Apr 08, 2019

AFL

Melbourne fan has only decades of experience to deal with current woes

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Melbourne fan Sebastian Connington said he was managing to get through the team’s 0-3 start to the season by drawing on over 40 years of experience of being let down.

“I’m lucky I guess, the way I’m feeling now is pretty much the same as I’ve felt my entire adult life.”

“I’ve come to accept that I have never been happy and it’s almost certain now that I never will be.

“That’s not to say I’ve completely given up.  Our current position is nothing a ten-game winning streak can’t fix.”

Connington said the loss for the Bombers had shaken him to the core.

“Not that it happened, but that how could it not have happened?”

“Should anything in this life be so predictable?

“I just thought I’d have to have children to be let down so much by a group of people.”

While things had been tough, Connington said he’d been through worse times.

“I’d name them all, but you probably don’t have several years set aside to hear them.”

“My worst nightmare is I’ll be too old to enjoy a Melbourne Premiership when it does happen. The nurse will come into my room and say ‘The Dees won the Premiership Sebastian! Blink if you understand’.”

“I comfort myself that such a scenario will never happen because our Sun will expand and engulf the solar system before collapsing into a white dwarf and still my Demons won’t have won one.”

Mr Connington said as in previous tough times, he was drawing heavily on the support of his school alumni.

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COMMENTS

Dan

Apr 08, 2019

That's true though, but how good was the run to the grand final in 2000?

Mark Newman

Apr 08, 2019

Delete “Melbourne” and insert “Carlton” and I’d empathise

Bob

Apr 08, 2019

Thanks Dan. You are right. Nothing salves the wounds quite like being hopelessly outplayed in the biggest game of the year. Take the Crows for example. They can’t stop talking about what a great year 2017 was.

Andy Horsburgh

Apr 08, 2019

1987 and 88 (bar the GF disaster) were pretty inspiring. Even the 87 prelim loss was still an effort to be proud of. Its just when they capitulate, it gets hard to swallow.

Mick Curry

Apr 10, 2019

I had the feeling that last year's prelim would be a team killer game. All confidence and spirit destroyed - like the 2000 GF where we finished 11th in 2001. Just hope I'm wrong. At least I'm old enough to remember the 1960 and 1964 flags.

Pope Paul VII

Apr 11, 2019

If there was such a thing as karma, Melbourne fans would be experiencing it for the sins of their fathers. It's hard to imagine that by 1964 Melbourne were more irritating than Collingwood, Essendon, Carlton and Richmond.

As a North Melbourne supporter I'm still getting over the shock loss of the Melbourne Demons Cup last year.

I know there is no such thing as karma because.....I can barely spake their name.........Hawthorn.

It could be worse ie St Kilda.

And

Freo may not win a premiership for 1000 years, particularly as Ross Lyon is likely to still be coaching.

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