How to write about no football at all

How to write about no football at all

Fans wear masks due to outbreak of coronavirus during the 2020 Nedbank Cup quarterfinal match between Baroka and Black Leopards at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 14 March 2020 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

What do you write about when there is no football to write about? Well, you write about no football, as best you can.

Or you write about old football. There was one international website this week that was doing ‘live’ online play-by-play match reports on games that happened a long time ago. That’s wildly inventive, or mildly insane, whichever you prefer. On the home front, SuperSport TV have been reduced to re-runs of old games in every sport, though at least they have such footage to call on. At Phakaaathi, we have had to take stock and make a decision on what we are going to do with our Tuesday print supplement, until the season is up-and-running again. Twelve pages on football’s past...




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