It's all well and good watching Jordan Pickford nail a pressure-penalty to seal a bronze medal at the Nations League finals and we've all enjoyed seeing the Lionesses roar in France, but there's nothing quite like club football.
It's not necessarily better, so much as different. We get tribal when it's derby day and would follow our beloved team from Land's End to John o' Groats and all the way back. Well, it won't be long until those days are back, with the fixtures for the 2019/20 Championship season being released on Thursday.
It all kicks off at Kenilworth Road, Luton Town announcing their return to the second-division with a home match against Middlesbrough. That's one of a handful of tasty clashes on the opening day, including Leeds United's trip to Bristol City and recently-relegated Huddersfield Town's Monday night showdown with losing playoff finalists Derby County.
Marcelo Bielsa's Whites outfit are once again favourites for promotion, closely followed by Fulham, West Bromwhich Albion, Cardiff City and Stoke City, all of whom have spent time in the top-flight in recent years.
Leeds meet the Cottagers four days before Christmas and then again on 18 March, whilst the latter take on West Brom for the first time on 14 September, venturing to the Hawthorns on 18 April as the run-in gets underway.
To help you find out when, where and who your team is playing, here's the complete list of fixtures for each Championship club.
樂 When are the Yorkshire derbies?— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) June 20, 2019
❓ Where are we on Boxing Day?
❔ When will we get to go to Luton Town away?
Here's more info on the Key Dates from #htafc's 2019/20 @SkyBetChamp calendar!https://t.co/xUHyhW17lp (DTS)
The 2019-20 @SkyBetChamp fixtures are out!— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) June 20, 2019
The Hatters will host @Boro in the opening game of the English domestic league season on Friday 2nd August, with the @SkySports cameras in town
For the full draft schedule https://t.co/Wc4IwPFD8O#COYH pic.twitter.com/NJKuYU13mX
The 2019-20 fixture list #NFFC's fixtures for the upcoming Championship season have been confirmed.— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) June 20, 2019
Preston North End
️ Our 2019/20 @SkyBetChamp fixtures have been revealed...— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) June 20, 2019
We kick-off the campaign with a trip to the captial to take on Millwall on Saturday 3rd August!
➡️ https://t.co/mU1sHzIwXz#pnefc #FixtureReleaseDay pic.twitter.com/11vuJrNL81
West Bromwich Albion