Saturday afternoons are always a bit strange when Bath City do not play.
The enforced day off just before Christmas should have given us all domestic bonus points as we offer to join the family at the shops. It was painful, I know, but it should secure a pass for a few upcoming games.
A City-free Saturday for me means that I can keep an eye on other scores without fretting about my own team. I start to worry about Boreham Wood versus Farnborough or Eastleigh versus Billericay – and soon its not as relaxing as I had originally hoped.
This season there is the collapse of the Bristol sides to watch out for, with both City and Rovers languishing around the relegation places. Might Bath City benefit from disillusioned Bristol football fans? I haven't seen much sign of it yet.
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On Saturday, City visit a Havant side they beat back in August to head the table and surely this is a chance to complete a first double of the season.
The three Christmas games will be tough but there is a real chance to establish ourselves in the play-off zone by the time Auld Lang Syne is sung on the cusp of 2013.
I hope it is a better year for the club. Certainly 2012 will go down as one of the low points in its 123-year history. For me, another bash at the play-offs will keep the interest going at a time when it all feels very flat.
Some positive news on the future of the club would be welcome as, since the publication of the three-year strategy, there has been very little news.
I plan to be at all the festive games and can remember some great occasions in the past, with the players showing real professionalism in clashes against Yeovil, Chippenham Town and Merthyr .
Every City fan will have their own memories. For me it was the 3-1 win over Yeovil in 1991, when a goal from former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean clinched it for City. I also recall great Boxing Day triumphs over Trowbridge and Team Bath, the latter a resounding 5-0 win in the championship year of 2006-07 when Steve Jones scored with a 25-yard dipper.
The last really big festive crowd at Twerton watched a 1-1 draw with Chippenham a decade ago. Almost 2,000 were there to see Jason Eaton score City's equaliser – those were the days!