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Countdown on to footy’s big reset

Get ready Football fans, footy will be back in June.

The AFL announced two weeks ago that the 2020 season will restart on June 11 after it was shutdown in March due to the COVID-19 Crisis and our West Australian teams will face a unique situation.

West Coast & Fremantle are required to fly out to the Gold Coast for their first four matches of the restart in a revised model that will see QLD, NSW & VIC as hubs for a number of teams.

In the last month since the announcement of AFL’s resumption, there has been tales in the press and on Social Media about why WA do not have any games due to their restrictions and the allegations of a ‘VIC Bias’¬†from the AFL.

Enough already, just get out of the chatter and just get on with the game.

For people of Australia, Footy is not just a sport we go out and watch with passion and excitement – it’s a way of life.

Its an escapism from the stresses of everyday life, it has survived the threat of two World Wars and has gone through an array of circumstances due to other events and 2020 will be no different.

Once the Grand Final rolls around in late October, depending on wether full crowds will be allowed to enter or not, we should all be thanking the AFL for having the fortitude to resolve the issues and getting back up and running again.

Otherwise where would the fun be in our footy loving lives?

About the author

Paul Persic

Paul Persic

Paul Persic is a respected writer and podcaster and a member of the WA Daily Sports team. Paul hosts Talking Motorsport every Monday 7pm on 91.3 SportFM as well as Full Time with Pauly and Darce, on Front Row Screens, Sunday's from 5pm. In addition to his radio ventures, Paul can also be found presenting 'Paul Persic Presents', a feature series available on Facebook.

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