Ramps for The Oval?
I am not sure I can remember so much speculation ahead of the naming of an England cricket squad.
Many people don't just have an opinion, they claim somehow to know exactly who is going to be selected.
In the last couple of days I have been told that, without a doubt, Marcus Trescothick is going to return, that Rob Key will definitely feature and that the selectors will surprise all of us and barely make any changes at all.
Part of my job as the BBC cricket producer is to send reporters around the country and it has been quite a challenge to make sure all the contenders for The Oval are being watched by members of the BBC team.
So far apart from Key most of those vying for batting places for the deciding Test have not exactly been pulling up trees with failures for Bopara, Trott and Shah.
Then there is the case for the recall of Mark Ramprakash. As you may have heard in BBC Sport's special interview, the prolific Surrey batsman says he is both available and confident he could do a good job for England at his home ground - although as yet he tells us the selectors have not been in touch.
Although the form of Ramprakash at county level over the past four years certainly makes a really strong case for inclusion, I fear the story may go the way of the summer's other great sporting comebacks with Tom Watson, Michael Schumacher and Lance Armstrong not quite completing the fairytale returns that were hoped for by sporting romantics.
However I'm a sporting romantic rather than a realist, so for what it is worth I have stuck him in the side I would select for The Oval:
Strauss, Cook, Key, Collingwood, Ramprakash, Prior, Flintoff, Broad, Swann, Harmison, Anderson. 12th man: Panesar.
I have gone for Key as he is the sort of unflappable character who should be able to cope with the pressure of an Ashes decider and I have gone for Ramps batting at five. I have included Monty Panesar in the 12 just in case the pitch looks like it might be a spinner's wicket.
Now I would love to know what you make of this squad - but I will qualify my suggestions with the following.
I do not think for a moment this is what England will do and to be honest I don't really think it is what they should do. Let's face, it a week or so ago England were favourites to win the Ashes and consistency in selection is one of the major improvements in English cricket in modern times.
But this is a one-off cup final. England must do all they can to win this game. Like many better qualified judges I reckon that Ravi Bopara will come good and Ian Bell is surely too good a player to be discarded for long. But at Headingley, Bopara and Bell looked like players very short of confidence, and we might as well take a risk in a match like this.
It is impossible to predict which way the selectors will go - but it promises to be a fascinating listen on Sunday morning at 0930 BST when the England squad is revealed during BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek.
It should be a really good weekend for cricket fans with the ever-popular Twenty20 Cup Finals Day on Saturday filling the void while we all get geared up for next week's Ashes climax.
We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather, but if the sun shines in Birmingham then Edgbaston should be a lively venue again with the supporters of Northamptonshire, Sussex, Kent and Somerset likely to make plenty of noise.
It is one of my favourite days in the cricket calendar and has produced some fantastic drama over the years.
We will have ball-by-ball commentary on BBC 5 live sports extra from 1115 BST with our team including Simon Hughes, Simon Mann, Alison Mitchell and Kevin Howells along with Chris Adams and Phil Tufnell.