AS BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme famously said at the conclusion of the 1966 World Cup Final: "They think it's all over, it is now."
Well, sadly, it is now all over - all over for me that is.
Just a few months short of 21 years in the job, my tenure as the Sports Editor of the Observer has finally come to an end.
A move beckons to a new home in St Neots, in Cambridgeshire, and that, coupled with the lure of early retirement - and yes, it is early - has proved too much of a temptation.
Twenty one years in the same role perhaps suggests that I've actually enjoyed the job, and indeed I have.
It's been a labour of love and, in all honesty, I've loved every minute - well almost every minute.
And I'd like to think that the Observer readership will be of the opinion that, during that time, I have made some significant contribution to the promotion of local sport.
What I do know, however, is that during me tenure I have accumulated a host of treasured and very happy memories, and an equal number of sporting friends. I'm going to miss you all.
To all of them, and to the thousands who have contributed to, and supported, Observer Sport over the years, I offer my sincere thanks.
I wish you all every success in your sporting endeavours in the future.