TPaul the Octopus, pictured correctly predicting the 2010 World Cup finalhe World Cup in South Africa two years ago taught us all three key lessons.
First, Spanish-style tiki-taka football is great when done by Barcelona with Lionel Messi waiting to deliver the coup de grace, but excruciatingly dull to watch when Spain do it.
Second, a dastardly intentional handball is one of the greatest sights in sport, so long as it's an act of extreme self-sacrifice to put your team into the semi-finals, as Uruguay's Luis Suarez did.
And third, octopuses know an awful lot about football. Forget about Xavi or Mesut Oezil, the true star of the tournament that time round was PaulRead More »from Is the new Paul about to be discovered?