The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge

The DJs will go head-to-head in a series of football-inspired challenges and match predictions

The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge
The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge
09 Jun 2016

The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge


The countdown to the Euro 2016 is underway and not only will the players deck it out on the pitch, local DJs The Muttons from Class 95 and 987’s Bro Code will pit their skills against each other in a football challenge organised by Toggle.

Over the next four weeks, the DJ pairings will go head-to-head in a series of football-inspired challenges and match predictions, beginning with tomorrow’s opening match between host nation France and Romania, which will be streamed live on Toggle. The pair with the most wins after seven rounds will decide the forfeit for the losing team.

The Muttons, who got first dibs at picking the team to win the opening game, are placing their bets on France. In fact, they are so confident that they even predicted that France will beat Romania by 3-0.

“They are such a strong team in this tournament and Romania, I don’t think they have what it takes,” Justin Ang said smugly.

“What can 11 vampires do to win a soccer nation?” added Vernon A.


The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge
The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge
10 Jun 2016

The Muttons and Bro Code face off in Euro 2016 challenge

While the Bro Code too are not optimistic about Romania’s chances, Joakim Gomez isn’t ruling them out just yet: “If Leicester City can win the Premier League, anything can happen.” Nevertheless, the duo aren’t too worried about their impending loss as they have a solid game plan to edge out the injury-laden Muttons in the physical challenges over the next three weeks.

Said Gerald Koh: “We did a bit of research and we found out – okay so this is going to be a bit tactical – that Justin has busted his left knee before and Vernon is actually the dark horse in their team, so we are going to try our very best to beat Justin first, get him out of the way and we move on.”

When asked what the Muttons think are their chances of beating the Bro Code, Vernon candidly replied: “Zero. We’re the Romania in the France-Romania game. [Our strategy is to] faint sporadically so that the judges will take pity on us and give us the point.”

“Either that or we tie their shoelaces together... but even with their shoelaces tied, they can still beat us quite handily,” said Justin.

Apart from the opening match, the DJs will also be looking into their crystal balls to predict the winners of the semi-final matches on Jul 6 and 7, as well as the final on Jul 10, which will be telecast live on Toggle for free.

UPDATE: France beat Romania 2-1 in the opening match, giving the Muttons the lead over the Bro Code in the Euro 2016 Challenge.

Score after Round 1
MUTTONS 1 : BRO CODE 0

Read on to find out which DJ splashed “a few thousand” on football betting, their fanboy moments and advice for women who are dating sports fans.

Which team are you supporting in the Euro Cup?
Which team are you supporting in the Euro Cup?
09 Jun 2016

Which team are you supporting in the Euro Cup?

Vernon: I am going to go with France because they are the host nation. My default team Holland are not in the Euros so I am going to root for the host nation because they usually do well when the tournament is hosted in France.

Justin: I generally don’t root for any team because I don’t support national teams, I support club teams. But if you really made me pick a team this time, I would go with England because this is their strongest squad in a long time, they have a young squad and I think they are ready to challenge, maybe not to win it, but make it to the quarter-finals.

Joakim: We’re rooting for Germany but they look quite shaky this season. The team to watch out for: Belgium.

Gerald: I’m actually rooting for, as the black horse, Romania. They’re opening the game, right? So they should be able to win lah.

Joakim: Name me one Romanian player.

Gerald: Leonardo Da Vinci

Joakim: He’s Italian!

Gerald: Oh right.

Joakim: Romania is not Rome!

Pictured from left: Gerald, Justin, Vernon and Joakim

What’s your strategy for surviving the Euro Cup with little sleep?
What’s your strategy for surviving the Euro Cup with little sleep?
09 Jun 2016

What’s your strategy for surviving the Euro Cup with little sleep?

Vernon: We can probably catch the 9pm match and then we can catch the 3.45am match because that’s about the time we wake up [for work].

Justin: [If the match goes into overtime] at 6am on Class 95, you will hear the national anthem and then music, music and then music. And then when the match ends, somehow someone will talk on the radio.

Vernon: That’s our current strategy. We might go: “Hello doctor, we’re not feeling well.”

Justin: Right. Just don’t tell our boss.
 

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to watch a match?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to watch a match?
09 Jun 2016

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to watch a match?

Justin: I would say the craziest thing we’ve ever done was we went to London about a year ago and in London the most famous club would be Arsenal, a London club. So while we were in London, we wrote to the people and we pulled a Rui En. We were like: “Do you know who I am?” and they did, surprisingly. They wrote back to us and said guys we would love for you to be our special guests. We were treated like VIPs sitting in the special box to watch the game so you know what? The line actually works.

Joakim: When the BPL (Barclays Premiere League) schedule was released for 2015-2016, I was planning a London-Manchester trip. [Being a huge Manchester United fan] I thought why not go all out for it because this is my first time in Old Trafford and I wanted to experience it and I saved enough so I paid 599 pounds (approximately S$1,200) for a VIP Suite ticket.

Gerald: Can we say this? Singapore Pools was very busy [during World Cup 2010]. I lost money though because of Paul the Octopus. I didn’t believe in him, so I didn’t choose the teams he picked. I lost a few thousand dollars.

Joakim: Then he (Paul) became sushi.

Pictured: The Muttons at Emirates Stadium

Do you have a crush on any WAGs?
Do you have a crush on any WAGs?
09 Jun 2016

Do you have a crush on any WAGs?

Joakim: Do you know what a WAG is?

Gerald: It’s a dog is it?

Joakim: Very bad, don’t say that. It’s an acronym for wives and girlfriends.

Gerald: I’m married already, but I’m not blind, so you can intro me and show me a few pictures. Wayne Rooney’s wife is not bad. I still love you Baboo (Gerald’s nickname for his wife).

Justin: I don’t know who the WAGs are, with the exception of Victoria Beckham, who is such an old hag, er I mean WAG now.

How do you feel about dating someone who isn’t into football at all?
How do you feel about dating someone who isn’t into football at all?
09 Jun 2016

How do you feel about dating someone who isn’t into football at all?

Justin: (Laughs) To be honest, I have gotten used to it. I have been with my wife for the last 12 to 13 years now and she never gets football so I guess it’s just a matter of you do your thing and I’ll do mine when football is on. But often I’ve got to make up for it so when I am watching football I have to buy her something so she can do.

Vernon: Oh wow. I just lock the bedroom door. Door spoil, sorry honey!

Gerald: I’m totally okay. Your wife is your wife, your girlfriend is your girlfriend, if she wants to buy her own makeup and bags, I don’t have to be a bag lover.

Joakim: To each his own. If she’s not a fan of football, but she loves her makeup stuff, why not we accompany each other and learn about each other’s likes and dislikes?

Gerald: Don’t spoil the market bro.

What about someone who is an even bigger sports fan than you?
What about someone who is an even bigger sports fan than you?
09 Jun 2016

What about someone who is an even bigger sports fan than you?

Gerald: I think it will be odd because there might be a chance where she would be interested in more matches than me, she’ll be out there watching matches and I would be cooking.

Joakim: I paid close to S$1,200 to watch Man U play and to some people that is fanatic behaviour already so I am not sure who can beat that.

Gerald: If you see that girl, would you date her?

Joakim: Of course, why not? Just don’t support Liverpool.

Pictured: Joakim at Old Trafford, where he had his photo taken by Manchester United's official team photographer.

What advice would you give to women who are dating sports fans but they just don’t get it?
What advice would you give to women who are dating sports fans but they just don’t get it?
09 Jun 2016

What advice would you give to women who are dating sports fans but they just don’t get it?

Justin: It’s only once a week. He tolerates your hair salon appointments, when you do your nails, when you go monkey it up with your girlfriends, so it’s only one and a half hours a week, give him a bit of space. I hope my wife is reading this.

Gerald: Ladies, we say this with all gender equality – patience. First, learn about an offside, then we’ll teach you what a half-ball…what is that where you bet…

Joakim: Why are you teaching her how to bet? We’re losing money bro.

Gerald: My ex-girlfriends and my wife, they all know what’s an offside, so in Singapore we’re kind of conditioned in that way.

Catch the opening match between France and Romania “live” on Jun 11, 2am, on Toggle. Sign up for the Toggle Football Mania Pass at toggle.sg/eleveneuro.

Related:
Toggle teams up with Eleven Sports Network to offer UEFA EURO 2016

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