There’s plenty of football to go around this weekend, what with the start of both the Premier League and Primeira Liga and countless other matches of significance throughout Europe and South America.
The approaching transfer deadline also means the rumour mill is working overtime, and a sudden resignation has left one English club reeling at a crucial moment.
It’s a lot of meat to chew, but that’s what’s great about this time of year.
Over the next few slides, we’ll highlight some of the various storylines and matches you’ll no doubt be hearing more about in the next few days, and, for better or worse, we’ll offer our thoughts and predictions.
If you disagree (and here’s guessing you might), feel free to voice your opinion in the forum below.
Let’s get to it.