So, to the minimal shock and awe of many, Spain were crowned the winners of Euro 2012 on Sunday night, becoming the first team to retain the competition's silverware in history.
Some of football's stand-out stars took a moment to congratulate their foreign counterparts but, as is so common with life, more important matters are now on the horizon.
One of the main talking points back in Britain is the decision Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is faced with as he mulls over who to appoint as Harry Redknapp's successor as manager at White Hart Lane, with Andre Villas-Boas looking set to get the job. Evidently Spurs left-back Beniot Assou-Ekotto bother himself with the latest conjecture.
Elsewhere, Joey Barton - yes, even WOTT is getting bored with him now - is included and Rio Ferdinand congratulates himsel on making the most obvious prediction in history... Word on the Tweet investigates...
"Once more, Spain comes out on top! Congratulations to the Euro's deserving champions! Specially to David and Fernando!"
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is enthusiastic (to say the least), and has kind words for his Etihad Stadium and former Atletico Madrid team-mates.
"I said Spain would win it....talk to me!! What??!"
Some prediction from Rio Ferdinand, who stuck his neck out and been proven right by a rank outsider.
"Haven't seen yesterdays game yet, sky+ it. Believe Spain were different gear. Suppose I'll have to put up with people banging on about them"
QPR midfielder Joey Barton: not all that bothered about Spain, apparently.
"Thankfully the Euros is over now. We can forget about how decidedly average our national team is for another 2 yrs."
Joey again. If he doesn't like Spain, he was hardly going to be impressed by England.
"Who is the manager pls? LOL"
Benoit Assou-Ekotto is utterly in the dark. PMSL. ROFL.
"Rumours were true !!! What a birthday present it is !! Over the moon !! All shall be revealed"
Assou-Ekotto's Tottenham team-mate Danny Rose receives confirmation of his place in the Team GB Olympic football squad on his birthday.
"Don't care what any1 says when ur in a relegation fight u aint playing out from your own box #fact"
Might have something to do with why you're in the relegation fight in the first place, Steven Reid.
"Great english football weather to start the season with"
Sun in July and August? Not a chance on these Isles, as Southampton's Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld is finding out.