Missing out on the footy is hard.
Football is so often an outlet for this country and none of us have ever been challenged in this way.
Some of the best moments of my life have come when watching Essendon. I’ll never forget watching the Sherrin sail through the goal posts with seconds remaining on Anzac Day in 2009, nor the scenes when James Hird completed his fairy tale or the roar when the final siren blew in the Bombers’ comeback in round one, 2017.
These are the moments that see you hugging complete strangers and making noises you’ve never made before, that bring you to happy tears and keep you up all night.
I’m as disappointed as anyone to not be able to watch the Dons live on Saturday. We feel your pain.
Our digital team has been split in two; some were sent downstairs to remain quarantined with the football department, while the rest of us have held the fort upstairs in administration.
We will be crucially called upon to serve all other teams at the club as it looks to overcome the immense challenges it will face. But, more than ever, we are here to serve you.
We will be doing all we can to bring you closer to the action than ever before and show you just how big your role is.
We encourage you to continue to provide feedback and ideas as we enter this truly bizarre period. It’s an exciting opportunity for us all to play a part in the season.
You understand more than anyone how resilient this club and its fans are. There are so many hurdles to jump, but we will get through this.
Please be kind and look after yourselves, your loved ones and the people around you.
Get behind the Mighty Bombers any way you can.
We’re not going anywhere and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.