Not content with expanding the World Cup to 40 teams, the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has suggested going even further and opening up the competition to 48 countries from 2026.
More than anything, there was the clear impression that the Football Association would, if possible, like to airbrush the Sam Allardyce era out of its history.
The midfielder has been in fine form for Rangers in recent weeks.
Wolves manager Walter Zenga has said he does not believe his side deserved to lose against Norwich City at the weekend.
Both players have made a major impact for their clubs this season.
Tottenham fans will be relieved to hear that a key member of their midfield has withdrawn from international duty.
The Arsenal manager is celebrating 20 years in charge of the Gunners.
Leeds United manager Garry Monk has spoken about the relationship between the team and the fans following their 2-1 victory over Barnsley.
The 26-year-old is impressing in Italy at the moment.
Manchester City are favourites but Liverpool are shorter odds than Arsenal and Tottenham.
The two Tottenham academy stars have featured prominently in preseason, and King had encouraging things to say about the players.
In 1962, Ipswich Town won the league in their first season at the highest level.
Villarreal are facing a chaotic start to the season after their coach, Marcelino, and his staff left the club just days before their Champions League play-off first-leg home match against Monaco.