Thursday night footy must be here to stay

Richmond has played three Thursday night games in 2020 so far. Picture: richmondfc.com.au

While there’s been plenty of negatives in season 2020, one refreshing factor has been Thursday night footy.

Sure, footy has been low scoring this year and shortened by 16 minutes per game, but being able to watch for an extra day each week has been sensational.

Thursday night fixtures have crept into the conversation in recent years, and while the crowds have been up and down, it’s been a welcome addition.

It’s even more welcome when you have work.

Whether it’s either at home or actually at work, and there’s something to discuss and banter about, footy is always wanted.

We’ve seen a low-scoring draw between Richmond and Collingwood, the Tigers going down to Hawthorn, the Western Bulldogs flexing on Sydney, St Kilda put on a classy performance against Carlton and this week, one of the games of the season.

The Geelong versus Brisbane match is definitely up there as a contender for best contest of the season.

Surely, after what we’ve seen so far, the AFL must keep Thursday night fixtures on the regular in 2021.

A new marquee spot is now up for grabs with Thursday night footy, and I can’t wait to see who grabs it with both hands.

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