The International football break has been as inauspicious as expected with nothing really on the line.
If anything, most football fans will be hoping their club's star player isn't injured in a pointless friendly half way around the world. Though, there have been some interesting football stories you must be inundated with.
Surprise surprise, Mario Balotelli is in trouble. Also, Ricardo Carvalho has quit and manager José Mourinho will get a chance to polish up on his diplomatic skills.
There are also eight more stories you must read.