Well for those feeling bereft of football today, your annual reminder that the first qualifying rounds of the Europa league have started ... which of course brings the annual competition among Scottish clubs to be the knocked out before August.
And since we are slowly returning to reality, can I just point out that Braintree are currently sixth in the National League and in a playoff place.
Ah reality. There really is no need for descending into that pit of despair, woe and angst....
The season has not even started yet and White Hart Lane looks like a building site - what are they doing to the old ground? I thought they were just building an extension to Mrs Miggins Pie Shop in the old West Stand, but they seem to be to doing a bit more than that and they haven't even got a pitch anymore. That's a rum do. There's trouble ahead there. I mean they've already had to rip out 15,000 seats because they weren't up to standard. I hope they didn't get O'Reilly and his men to do the building works - that would only end in tears, just ask Basil Fawlty.
And speaking of trouble. As said, even before a ball has been kicked we are already in a relegation scrap with the likes of Southampton, Watford, West Ham and Wolves. Arsenal have bought 37 players already and even Manchester City - you know the club that poor Guardiola insists have no money - have managed to scrape around down the back of the sofa and found £70m for Mahrez. Phew I bet that's a relief to him. No doubt there won't be any more major signings in view of poor City's current financial blight (according to Guardiola) - and I'm sure the Middle Eastern owners don't want to be placed at a pecuniary disadvantage by forking out millions more on Jorginho and co will they?
It's going to be a long hard season - Championship here we come
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