So, how’s the season going so far, folks? Pleased to see that our club, Richmond, appears to be competitive again after a couple seasons mired in the basement. Hard to say with certainty so early in the season, but the East pool seems to be somewhat weaker than the West. Only complaint thus far was our team not getting confirmation of a Sunday away game time until mid-week. As a result, we ended up with only 2 subs (one, a call up), as several players couldn’t change work shifts at such a late point in time. Not overly impressed ‘bout the late confirmation from opponent, but as they say “It is what it is.” The three yellow accumulation rule seems a little excessive to me for an 18 match season. Would make more sense to me to have a “good behaviour” rule in place whereby, for example, five games of being card-free would see a player’s card total be reduced by one. With reffing being as inconsistent from match to match, we had multiple players sitting on two yellows by late November.