Waking up on Saturday morning and remembering that Coventry City had a play-off game that night was surreal, and the anticipation built up as the hours slowly ticked by. Although nothing would be settled over the course of 90 minutes at the Ricoh Arena, I arrived early to soak in the atmosphere and to get my caffeine hit in the shape of a few large lattes.
My decision to wear shorts proved to be a ridiculous one, with the driving rain soaking me on the way to the turnstiles. Once in my seat, a few supporters around me were questioning whether the game would even go ahead because of some pretty obvious surface water on the pitch. The referee deemed it safe, however, and the players emerged from the tunnel to a vociferous roar from all sides of the ground.