As the overwhelming joy fans felt while watching their teams win a premiership subsides, life is returning to normal for some die-hard Western Bulldogs and Cronulla Sharks fans.
“I suddenly realised I hadn’t actually achieved anything,” one Cronulla Sharks supporter said. “Except for almost beating the pub record of downing 38 schooners in one game, which is held by the guy who voiced Agro.”
Others were slightly more optimistic. “Well, at least I don’t have to go to work today, thanks to the public holiday,” one fan said. “But I won’t be doing 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 was really my fault, but it’s going to be a tough few years.”