The pantomime reaction of those inside Wembley watching a one sided Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester City marked the occasion. The first use of a simple yet highly beneficial technology, the shaving foam.
The positives, well rehearsed training ground routines and hours of practice are not stopped by cynical cheating. Leighton Baines is going to get close to 200 points on fantasy football this season
The negatives, possible long-term damage to multicolored football boots everywhere and no excuse as your side fails to score a free-kick for the fourth consecutive season.
Next step – give the linesman a canister to stop full-backs nationwide stealing 10 yards on every throw-in.