The Premier League season has finally got underway after three months starved of football. Apart from Euro 2012 and the Olympics, that is.
One of the most enjoyable things about a new campaign kicking off is finally getting to see all the new signings in competitive action for the first time. A good performance on opening day can announce a player's arrival in style, while a poor debut can see a reputation sustain damage that can take months or even years to restore, if ever.
It was certainly a mixed bag for the 10 debutants listed here, but we must remember that this is only the opening salvo of a long, nine-month campaign.
We must try to avoid jumping to conclusions on the basis of a maximum of 90 of playing time, no matter how tempting that is, so don't pay too much attention to the arbitrary marks out of 10 awarded here.