Our assistant boss takes over the reins for the popular event at London Arena.
But both he one of his key players - Glenn Hoddle - will at a mini training camp at a health farm in Colchester while Colin Calderwood will travel from our reserves' first pre-season game at Cirencester.
John smiled: "It's great when you get there - our only problem is actually getting there!
"We've got some training to do so we'll organise it so we get there just in time.
"Colin Calderwood is also with the reserve lads in Cirencester. Glenn, Hans and myself have to get there from Colchester."
John is in charge of a team including Glenn, Colin, Micky Hazard, Clive Allen and UEFA Cup hero Tony Parks.
"We've got some good players and it will be nice to see them all again," added John. "It's great to see them, great banter, bring back some old memories and it's great for the fans as well because there is sonme lovely football played. The only disappointment is I'm not there playing!"
The six-a-side event, live on Sky Sports, has been split into groups and we're in Group A up against old foes Arsenal, Millwall and Ipswich Town. Group B follows on Sunday with West Ham, Chelsea, Charlton and Fulham in action.
The target will be a place in the Grand Final in Manchester in September. Reigning-champions Liverpool, Coventry City, Manchester United, Leeds, Newcastle and Hibernian have already qualified.
You can still buy tickets to see Glenn and co play.
Tickets are priced £12 adult, £8 for Children and £35 for families to include 2 adults and two children and are available from London Arena Box Office on 08705 121212.
John Gorman will have a mad dash to get to the Masters on Saturday - but he says it's worth it.