I am very excited about the World Cup.
However, there aren't any St George's flags on our cars. We have not covered the house in bunting. We are not planning to get tattoos or paint our faces. In fact I feel very flat about the England team and their prospects. I've blogged before about the unpleasant experience of following England in Germany in 2006 (like Rangers in Manchester, but worse). I wished I hadn't bothered. It served to rather expose my lack of patriotic fervour for the national team.
So I've got high hopes for some quality. And seeing as my predictions have gone well this year I think Spain will win it. But just watch it and love it. It's the beautiful game.