Usually in times of turmoil,
football supporters look to the beautiful game for something solid, real and consistent.
However, the coronavirus outbreak has stripped many supporters of their raison
d’etre. For many, entire weeks are scheduled around Super Sundays, Monday Night
Football and maybe even some Europa League action. What are avid supporters supposed
to do now when using the bathroom, if they cannot scroll through transfer
Football isn’t just watching matches,
it’s the Fantasy Football Leagues, transfer rumours, and endless drunken VAR
debates. Arrigo Sacchi described football as the “most important of the least
important things”, so although football is not a priority right now, its
absence is overwhelming for those fans who spend hour upon hour refreshing football
So, with no realm football news for
fans and with various footballing associations and governing bodies posing potential
restart dates for football, that even to the most optimistic fan seem
far-fetched and idealistic, it might be worth considering how the world and
football itself will look upon its much-awaited return. Football is always
changing, but the next few months, or even years, could see drastic changes to
the beautiful game.
The football we miss now, may not
be the football that returns.