Ashe for England?

I CAME across an amusing section of the Panini website while researching my new hobby of collecting World Cup stickers like an overgrown kid today – a gizmo where you can put yourself, or anyone else you have a photo of, onto a Panini sticker, and live out your national team call-up fantasies.
Yes, even you, Kevin Davies.
Check me out above, collar popped Eric Cantona-style, ready to answer my country’s call.
Maybe.
Click on to http://ww2.mypanini.com/site/sito.aspx?iniziativa=WC_10&idiniziativa=48&lang=BT to try it out for yourself.

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Swapsies, anyone?

NOW I’m no stranger to geekery – I seem to have become the unofficial IT guy in the newsroom, and I’ve played a game of Dungeons And Dragons in my time.
But I have “levelled up” my geekery a notch this week. I couldn’t help it.
There I was, queuing in my local supermarket, when the words “Free” and “Sticker Album” caught my eye.
Two days later, and I’ve got a Panini South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup sticker collection including the likes Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Kaka, John Terry, Didier Drogba and, er, Steve Cherundolo.
Only 600 or so stickers to go…
So if anyone out there wants to do swapsies with a rather sad 27-year-old man, drop me a line.