Morning! After missing last week ( I was in Rochester in Kent - don't ask!) I'm pleased to report that despite a torrent of rain earlier in the week the last 24 hours have been rain free. It's currently 12c, with a grey 100% grey cloud cover. The clouds don't seem to be rain bearing. The wind is SSW, but looks likely to move round to S, which should improve the temperature this afternoon. There's a gentle breeze and autumn is setting in - the Silver Birch is finally shedding its leaves, which will leave me, for a few months, with an uninterupted view of the pitch. I'm shortly off to the "Should we - or shouldn't we meeting" at the Phoenix, but aim to be back in time for 13:00 - with DPD helpfully setting my delivery from Thornbridge for the hour before I set off for the ground. The football? I feel optimistic, and expect a subsequent announcement from the Mansfield camp.