With the largely dull (Northern Ireland and Wales aside) international break finally at an end, it's time we turned our attentions back to the proper football and the inevitable demise of Bolton Wanderers.
The Whites travel up to Turf Moore on Saturday afternoon to face Burnley, hoping to put the disappointing result at another relegated side, QPR, behind them.
I talked to my best pal, and most importantly avid Burnley fan, Kieran Dallimore about the fixture:
1) What do you make of Burnley's start to the season?
Our start to the season has been good, although there's room for improvement. Failing to dominate games has been a bit of an issue so far and we have only kept two clean sheets. However, we are scoring goals, picking up the results and we've only lost two games so far.
2) Andre Gray was a very big money signing (a great one too) but are you at all worried about spending so much on a player?
£6 Million is a lot of money, but I'm not at all worried about Gray. A forward with pace, skill, strength, good aerial ability and quality finishing is quite rare to find these days so they're gonna cost a lot, especially in the current market. You can already see in his performances that he's special and very much reminiscent of Danny Ings when we first signed him. He's almost certain to pay that price tag off.
3) I thought you had no money anyway?
No we've had a lot of money for the last two years, we just haven't spent it. Plus we've received £9.5+ million from the Ings tribunal fee in this transfer window alone.
4) What the hell happened with Jelle Vossen?
Vossen had just been wed to his wife a couple of months prior to the move and apparently they were both finding it tough to settle into England, so nothing to do with the fact that he was playing awfully. We paid £3 million for him and received £3 million back, so at least we didn't lose any money on him. It also seems that we have dodged a bullet based off his very few games for us.
5) What will Joey Barton bring to the club?
I think the real question is what won't he being to the club! For a start, we can actually play a recognised centre midfielder in the middle with David Jones, and that also allows us to put Scott Arfield back on the wing. He'll also bring passion, drive, ability, experience, creativity and much more. The guy loves playing football and he gives his absolute everything every time he puts on the shirt. Still has plenty of ability and is one of the leagues best players on his day, could be one of the Championship's signings of the season.
6) How's our boy Lukas Jutkiewicz doing? I know he hasn't scored and is now out for the season, but how was he playing?
Juke was doing okay. His hold up play was superb and work ethic through the roof. He's very good in the air and as strong as an ox... But he just couldn't hit a barn door! Everything was right apart from his finishing, but I do believe that if he scored one they'd have started to flow in for him, if there was ever a guy who needed a goal, it was Juke. Devastated for him with his injury.
7) Any words on Marvin Sordell?
Sordell was horrific, that's a word for him. Stunned as to how he kept Jay Rodriguez out of the Great Britain team in the 2012 Olympics.
8) What do you think your chances of promotion are? Is Dyche the right man? Is your squad good enough?
I think we have a good chance of getting to the Premier League. Top two is a bit of a long shot, but play offs are achievable. Dyche is the right man, no doubt about that, and the team is good enough. Man for man we have one of the best teams in the league. However, we don't have much strength in depth which could cost us.
9) Who will Burnley's most dangerous player be, Gray I presume?
Yeah, it would definitely be Gray. George Boyd and Michael Kightly have been miles below par since the start of the season and Sam Vokes hasn't been at his best for a long time now, he's not playing that bad, just we have seen him miles better. Tendayi Darikwa would be the other main threat down the right, very good at going forward, however shaky at the back.
10) Burnley v Bolton, think we can all agree it's more firey than your average game, but how much of a rivalry is it?
Well, we don't like each other but I think that's as far as it goes. Owen Coyle sparked a big rivalry a few seasons ago, but since he left the sting seems to be taken out of the hate for Bolton and now it's just a mutual disliking. So yeah, I would regard it as a bit of a local derby, nothing more though.
11) Any Bolton player your particularly worried about going into the fixture?
There's a few: I've always been a fan of Darren Pratley since his Swansea City days and he will be good competitor in midfield. I'd love Mark Davies at Burnley, and he will be a big threat too. Liam Feeney seems to be playing very well and Wellington Silva will cause us problems. Gary Madine's hold up play and arial ability could be an issue too.
12) What do you think of Bolton this year?
I haven't watched much of you in fairness, but I have looked out for your results and I think a lot is yet to come from you. You've got results against some good sides, kept a fair amount of clean sheets at the start of the season and are now starting to score. When those two come together I think you'll coast up the league and finish around mid table. Certainly not going to go down anyway.
13) Finally, how will the game go on Saturday and what score will it be?
Gonna go with 1-1. Form goes out of the window in derbies and that could bite us. Just think that our failure to put games away when we are winning leaves the back door open and can see Bolton capitalising on that come Saturday.
Thanks to my mate Dal for speaking to us, you should go and follow him on Twitter @KieranDAL_