During Arsenal's game against Reading, Early Doors noticed a mysterious message on the advertising hoardings proclaiming: "The Cesc Fabregas Show".
As billboards go, it was obviously no match for the legendary "Morten Olsen prefers Widex hearing aids", but fairly intriguing all the same.
Early Doors naturally assumed it was a sly dig at the Gunners' reliance on their boy genius, but it turns out young Cesc has indeed got his own one-hour TV special.
Like Derby County, the programme "attempts to bring together the worlds of football and comedy", and ED can't wait to hear him reel off a few one-liners in his opening monologue.
"I said to my wife, 'Where do you wanna go for our anniversary?'
"She said, 'Let's go somewhere I've never been.'
"I said, 'Try the kitchen.'"
"The last time I was in Spain I got through six Federico Garcia Lorca novels. I must remember to take enough toilet paper next time.
"No, but seriously folks. My father only hit me once - but he used a Seat Ibiza."
Early Doors hopes that, as with all good 'An Audience With' programmes, the show features guest appearances from some familiar faces.
Jens Lehmann as Basil Fawlty: Lanky, balding custodian who feels the world is against him and doesn't like to mention the war. Blames everything on Manuel.
Harry Redknapp as Derek Trotter: Mystifyingly popular salt-of-the-earth type who likes a bit of wheeler-dealing. Assisted by a big plonker, Tony 'Rodney' Adams.
David Beckham as Derek Zoolander: "I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is."
Steve McClaren as David Brent: Wernham Hogg's finest explains McClaren's Wembley meltdown against Croatia thus: "If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation."
John Motson as Alan Partridge: Horribly out of touch, yet still able to conjure moments of hyperbolic commentary genius: "The proof is in the pudding and the pudding in this case is a football. Boof! Eat my goal! The goalie has got football pie all over his shirt!"
But there will also be serious drama. A corporate "insider", possibly clothed in numerous large swooshes, said: "Cesc's acting ability was frightening."
Frightening in a good way, you understand. Like the Exorcist or the Blair Witch Proje... well, like the Exorcist.
Cesc's smouldering performance was like watching a young Robert De Niro in the Godfather II, only in front of a sycophantic studio audience (much like an Arsenal home game, then).
In a 'sneak preview', he is shown flying into a rage at his agent (Must. Resist. Temptation to mock. Ashley. Cole. They're. Taking the p**s. Jonathan.).
Fabregas furiously sweeps a load of paper off a desk and breaks a window, but in a way that suggests he doesn't really want to make a mess.
The breathless insider continued: "Like with his football, he really took it to the next level and it'd be no surprise if he started getting calls from Hollywood when his football career is over!"
Of course, Vinnie Jones has already conquered the big screen in such blockbusters as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Mean Machine and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties.
Despite his impeccable acting credentials, it would be a push to call Jones multitalented, giving his singular lack of football ability.
Vinnie gave Reading the benefit of his unique brand of motivational speaking before Saturday's game via a special video.
The Royals lost the game and now lie just one point off the relegation. Cheers, Vinnie. Maybe you should stick to shooting people with pretend guns.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I have played at Liverpool and I have played in derbies, I have played in the Maracana, I have played in the Nep Stadium, but this is the best place in the world when you are winning. It's a tough place if you are not going well, but hey, they are the rules of the game." Kevin Keegan has a dig at the Toon Army in the middle of a typically odd ramble. The Nep Stadium?
ENGLAND GOALKEEPER OF THE DAY: David James, whose calamitious mix-up with Sol Campbell led to Manchester City's first goal against Portsmouth. Looks like Jamo might not pick up the PFA Player of the Year award after all.
STROPPY FOREIGN STEREOTYPE OF THE DAY: Let's see how many boxes Mauro Zarate ticks: Fancy-dan South American attacker? Check. Greasy locks held in place by hairband? Check. Goes missing in blood-and-thunder derby game? Check. Gets in a right paddy when substituted? Check.
FOREIGN VIEW: The Portuguese and Italian media have got very excited at claims in the Currant Bun and Mirror that Jose Mourinho is going to Inter and is taking Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba with him. They know it's almost certainly untrue, right?
TALKING POINT: The Early Doors message board has turned into West Side Story. It is not entirely clear who are the Jets and who are the Sharks, but it's open warfare. If you're going to meet up and have an actual fight (preferably with knives and nunchuks), send ED a tape. Otherwise, all this cyper-sniping seems a bit pointless. Let's just stick to slagging off Middlesbrough, eh?
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