The activity during the closing days of the transfer window has certainly given even more interest to the next set of Premier League fixtures.
It all gets going again at 12.45 next Saturday, and I’m sure Town fans will be taking close note of whether Jack Hunt is in the Crystal Palace team to face Manchester United in the lunchtime game.
We were all sorry to see Jack go, because he’s a very good player, but it’s one of those deals which suits all parties, and while the club is better off financially, one of our homegrown products has the chance to pit himself against the best in the business.
Palace have made a lot of signings, and it may take a while for them all to gel, but Ian Holloway is certainly having a real go at making his team competitive.
Jack will certainly remember his last appearance at Old Trafford and if he plays, I hope the outcome will be better than our 3-0 defeat to Peterborough in the 2011 League I play-off final.
Elsewhere in London, Spurs will be under close scrutiny at home to Norwich.
It’s their first game since the world-record £85.3m sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, but of course we all knew it was going to happen, and the White Hart Lane club certainly can’t be accused of being sluggish in the marketplace.
That was the accusation being thrown at their arch-rivals Arsenal – that is, until their acquisition of Mesut Ozil for a cool £42.4m.
It’s strange to think it was Spurs’ sale of Bale which paved the way for Arsenal, who visit Sunderland, to sign such a good player.
It was interesting to see that the Madrid supporters were against the sale of Ozil, and chanted his name as well as that of Bale when the Welshman was introduced at the Bernabeu.
One man certainly doesn’t make a team, whether it’s Arsenal or Madrid, but both clubs have got exceptionally talented stars, the kind the fans love to watch.
Ozil has an astonishing record of creating chances, better than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues, I’m led to believe.
And he will be helped by the fact that his fellow Germans Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski are already at the Emirates.
This is the first chance I’ve had to congratulate James Vaughan on winning the Championship Player of the Month award.
I’m really chuffed for him, because he’s a top bloke, both off the pitch and on it.
We all know he’s made a terrific start to this season, with eight goals in our first seven league and cup games.
And don’t forget the way he finished the last campaign, with five goals in the final three games as we claimed the points needed to stay in the Championship.
It was a massive deal for us to make James’ loan from Norwich into a permanent move.
As well as being a great finisher, he has pace, bravery and a real appetite for work, both in attack and defence.
James is due to receive his award this morning from former Town player Dale Tempest, who now works for Football League sponsors Sky Bet.
Match of the Day certainly won’t seem the same without Alan Hansen.
It’s amazing to think the former Liverpool and Scotland star has been a regular on the programme we all watch and love since the start of the Premier League back in the early nineties.
Hansen, who has announced he will stand down after next year’s World Cup in Brazil, was probably in the right place at the right time, because football’s ‘new era’ began just as he stopped playing.
He’s got his critics, of course.
But you aren’t so long lasting without having talent, and I think he is good at what he does.
Many of the new generation of TV pundits says Hansen has been a big influence on them.
You have to respect a man who achieved so much in the game.
But he also gives tactical insight, he can get his points across and he is not afraid to voice an opinion.
As a striker, I liked to listen to him because it allowed me to get inside the mind of a top centre-back, the players I was trying to get the better of.
Football coverage has changed a huge amount over the last 20 years, what with the presence of cameras at every match and the arrival of Sky and now BT Sport.
But it’s great that there is still regular free coverage on the BBC and ITV, and while I like a live game as much as the next man, I still enjoy the highlights packages of Match of the Day and The Football League Show through which you can easily keep up to date with all that is going on from the top of the Prem to the foot of League II.
Long may that continue!