Breaks in the domestic football season for international fixtures can be annoying, and often very boring.
We are half way through the current international break, and domestic football will be back at the top of our agendas again come the weekend.
But instead of throwing our arms up in the air in frustration when an international break comes along, why not look at the positives? And why not spend the time looking for some good value from your betting.
For a start off, when England are playing, there are often decent offers for existing customers from the bookmakers. Some bookmakers may well offer cash back if England lose. Or a free bet in-play, if you place a bet pre kick off.
England are at home to Poland this week, so keep an eye out for any offers available for the match.
The international breaks in football also represent a chance to look at different sign up offers in different genres. For example, you can try out online casino offers, poker offers, or even bingo.
As casinos these days quite often also have a sportsbook, it's worth checking which platform's sign up offer represents the best value.
If the casino offer is £500.00 in free spins, you might think that sounds good. Read the small print first though. You may well have to roll it over a ridiculous number of times before you can cash out.
If you prefer that, as you play casinos a lot, that may work for you. Whereas, if you're more of a sportsbook user, a decent sized free matched bet might be your preference.
Either way, the break in domestic football for internationals can be an opportunity to try out something different.
On the pitch, and Gareth Southgate will be very happy with England's 6 points from their two matches to date.
England wouldn't have expected any less. But when you look at what's happened to Robert Lewandowski and Poland, you can see there is plenty of scope for things to go wrong.
The Poles star striker limped off in the 63rd minute of his team's 3-0 home win over Andorra, and is now out of the crunch match with England.
At the time of Lewandowski's injury, Poland were already 2-0 up, and pretty much home and dry. Lewandowski had scored both Poland's goals at this stage.
Would Lewandowski have wanted to stay on and score his hat-trick? Most probably.
He may well have been withdrawn with 20 minutes to go. But that won't stop the criticism coming for Poland manager, Paulo Sousa.
Sousa will now have to carry the can for the Poles being without their talisman for the big game at Wembley against England.