And now it begins, well on Monday. But it feels real and with Bertrand Traore and Emiliano Martinez joining things are starting to feel a little like we're ready. We'll find out on Monday if we are but all the signings feel sensible.
But things have felt sensible before and this isn't the time to become overly optimistic. And I use the word hope a lot, but that is what it's all about, so I hope for a good result on Monday.
And ahead of a match post, I'm using today to launch a competition from Luke 1977 and the Dapper Villan range.
The LUKE ‘SS20 Dapper Villan' capsule is the second collection of luxurious, limited-edition pieces created for the Claret and Blue faithful. The range features premium fabrics with sharp attention to detail offering crew-neck t-shirts, polos, shirts, jeans, and jackets. 30% of all sales from the SS20 line will be donated to the University Hospitals Birmingham Trust Charity.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning £250 worth of clothing is guess the attendance .. just joking. To be in with a chance, guess the number of goals scored in the Premier League matches today, Sunday and Monday and leave your guess at this link. You can have one guess per email address.
On Tuesday, I'll pull the report and look for everyone that guess right and then pull a name out of the hat. If nobody gets it right, it will be the closest. Until then, have a nice weekend. Match post coming on Monday.
Submission for the competition close at end of the day Saturday.