And now for something completely different
We are trying something new on Football Focus this Saturday - a live audience for the very first time. We've been thinking about doing this for a while and the BBC's Celebrate Sport initiative has given us the perfect platform.
Dan and the Focus team recreate the Smiths' iconic image outside Salford Lads' Club
We'll be live from the iconic Salford Lads' Club on Saturday, a venue steeped in sporting and musical history. It was opened by Robert Baden Powell in 1904, featured in a couple of Smiths videos (Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before and There is a Light That Never Goes Out), while its famous members include Albert Finney, Allan Clarke (lead singer of the Hollies) and Manchester United's Eddie Colman, who died in the Munich disaster.
We've had to limit audience numbers to 80 but we'll get some questions from the floor during the show, with Mark Lawrenson, Robbie Savage and Lee Dixon all ready to be grilled. We'll also have a special guest appearances, including one from former England cricket captain (and enormous football fan) Michael Vaughan.
Now I know there will be some who think 'what's the point?' but television should always be about pushing the boundaries and trying new ways of doing things. We've already taken the show on the road during the last two seasons and it'll be great to see if a live audience is something we can try again in the future.
It also means we're playing our part in the BBC's Celebrate Sport programme of events leading up to next week's Sports Personality of the Year.
We might try to get Paul Ince and Martin Keown together again at some stage as well. Twitter went mad last Saturday when Keown kept interrupting Ince. Afterwards the boys had a fascinating chat about great footballing rivalries and the psychology of pre-match mind games. You can see more from both of them on the Focus Forum below.
Of course, the most important thing about Football Focus is not where we come from but who is on the show - and we have a bumper edition for our last one before Christmas.
Yaya Toure has been a dominant monster at the heart of Manchester City's midfield this season and we've been to see him this week to talk about leading the Premier League, going out of the Champions League and the future for Roberto Mancini's men.
We couldn't go to Salford Lads Club without reflecting on its proud connection with Manchester United, so we'll catch up with former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is now making his way in management. He's made an impressive start, taking Molde to the Norwegian title for the first time in their history. The baby-faced assassin will talk about life as the gaffer and also look back on his Old Trafford days.
On top of all that, one of football's most popular characters is back on form after coming to terms with relegation from the Premier League. Ian Holloway's Blackpool won many admirers last season and have crept back into play-off contention in the Championship, so we'll have a special Christmas message from Mr Holloway as well.
I hope you enjoy the slightly different viewing experience this weekend. If you have any comments, or there is something you'd like to ask our guests on Saturday, let me know.
Between then and now you can follow all the build-up on twitter at twitter.com/danwalkerbbc