There will be chants of USA! USA! USA! in the JOE household this afternoon as we go for the Yanks to run riot against Algeria.
Paddy was cheered by the French capitulation against South Africa - but he reckons another of our auld enemies will lift themselves enough to win on Wednesday.
Michael Bellâ€™s star filly Sariska will miss this weekendâ€™s Audi Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh because of the likely ground conditions.
Mark Johnston has supplemented Royal Ascot winner Monterosso to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh this weekend.
We need to get back amongst the winners so it's a short-priced double for Tuesday's bet.
Paddy has enjoyed watching France during this World Cup - they've provided a lot of entertainment, but none of it on the field.
For Monday's bet, we're going for two favourites to assert their supremacy in style.
Paddy is in the mood for some risks on this bright Monday. He says he's not a complete idiot, but he is backing Honduras against Spain.