England v Germany

Only a few hours to go before kick-off. Although it is only a friendly, when it comes to matches between the two nations, the result is a matter of great concern. I hope to report a positive outcome later. Apologies to all my German friends but you are the enemy for 90 minutes! Anyway, the last game at Wembley before it was rebuilt, ended in a 1-0 defeat to Germany, so we owe them one.

I am reminded of the Monty Python sketch about Philosophers’ football (Greeks v Germans). Our team would be Locke, Bentham, Hobbes, Bertrand Russell and Katie Price up against Marx, Heidegger, Kant, Wittgenstein and Heidi Klum.

Let battle commence.