It was around ten past four last Wednesday that the week began to unravel. En-route to Chorley for the first of two play-off games, we arrived at the back of a queue of slow moving traffic that turned into a queue of static traffic that turned into a queue of people-walking-their-dogs-down-the-outside-lane kind of traffic.
When news about the latest blockbuster Sky/BT television deal exploded across Twitter, so scarcely believable were the figures that you could sense the incredulity from those at the press conference. You could almost hear their brains fizzing and popping as they let the news sink in.
The news this week that the contract of Boston United keeper Ashley Timms had been terminated by ‘mutual consent’ – a classic football euphemism commonly deployed to make it sound like everyone shook hands and parted amicably rather than flipping each other the finger – probably shocked some Boston supporters.