ON A light note I took a group of friends to Bradford (Park Avenue) on Monday night (not that they'd done anything to upset me) and they all enjoyed the pie and peas, a curry at half-time, and a drink in the social club – if not the 1-1 draw with Boston United.
There was uproarious laughter during the game when one of our number Pam, not a regular football fan, asked innocently "Why are the crowd chanting ‘You’re a shipwreck?’ It took us a second or too to work it out until husband Jeff politely informed her it was really "You’re a s**t ref!"
It’s only two years ago that Boston, by the way, were a Football League club, a fact that amply demonstrates how quickly and how far a club can fall if they break the rules – just ask Halifax Town as well.
It’s a sobering thought that Luton Town will be playing the likes of Ebbsfleet and Salisbury next season.
Hopefully they’ll also be playing York City, though the Minstermen have work to do to make sure they don’t fall further down football’s pyramid.
And to finish on an even cheerier note, I’d like to wish them well in the second leg of the FA Trophy semi-final this weekend.
A 2-0 lead over Telford United should be converted into a Wembley appearance that would at least bring some happiness to a club that’s had very little good news since dropping out of the league.