Excitement around the country was at fever pitch yesterday following the unexpected announcement that all the teams in the Premier League will play each other again over the coming months. Twice.
"I can't believe we'll get to play Man United again" shrieked a gurning youth behind a hastily erected outside broadcast unit in Hull. He added "the reality is only now sinking in".
A government spokesman praised the foresight of the fixture planner in diverting the nation's attention away from the evil deeds currently being plotted in Downing Street.