If a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? Just because this is a sports website doesn’t mean that old Oyster can’t get philosophical from time to time. The obvious answer is yes! Of course it will make a sound. The perspective is because no-one was there to see or hear it doesn’t necessarily mean it didn’t exist. Do you need to observe it in person for it to occur? Ah ha! Now you’re starting to understand what I’m getting at.
As of the 17th of March 2020, the AFL still hasn’t decided whether round one will be taking place as scheduled. In the words of Brian Taylor, “Boy oh boy wowee!” We’re in uncharted waters at the moment! The crowds are locked out indefinitely. All state leagues are postponed until further notice. So, if there are no crowds allowed at AFL games and no-one is allowed to play the great game, does it stop existing?! Hmmmm an interesting thought isn’t it?! Sydney AFL along with other state leagues have imposed no training sessions or practice matches until May 31st at the earliest.
When or if the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and the 17 round competition finally starts either tomorrow liked planned or at a later date, just because there isn’t a live audience to watch the games at the MCG, Marvel Stadium, SCG, Giants Stadium, The Gabba, Metricon Stadium, Adelaide Oval or Optus Oval, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t taking place.
Stay healthy, self isolate, social distance where necessary and remember that Uncle Oyster had the idea of the 17 week competition a week before the AFL announced it. You’re welcome.
Until next time, spoil from behind! That’s what 2019 All Australian Back Pocket Tom Stewart does!
Oyster #77 Seven Hills Bombers AFC U11’s Most Improved Player.