Today sees the start of the greatest sporting show on earth.
Forget the Olympics, football is the sport of planet earth and the World Cup is its zenith.
The Cross of St George will be unfurled and I may even place St George flag mitts over the car wing mirrors.
Yes I know I may go over the top, but this is the World Cup!
Can our English Premier League stars cut it against the world’s elite?
Which country will be the surprise package?
Which players will shine on the big stage in Brazil?
As I continue to dream of English success, I fear the Germans or the Spanish will be the European stars this time around.