It might have been fraught at times but England have made the 2014 World Cup.
Goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard polished off Poland at Wembley, securing the Three Lions top spot in Group H and the chance to mix it with the globe's best in Brazil next summer.
Neil Ashton and his Sunday Supplement panel will reflect on England's qualifying campaign, how Hodgson marshalled his troops and what fans can expect from the side in South America.
Andros Townsend captured plenty of headlines during the wins over Montenegro - in which he lashed in England's third goal of four - and Poland and will now feel confident of making Hodgson's 23-man party for the finals.
But which established players are in danger of being left twiddling their thumbs at home, and which young guns or surprise names may yet thrust their way into contention? Neil and his in-the-know crowd will share their thoughts.
However, the Premier League returns to action this week, as well, and, ahead of Aston Villa and Tottenham's Sunday showdown, our boys will look at the domestic headlines...
TABLE TOPPERS - Arsenal and Liverpool were sitting pretty at the apex of the Premier League before the weekend's fixtures, having racked up 16 points from their first seven games. Could they maintain their form against Norwich and Newcastle respectively?
BASEMENT BOYS - Sunderland, meanwhile, were propping up the standings after collecting just one point so far. Could the replacement for axed boss Paolo Di Canio, ex-Brighton chief Gus Poyet, inspire the Mackems and pick up a result at Swansea?
MAN UP? - David Moyes has endured a tumultuous beginning to life at Old Trafford, but gained some relief when his side beat Sunderland last time out. Could Man United obtain another win against Southampton - and did Adnan Januzaj deliver another star turn?
For heated debate on football's hot topics, tuck into the Sunday Supplement, 9.30am, Sky Sports 1 or, if that's a bit early for you, download the podcast after the show.