It is, as Mr Editor pointed out last week, Libertadores oÃ¢ÂÂclock. The finger tapping has been heard and duly noted, the frown has been imagined, and the hint has been taken. It's update time. (Crack on then, there's a good lad - Ed.)
When NMTB filed its missive entitled Ã¢ÂÂWhy Shakhtar will beat FulhamÃ¢ÂÂ last week, the tenet of the blog was pertaining to the Ukrainians' Europa League tie against Fulham as a whole, not just the first leg. Honest.
In September 2009 Harraby Athletic of the Cumbrian junior amateur leagues beat Edenvale Hawks 3-2, ending a three-year losing streak. By this point Harraby were already being talked up by some as BritainÃ¢ÂÂs worst football team Ã¢ÂÂ perhaps even the worst football team ever.
Lucio is the only central defender available to Jose Mourinho this weekend Ã¢ÂÂ but by the way the Brazilian took on the Chelsea front line and anyone else who ventured near InterÃ¢ÂÂs penalty area, he can perform the job alone at Udinese.
If SpainÃ¢ÂÂs leading sports dailies were to remove their noses from Cristiano RonaldoÃ¢ÂÂs groin for just the briefest of moments - especially in the case of Marca, WednesdayÃ¢ÂÂs edition boasting a disturbing upskirt shot of the forward posing in his skimpies - then they'd notice that most of the country's teams are walking the tightrope of doom in Europe.
Manchester UnitedÃ¢ÂÂs victory may have brightened the outlook of the travelling fans in Milan last week, but the weather was atrocious in Milan. To avoid another soaking, I headed to the airport early hoping to get some work done and speak to Andrew Cole for his weekly column.