England's upcoming clash against Montenegro has the Arsenal and Chelsea players heading for the nearest games console, while Robbie Savage lauds Wales boss Chris Coleman
And while World Cup qualifying may dominate the thoughts of many, awards season has slowly but surely rolled into town starting with the Football League, with Simon Cox and Tom Ince full of joy at picking up their prizes.
Elsewhere, Carlton Cole lends us his sage thoughts about the Cypriot economy, Michael Owen grapples with a loose understanding of Formula 1 and Tim Krul gives us the latest on his injury status.
"Its been a good chilled day resting and what better way to end it by reminding @TheRealAC3 he's inferior when it comes to FIFA, 8-3! #Sleep"
All aboard the banterbus. Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain partakes in some top banter with England team-mate Ashley Cole. With team spirit like that, Montenegro don't even stand a chance.
"Booooooom absolutely buzzing winning the award. Thanks to everyone who voted and I am proud my dad @DavidCox46 picked it up for me. Xxx"
Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox reacts to winning the Goal of the Year at this year's Football League awards.
"Been a great night very proud and honoured to receive the young player award means a lot.... Thanks to the fans and my team mates! #madeup"
Blackpool winger Tom Ince (pictured right) sounds delighted to have won the Championship Young Player of the Year award.
"Nothing like feeling the comfort of ya own bed!! Also ya own toilet seat!"
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand enjoys the comforts of home after his controversial trip to Qatar during England's game against San Marino.
"Well Glasgow it's been emotional train back down to norwich gutted I am missing Tuesdays game but hopefully the boys will get a result"
Scotland international Robert Snodgrass sounds dejected to be going back to Norwich after his red card challenge saw Wales score the penalty that drew them level, before they eventually went on to win 2-1 in Group A.
"Coleman is doing a good job the appointment of Hartson was a very good one and the squad is looking good !"
Former Wales international Robbie Savage believes things are finally heading in the right direction under the guidance of Chris Coleman and John Hartson.
"Completed my 1st full training session today with the lads .. Buzzing to be back on the pitch.. Proper freezing out there today.. "
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul steps up his return from injury by playing in Arctic conditions.
"Touched down in UK!the temperature and the weather are slightly diferent lol only 38 degres diference lol.lets finish the work now! '8games"
Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong (pictured left) has his sights firmly set on keeping the club in the top flight. Just mind that climate change.
"Cyprus gets a lifeline but I can't help but think that investors and savers got their pants pulled down losing up to 40% of their monies!"
Who knew West Ham striker Carlton Cole was such a savvy authority on world news? Me neither.
"Don't watch much F1 but what's going on with the sport? Drivers being told not to overtake, certain drivers going against team orders etc"
Stoke forward Michael Owen offers his take on the latest controversy to grip Formula 1 involving the conflict between drivers Sebastien Vettel and team-mate Mark Webber. Informed.