Weblog: The football punter
Let's start World Cup swot with Serie A watch
REMEMBER, it's a marathon not a sprint.
It might say it all starts at 4pm but you can bank on the World Cup draw marching well into Pointless and probably halfway through Eggheads as well.
And you've got to be prepared for the long haul, especially when there is some decent European football to get stuck into on the other side of The One Show.
I'm putting my faith in the Old Lady. And after Mrs B has sorted tea out and loaded the dishwasher, I'll be backing Juventus to win at Bologna.
And watching the game will give us a lovely teaser for the forthcoming summer extravaganza.
There Chile's Arturo Vidal to dazzle us with his skill, France's Paul Pogba to marvel at as he dominates midfield and we can reacquaint ourselves with the dogged determination and workrate of Argentina's Carlos Tevez.
What? Tevez doesn't even get in the Argentina squad! Blimey and there's England debating over whether we should take Jermain Defoe or Rickie Lambert on the plane to Brazil.
Despite England having no chance, I can't wait, so let’s start building up that stockpile of cash with Friday's Serie A offering and a Juve win.