Oh, hello. With the World Cup finals coming up in five months time, we’ve been discussing coverage of it over the last few days and one of the ideas that has sprung to mind has been live-blogging it all. Fortunately, WordPress has a plug-in which allows this to be done with the greatest of ease (or so they claim), so I thought we’d give it a test drive and see how it works. Or whether it works. In view of this, apologies in advance for if this somehow manages to go magnificently, hilariously wrong. There’s every chance that it will do.
But anyway, this evening features a roster of matches that would do any weekend throughout the course of the season proud. There’s the Merseyside derby, whilst Juan Mata – the undoubted saviour of Manchester United – makes his debut at Old Trafford this evening against bottom of the table Cardiff City. A little further down the food chain, meanwhile, the Championship’s crisis club du jour, Bolton Wanderers travel to Queens Park Rangers, whilst Leyton Orient play Coventry City in League One and there are relegation six-pointers – you know them, they’re the matches where the winners get three points, just like in every other match – aplenty at the foot of League Two, with Portsmouth travelling to Wycombe Wanderers and Bristol Rovers at home against Accrington Stanley.
The weather has already had its say in proceedings, of course – allow me a moment to shake my fist at the heavens – and a handful of matches have already been called off. If you happen to be on your way to any of these, it’s probably best to find the nearest pub instead.
League One: Colchester v Shrewsbury, Port Vale v Crawley, Stevenage v Crewe
League Two: Mansfield v Bury, Newport v Plymouth, Northampton v Rochdale, Torquay v Burton
Conference Premier: Braintree v Macclesfield
Right. I’m off to quickly down forty-four tequilas. Back soon!