Counting down the days
I still haven't finished washing my dirty clothes after returning from Euro 2008 but already the focus is firmly shifting to the forthcoming domestic season.
Every possible inch of copy is being squeezed out of the summer's transfer sagas, players are departing for pre-season training camps with guaranteed sunshine and managers are spending vast chunks of their life on the phone trying to bring in the missing piece of the jigsaw.
The Football League campaign starts on 9 August - 30 days from now; ridiculously early in my humble opinion.
The Beijing Olympics will be one day old, the England cricket team will be midway through the fourth Test against South Africa, with seven one-day internationals yet to play, and my nephew will still have three weeks of his summer holidays remaining.
Be that as it may, when the new season kicks off any timing issues will be put to one side as fans pass through the turnstiles with promotion dreams that have blossomed over the summer still mercifully intact.
Supporters will be reunited with the familiar comfort of their favourite seat and the reassuring presence of the people they only ever see on match day. They will get their first glimpse of their club's summer signings in meaningful action and perhaps a look at their new manager's antics on the touchline.
And over the forthcoming 46 League games from the Championship down to League Two there will be plenty of guaranteed action, highs, heartache and drama at each club.
Over the coming season I'll be writing a regular blog on this website focusing on all matters Football League.
I'll be endeavouring to inform about the major talking points, dig out stories of interest and respond to your suggestions.
If you think there is a good story that needs bringing to wider attention, a player who should be interviewed or a pie that really must be tried then I'd love to hear about it.
In the meantime enjoy the sunny weather and keep believing that the 20-goal striker you so desperately need will magically put pen-to-paper on a long-term deal.