Apologies to everyone that visits The Scratching Shed for the unscheduled down time over the past few weeks.

Of course, the reason behind our disappearance wasn’t quite as exciting as a Super Injunction, nor did we replicate the team by throwing the towel in when the going got tough.

In fact, the down time was caused by nothing more than human error.

As regular visitors will know, I’ve been away for past couple of months with work and the site has been updated almost entirely by Tim Hodge. Whilst Tim has the power to do pretty much anything needed to keep things ticking over, I’m the only person with access to the billing system. Expecting hosting payments to be taken automatically and knowing the site was in capable hands with Tim running the show I haven’t checked in on things for over a month and it was only yesterday I realised my error.

With the hosting companies pockets suitably refilled and the site back online, The Scratching Shed will emulate Leeds United and bounce back for another season of unreasonable expectations, false dawns and inevitable failure. On and on.