The Offside Rule is back with a bang for 2014 – Hayley, Lynsey Hooper and Kait Borsay pop football folk into last year’s Hall of Fame and go retro (show their age) by playing swap shop with Premier League players – who should go where? With most of you rested after an end of year break who has no lights out in the game and just can’t switch off? It could be enough to send you (and them) barmy. Sean Thorne wonders if it’s ever good to go back in football in our Twitter Topic of the Week and Kate Partridge discusses January business in Bundesliga. Happy new year folks. Or glückliches neues Jahr as they say in Germany.