But now for a departure.
7:30 on Friday 9th August marks the beginning of a new Premier League Season, and by association the beginning of a new Fantasy Football Season.
For the last 3 weeks I have be cogitating, tinkering, referring to wikipedia, asking questions (and giving opinions/answers) on a Fantasy Football forum, all in the hope/belief of improving on my previous best of 2,238 points and a ranking of 158, 907 (out of about 5 million).
That was last year, and it's taken 11 years on Fantasy Premier League to get this far.
Having won a virtual League last year, the pressure is now on to perform as previously - hence the 3 weeks of focus, concentration, and (probably according to everyone else) time wasting.
My team is now set, and it's too late to change it now. But I an going to find myself for the next 38 weeks staring at the BBC Website on Saturday afternoons watching for scorers, assisters, yellow cards, and generally shouting at the screen when a manager decides to substitute (or leave out) one of "my" players.
Sundays will be spent in a sort of Post Mortem state, as I analyse the errors in my team, take a sneaky look at other Teams, re-watch Match Of The Day looking for slight hints of form in previously un-considered players, and plotting my Transfer strategy for the next couple of weeks.
Fantasy Football - designed to appeal to Football fans with a love of statistics and spreadsheets
(that'll be me then!)
When I first used the Fantasy Premier League website, I thought it was just me. Later I discovered several users on The Afterword site (another place on the interweb where I spend (possibly) too much time), and recently more Fantasy Football-ists have come out of the woodwork at work.
I am now a member of 4 Leagues - I feel like Manchester City now fighting for glory on 4 fronts.
If there are any other players out there, see you at https://fantasy.premierleague.com/
And if there are others out there, I'm hoping you understand my desire to get that team "just right" (or am I being too obsessive?)
And now to return to the musical theme:
Genesis - Match Of The Day