I AM not a superstitious person at all, and statistics rarely hold any significance to me when it comes to football, but Sixfields is an unlucky ground for me.
I have visited Northampton in each of our last four campaigns. I've yet to see us win and haven't seen us score a goal on three of those occasions.
On the other occasion Northampton scored a last minute equaliser which threatened to de-stable an at-the-time automatic promotion juggernaut gathering fierce momentum.
As a club it is a fixture Torquay have traditionally struggled in, our 1-0 win on the opening day of the 03/04 campaign is an anomaly in an otherwise dismal list of scorelines.
One season we lost three-nil and were reduced to eight men - I really hope we don't get a repeat of that on Saturday!
None of what has happened previously should matter, records are there to be broken, but somehow as a football fan it nags on our minds.
You start to question whether what has gone on before should stop you going, whether you are destined never to witness a win there until the end of time.
A friend of mine has seen us play at Hereford thirteen times and never seen us win. Another fan has a similar love-hate affair with Scunthorpe.
I think this is where the phrase 'travelling out of hope more than expectation' is derived from.
Of course, all this is irrelevant and there is absolutely nothing stopping us from going there and winning at a canter, seeing a match that makes you the envy of those who did not travel.
All that said, however, I can't wait to start the journey at 7am, it is one definitely not to be missed!