In simpler times, the Allianz Leagues would be rolling in at this stage of the year, but with GAA on hold until March at least, soccer - and particularly the Premier League - has been keeping us company on the longest January in living memory.
So off the back of increased soccer consumption, and fueled by his compulsion to rank things, #OTBAM's Eoin Sheahan set about breaking down his contenders for the OTB Football Pundit World Cup.
We'll be running this over the course of the week across the OTB social channels, with the group stages being run off this Monday.
With 32 pundits to choose from - eight groups of four were split evenly between your Skys, your BTs, your BBCs and your Premiers, leaving us with the following.
Get following the thread below, and be sure to check in on the results over the course of the week on #OTBAM
— #OTBAM (@OffTheBallAM) February 1, 2021