Banter with Burns with Colchester United Supporters Association chairman Jon Burns

WEEK two without the U’s, or any football for that matter.

If it wasn’t painful enough having to work from home or being in fear of breaching the two-metre exclusion zone when venturing out to forage for food, when you have lived and breathed footy for so many years, I must admit that I have gone a bit cold turkey these past few days.

I appreciate that many others are in a much worse situation than myself, and I do thank the stars daily that I do not work in the NHS or other areas that involve care or people wellbeing.

Back to the football and a lot of the rumblings this week have been about money and how to conclude the season.

I love that fact that Robbie Cowling has been prominent in the national press this week with his nudges on the Premier League cash coffers.

That’s where the money is, and this is where we will see their true colours, I think.

From the Championship downwards, to even the lower steps of the football pyramid, it feels like the financial impact could see the destruction of many of the building blocks that actually keep the said pyramid upright.

Worrying times for football club owners, managers, players and fans alike, so will those with the purse strings actually help or turn a blind eye? Time will tell.

Time does sound like it is coming to an end for some leagues, with talk of the National League and the levels below close to a decision on how and when to conclude their seasons.

It must be a nightmare if “exceptional circumstances” are not part of your rule book. I suspect that the majority of clubs will not be overly interested, but for anyone in the up or down areas, the impact could be massive.

The same applies to the U’s and how to decide the final League Two table in a way that when the new season starts, we are not looking at something like November for the opening game.

That said, personally I can see no reason that Leagues One or Two could not start later and finish later, despite the Euros. If it helps shorten the next season, then there is a much-maligned midweek cup competition that could be shelved temporarily.

Finally, a mix of emotions from me with firstly a big pat on the back for the work that the Colchester United Football in the Community guys and gals have done this week.

They are truly worth following and supporting, especially on social media if you can.

And on a very sad note, last weekend we lost a fantastic supporter who was devoted to the U’s for so many years. You might remember dear Paul Wright for him thrusting a 50/50 ticket into your hand.

He really lived for Colchester United and the home and away games to come will have something missing from them without Paul around.

Take good care of yourselves, stay safe and I hope you have a good week.