I began working on this first thing this morning, went to QPR v Reading, did a bit more and then went to a Non-League Day debrief and brainstorm ahead of next year's event.
My trip to Loftus Road was again underwhelming. Although I believe Rangers did enough to win (they drew 1-1), it would have been far from convincing and the cracks are still plainly there for all to see.
How long Mark Hughes remains in charge is unclear but it can't go on much longer if QPR stay winless - the home game against Southampton in two weeks will almost certainly be his last if three points are not forthcoming.
Personally I'm in no hurry to see him leave. His track record as a manager is generally good and at some sides, notably Fulham, he has been slow to get going but usually turns it round.
QPR have picked up a 'hire and fire' reputation over the last few years when it comes to managers, with things getting particularly farcical under the Flavio Briatore regime and I'd like to see that trend end.
Neil Warnock survived for nearly two years and was perhaps a little unfortunate to be dismissed when he was. Prior to that the only manager to have had any kind of sticking power was Ian Holloway who lasted five years, suffering one relegation (which was almost unavoidable), a play-off loss and a promotion.
Like Warnock he was a character and a motivator and he brought success. Hughes is far more guarded and reserved and as one journalist friend recently told me, those kind of managers don't usually do too well in W12.
|Esteban Granero sends a free-kick over the bar as QPR push for victory|
That's enough about my football team, how about the Non-League Day team?
Well a few of us met up earlier this evening to discuss what went well and where to go next.
I say some of us because I'm very pleased to say that one of our volunteers has landed a media job at Exeter City so was in the process of moving down to Devon to start work tomorrow - very well done to him.
Without going into too many details of the meeting, it was generally decided that for NLD to continue to expand we need to get some kind of funding.
Over the last three years the whole campaign has been bankrolled by myself and Mike Bayly which has personally cost us quite a bit of money.
We were aided last year by some sponsorship from satellite channel Premier Sports for which we were very grateful but there was nothing at all this year.
Given what we have managed to achieve with a virtual pittance, it makes you think what we could do with a few quid behind us.
Fundraising events could be the way to go over the next few months with new members of the team coming up with some very innovative ideas.
We're also going to try and get much more multimedia content out there but that costs pretty serious money.
There are also a number of grants we're looking to apply for which we think we could be good candidates for so there's plenty of work to do.
If you can think of any ideas or know anyone who might want to sponsor the event next year then please get in touch.
Lastly this week I want to give a special mention to Michael Cox the editor of 'Zonal Marking'. He was kind enough to give TLFG a simple mention on Twitter the other day and sent more traffic its way than ever before. Thanks a lot Michael!
Wednesday 5 December, 745pm - FC Nordsjaelland, Champions League (on sale 9 Nov)
Monday 10 December, 8pm - Newcastle United, Premier League
Wednesday 26 December, 3pm - Southampton, Premier League
Saturday 29 December, 3pm - Swansea City, Premier League
Saturday 17 November, 3pm - Southampton, Premier League
Thursday 8 November, 805pm - NK Maribor, Europa League
Wednesday 28 November, 745pm - Liverpool, Premier League
Monday 19 November, 8pm - Stoke City, Premier League
Saturday 1 December, 1245pm - Chelsea, Premier League
Sunday 9 December, 4pm - Liverpool, Premier League (on sale 6 Nov)
With all that in mind, here's this week's match map. If you've never used it before, please note that when there is more than one match at a specific ground you'll only be able to see individual match pins if you zoom right in. If you don't, the pins obscure each other and you might miss them. To avoid this, you can also scroll down the list of games on the left side of the page to make sure you get all the information.
Yellow pin - Monday fixtures
Green pin - Tuesday fixtures
Purple pin - Thursday fixtures
Blue pin - Saturday fixtures
Red pin - Sunday fixtures
View London match map 5-11 November 2012 in a larger map
CHELSEA v SHAKHTAR DONETSK (Wednesday 7 November, 745pm)