Just looking at confirmed league 2 now bar four teams and what a dire set of destinations!
Bradford, Scunny, Northampton, Oldham, Plymouth all done to death in league 1 so no interest.
People will be happy going to Crewe and Vale again, Crewe away end is just a shed and prefer likes of Burton and Coventry to Vale Park.
Cambridge and Carlisle probably aren’t bad aways but just too far to go on the rattler, it’s hardly the Stadium of Light for both grounds which is an away we only had for one season.
Colchester also takes ages and from talking to a few who’ve been souless ground in middle of nowhere.
Non league isn’t helping much either, wanted Solihull up and then probably Eastleigh as it’s right next to Southampton which is a decent city to spend a few hours in. Probably going to be Salford…Flyde if you want your Blackpool fix.
Hopefully Newport will go up from league 2 play offs as I’d certainly go to Mansfield which is nice easy away ground I’ve never been to and Forest Green just for the intrigue.
Add in Orient, Swindon (Ozzy wonder game was great in 2016) and Cheltenham and think that’s all I’ll do next season. Have I missed any hidden gems?
League one is a pretty good league for nice mix of established clubs with good grounds on hard times (Sheffield United, Blackburn, Sunderland etc) and then plenty of local clubs so that’s one aspect I’m going to miss for next few years as someone who goes to more aways than home games over a season.