Joining David Beckham – the touted ambassador for our 2018 World Cup bid – is Prince William, president of the FA. What a strikeforce, eh? The other contenders don’t stand a chance with those two consummate flesh-pressers involved.
We might as well book our tickets now, no? With a future king on board, alongside the undisputed master of PR, hype, spin and clenched-grin photo-shoots, we’ll blow any other bid out of the water.
And, of course, the news will help recruit a decent manager to the national side for a change. Because, as host nation, we won’t have to qualify, we can get someone in with no qualification pressures who might, just might, give us a fighting chance of winning the blasted thing again.
We’re dreaming, right?