You remember Dutch footballer Ryan Babel don't you? A promising young player back in 2007 who was signed by Liverpool as 'one for the future'? Only he turned out to be so annoyingly inconsistent (good one game, mediocre in the next two) that he had manager Rafa Benitez tearing out his scalp, let alone hair.
It would be fair to assume that the game of football was not something that ranked too highly in the opinion of the great writer George Orwell.
Dismissing it as a 'substitute for war', Orwell argued that the ideal of sport, not just football in particular, being a 'coming together of nations' was a nonsense.
So the long-running saga that was the Scott Allan affair is over - only with a surprise twist at the end.
Or was it such a shock that the matter concluded in the way it did?
Around 18 months ago I had the following exchange on Twitter with someone connected with the Foundation of Hearts organisation.
It was on the eve of the CVA hearing to see if a major creditor, UBIG, would accept the proposal put forward by administrator Bryan Jackson.
I asked if the answer from Lithuania was 'no', what would happen to Hearts?
The reply I got was: "Then it's all over".
You didn't need to be a business expert to work out what that meant.
Ever get the feeling that you've been to a certain point in time before? Like a couple of months ago? http://mattleslie74.weebly.com/blog/right-argument-wrong-target