Just a quick note to say how much I’m enjoying some of the parallel media for this year’s World Cup. The Baddiel and Skinner podcast, backed by the Times, is good fun – as long as you aren’t averse to some poor banjo, guitar and singing impersonations. And the UKTV G2 spin on the live games is a wonderful antidote to the same old same-old over on the BBC. You wonder if ITV shouldn’t give the irreverent thing a try – they just don’t seem capable of beating the Beeb at traditional presentation. The official website‘s WAP version is proving a useful way to keep up with the live games you can’t watch in the office… it’s just a pity the Mobile Matchcast live match alert thing is available for so few phone models.