Weblog: The football punter
Silence in order as giants of the game take the field
IT is going to be a tough job for someone to spoil Milan against Barcelona for me, but I'm sure ITV are going to do their best.
I'm just disappointed that they haven't told me in advance which team I am supposed to want to win or has Adrian Chiles not made his mind up yet?
It was easy last time. They had Chelsea and of course you can get locked in the Tower of London for supporting the fortunes of Johnny Foreigner when they are playing against one of our boys in the Champions League.
The jingoism is even more frustrating when you've had a cracking bet on Napoli to qualify for the quarter-finals and you assumed you were home and hosed.
No, the mute button will be on as these two giants lock horns and I'm not talking about Peter Drury and Andy Townsend.
I just wish I had something else up my sleeve, too.
If we can send that bloke who directed the Titanic film seven miles under the sea, can't we get to grips with time travel? (It's interesting he was able to send a tweet from the depths of the Pacific when I can't even check my messages on the Jubilee Line.)
No, what I have really wanted this week was the opportunity to put my clock forward an hour at a time to suit me.
I'd split it up into three bits. Fifteen minutes when Chiles
introduces the game, another 20 when he offers his observations on the first half and then use the rest for after the action.
The adverts are all right. I don't mind them so much.
As for the match, will you be betting against the best teamin living memory?
No, me neither. It's Barca for me. With the sound off.