After some fascinating results in the First Round of the one-off Nicknames Knockout tournament, itÃ¢ÂÂs on to Round 2... and 3, 4, 5 and 6, also known as the last 16, quarter-finals, semis and final.
Hip Hop Hooray! One round of la Liga has now properly put to bed, with MÃÂ¡lagaÃ¢ÂÂs match against AlmerÃÂa on Monday night rounding off the action - but don't even think about pausing for a moment to catch breath, as itÃ¢ÂÂs already time for another round to barely 23 hours later on Tuesday, with ten Primera games spread over three days and the usual family/job/sleep/deadline unfriendly scattering of ten oÃ¢ÂÂclock kick-offs. B*stards.
Just to forewarn you, if you were expecting this to be a Carling Cup Special - it ain't. This is strictly a Premier League Heroes and Villains blog. If you want Carling Cup Heroes & Villains, check out any other website/newspaper/pub conversation. Oh, go on thenÃ¢ÂÂ¦