Glasgow's hosting committee has produced a blueprint on how to pitch for a major event.
As they say, if they had had it, life would have been much simpler.
It only cost £6.21million, which, to judge by the funds now committed by private enterprise to Glasgow's East End alone, is an incredibly good investment and rate of return - unlike the 2012 Olympics, which just seems to get more and more expensive and less and less worth it.
One of the lines in the article talks of visiting lots of voting countries to lobby them, and bringing them to see Glasgow.
This continues that well known Glasgow tradition of the pocket handkerchief, methinks.