23. May 2010 10:19
I have just compiled the schedule for international cricket in England this summer, ready to send out to the Sofa gang for availability checking.
Unbelievably, if you include the Australia v Pakistan matches, there are 57 days of cricket between now and the end of the season (equally unbelievably, the end isn't until 22 September). That's pretty much every other day.
As glorious a prospect as this is, it also poses a really tricky problem for me. How on earth am I going to get enough time off work to do even half my share of Sofa duty? I have already spunked way too much of my holiday allowance on cricket, and it would be quite nice to have an actual holiday at some point.
What I need is for the Sofa to go massive very quickly, so that I can quit my job and do it full time. This post is therefore a rallying cry for those who love the Sofa and want the it to continue. Tell everyone you know about us, write about us, tweet about us, spread the word any way you know how, and we might just make it to the Ashes next winter.
Help us get to 100,000 listeners. It'll be worth your while in the end.