• My World Cup: More goals and less 'banalysis' sounds like a good idea
    On Sunday night I spent some time telling a neophyte soccer fan -- well, he's just discovered the World Cup actually, so he's more of a World Cup fan at the moment -- that the first-round days of cautious low-scoring ties were over, and now we were into the knockout phase, and now every game really means something, so look out for fireworks and lovely soccer, and so on.