Following on from Gibraltar's admittance into UEFA, the topic of which island nation will next be granted a seat at European footballs top-table rages on - and the front runner, surprisingly, is the Isles of Scilly.
The islands - home of the World's Smallest football league - could now find the two teams contesting one guaranteed european place at the end of the season, so it is no wonder the island is alive with speculation and rumour.
"There have already been stories of far-east businessmen buying into either, or both, the Wanderers and the Gunners, and doing a Chelsea on them" confided publican Bert Haskill. "One of the regular players even thought he saw that John Terry in here eyeing up his missus"
There is also much excitement about the boost the economy will receive in supporting the influx of obscenely overpaid, amoral prima-donna men-children that the team restructuring will attract, although there is some confusion as to how the islands, population 2153, can justify a 35000 all-seater stadium being bulldozed through Tresco's Abbey Gardens.
Balding former midfield supremo Brad Emerton, 37, was upbeat about the sea-change in the island game "To be honest, I had been thinking of jacking it in for a couple of years : my knees ain't what they were, and I've transferred between the Woolpack and the Garrison so many times, I can't actually recall who I'm playing for any more : but I might just hang in there another season now"
Emerton, once described as the island's slower, fatter, talentless version of Jan Molby, took a reflective pull on his pint before continuing.
"At least the WAGs will be in different class. Whilst no one can gut mackerel faster than our Ellie, I have to admit there is a touch of the flounder in her features" joked the currently teamless, and probably homeless, Brad.