Weblog: The football punter
Here's hoping Kiev serve up something magical
I WAS in the car the other day when I heard perhaps the most pointless interview to which I have ever subjected my ears.
Not that there isn't usually a stream of boring dross emanating from my car radio, most of which centres on the need to introduce goal-line technology, but Mrs B won the battle for the controls.
But between some admittedly soothing Dean Martin and a more than handy travel update, they interviewed a magician called Dynamo.
I'd never heard of the chap but I found it rather baffling that my licence fee was being spent on a programme where a guy was doing a card trick and I couldn't see what he was doing.
It was the four of spades apparently.
How the hell was I supposed to know it was the four of spades?
He's walked on the River Thames this chap - I've now seen the YouTube clip - so I do take my hat off to him.
But I will be hoping the two Dynamos, Kiev and Zagreb can serve up a magical experience in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Both need to bounce back from opening-day defeats, with Kiev being thumped by big-spenders PSG and the Croatians falling to a 2-0 home reverse.
But with six wins from six home games, Kiev look far more likely to be the ones pulling something out of the hat.