Rob Parrish takes a look at the talking points from the Football League in our new feature.
Much of the focus prior to the opening weekend of the Football League season was on England's World Cup goalkeeper David James as he made his debut for Bristol City, but it was another player who had stepped down from the Premier League who hit the headlines for the right reasons on Saturday.
Podolski: We're contenders for gold
Any player whose presence at the first training session of a new season prompts a turn-out in excess.Read more ...
Ronaldo: Don't count us out
On the eve of his country’s South Africa 2010 bow, Portugal’s captain is quietly confident.Read more ...
Drogba: I'm afraid of nothing
His country's captain and primary source of goals, Didier Drogba has already won his first battle.Read more ...