Yes, it's World Cup time, and this year, rather than endure the agony of following England (who will they lose to on penalties this time?), here at 'Liberal Bureaucracy', we've looked around for a team that suits our temperament.
Our decision? A team with a bit of Latin American flair, aren't very well known, and who aren't drawn to meet England until at least the semi-final. Oh yes, and a goalkeeper called Valladares... Noel Valladares.
Drawn in a group with Chile, Spain and Switzerland, their prospects aren't great, and if they do get through, they're likely to meet either Brazil or Portugal in the last sixteen anyway. So I guess that I won't be following them for long. All the same, given that their only previous World Cup was 1982 in Spain, when they drew 1-1 with group winners Northern Ireland, and 1-1 with the hosts but lost 1-0 to Yugoslavia, there is a touch of romance to their campaign.
And this time, El Salvador are unlikely to invade...