Although I join in, I find the concept of a wallchart a bit baffling.

Men, up and down the land, are religiously documenting the results as they come in, noting down the Slovenian scorer and intently studying the fixtures.

We don't do this for the Premier League, because you can check the results and much more online or read it in the paper.

But for a World Cup, it's different – we must display the results on our living room wall as a mark of a real fan.