Well the 2006 World Cup is now in full swing, and so far England is doing ok with a 1-0 win against Paraguay (albeit with a boring game) putting them up front in their group. Nice start guys! One thing that was a bit strange during the game is the shadow of the overhanging block in the stadium – for some reason there is a suspended square right above the open stadium, which throws shadows right onto the pitch. This is very noticeable on the TV, but apparently not so bad for the players. However FIFA has made the decision to close the stadium roof to prevent these shadows which sounds like a recipe for heat exhaustion disaster to me. Tens of thousands of over-excited football fans in a closed stadium… London tube anyone?