Ok, I've gone and done it...perhaps it's jumping the gun, as we are all caught up in the greatness that is the World Cup, but here it is: a shiny new Football Thread for 2010-2011! I'm ready for another season of thrills, chills and spills... To get things kicked off, I'll note that the Hodgson to Liverpool rumors continue to persist, with the twist that the FA might be looking to replace Capello with the Fulham gaffer. Frankly, I think the FA would be "imbecilic" (to quote Raymond Domenech) to sack Capello. As for Hodgson to Liverpool, he's a good manager, but he will have an awful lot of work to do and he won't get the kind of respect or draw the top players the way a Mourinho or Ferguson would. I'll take him. Maybe we can start off by discussing team prospects...how is your team doing in the offseason in terms of transfers, new coaches/owners/stadia etc?...are you optimistic or pessimistic? (I just want Liverpool to avoid relegation. ) ...and I'll plug MLS too, what the heck. We're midseason and we finally learned to break for the World Cup. Duh. Columbus are looking pretty good, we have a strong shot at the Supporters's Shield and playoffs again, and are in the CONCACAF Champions League. I want to hear from the MLS fans! Finally, it would be fun to broaden the reach of the thread further - any fans of the Russian/African/Australian leagues etc.? Let us know what's going on! Now, I'm done yammering, have at it!