In the REAL world as we knew it, all things being equal, this week we should be preparing to take on the best that the VAFA can offer, in our title defence in the 2020 season.
Sadly, this has been placed on hold for the time being, but hopefully we will be able to tackle this in the coming months.
On Thursday night, we would have been sitting around in the Pavvy with the new players being introduced to the assembled crowd and awaiting for the teams for round 1 to be announced.
The recruits who may have been running out in round one include:
Jay Kennedy Harris, (wearing number 2); Charlie Furphy (21); Sam Grimley (22) and Jack Stephens (26)
We would also welcome into the senior ranks a number of players who have graduated from our Under 19s and players returning:
Tom Williams (23); Rob Corden-McKinley (30); Sam Allen (32); Will Stephenson (38); Luke Yeates (40); Lachie Gee (42); Lachie Pyle (45); Jed Heslop (46) and Jamo Bouffler (61)
We would also be welcoming a number of recruits to the Under 19s
All these guys and many more are continuing to train, in preparation for when round 1 gets under way.
Fingers crossed that will be sooner than later.