So obsessed has he become with Wayne Rooney, he has had his hair cut just like his hero
crosses on white pieces of paper and sticking them up around the conservatory. (I know, I know, Blue Peter here I come.)
But when the match started, all the kids were too busy playing outside to watch it – although Samuel did keep popping his head around the door every few minutes asking: “Has England won the World Cup yet?”
Clearly, he doesn’t quite understand how it works. It has also become obvious he also doesn’t really understand about swapping Match Attax cards.
On Monday, he took his album into school and was delighted to gain the attention of several “big boys,” who proceeded to look through his book and take some of his best players.
In fairness, Samuel did agree to this, but then got upset when he realised he had swapped his exclusive, limited edition Bobby Moore card for some obscure player from Australia.
We tried to explain to him that you do not give away cards just because people ask for them, and that you are supposed to swap the cards you already have for players you don’t, but our advice fell on deaf ears, as, on Tuesday, he lost Maradona for Theo Walcott (again!) The album is now staying at home.