Maybe slightly off topic but if you're looking for football to watch outside of North End's first team non-league is great. Moved up to Newcastle and watching Blyth Spartans and Gateshead has made up for missing my North End fix. Quality's a bit crap but the theatres there at any level. Blyth came back from 3-1 down with a shit referee at 90 mins to draw 3-3 the other week, no real connection with the club before a year ago but I went mental. Chorley are having a proper good season and there's Bamber Bridge and Lancaster in the area too. Proper football and your ticket money makes a real difference to keeping the club running, get yourself down.