There are doors that open by themselves / There are sliding doors / And there are secret doors
Thom Yorke at his usual illuminating best. In other words, confirmation today from the club that this week's closed doors match against Dandenong Thunder will be streamed at Beachcomber cafe in St Kilda. While I appreciate the gesture, I've already made my thoughts clear on Beachcomber to those who matter, and will thus not be at this event. However you, dear audience, are free individuals and can make your own decisions on this matter.
Who do you love more, your mother or South?
The home match against Richmond - our first home league game of the season - has been moved from Saturday 11th May, to Sunday 12th May at 3PM. I am reliably informed by several people with mothers that this game will now be held on Mothers' Day. It matters not very much it seems that Mothers' Day, like all the other gimmick days of the year - Valentine's Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Saturnalia/Christmas - is an absolute crock used to exploit the gullible and the guilty who don't actually appreciate the things that matter to them on the other 364 days of the year and feel they can get away with cramming it all into one greeting card approved occasion.
But since these people do make up a fair chunk of society - and aren't I superior for not being a part of said society - the club appears to have made a rather daft decision in this matter to move this game to this time slot. What I'm more concerned about is that it is a ploy to avoid acknowledging the fact that the original date for the match was scheduled to coincide with FA Cup night which would have been held in our newly renovated social club. Instead the club seems to be trying to distract people with the fact the social club will not be ready. So here again is my message to the club.
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER PEOPLE WILL FIND OUT. YOU CAN NOT KEEP THIS A SECRET FOREVER. IGNORING IT WILL NOT MAKE THE PROBLEM GO AWAY. JUST BE HONEST AND TRUST THAT MAYBE THE SUPPORTERS WILL UNDERSTAND.
But what do I know? I'm not in the room with the fancy lawyers.