I have never ever expressed any opinion either way about whether FIFA made the right choice for where the 2018 World Cup should be held - I wouldn't do that, not least because I don't know enough about the technicalities or process.
Privately, as someone who is proudly British, I totally supported my country and hoped it would be successful in its bid.
My only comment was that, since FIFA has MADE the decision to stage 2018 in Russia, I truly know and believe that Russia will make a great job of it.
I now live in Moscow so I can see that the Russians are more than capable, and are totally determined, to make 2018 a great World Cup spectacle.
I'm afraid that I've never been to the Highland Games so can't comment on which would be best - but they sounds fun!
Here's a supermodel-talking-nonsense shocker.
NAOMI CAMPBELL reckons FIFA were right to choose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup ahead of England. She said: "Russia is my adopted home and it will be great. Look on the bright side, we got the Olympics."
It's not a patch on the Highland Games though.