Sheffield United are playing in London this weekend, I'm not sure where or with whom, so I wondered what the ecological cost of a football match might be, but I couldn't work that out. Both the ecological and economic cost seems huge. My thoughts drifted back to my childhood. I used to like playing games. We could play in the street or on the common or just find some waste ground to throw and kick a ball and run about. That seems a nicer way of having fun and enjoying life together.