Such is the nature of international football these days, it seems nobody can wait for domestic action to return this weekend.
Though clearly, most of the attention will be focused firmly on the Premier League resuming, there’s the small matter of a clash between two of English football’s most well-supported teams on Sunday.
Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United travel to Elland Road to take on a resurgent Leeds United under Garry Monk, the first time their famous old ground has been sold out for a league fixture in six years.
With both sides looking in good form of late, the fact two of England’s biggest sleeping giants are clashing in the second tier adds an extra layer of spice.
In many ways, the clubs are not all that different.
Though Leeds’ problems are far deeper-rooted, both huge fanbases have been let down by regimes in charge of their beloved teams, watching them fall from grace at an alarming rate.
So, it’s not hard to imagine the two going for the same sort of players over the years.
With that in mind, here are the THREE best players to have played for both Newcastle and Leeds in recent times.