WHILE the curtain has come down on a memorable Town season, no-one will have to wait long for it all to kick off again!
Fans, players and manager Peter Jackson alike have less than three weeks to rest before the fixtures are announced for the 2004-05 Second Division season.
The exact date is Thursday, June 24, and the release time is 10am via the Press Association.
While there are several long trips to organise - remember Torquay came up with Town while Bournemouth and Colchester are long hauls to negotiate - it's an exciting division for derbies.
Doncaster and Hull City, who gained automatic promotion from the Third Division as champions and runners-up respectively, will renew rivallry with Jackson's men after failing to chalk a win against Town in the season just gone.
Bradford City, of course, have come down from the First Division and, assuming they overcome their financial problems, will meet Town at League level for the first time since 1998-99 (Jackson's only previous full season in charge).
"What has happened to us should be a big inspiration to Bradford," said Jackson, who had two spells at Valley Parade as a player.
"They have got massive financial problems and have just been relegated, just like we were a year ago, but look at us now!
"These derbies will attract big crowds both home and away and that has to be good for Yorkshire football after what has been a bad time."
Town also face a South Yorkshire double with Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley on the fixture list, while trips to Oldham and Stockport will hardly test the pocket after all the expense of going to Cardiff.
Strangely, Town will have only one visit to the capital, to play Brentford at Griffin Park.
Wimbledon, of course, are now playing at Milton Keynes