But not all!
There are some brave souls out there sticking their necks on the line. As always, Fratton Faithful tells you who and how they got on.
Dario Silva - I felt a bit sorry for him after his last international adventure when he flew half way across the world only to not even get off the bench. Personally I'd be a little bit tempted to tell the manager to stick it where the sun doesn't shine if I got another call-up and then found out I was on the bench AGAIN, despite Forlan starting whilst still nursing an injury. Luckily for our Dario it didn't last; the ex-Manchester United striker had to come off after quarter of an hour, leaving Silva to pillage the Australian backline. He picked up a booking as his team came away with a 1-0 first leg lead.
Gary O'Neil - Due to an injury Gazza was unable to take up his normal position as captain for the England U21s. They too are involved in a play-off scenario, and their opponents on Friday evening were France. A less than polished performance ensued but with a 1-1 draw there's still hope that it'll all come together in the second leg.
Svetoslav Todorov - It's not really surprising he's been called up by Bulgaria despite not playing much recently; after all, they did once request his presence when he was once still completely ruled out with his cruciate ligament injury. Weirdos. Still it was a successful day out today as he grabbed a couple of goals, leading to the inevitable "Perrin should play him, Perrin's a liar when he says he isn't fit, he should start at Anfield" type comments. I would argue that coming on in the second half and scoring against mighty Georgia when your team is already 4-0 up (and would eventually win 6-2) is slightly different from being chucked into the hurly burly at Anfield. Still, nice to see him getting his first goals in a couple of years and even better that one was a penalty - after Gillingham, I thought he'd forgotten how to take them.
A few ex-blues where out and about on their travels today too; Peter Crouch, Nigel Quashie, Diomansy Kamara, John Aloisi and Shaka Hislop to name a few.