Last year's cliffhanger title race notwithstanding, the intrigue surrounding the drop zone often trumps the chase for the top spots in the Barclays Premier League.
With the season now underway in earnest, let's take a moment to pontificate on the frenetic May fixtures that lie ahead.
Here, we will take a ponderous look at three teams possibly bound for relegation and a few other contenders for that dubious distinction.
On top of that, we'll also have a glance at the nPower Championship's prime candidates for promotion into the top flight.
Sound like fun to all you doting digital darlings? Of course it does.