Yes, we're in the middle of October, and yes, you should probably keep yourself focused on what's actually happening on the field.
You know, top leagues around Europe are entering their hottest phases, and World Cup 2010 qualifiers are living their most crucial moments, as traditional powerhouses Argentina and France are all but sure to clinch a place for South Africa.
Yes, we're perfectly aware of that, and no doubt all of this "real" soccer will get our full attention through the whole year.
BUT...you know, there's not only "real" soccer. Soccer is always living for tomorrow, and 365 days a year we just want to find the Next Big Thing, as every left-footed kid from Argentina is labelled as the new Maradona (you still there, Andrés D'Alessandro?).
So, here are 10 players to watch from here to summer 2010, when they may be ready for the biggest teams in the world.
They're all under-23, they play for good teams around Europe or South America, most of them have even international experience.
But how many of them can make it to the very top of World Soccer, and earn a big money transfer in 2010? Have your say!