With all five votes in and counted, we have a dramatic tie for the first place ‘Saturday 12:45 World XI’.  Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon received two votes each – Sean and myself going for Iker, Adam and Jake picking Gigi.  Kristian chose Julio Cesar.  This tie will have to be settled in the final reckoning in eighth week.

But now we must move on to the left back. The favourites are probably Phillip Lahm and Patrice Evra. But how about the charming Mr Cheryl Tweedy of “When I heard Jonathan repeat the figure of £55,000, I nearly swerved off the road” fame? Will the more cavalier writers pick Gaël Clichy? Or the fashionable ones Yuri Zhirkov? Only time will tell.