The anticipation, the expectancy of a new dawn at WHL has, and not for the first time, resulted in disappointment, heartache and accusation. And that was just waiting for the tickets to arrive.
Any preseason pretensions of Champions league placings look wildly optimistic this morning.
Injuries. More injuries than a Claims Direct ad. It's quicker to list those who are well enough to play. Jol says we have ten defenders and seven are out of service.
Tactics.Tictacs for tactics. BMJ likes the orangey ones.
27 'nothing to write home about' central midfielders.
And rumour has it we've put in a mega bid: Chimboda plus cash for Shevchenko.
Jol wants to play five up front against Derby and needs a man who can unlock a Championship defense.
Yes, we have been here before, but it doesn't make the view any the more inspiring.