Grand, lots of potential events on the cards!
I'll try to put together a posse for Hartlepool or Newcastle if they go ahead, might even make it down to London (work/wife permitting!). It is about 15 years since I was last in Hartlepool (to judge a debating competition, for shame!). We met Hartlepool's mayor too, at the time he was something of a novelty act as a football mascot turned mayor, but won re-election a couple of times.
Congratulations to Huddersfield on winning their football playoff tonight too.