Aberdeen have been trying to raise spirits, by releasing footage of two of their young academy talents practising their keepy-uppie skills.
The Coronavirus outbreak has halted football, and many supporters are looking for other things to replace their livelihood.
Whilst we’ve no matches or training, one of the @AberdeenFC U11s used the extra time to become the first player to complete Level 6 of our homework programme. Perseverance & his desire to practice has been excellent. Well done O-C! 👏 pic.twitter.com/65RGaDVt2k
— Aberdeen FC Youth Academy (@AberdeenFCYouth) March 15, 2020
There is no indication when the game will return at the moment, and there are serious question marks against the current season and whether it will get the chance to play out.
The downtime has led to all sorts of things being put out by official club Twitters, with Aberdeen treating Dons fans to a couple of video clips of their stars of tomorrow.
On Monday, the club’s youth academy released footage of a member of the U11 team known as ‘O-C’ at home hitting volleys against the wall practising his chest control.
Last night’s homework video tweet stands at 75k views so far 😮 and hopefully inspiring plenty practice. At 8 yrs old, Mason’s effort passed Level 2 of the @AberdeenFC Academy homework programme. 🎾 #InspirePractice #NoExcuse pic.twitter.com/OYs3CnTeBB
— Aberdeen FC Youth Academy (@AberdeenFCYouth) March 16, 2020
That was then followed up by eight-year-old Mason keeping up a tennis ball for one-minute straight, which seriously impressed followers.
The two clips have racked up a combined 100,000 views and have put smiles on a lot of faces, amid a testing time for everyone right now.
Clearly there is some real talent within the club’s academy, and one wonders if O-C or Mason will one day be seen gracing the first-team at Pittodrie.
— N par (@NormPar) March 16, 2020
Superb. Denis Law liked the tennis ball or a ball of wool.
— Douglas Webster (@Douglas29627781) March 16, 2020
Impressive stuff wee man!
— Dr. douglas1987 (@dougie19872) March 17, 2020
Both feet with a 🎾 is some going
— 🇦🇹 Bolt⚡️🏴 (@afcKev1) March 17, 2020
Some nice recoveries there
— Oban-Red (@Dunollie_Don) March 17, 2020
Brilliant attitude…Brings back memories of all the hours of practice in the park in Portsoy. It’s not rocket science. Practice makes perfect..👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼⚽️👍
— Eoin Jess (@RealEoinJess) March 16, 2020
Magic! Well played O-C!!!👍🏻
— Jason Duguid (@jaseduguid) March 15, 2020
Really good. Not easy to do. Great control..👏👏🇦🇹🇦🇹
— Scott Macangus (@MacangusScott) March 16, 2020
Brilliant skills. Practice makes perfect 👌 Well done O-C 👏👏
— Graham Fyfe (@GrahamFyfe6) March 16, 2020
— Brian Smillie (@brizzos) March 16, 2020