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NRL Premiership - Round 26 - Melbourne Storm V Cronulla Sharks - 3 September 2016 - AAMI Park, Melbourne, Vic - Ian Knight

1. Pretending you like cricket
Don’t act shocked. If you had to choose between clapping as a ball hits a stick or standing on your feet as Suliasi Vunivalu tears down the AAMI Park sideline in front of 20,000 screaming fans, we know which one you’d prefer. You don’t have to worry anymore about pretending you know what “mid-on” or “square leg” are. All that matters now is that the footy is back!

2. Watching Married at First Sight, My Kitchen Rules, I’m A Celebrity… etc.
You’re welcome. We get roped into watching these “Reality” shows over summer because basically there is absolutely nothing else on TV. For hours we sit there trying to pretend like we are interested that Mr.X could maybe find true love with Mrs.X, whom he has net met, seen or spoken to before. Forget that. The real reality show is back this Thursday night!

Be there for our first home game of 2017 at AAMI Park against the Broncos in Round 3!

3. Eating brunch in your active wear
Go to any café on a Saturday or Sunday and you’ll likely find vast majority of people taking time out from their vigorous fitness regime to sip on a chai latte. Active wear is now a trademark fashion item of the summer months but know you can put it back in the draw. There is going to be a sea of purple pride at AAMI Park on Thursday night and we want to see you there being part of it, so get that purple wardrobe back out and wear it with pride!

4. Instagramming your breakfast, lunch and dinner
At the café mentioned above, you will also find 90% of people taking photos of their meals and posting them to all their friends and family who really cannot wait to see what they will be putting in their mouths. To be honest it is something we are all guilty of, basically because over summer what else are you going to post about? Now that changes. Get those Cameron Smith pics up there, share those Josh Addo-Carr snaps and let’s give our followers some real #purplepride to follow.

5. Going to the 1,000 steps on the weekend
Do I walk 1,000 steps uphill or do I go to AAMI Park to watch my boys play? Simple decision we would have thought. Everyone loves the occasional short trip out of Melbourne but now football season comes around there are some dates you need to circle because you will be at AAMI Park instead! Grab a pen and note these down; 16 March, 8.00pm v Broncos, 1 April, 7.30pm v Panthers, Sunday 9 April, 4.00pm v Sharks.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.