Analysts will be eager to know whether Gondola Holdings has managed to contain the impact of the World Cup on takings when it issues a trading statement on Wednesday. The Financial Times says the owner of PizzaExpress, Ask and Zizzi restaurants must be green with envy at the dynamic stock market performance of the newly floated group, Tasty, run by Ask founders the Kaye brothers. Gondola’s shares are drifting at 322.5p and it will be difficult to reignite enthusiasm for the stock, says the Financial Times. Financial Times 08/07/06 page 18 (Weekend share watch)