A lot of people, not least Bob Geldof and Garfield, hate Mondays. Not Early Doors. At least on that first day back at work there is a weekend's worth of socialising/relaxation/meow meow-induced oblivion to reflect upon and regale to friends and colleagues.
By Tuesday however, the optimism mustered to face the new week has eroded, all the anecdotes have been repeated ad nauseum and the forced workplace bonhomie is already beginning to strain. And there are still four whole days to go until the next weekend.
West Ham clearly agree. Since the Premier League, and therefore football, began West Ham have played 21 matches on a Tuesday, and won just one of them.
Their latest dose of Mardi mardiness came last night when they were comprehensively beaten 3-1 at home by Wolves in an abject display that leaves them just three points above relegation and manager Gianfranco Zola under serious pressure.
A little of ED dies every time it writes something critical of Zola, such is the affection held for the man from his glorious playing days, but that goodwill seems to have all but evaporated among the Upton Park faithful.
There were the now standard chants of "Yah dah'nt knah what yah doin" and "Yah gettin' sacked in the mornin', you slag" from the cockney crowd, and after the match striker Carlton Cole had to be restrained by ground staff and police when he responded to abuse from a fan.
There was a rare flash of a ruthless streak from the little Sardinian last night when he hauled James Tomkins off at half-time following the defender's howler that led to the first goal, but it may be too late for him to change his ways now.
The alarming dip in form of both Tomkins - the club's player of the month for January - and fellow centre-back and World Cup hopeful Matthew Upson pays worrying testament to Zola's inability to change things that are going wrong.
The Hammers' previous defeat was the limp 2-0 loss at Arsenal. It's true that they were facing an in-form Gunners side on a title charge, but their failure to pose any threat at all to a team playing half the match without Thomas Vermaelen was the limpest performance against 10 men since England's World Cup defeat to Brazil in 2002.
Back-to-back home wins against Hull and Birmingham are West Ham's only two victories of the year and it seems that, even if they do stay up, Zola will not be in charge at Upton Park next season, let alone when and if the club moves to the Olympic Stadium.
Looking at Zola's overall win percentage of 28.7 per cent, the recently-installed triumvirate of Sullivan, Gold and Brady are unlikely to let sympathy get in the way of making a sound business decision by getting rid of an underperforming member of staff.
Sadly, it looks as though he is due to become another addition to the list of great players who made rubbish managers.
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If things are a sham on the field at Upton Park, then it's even worse at the FA.
Once again the national governing body is contriving to get things very wrong before our very eyes.
Following Sven-Goran Eriksson's announcement that he would not be staying on as England manager after the 2006 World Cup, the FA rushed to appoint a new boss before the tournament, putting off several top candidates - and Phil Scolari - in the process, and ending up with Steve McClaren at the helm.
Now, in the wake of Ian Watmore's resignation as chief executive, chairman Lord Triesman has revealed they are in no rush to appoint a successor before this year's tournament in South Africa. There will no doubt be several committees set up in the meantime in order to select the right candidates, plan the interviews and decide what biscuits will be served during them.
With FIFA delegates voting on the hosts of the 2018 World Cup in December, a country whose corridors of power are rife with in-fighting and bureaucracy and a boss who is wet behind the ears won't be the most attractive option.
When votes are swayed by trivialities such as the quality of handbags given to FIFA guests' wives as gifts, something like this is bound to have an effect on the vote.
Alex Horne has been brought in as acting CEO for the second time to fill the gap (that's Alex Horne the chief operating officer of the FA, not Alex Horne the bearded comedian, right?).
He's being regularly deployed as ready-made caretaker, just as the FA used to use Howard Wilkinson to manage the England team. If he's their go-to guy in such times of crisis, who is already entrenched in the organisation, and if he wants the job, why not just give it to him? Or is that sailing dangerously close to common sense?
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I'll give my players their subs back after that" - Ian Holloway on top form after Blackpool's 5-1 drubbing of Swansea that boosts the Tangerines play-off hopes. Ollie + Premier League = a happy ED.
FOREIGN VIEW: Zut alors! C'est la magique de la Coupe! Amateurs Quevilly continued their stunning Coupe de France run by knocking out Ligue 1 side Boulogne 3-1 to reach the semi-finals. In the evening's other match, Paris St Germain knocked out Auxerre on penalties in a game played behind closed doors.
COMING UP: Four more delightful Premier League clashes coming your way this evening. Well, three more that have genuine repercussions, plus what is probably the season's first mid-table 'meh' fixture. Follow live comments of Aston Villa v Sunderland, Portsmouth v Chelsea and Manchester City v Everton at 19:45, with Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City kicking off at 20:00.
Plus an FA Cup semi-final place at Wembley against Portsmouth is at stake for whoever wins at White Hart Lane this evening: Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham gets the full live treatment too.
Not to mention scoring of the Scottish Cup replay between Dundee United and Rangers, two clashes in the SPL, four in the Championship, six in La Liga and NINE in Serie A! Follow live scoring of all those games, and back your winner in any of them at Eurosport Bet.
And if all that was not enough, keep yourself busy by trying to solve our latest sporting brainteaser.