If, when the credit crunch hit, you spent most of the time frowning with concern and scowling at those pesky greedy bankers - but were ultimately flummoxed by terms such as sub-prime, double-dip and quantitative easing - then you have Early Doors's sympathies.
But there is nothing like complex fiscal matters related to football to make people try their best get their heads around issues about which they would otherwise remain blissfully ignorant.
Liverpool fans may well be taking a crash course in economics now following reports in The Guardian that the Royal Bank of Scotland could force Tom Hicks and George Gillett out of the club within a month.
ED will leave the in-depth explanation to the experts who didn't obtain their higher education from a fortnightly, 16-part DVD and companion magazine set, but suffice it to say that the debt men are closing in for repayment on the American duo's risky refinancing plans.
Hicks and Gillett's cycle of borrowing has desperately spiralled out of control to such a degree that their next step may well have been a visit to Wonga.com.
They have been trying unsuccessfully to sell the club for the past six months, but now RBS are ready to take control on October 6 if their £237.4 million debt is not repaid.
That debt has now been switched to the bank's Global Restructuring Group, which also goes by the far sexier name of 'Toxic Assets Division', and that department is likely to want to sell the club itself as soon as possible at a lower price, leaving the Premier League's own Waldorf and Statler nursing heavy losses.
It looks as though the club is set for a period of even greater uncertainty than it has been of late, although ultimately the Anfield faithful would be glad to see the back of Hicks and Gillett even if these are the measures necessary to do that.
They will be celebrating on The Kop, but it is an exciting prospect for every British taxpayer.
As RBS was bailed out by the Government at the start of the whole unsavoury recession business, the bank is majority-owned by the British people. Therefore, if the keys to the Kop are handed over to the bank, does that mean everyone will own a small slice of Liverpool?
Imagine the benefits. Missed the 8:20 from Manchester to Glasgow for that all-important meeting? No problem, just hitch a lift in Ryan Babel's helicopter. Need some help carrying water? Relax, just invoke your joint custody of Lucas Leiva to help you share the load. Is the DJ in the club not playing enough Phil Collins for your liking? Don't sweat it Jack, just give Stevie G a call and... well, you get the picture.
Liverpool's neighbours Everton may be the ones to brand themselves 'The People's Club', but it could soon be the Reds who are owned by the great British public. ED is sure you have your own ideas on what you would do with your own little slice of the club.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Honestly, it's not something I sit at home and ever think about. I really don't. I've always said if you're an Englishman, it would be hard to turn it down, because it's the pinnacle of your career." - Harry Redknapp wastes no time in throwing his hat into the ring for the England job after Fabio Capello announced he would be stepping down after Euro 2012. Not that he's been thinking about it much of course.
FOREIGN VIEW: "We are stronger than Inter. This is the most beautiful shirt I have played with. This year it's all about these two clubs. I am sure we are favourites for both the Scudetto and Champions League. When I join a club I think it's my last one but then little things happen and things can change. At Barca everything was going well but then someone didn't want me anymore." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic certainly knows how to make a splash at a new club, doesn't he?
COMING UP: Friday brings with it Stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana, the business end of the US Open - with Caroline Wozniacki v Vera Zvonareva (18:30) and Kim Clijsters v Venus Williams (20:30) comprising a tasty women's semi-final line-up - and the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters. Stay up-to-date on all three events today either with our live text commentary or watch it on British Eurosport or via the Eurosport Player.