As the overwhelming joy fans felt while watching their teams win a premiership subsides, life is returning to normal for the majority of West Coast Eagles and Sydney Roosters fans.
“I suddenly realised I hadn’t actually achieved anything,” one Sydney Roosters supporter said. “Except for almost beating the pub record of downing 398 schooners in one game.”
Others were slightly more optimistic.
“Well, at least I don’t have to go to work today, thanks to the public holiday,” one fan of the winning side said. “But I can’t afford to do much, my face-paint bill is huge.”
Supporters of the losing teams were even more remorseful.
“If you don’t bet everything you have on your team winning, you’re not a real fan,” one man said.
“So I don’t think losing the house, car and life savings was really my fault, but it’s going to be a tough few years.”