Nuts about the World Cup?

The World Cup starts today. If I had forgotten, I was reminded on arrival at the office this morning. This was waiting for me, on my desk:


It’s as long as my forearm and twice as thick, and it is full of nuts.

Do you think they are trying to tell me something?

Oh, and far as the actual competition is concerned, I am going to doom Germany by predicting them to win it. I expect England to struggle. I would prefer that they did well – and they should with the available talent – but they are missing a certain spark, on and off the park.

May the best team win!