The heady celebrations have started to wind down on Swan st, and the Richmond faithful have finally come back down to earth. So I followed up with a couple of Richmond flogs to see how they pulled up.
Stu: Welcome gents, well done to your team on an absolute thrashing of the giants in the grand final. Thought I’d touch base with you after the piece I did on the grand final got you boys a bit prickly.
Cam: More like we’ll done to me, won that game off my own boot.
Stu: Sorry I’m not sure I follow?
Chris: Cam partied so hard he still thinks he actually played on the day.
Stu: I see. I notice you guys have the limited addition Carlton Draught cans with the Richmond theme.
Cam: Greatest beer I’ve ever had.
Stu: Carlton Draught is the greatest beer you’ve ever had?
Cam: It is when it comes in this can.
Stu: The can improves the beer?
Cam: I don’t give a shit about the beer. This is the best can ever made.
Stu: Remember those keg cans, they were pretty fun.
Chris: Remember that time I kicked your arse when you bad mouthed Richmond’s sweet can?
Stu: I’m just saying the keg can was ok. It’s all got Draught inside either way so it’s not the greatest beer ever.
Cam: Why do you hate Richmond so much?
Stu: Because they’re a pack of flogs, and their supporters aren’t much better. What’s that got to do with beer cans?
Chris: Well where’s the Hawthorn themed beer then?
Stu: What? Well there’s a whole brewery named after us. Well more after the suburb to be fair...
Cam: I hate the hawks. They’re always winning the flag.
Stu: You just won two out of three years!
Cam/Chris: YELLOW AND BLACK!!!
Stu: I’m calling this interview off. You guys are drunk.
Cam: Well we haven’t stopped celebrating since the win.
Chris: I stopped briefly but then got a second wind.
Stu: Do you even remember the game?
Cam: Who cares we won!
Stu: This is a beer website. Can we at least get back to that? What was the beer you enjoyed most on the day?
Chris: These Richmond themed Carltons.
Stu: I don’t think they had these on the day?
Chris: Well I don’t care, that’s the beer I most enjoyed on the day.
Stu: You blokes are complete flogs, just like your shithouse football club.
Cam: I hate the hawks. They’re always winning the cup. It’s not fair.
Stu: Yeah you mentioned that mate.
Cam: Hey how good are these cans?
Stu: Jesus man. How many have you had.
Cam: I’ve never drank a beer in my life.
Chris: Yeah why do you hate Richmond so much Stu?
Stu: What a waste of time. Enjoy those Carltons boys, you Richmond flogs.
At this point I terminated the interview. However, the boys persuaded me to have one more... Melbourne has a funny way of sucking you into the footy world though, and the next day I woke up with a Dusty Martin haircut, a Bachar Houli beard, a six pack of Richmond themed Carlton Drafts sitting on the kitchen bench and one phrase on my mind...YELLOW AND BLACK!
*All views expressed in this article are those of Chris and Cam, they definitely participated in this interview.