It's at times like this, less than two weeks before the new season starts, that you need comrades in the same situation as you. Step forward, then William Jones of suave pop fighting crew, Friends.
William, you see, is from Mansfield. Now living in London, he's started a blog about: "travelling on London Underground, music (especially music from my past that I've rediscovered), customer service nightmares, and (football-haters look away now) the pains of supporting a lower-league team. Plus more random pieces about things that drive me mad and make me happy. A mixed bag, really, like me. You don't have to live in London (or Mansfield) to enjoy it, I hope."
Ah, the pains of being tied to a shit football team at heart. Ahem. With Grimsby's date with destiny against Crawley approaching like a turd rolling down a hill, I can empathise. And William's blog has started off well (not that I'm in a position to criticise anyone's writing.
Some people I know are suffering the old post-Indietracks double dip depression. What I prescribe to others stuck in this funk is a listen to the beautiful 'Tights in August' by Shrag. If this is a teaser for the album, then I can't wait.