There are certain traditional rituals that accompany the production of the fixture list.
And, hand on heart, some that are born simply out of doing the job for 15 years – like looking forward to a mid-week trip to Blackpool in the back end of November. Still, at least the Lights might be on.
And I always think that Turf Moor looks at its best on a Tuesday night at the end of October.
Other dates revolve around Christmas and New Year. So while there is an …