LW: I don't know about you, Magpie, but it seems that just as you start to wind down from footy season, it cranks right back up in the blink of an eye.
It only seems like yesterday that the 2014 season came to an end.
But some AFL clubs, like your Magpies, are already back into pre-season training, and at local level around Bendigo there are clubs getting ready to hit the track again in preparation for the 2015 season.
The wheels of the footy world never stop turning.
KA: The road to 2015 has begun, Westy!
So much has happened since the Hawks won the premiership on the last Saturday in September.
Trade week was massive.
Senior stars and young players asked to be traded to new clubs, the biggest move was Tom Boyd to the Bulldogs.
It is crazy to see these young players, who have barely made an impact on the AFL, demand million dollar contacts.
LW: With big pay packets comes big expectation to perform, and that's no different in country footy as it is in the AFL.
But as for demanding those big-time contracts, such as the one Boyd has just signed, you can only earn what clubs are willing to pay you.
The AFL fixture has been released for 2015. What did you make of what's in store for your Magpies next year?
KA: To be honest, Westy, I was pretty happy with the first half of the season.
Some winnable games there for the Pies, especially in the first eight rounds, which is good to see.
If Collingwood can start like it did this season and continue that form throughout 2015, we could be dangerous.
How about those Bombers, only two Friday night games next year.
Are you happy with that?
LW: Would have liked a bit more Friday night action for the Bombers.
Both our Friday night matches are against the Kangaroos.
We haven't been handed any favours early in the season... a trip to Sydney in round one to take on the Swans and then a clash with reigning premiers Hawthorn in round two, so that's the two grand finalists from this year in our first two games.
It then gets much easier, though, in the two weeks after that, with back-to-back games against Carlton and Collingwood on Anzac Day, so there's a couple of wins we can lock in early to get the season rolling.
Speaking of early wins, another two would be nice this weekend for the Bendigo Spirit with their interstate double against West Coast on Friday night and Adelaide on Sunday.
KA: Don't be silly Westy.
Collingwood is a lock for a win against your Bombers.
You only have to look back this year to see how impressive my Pies can be.
Down and out early and then came storming home to win in what was our best game of the season on Anzac Day.
I am smiling now just thinking about it.
LW: That's alright Magpie, keep living in the past.
KA: But yes, the Spirit are travelling along nicely and another two wins will definitely boost their confidence.