SO when’s that happening?

It’s a question asked often by football followers as they eagerly anticipate a new season when the memory of one just ended starts to fade away.

Witton Albion finished seventh in the Northern Premier League’s top-flight last season, their first in the Premier Division since they were relegated at the end of the 2014-2015 campaign.

Here’s a list of days to remember in the weeks ahead:

Saturday, June 16

The Northern Premier League holds its annual meeting in Blackpool, where members will confirm the competition’s constitution for the 2018-2019 campaign.

The FA’s Leagues Committee announced last month a provisional line-up of 22 teams for the Premier Division, down from 24 in the previous season.

However an announcement by Shaw Lane yesterday afternoon, which confirmed their first-team has withdrawn from all football with immediate effect, has left the top-flight one club short.

A decision on who will replace the Ducks is expected early next week.

Friday, July 6

The draws for the opening rounds of the FA Cup are due to be published.

The game’s governing body usually releases fixtures for the early stages of the FA Trophy at the same time, although it hasn’t been confirmed if that will happen this time around.

Following their promotion in 2016-2017, Carl Macauley’s men entered last season’s edition at the first qualifying round stage.

The exemptions for next term will be revealed alongside the draw.

Should they remain unchanged, then Witton will play a first FA Cup tie of the campaign on Saturday, September 8.

Thursday, July 12

The Northern Premier League has confirmed that it will publish a full fixture list for the 2018-2019 season next month.

Tuesday, July 17

A pre-season schedule that includes warm-up matches against two National League North teams begins when Southport – with former Albion striker Liam Watson now back at the helm – visit Wincham Park.

He will bring with him at least one familiar face after recruiting Zac Corbett, a former Witton defender, from FC United of Manchester this summer.

Carl Macauley’s side is certain to look different following the departures of Anthony Brown and leading goal-scorer Steve Tames since the end of last season.

Saturday, August 18

Witton will play their first Premier Division fixture of a new season on this date.

Last term, they travelled to Mickleover Sports on the opening day and played out a 1-1 draw.

Steve Tames, from the penalty spot, was on target for Albion inside five minutes.

However he will not on stage for a curtain-raiser this time around following a transfer last month to Welsh Premier League side Bala Town.