It may only be Tuesday, but we're making no apologies for beginning the build-up to Chester FC's FA Cup clash at Southport this weekend.
With no midweek fixture, what else can we talk about?
Saturday's fourth qualifying round should be a cracker anyway.
The Blues may not have received the home draw they wanted, but Haig Avenue isn't too far to travel – and hundreds of fans are expected to make the trip from Chester.
So to whet your appetite for the game, we'll kick off with some FA Cup-related chat as we round up today's Blues news.
Blues boss Jon McCarthy was a decent player back in the day.
And one of the highlights of his club career came in the FA Cup, 20 years ago, when he scored the winning goal for Port Vale as they dumped out holders Everton in a fourth round replay at Vale Park.
"Even though it was Valentine's Day, there weren't too many wives and girlfriends being taken out in Burslem that night," recalled McCarthy this week.
Re-live that famous night for the Blues boss HERE.
Keeping the faith
You've got a double dose of Macca news today.
He's been talking to our man Dave Powell about why he decided to stand by so many members of last season's under-performing squad.
"I see the potential, I know what they have got and I know this division. I have seen a lot of football - I'm 46!" said the boss.
You can read the full story HERE.
Steve Burr – remember him? – appointed a new No2 today.
The Southport manager has brought in Keith Briggs, his former captain at Stalybridge Celtic and Kidderminster Harriers, as his new assistant boss.
Briggs, who will be in the dugout for the first time when Chester face the Sandgrounders this weekend, replaces Mark Creighton.
Wanna be a record breaker?
The Blues are closing in on creating club history.
Having kept seven successive clean sheets, they are edging ever closer to a club record.
But how close are they to surpassing the existing best run of clean sheets? We've reached for the nearest copy of 'On The Borderline' and explained all HERE.
Hitting the headlines
Time to switch briefly to non-footballing matters, as some of you may have noticed that Chester FC's name cropped up in national news headlines over the weekend.
A report in our sister paper the Mirror claimed UKIP politician Steven Woolfe, who collapsed after allegedly 'being punched in an altercation' at a meeting with MEPs last week, was ejected from the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium last season after an argument with a rival politician.
If you wish to know more, you can read the full story HERE.
Well played, Powelly
We'll return to some more positive news and sign off with a mention for our very own Dave Powell.
We're very proud to report that Dave is in the running to be named Sports Journalist of the Year at the 2016 O2 North West Media Awards.
He's made it on to a four-man shortlist which also includes Mike Hall and Chris Hall from Granada Reports, and Jon Colman of the News & Star in Cumbria.
Dave is a lifelong Blues fan who pours his heart and soul in to his work.
We wish him all the best for the awards ceremony on November 10.