FOOTBALL fans across BCP can bag themselves a free drink on Wednesday - but only if they can prove their footballing knowledge.

Greene King will be giving away free pints of False Nine across 532 of its pubs nationwide.

But to qualify for a free drink, punters have to name a player that plays, or has played, in the false nine position.

The offer comes as a nationwide survey by Greene King Brewery revealed almost three in four Brits are unfamiliar with the modern false nine position, which has inspired the new drink.

Former Arsenal and England forward Alan Smith said: “The modern false nine is quite a tricky position to define so it’s not surprising to hear the nation is a bit confused by what exactly it means.

"From Messi to Firmino, there’ve been some iconic footballers that have played in this role so it’s great to see a nod to the position with the launch of Greene King’s new False Nine golden ale.

“Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual supporter who doesn’t even know what the offside rule is, now’s the time to get behind the nation and cheer them on to glory this summer.

“So, head to your local Greene King on Wednesday, May 29, simply name a false nine player (Messi, Foden, Cruyff, Firmino or Totti) to grab your free drink.”

To find a participating Greene King pub in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole go to