With all the hype over the World Cup I am getting weary before a ball has even been kicked - and that's a football supporter speaking.
If I see another press release warning about staff absenteeism over the period I shall scream.
But, I think for sheer madness, perhaps an example of the ultimate in ridiculous legislation, the law of unintended consequences at its worst, I salute consultants Croner.
They have tapped into the new upcoming law to prevent age discrimination. But it is the first time I have seen it suggested that the regulations could affect the way football teams are selected.
Beware potential legal penalties should a player not make the squad for being 'too old', or 'too young'.
Due out this October, Croner claims the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations could "shift the goalposts when it comes to the hiring and firing policies for professional footballers".
Retiring players because of 'old' age, as well as recruiting only 'youthful' players could put football managers legally off-side. So let's hope Steve Bruce and the directors of Birmingham City, with their new emphasis on hungry young players to get the club out of the Championship, are reading this.
Croner points out the new law has already started to impact the football industry, with Arsenal recently under the spotlight due to its policy of offering only one-year contracts to players over the age of 30.
That, it believes, may see the club fall foul of the imminent new regime. Referee Dermot Gallagher, who was due to retire this summer, will be the first to benefit as he will no longer have to go at 48, the current Football Association's compulsory retirement age, adds the firm.
Richard Smith, employment services director at Croner, said: "Football is a high-profile example of how the new law could affect employers in terms of their 'hiring and firing' policies.
"Stipulating an age range for specific jobs will be outlawed, except for a few specialist roles where there might be a minimum or maximum age required by law.
"This doesn't necessarily mean that the 2010 World Cup line up will need to represent players across the generations, as the England team will be selected from the best at their club. Age discrimination is much more likely to be at grassroots level with the impact of the new regulations hitting clubs both large and small.
"Football clubs will have to consider whether their age requirements can be ' objectively justified'."
And that may rule out Arsenal's one-year fixed term contracts rule for the over 30s.
"It could be feasible that we see much older players on the pitch in such circumstances, although realistically, players themselves will probably naturally choose to leave the game as they get older," notes Mr Smith.
So might we see a return to the game of Bobby Charlton, Nobby Stiles, Gordon Banks, Roger Hunt and the rest of the 1966 greats?
Who cares? Come on England, come on England...