I have just come across my horoscope from Sunday which said: 'The events today and over the next week will be brilliant, but they could throw you off balance. The remedy? Take a deep breath and try to enjoy them.'
One of my pleasures in leaving League One is a number of teams we will not have to play next season. Here is my top ten:
- 1. Accrington Stanley, the dirtiest team I have seen for many years and prize whingers. Shame as they are a well run club.
- 2. Doncaster Rovers Sour losers. My Charlton friend in Doncaster had a series of messages on the lines of 'We will enjoy seeing Sunderland beat you.' but expressed more vigorously.
- 3. Gillingham A humiliation having to play them in the so-called Kent derby. Their 'temporary' stand is a disgrace and we can do without their caravans clogging up the roads.
- 4. AFC Wimbledon Playing in a non-league ground. Well up themselves. Can't get over the franchise issue after all these years.
- 5. Fleetwood Town Bumped up non-league team. Congratulations to those away fans who went there.
- 6. Oxford United Gobby. Three sided ground.
- 7. Wycombe Wanderers. Should be an easy away game for me, but ground is up a dead end road a long way from the station.
- 8. Shrewsbury Town. Rural team with weird supporters.
- 9. Portsmouth Unpleasant supporters, strange city.
- 10. Bristol Rovers Another odd ground. Gasheads an appropriate name for their supporters.
I was going to include Coventry City, but after a gap of several years following their 5-0 defeat in the Mayoral Cup, they have agreed to play Leamington again to open the season on July 6th (!) Hospitality packages available if you have a few hundred quid to spare.
Tomorrow I will look at the clubs I am looking forward to playing in the Championship.