International week is over, leaving us free to get back to the serious business of the Premier League, right?
Wrong. With the likes of Robinho, Cesc Fabregas and Martin Petrov all returning home with injuries, there is plenty for their club bosses to moan about following the latest round of World Cup qualifiers.
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has appointed himself chief whinger on the subject.
If you need another reason to avoid the 'Grand Slam' clash between Chelsea and Liverpool a week on Sunday, it's the news that Fernando Torres will not be playing after picking up a thigh injury early on during the 2-1 win over Belgium.
Rafa vented his spleen on the club's official website, a source he felt so comfortable with that he decided to give forth his own revolutionary ideas on how to change qualification for international tournaments: "There are too many international games and the demands on the players are too much. Someone needs to analyse this situation because it is putting the players at risk of injury.
"Maybe the answer is for there to be a two-tier qualifying system because there are too many games in the qualifiers for the World Cup and the European Championships which are not competitive but which still place great demands on the players.
"These fixtures are unnecessary and maybe it would be better if the weaker countries played one another and the best of them went to play the stronger countries in the qualifiers."
It's hard to imagine Rafa having the same reaction if it was Lucas Leiva who tore a thigh muscle.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was surprisingly magnanimous considering he has lost Fabregas and Robin van Persie among others, but Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate let rip regarding his Carsten Jancker look-a-like centre-back David Wheater
Straight after securing England's Under-21 side's path to the 2009 European Championships, Wheater was flown to Minsk to watch the senior side, which seems an awful lot of effort to avoid subscribing to Setanta, though probably just about worth it.
Southgate said: "It's difficult to reason how if you have been playing in two games for the under-21s and you have done your job, you can then be asked to watch the first team. You are either in one squad or you are in the other, for me.
"I have to be very careful in what I do. I have been advised by a very experienced Premier League manager not to say too much. But then I am looking at one of my players who would have had no sleep on Tuesday night and who was dropped off at Luton Airport at 3am this morning."
The only thing left is for ED to give thanks that Alex Ferguson's players all came back in one piece, otherwise we wouldn't hear the end of it.
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