Three weeks today David Beckham will find out whether he has been named in Fabio Capello's England squad for the friendly against France.
This week Becks has been saying that he may miss out on the squad named by Signor 'individual strand of hair' due to a lack of match fitness - but frankly that is incidental.
When Beckham went Stateside last year in pursuit of a big bag of green notes, he must have hoped that more big names would follow him to Major League Soccer.
But the media frenzy that greeted his signing has not been followed by a string of big names and yesterday the MLS's latest recruit crossed the Atlantic.
Not Kaka nor Carlos or even Kenwyne but Kenny as in Kenny Deuchar who has joined Beckham's MLS rivals Real Salt Lake.
That is Gretna's Kenny Deuchar whose illustrious career has seen him play for some of the biggest teams on the planet - East Fife, Northampton and St Johnstone.
Don't forget Gretna are rock bottom of the SPL and collected only their fourth win of the season against Kilmarnock on Wednesday before a whopping crowd of 1545 - less than most Blue Square Premier clubs.
This is the same Gretna team who are 29 points behind Motherwell and who have recently signed Bob Malcolm who couldn't get a regular game at Derby County (voted by you the reader the worst team ever to grace the Premier League).
It's fair to say Becks is not exactly messing the big boys.
You wouldn't be too confident if Michael Vaughan prepared for the forthcoming Test series in New Zealand by only facing "Bob" - the big lad who was on the books of Northants when he was a kid but got the yips and became a publican.
Nor would you be thrilled if Andy Murray prepared for Wimbledon by playing against opposition totally inferior to him, for instance any other British player.
It's fitting that Utah's latest "big-name" recruit should share his surname with a brand of bitter as it seems Beckham is playing in a pub league.
Becks may not be match fit but even if the MLS were 15 games into their season then he would struggle to get into the England squad and rightly so.
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A lot of people come up to us and say 'Doors, do people really come up to you?' whilst others say 'Doors, tell us a secret about a footballer?'.
Well unlike Steve Curry who publicly outed Frank Lampard this week as the man who told The Sun about the Terry-Ten Cate bust-up, we won't reveal our sources otherwise we couldn't jeopardise our position as the bloke who sprays the deodorant at favourite Premier League haunt - Faces in Ilford.
But it was brought to our attention this week that John Motson doesn't do e-mail and his preferred means of communication remains the fax.
Now Motty may be an anachronism but it's a sad state of affairs when he only ranks fourth in ED's list of worst commentators.
Here's the Hall of Shame (in reverse order):
3) Peter Drury - the Tony Blair of commentating who talks in pre-prepared Soundbites. He sounds about as natural as a Turkey Twizzler when he launches into one of his pre-prepared eulogies about Cristiano Ronaldo.
2) Jonathan Pearce - the first rule of commentating is talk about the game not yourself. There is a great chance somewhere in the 90 minutes he will say 'a senior club official told me earlier'.
1) Alan Parry - what this man knows about football you can write on the smallest of small postage stamps. Count the amount of times he says 'brilliant' in the span of a game - usually when a 40-yard pass has been intercepted and the opposition are scoring at the other end.
(ED's favourites: Steve Wilson, Ian Darke, Simon Brotherton and Dave Farrah).
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Nobody's ever been injured seriously at swamp soccer - sometimes somebody's got a cut or two in the swamp but nothing big." The words of Stewart Miller who is expecting more than 100 teams from countries including New Zealand, Germany and Finland to travel to this year's Swamp Soccer New World Championships, the third to be held in Scotland.
COMING UP: Avram Grant or Job Seekers Grant? Have your say in the poll on the football home page and stick around for all the team news as remember it's a "massive" weekend of Premier League action.
TODAY'S TALKING POINT: Which commentator grinds your gears? As long as your name isn't farah_shazana then post a moderately intelligent message below.