I'd be careful when mentioning Tony's name in the same breath as fans not willing to travel distances, although I think his dashes from Greece for a RL fix may number fewer now than in recent times.
They certainly are, mate!
The ironic thing about this fixture is that it's actually closer to where I now live than a home fixture is. Checking with the AA journey planner confirms what I thought - it's almost 2 hours for me to get there and two hours back. I'd do it no problem on a Friday (as I have done to Barton this season), but I no longer feel up to getting home at midnight before chilling out with a beer or a scotch ahead of getting up at 6:30am and driving 20 miles to work. I admire those fans who do make such journeys (and there are a lot of them, just not many from Salford ), but I no longer feel up to it. I just wish I did. By the way, NEXT Thursday would be no problem, as there is no school on the Friday.