It still seems strange to think of Tranmere Rovers being a non-league side.
After Bristol Rovers last season, another big club have dropped out of League II.
It’s been a terrible couple of seasons for Tranmere, who were relegated from League I a year ago.
And there’s a real irony in the fact that Ronnie Moore, a man you always associate with them, has guided Hartlepool United to safety while his old club went down.
It doesn’t seem that long since Tranmere were competing in what is now the Championship.
And I remember them getting to the League Cup final in 1999-2000, when they lost to Leicester City.
Prenton Park never used the be an easy place to get a result.
The dressing rooms are cramped and the crowd are close to the pitch.
I remember going there in 2008-09, my last season as a player.
While I got an equaliser after we had gone behind early on, Tranmere ended up winning 3-1.
They had players like Antony Kay, who later joined Town, Ian Goodison and Ryan Shotton, who is now at Derby, in their side.
Tranmere chairman Mark Palios is an experienced man, having been chief executive of the FA.
He is right when he says relegation is devastating but not a disaster.
The good news is that there is a way back into the Football League from the Conference.
The bad news is that there are some very progressive clubs wanting to make the step up.
Just as with Bristol Rovers this season, I think we’ll all be looking on with interest.
As for Moore, he has done well at Hartlepool, who were bottom of the table when he took over as manager in December.
They had just been knocked out of the FA Cup live on TV by Blyth Spartans into the bargain.
Hartlepool’s climb up the table has led to Cheltenham falling into the Conference with Tranmere.
Whaddon Road is not a ground Town fans will think of fondly after we blew our chances of automatic promotion from League II there back in 2004.
Needing a win to go up alongside Doncaster Rovers and Hull City, we drew 1-1 and were pipped by Torquay United.
At least there was a happy ending when we beat Lincoln City, then Mansfield Town at the Millennium Stadium, to go up through the play-offs.
I am really looking forward to my cricket this summer now the Championship season is out of the way.
I don’t know whether I’ll be playing that much with Hall Bower in the Drakes League, but I’m certainly aiming to watch some games and to keep an eye on Yorkshire and England.
I’m fully supporting Andy Gale and his county boys to defend their title, especially as he is a massive Town fan.
It’s a massive summer, of course, with New Zealand and then Australia visiting these shores for the Ashes and, hopefully, the national side under Peter Moores will have gained plenty of confidence from their showing in the West Indies.
It’s a shame a couple more of the Yorkshire lads didn’t get a go at Test level alongside Gary Ballance and Joe Root, but they will definitely be welcome additions to Jason Gillespie’s squad as they bid to retain the County Championship title.
Adam Lyth was a star for the county last season and deserved his chance to tour with the senior side, while Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett have already played at top level and might get their opportunity again later this season.
Personally, I would have loved to have seen Adil Rashid get his Test cap against West Indies.
A leg-spinner always adds another dimension to any game and, with the Aussies full of confidence after whitewashing us last time out, we may need to find that little bit of something extra and different to put them on the back foot this time.
Rashid might just fit the bill.