The football season is upon us.
MLS football started in March. In July, the Scottish league kicked off, last weekend it was the Championship, next weekend will be the turn of the Premier League and the Bundesliga. And then we'll have the excitement of La Liga on our screens starting on 20 August and Serie A on the last weekend of the month.
Girlfriends and wives up and down Europe are virtually widowed, cafe culture and the summer gradually morph into raucous autumnal and wintry pub scenes and football fans across the summer proudly don their shiny new replica shirts or wrap up in their club's official bobble hat and scarf.
A magical time of year for millions of followers, a miserable time for a few non-believers.
Here in good time is my unofficial guide to 50 matches across the globe which you should tune into or buy tickets for, if you happen to be in the vicinity.
It's time to kick-off the season!