been a Man United fan since I was 10 and this is like my birthday present from them,” said Neoh who celebrated his birthday on Aug 11.

The viewing party saw throngs of Man United fans gathering to support their favourite team and they left with wide grins as they cruised to a comfortable 3-1 victory.

At half time, it became apparent that the knowledge shared between the loyal supporters were vast and formidable as portable speakers were quickly snapped-up during a quiz.

Many of them also ventured outside the venue to challenge themselves at the Tag Heuer pop-up booth, where they could test their football skills and reaction times with the reaction training equipment Batak.

Around 250 readers of The Star were present at the event after they received passes when they showed up at Tag Heuer’s boutiques in The Gardens and Pavilion KL with a StarMetro page last week.

Neoh (left) receiving the Tag Heuer Aquaracer from Celeste.
Neoh (left) receiving the Tag Heuer Aquaracer from Celeste.

Tag Heuer sales director Celeste Lee said the viewing party was held to celebrate the partnership as official timekeeper and global partner inked last month between the prestigious Swiss avant-garde watchmaker and Manchester United.

“We are also the official timekeeper for the EPL and the official watch of the league. The referees will be using the Tag Heuer Connected on pitch and fans will be able to access exclusive EPL content on their Connected smartwatch,” she said.

Fans celebrating a Man United goal during the 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Fans celebrating a Man United goal during the 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

Tag Heuer will feature on digital advertising boards at Old Trafford starting from this season and two more after with their branding and brand motto #DontCrackUnderPressure across all of the club’s digital platforms.

Specially crafted Tag Heuer timepieces will also be displayed around the stadium, including in the team’s dressing room, as well as the club’s Aon Training Complex and its offices in Manchester, London and Hong Kong.

Tags / Keywords: Central Region , Tag Heuer , Manchester United , Connecetd Smartwatch , Aquaracer

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