Obviously, fortune tellers are con artists. Yet on Wednesday my future, and the futures of thousands more, was foretold.

I wasn’t told I would meet a tall, handsome stranger: it was much more specific than that. Instead, I now know that I will travel to Bolton on August 17.

So many aspects of our daily life have been amplified into something dramatic by social media and those who consider clicks to be currency. I don’t remember fixture release day in the past: the games just emanated from some dingy room in Lancaster Gate.

Often your first contact with the games that would shape your next year was the pull-out middle pages of the Evening Leader.

The latest team photo (often adorned with a little square passport photo of a player who signed after the squad had had its get-together with Les Evans) would be ringed by adverts and have the list of games down the side.

Fixtures are subject to change. Home fixtures are in bold. Tony Humes’ away kit is sponsored by Sidoli’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Now it’s different, and the release of next season’s destinations is given the razzle-dazzle it deserves.

Certain obvious fixtures have been anticipated eagerly. Now we know that we’ll return to the third tier by entertaining Wycombe Wanderers.

We are also aware that we’re faced with a tricky run of away games to kick off the season.

Our first three games on the road will bring us up against Bolton, Peterborough and Birmingham: arguably the two biggest sides in the division, two play-off sides from last season and a fallen giant with massive financial backing.

Despite Birmingham’s desires, we can safely presume that all of those games will be played in Britain.

There will, inevitably, be some tough slogs in midweek. It feels appropriate to choose April Fools Day for a Tuesday trip to Cambridge and back. I mean, they can’t be serious, can they?

October begins with a similar Tuesday trip to Stevenage, made all the more onerous by the journey to London the previous Saturday to face Leyton Orient.

Coming hot on the heels of those tricky opening away games, we will be tested in the early weeks of the season.

Looking at it in a more positive light, if we are in a decent position by the start of October, we’ll know we have a foundation to build on, as many of the most difficult away games, on paper, will be behind us.

The derbies with Shrewsbury will be done by January, with an early clash at The Racecourse to look forward to, whereas the ongoing soap opera which is our rivalry with Stockport hits your screens in November, but you’ll have to wait until March for the second part of this limited series.

Blackpool will be our visitors on Boxing Day and we’ll head north on Easter Monday for the return match.

That’s a trip everyone’s looking forward to, and, as it’ll be near the end of the season, our international fans will be able to enjoy all the jollity of Britain’s premier Carry On film tribute act.

A sunny day in Blackpool means donkey rides, fish and chips, candy floss and Joe Pasquale at the end-of-the-pier.

A winter’s day at an English seaside resort is looking into the sad eyes of an exhausted donkey and glimpsing in the reflection a windswept wasteland, decorated by rows of decaying buildings which are seemingly compelled by law to leave their 1930s paintwork untouched.

The end-of-the-pier show consists of two seagulls fighting over a discarded chip box and a mysterious couple lay a wreath on the tram tracks in memory of Alan Bradley. So like I said, that’s one to look forward to.

The major problem I can foresee is the final home game of the season.

Charlton Athletic will be the visitors, for the first time in 43 years, but obviously we’ll have to rearrange the fixture to the final midweek of the campaign as we’ll be playing in the semi-final of the FA Cup on that day.

The fixtures are computed by a sophisticated form of AI, which takes into account the likelihood of motorway closures and rail replacement services in order to ensure the greatest amount of inconvenience is visited upon travelling fans.

Yet even AI has a heart and a sense of the romantic. Our final game of the season? Lincoln City away.

The fixture which ended our first spell in the EFL in 2008. Even the fixture computer wants us to come full circle and return to Sincil Bank in triumph, with the League One title under our belts.