It's been a big day for football grounds - first there was the news that Everton had their stadium plans rejected, and today the 15 English cities vying to host matches for the 2018 World Cup all officially submitted their bids.
'I's were crossed, 'T's were dotted and all forms filled out in triplicate, without going over the lines or anything.
Representatives for most of the cities, holding 21 stadia between them, were at Wembley to explain why their ground wasn't as good as the one they were standing in but still deserved to a piece of the pie wafted so temptingly under their noses by FIFA.
It seems that Stamford Bridge will be the one left out of the list of four London venues, eschewed instead for the Olympic Stadium, Wembley, the Emirates and Tottenham's proposed new ground, clogging things up north of the river nicely.
Any England fans who travel to South Africa next year and sneer when they rock up at the lesser-known places such as Polokwane and Nelspruit should remember that we're planning to send the global football family to Milton Keynes.
The full list of contenders is: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle-Gateshead, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield and Sunderland. Good luck to all of them.
ED has, however, spotted one glaring omission from the list; Blackburn's Ewood Park. Why? One word - PIES!
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Whatever fans from around the world will have to contend with if they are required to arrive on these shores in 2018 - driving on the left, people talking slowly and loudly at them, Michael McIntyre - things would really have to go to bits for wild baboons to be a major concern.
But such a simian scourge is currently gripping Cape Town, which, ED will admit, was always going to be more likely.
There are reportedly over 400 baboons running amok in the city, sweeping into the neighbourhood of Simon's Town because they know careless tourists and residents will have food with them.
They leap into occupied cars and houses that have the windows open, and some of them can even open doors.
Justin O'Riain, head of the baboon research unit at Cape Town University, said of the World Cup: "Tourism is going to go through the roof, and this equals exposure to naive people and rich pickings. People who stop the car - they're going to get raided."
Liz Hardman, part of a campaign to warn World Cup revellers of the problem next summer, adds: "We're so anxious about tourists who can't read or understand English. It puts them at risk. The perception is that the baboons are harmless and they're not. They're wild animals."
Perhaps they've inadvertently hit upon a hitherto untested but highly-effective crowd control measure: one hooligan v one baboon - you pick a winner.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "When Seb Coe was called in for the London Olympic bid, he made a major impact, and I think Gary Lineker can do the same. He can be football's Seb Coe in this bid" - 2018 bid envoy Richard Caborn forgets that Coe honed the political skills necessary for such a role after spending five years as an MP, whereas Lineker has spent his post-sporting career in a cushy, overpaid job sitting opposite other old bores wittering on... ah.
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