I thought I'd been able to avoid last night's football but instead the pub had a big screen showing the Portugal v Poland game and the volume up almost high enough to be a distraction.  Luckily for me, Robert, Ben and Max had plenty of news to share, and then suddenly it was penalty shootout time and last orders.  Dan sent his apologies so I'll have to wait until another day to find out more about Mark.  Time brings all things to pass.