Christmas. It seems to come earlier every year. But you know what else comes earlier, and demonstrably so? The voting has barely closed on the Scottish Curry Awards 2013, and the coveted Curry Capital competition has already kicked off. The final announcement won't take place until October 20, a full seven days after the conclusion of National Curry Week (which runs October 7-13). But the starting gun – or, if you like, a warning shot – has already been fired by the reliably third-placed Wolverhampton, nipping at the heels of our own fair city of Glasgow, who – after hoisting the trophy for a record fourth time in 2010 – have reliably placed second, behind Bradford, ever since. The 2013 competitive pool is bigger than ever, with London split into five separate regions competing against Birmingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh, GLASGOW!!!, Liverpool, Leeds, Wolverhampton, Northampton and newcomers Brighton and Oxford. Though TATTGOC has never been officially involved with Glasgow's bid (giving our propaganda efforts "plausible deniability"), we've followed the competition in forensic detail since the big win in 2010. Here's how we've reported Glasgow's Curry Capital hallelujahs and the heartbreaks in the past, plus a reissue of our completely unofficial Curry Capital 2012 song supporting our favourite city: Glasgow, Baby.