With the NRL season less than a week away from kick off, longtime fans are getting ready for their favourite part of the game – 26 weeks of bitching about everything. Far be it that fans should appreciate the game coming back, particularly given the interruptions and limitations that Covid brought to the league last year, no fans biggest appeal with kick off is that they get to start complaining again.
“I’m so pumped to start bitching again,” said longtime footy fan Johnno from Emerald (38). “The new uniforms, new rule changes, new Channel 9 presenters who they cut to and you think ‘Who the fuck is this?’ – there’s just so much to sink ya teeth into complaining about.”
And complain fans will. The first game hasn’t even started and fans are already upset at the draw, Cameron Smith still not picking a club and how their teams fared during the trial matches with fans registering volumes of complaints online and in person.
“I’ve already been to the Bronco’s headquarters and told anyone who’ll listen who they should sign and in which position they should play,” said Johnno. “And do you think they’ll listen? No, it’s always the same, ‘Who are you and how did you get into the player’s locker room? Security!’
Who knows what the 2021 season will bring – other than a whole lot of bitching that is? One thing is for sure though, in 26 weeks’ time not one person will have uttered the sentence, “Gee the Video Refs did a good job this year.”
In the first game of the season the Storm take on the Rabbitohs Thursday night at AAMI Park. Kick off is 7.05pm so expect the first bitch to have happened by 7.051.