The time for talking (and misplaced optimism) is over and that can mean only one thing: the return of The Royal Gazette Fantasy Football league.
So stop analysing the fixture list, go to www.premierleague.com, pick your squad and enter The Royal Gazette League (code 1129264-541165).
Once again, there is a $3,000 prize pot up for grabs. The champion receives a prize worth $1,000, second collects $500, third $300 and fourth $200. In addition to this, the best manager each month wins a prize of $100.
Each Premier League weekend will be previewed in these pages via a set of questionable predictions all we ask is that, if you are a monthly winner, you get in touch before the following month is complete to avoid a backlog.
The top-25 standings both in the overall and monthly competitions will be published each week, while updates on the winners will also be provided in the paper, at www.royalgazette.com and on Twitter @jeburton9.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up, pick your squad and get ready for the big kick-off.