If watching football on a Saturday afternoon was as much a non-event as Lord Stevens' interim report into alleged illegal payments, then the grounds would be empty.
No-one fingered. No bent managers unmasked. No dodgy agents named. No deals unveiled. No idea of how much money might be involved. Not even a hint of whether corruption exists or not. Instead, the mantra was "Be patient" and "Let's wait and see" as Lord Stevens, who has spent seven months investigating football's finances, was granted another two by the Premier League.
So what did we learn?
That of the 362 transfers in the original brief, 39 warrant further investigation. That only eight league clubs remain involved. And, well, that was about it.
We could not even be told who were the 17 'clean' clubs, the news of whose innocence was surely a matter of relief and deserved by fans who have endured so much negativity and speculation.
Yes, it was understandable that a former police commissioner did not want to prejudice anything he might find in the next few weeks while interim reports rarely tend to have too much meat on the bone.
For all Lord Stevens insisted that: "If we can't expose it (corruption) I don't know who can" it was difficult to see where his confidence came from.
He might have 20 "forensic accountants" at his disposal, all schooled in magic by numbers.
But what good is that if only 65 of the 150 football agents have replied to requests for information?
All we can say for now is that the score is 0-0, we are into extra-time, there is no sign of penalties - and the action, what little there has been, is terminally boring.