It sounds a bit un-technical and positively archaic way of planning a route but believe me, it seemed the easiest way of doing it when I started planning the challenge!

Back in 1998 when I did this last time, there was a helpful chap at Green Flag who planned it out for me and faxed all 100+ pages across to me. This time, though, I have bought a cheap road map and stuck 92 pins into it!!

In my own style, the pins are actually colour coded so that we can see from a distance where we'll be each day. It's a pretty taxing schedule but I'm fairly confident that we can stick to it. Whichever way you do the 92 clubs, there will inevitably be some criss-crossing of the country; days where you visit a place then three or four days later, you find yourself in the same area. Barmy, but you can't really avoid it. 

I expected the whole challenge to be around 3,000 miles in total, around 200 miles a day and it turned out to be 2,915 miles from start to finish. The plan was to be at the first ground around 9.30am and finish the last one at around 5.00pm before driving on to the nearest accommodation to the following morning's start.  

Day One - Saturday 8th April - 6 clubs

Yeovil, AFC Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Crawley

Match attended 3.00pm - Portsmouth 3 Yeovil Town 1 - League Two

Overnight Stop: Maidstone

Day Two - Sunday 9th April - 6 (+1) clubs

Gillingham, PALMERS FC, Southend, Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge

Match attended 10.30am - Palmers FC 3 Corringham Cosmos 2

Overnight Stop: Cambridge

Day Three - Monday 10th April - 7 clubs

Peterborough, Notts County, Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Burton Albion, Leicester

Match attended 2.00pm - Nottingham Forest u23 0 Huddersfield u23 2 - Professional Development League

Match attended: 7.00pm - Leicester u23 0 Man United 23 0 - Premier League 2

Overnight Stop: Alfreton

Day Four - Tuesday 11th April - 7 clubs

Mansfield, Chesterfield, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster

Overnight Stop: Doncaster

Day Five - Wednesday 12th April - 7 clubs

Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Hull, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Newcastle, Sunderland

Overnight Stop: Carlisle

Day Six - Thursday 13th April - 8 clubs

Morecambe, Fleetwood, Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Rochdale, Manchester United, Wigan

Match attended:  7.45pm - Wigan 3 Barnsley 2 - Championship

Overnight Stop: Manchester

Day Seven -  Friday 14th April - 7 clubs

Bury, Accrington, Burnley, Bradford City, Leeds United, Huddersfield, Oldham 

Match attended 3.00pm - Huddersfield Town 3 Preston North End 2 - Championship

Match attended 7.45pm - Stockport County 1 AFC Telford 1 - National League North

Overnight Stop: Bolton

Day Eight - Saturday 15th April - 7 clubs

Bolton, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Crewe, Port Vale, Stoke City

Match attended 3.00pm - Stoke City 3 Hull City 1 - Premier League

Overnight Stop: Crewe

Day Nine - Sunday 16th April - 3 clubs

Shrewsbury, West Bromwich Albion

Match attended 4.00pm - West Bromwich Albion 0 Liverpool 1 - Premier League

Overnight Stop: Wolverhampton

Day Ten - Monday 17th April - 4 clubs

Wolves, Aston Villa, Walsall, Birmingham City

Match attended 3.00pm - Birmingham City 0 Burton Albion 2 - Championship

Overnight Stop: Birmingham

Day Eleven - Tuesday 18th April - 7 (+1) clubs

Coventry, Northampton, Milton Keynes Dons, Luton, Stevenage, Watford, Barnet, WEMBLEY

Overnight Stop: Finchley

Day Twelve - Wednesday 19th April - 7 clubs

Arsenal, Leyton Orient, West Ham, Millwall, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur

Match attended 7.00pm - Spurs Ladies 4 West Ham Ladies 0 - FA Womens Super League

Overnight Stop: Sunbury

Day Thirteen - Thursday 20th April - 9 clubs

AFC Wimbledon, Brentford, Fulham, Chelsea, QPR, Wycombe, Oxford, Reading, Swindon


Day Fourteen - Friday 21st April - 6 (+1) clubs

Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, HEREFORD UNITED, Cheltenham, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers


Day Fifteen - Saturday 22nd April - 2 clubs

ELMORE, Plymouth, Exeter

Match attended 3.00pm - Exeter City 3 Morecambe 1 - League Two