And the Premier League is back after the World Cup Qualifying rounds. So far we have found out from this week that England, Brazil, Ghana, Spain, Paraguay, South and North Korea, Japan, Australia, Netherlands and South Africa have all qualified for the World Cup next year.
But now its back to the clubs for the respective players and the serious battle can begin. Today, I will look at what can be expected from this week's Premier League fixtures.
PS. This is pretty much my prediction with a bit of humor ;)
And Portsmouth finally get their point. Bolton grab the early lead through Elmander who finally scores a goal only for Portsmouth's Younes Kaboul to grab a last minute goal in injury time to save the blushes of Portsmouth who were out played for most of the match.
It will be a bad day for the Villians as their team will lose to arch rivals Birmingham.
Aston Villa's back line will be at fault for the first goal with the marking having all gone wrong, their second will come after Habib Beye fouls James McFadden in the box resulting in a penalty to Birmingham who score and last but not least Curtis Davies scores an own goal to top it all off.
Everton's game between Fulham is called off after a freak mini tornado damages Craven Cottage. An official statement is released about the incidence revealing that Fulham Football Club will be moving stadium for the time being and apologize to fans because it is at Stamford Bridge. Oh Happy Days.
In what could be said as what should have been the most boring match to watch in the Premier League in this round of fixtures. It starts with a bang when Vince Grella finds some space and bangs in a driving shot that beats the Wolves keeper.
In the second half though the match opens up and the goals keep coming with Keogh finding the net twice to give Wolves the lead and three minutes before full time, again Vince Grella finds some space and smacks in a great shot past the Wolves keeper.
In the end the teams share the points but a crazy Blackburn fan invades the pitch in smacks the Wolves keeper in the face and he does a 'Dida'.
Despite losing to Chelsea last round Burnley bounce back to get all three points against an out of sorts Liverpool side. Brian Jensen is the hero for Burnley who escape Anfield with an unlikely 1-0 win.
New boy David Nugent gets the winner half way through the second half from a shot that deflected off Glen Johnson. Liverpool had a last gasp penalty but Stevie Gerrard couldn't handle the pressure and hits over the cross bar.
In what could have been a great spectacle by Bruce's men, turns out to be a horrible and boring match to watch. In a match that lacked everything really, Sunderland and Hull just lose the plot and forget how to play football.
Sunderland fans start to pour out with half an hour to go. A sad day when your fans exit a stadium half an hour before a game is over.
West Ham and Gianfranco Zola enjoy a great day out as his team unite to defeat a skillfull Wigan team. The goals just didn't dry up throughout the game as long distance shots were the only way West Ham could get in and which they did to get their 3-1 win.
Wigan's trickery helped them get one goal back but it was to little too late for them as West Ham pick up all three points.
In what should have been a stroll in the park for Chelsea, turns out to be a rough ride for them instead. Stoke just didn't allow Chelsea to play their game and eventually Stoke's Dave Kitson scores a marvelous chip in a counter attacking move for Stoke on about 55 minutes.
From then on in Chelsea dominated the match but could not get their goal. Bad Luck Ancelotti.
In what was a great spectacle for the neutral Arsenal surrendered their two goal lead only to gain it back and lose it again. Arsenal's Russian Maradona stole the show for Arsenal as did Ireland's Stephan Ireland for Manchester City who each grabbed a brace.
Both defences looked shakey as Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor faced their former team mates. But nonetheless, it was entertaining.
Niko Kranjcar fills the void left by Luka Modric pretty well as Tottenham defeat a great Manchester United team. The football was played at a fast pace with plenty of free flowing passage and plenty of shots on target but in the end Tottenham's one goal does it for them.
Niko Kranjcar sets up Jermaine Defoe who cooley places it past Ben Foster.