A local Richmond fan claims he is attempting to regain a taste for humble pie, privately conceding that his beloved team’s cute little dynasty is probably coming to an abrupt end. After winning three premierships in the last four years, the Tigers now face the very real prospect of missing the finals this year, a situation not helping by losing to a hapless Collingwood on Sunday afternoon.

Watsonia North resident Nathan Flowers says he spent yesterday afternoon reacquainting himself with a dish he’d become quite familiar with during the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and much of the 2010s. Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle, Flowers said, “Yeah mate, in many ways it was like putting on an old pair of jeans. There was a comforting familiarity to it all, even though I’d much rather be drinking winner’s piss out of a replica premiership cup like I have for much of the last four years. It’s been a wild ride, but it looks like it’s over for now.”

When asked how he thought he’d adjust to reintroducing such a bitter dish into his diet, Flowers remained optimistic. He said, “I was raised on this stuff. Between 1980 and 2017 I endured year-after-year of mediocrity. But now that I’ve stood at the summit for a bit, and looked down at all those other pissant clubs, I know we’ll be back up there one day. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another 37 years like it did last time.”