When you start thinking you win when you lose, then you've got the fever bad
It was the broadcaster Danny Baker who declared during Japan v Senegal that "unless this World Cup now goes into an inexplicable slump, we might just be witnessing the most entertaining spectacle of modern times".
Great shout Dan, I thought to myself, one of many great shouts that have come from the same Danny Baker as a brilliant writer with the NME, on the radio and the TV and on Twitter.
But then there is a shout that is not so great, a shout that Danny Baker is not alone in making, but that seems somehow more wrong when it is coming from him - "it's a fuzzy, fussy, muddled, complicated, bloated, hopeless fudge of a con foisted on to the game. It does not make things better or clearer or decisive. F**k off VAR and all your supporters".