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¦
With the Carling Cup final between Arsenal and Birmingham City taking place at Wembley on Sunday, FourFourTwo Performance's Ben Welch assesses exactly how the season's first major final will affect its participants...