Well here we are: 170 goals, 63 games, and now just one left -- ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Gillette Boot Room for the 2014 World Cup final!
This is the big one -- either Germany take home their fourth World Cup trophy and become the first European side to do so on South American soil, or Lionel Messi makes a date with destiny to join the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona in the beautiful game’s hall of fame.
Welcome back pale! We're underway early tonight, on account of it being the final and all. Predictions?
cdiddy, I can't imagine that Brazil would take too kindly to it, so I think they'll be rooting for a Germany win.
del, you can't sleep through it! Moments like this come around once every generation if you're lucky - as an England fan, it's your duty as a fan of a better footballing nation to watch the final!
Dave, our man on the ground Miguel Delaney suggests that could be the case, but it's just rumours at the moment.
cdiddy, I think you'd have to say yes. He was part of the restructuring, and even though Joachim Low may have been, as many say, the tactical mater, you cannot discount the impact of Jurgen.
del, hope you enjoy the game!
pale, he may well do, although I think Low could start him off the bench and bring him on for the second half and possibly extra time.
Who will win the Golden Boot, people?
Bill, a strong prediction. I doubt a sextet, but I actually think he may pop up with a goal, just to silence the doubters.
When things really get going we'll have a few Gillette Boot Room World Cup award votes, so keep your eyes peeled and have your say on the best and worst of the tournament.
Jeff, he's good like that - but you can't doubt his passion today!
Pale, it's a weird and wonderful list that FIFA has for their guests for the final!
Just under 80 minutes until kick-off now, and the tension is building - can you feel it?
Well said, Masia - England could also learn from that advice!