I was working over in Wembley at the time and had a daily acquaintance with the havoc that can be wreaked whenever a British politician and a hardhat come into physical contact. It was known then that the stadium which was supposed to be completed in time to host World Cup fixtures this year would not be ready for that specific purpose. What wasn’t fully appreciated is that the stadium probably won’t even be finished in time for the 2012 Olympics. This is just as well because, probably, nothing else will be either. You realise after a while that the term ‘purpose built’ doesn’t have any real meaning in this country.