I felt that the social distancing at the derby was less than ideal. Every second row vacant - but people moved around to fill up the empty seats, defeating the intention. And they sat me hard up against a stranger - shoulders touching, with him shouting (spraying droplets) for 2 hours. I didn't go to the games since, it felt unsafe in the middle of a pandemic.
There is the perception that it is not a ‘real’ season due to a reduction in games, shorter quarters, and players choosing to stay home instead of flying to hubs. This season will always have an asterisk next to the premiers’ name (which is fortunate if what I think is going to happen does happen), so going to games doesn’t seem as urgent as usual. To me anyway. It is the perfect time to blood players and refine game plans with a new coach.
mrs Quasi kept telling me since march, its not a real season, im not interested in footy, its compromised, she went to the r first game on Sunday 2 sparkling wines and the adrenaline of a live game and it was on. umps, pies p[layers were all fair game! The buzz was back!
It was a memorable game to be at. One of those ones where no one gives us a chance and all 22 gave their all. Some efforts may not satisfy everyone here but I can’t say they didn’t all give their utmost.
If you are able to, get along to the remaining games.