After an opening month to the season which has already been disrupted by an international break, this weekend sees the first Sunday in the Premier League that you could genuinely call Super.
That honour had originally been bestowed upon August 28 when Arsenal travelled to Old Trafford but, for the Gunners at least, it turned out to be less of a Super Sunday and more a Dies Solis Horribilis at Old Trafford.
That is also not meant as any disrespect to Fulham, Blackburn, Norwich and West Brom, who all played in televised matches on the previous Sabbath. They are, after all, four fine local clubs with real history, respectively owned by a retired shopkeeper, a group of poultry farmers, a chef and a banker.
But if you are not a club owned by a wealthy, foreign-based backer who rarely attends matches in person if at all then, quite frankly, what right have you got to call your match days super?
Manchester United and Chelsea both enjoy that distinction, and they will meet at Old Trafford on Sunday in the season's first league clash between two genuine title challengers.
After all, this is a meeting of last season's top two, and between them they have hogged the Premier League crown for the past seven years.
It is also the first time United manager Alex Ferguson and Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas get the chance to pit their wits against one another. Villas-Boas rocks up in Manchester for the first time this weekend, and he does so defending a 37-match unbeaten league run which stretches back through his one season at Porto to April 2010, when he was manager of Academica. He is also in charge of the only club to have a positive win/loss record over United, with Chelsea claiming 13 wins in this fixture to United's 11. For the time being, at least, this is the league's marquee fixture.
In case you weren't aware, at 33 years of age Villas-Boas is rather young for a football manager, but it is worth putting the age of these two into context. Ferguson is 36 years older than his Portuguese counterpart and won his first trophy as a manager - the 1976-77 Scottish First Division title with St Mirren - five months before he was born. Expect liberal sprinklings of words such as 'upstart', 'exuberance' and 'wizened' between now and the final whistle on Sunday.
With Didier Drogba likely to be missing for Chelsea as he continues to recover from being 'Ruddyed' against Norwich three weeks ago, Fernando Torres will once again be under the spotlight in the Chelsea attack.
There was a time when the Spaniard reigned supreme over United. He would tear through them for Liverpool, reducing Nemanja Vidic to a bumbling baby giraffe on ice. Even in his first appearance against them for Chelsea he ended up on the winning side despite being in the midst of the sorrowful malaise from which he is yet to escape.
However, he will have to go some to make up for his insipid showing against the Red Devils in the Champions League, when Carlo Ancelotti felt enough pressure from on high to play him for a game-and-a-half of the two-legged quarter-final. At least, that's what it says on the team sheets. Early Doors can't really remember him featuring at all.
For United, too, this will be their first major domestic test of the campaign. The Community Shield win over neighbours City was an exciting and worthy victory of their main title rivals but, when all is said and done, it is just a trumped-up pre-season friendly, good for a week's worth of bragging rights and some good publicity for McDonalds.
Wayne Rooney goes into this game having scored eight goals in United's first four league matches of the season. That is more than every other team's total in the league, apart from City. That's right, Rooney on his own has scored more than 18 teams have managed so far this season. Yikes. And there you were mocking his newly-bought hair. Perhaps that is the secret of his success?
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By way of a prawn cocktail starter before that Duck a l'Orange of a main course at Old Trafford (ED dines exclusively on foods popularised in the 1980s), Tottenham host Liverpool at White Hart Lane in the lunchtime kick-off.
Spurs have enjoyed great success in this fixture ever since Harry Redknapp brought Roman Pavlyuchenko off the bench and told him - through a translator - to "just f****** run about" in one of his first games in charge. The Russian pounced to score a 90th-minute winner, kicking off a run of three straight 2-1 home victories over the Reds. How Spurs could do with that scoreline this weekend to help lift them up the table after back-to-back schoolings at the hands of The Two Manchester Clubs.
Liverpool, too, could do with a win after somehow contriving to lose at Stoke last weekend despite their shot count almost reaching triple figures at the Britannia, so this match should be plenty of fun. Just don't call it the battle for fifth place.
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Talking of Tottenham, ED last night eschewed Stoke's Europa League trip to Dynamo Kiev in favour of watching Spurs take on PAOK in Greece.
It proved to be a mistake. Instead of witnessing the unlikely sight of Cameron Jerome scoring away against the great Ukrainian side, ED was treated to a team full of Tottenham's kids playing out a goalless draw.
Still, the sight of those young footballers playing in front of a vociferous home crowd at the Toumbas Stadium reminded ED of the partisan Lech Poznan crowd that welcomed Spurs for a pre-season tournament last year.
Huge flags were flown, firecrackers were going off and the chanted was ceaseless as the passionate Poznan crowd cheered on their team. You can see footage of those fans in action here, but before you watch you should know that this pre-season tournament was for Under-12s.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I still have many feelings for Arsenal, but I fear that they won't be able to push the other big clubs in England away. If you look at the team this season I can't see them finishing in front of teams like Manchester United, City or Chelsea. There's just too big a difference between the squads. I respect that Arsenal don't have the same financial opportunities as the others, but it was part of my decision to leave that I find it hard to see Arsenal winning the Premier League or Champions League in the near future." - OK, Cesc Fabregas, we get it now.
FOREIGN VIEW: "I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don't have any other explanation." - Humble everyman Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he knows the reason why he receives so much abuse from opposition fans. Someone should tell the Real Madrid star that it is not because he is rich, handsome and a great player that he is so disliked, but because he tells everyone that he is.
COMING UP: All the best build-up to the weekend's action, with match facts and team news for all the major leagues in Europe plus the latest offerings from Jim White and Paul Parker.
Elsewhere there is live coverage of New Zealand v Japan in the Rugby World Cup (09:00), Great Britain v Hungary in the Davis Cup (14:00) and the final one-day international between England and India in Cardiff (14:00).