To misquote the great Des Lynam: ‘you’ve obviously heard there is a football match on Sunday’.
It is more than just any old match too. England against Italy in the final of Euro 2020 is a once-in-a-generation game.
The first major men’s continental final ever, the first major men’s final of any persuasion in 55 years. And it’s right here, on home soil, just like in ’66.
So while now might be a tad too late to get your hands on a ticket to be one of the lucky 60,000-odd inside Wembley Stadium this weekend, there is something else you can do to mark the occasion; purchase the official programme.
Yes, it won’t deliver quite the same experience as having a prime vantage point the cheers on Gareth Southgate and his charges. But it also won’t cost you £1,000s on a questionable resale website either. Rather, just a tenner (plus shipping).
That’s right, the official final programme is available to pre-order now for £10, and the link to do so is below.
Shipping to the United Kingdom is £1.50, to the European Union it’s £5.50, and to the rest of the world, it’s £6.50.
If you pre-order now, the programme will be dispatched from Monday 12 July, so it should be ready for you to inhale whenever you’ve recovered from whatever transpires the night before.