It's one of the legacies of barracking for a not-so-successful team: ghosts are always hovering.
It can't be a coincidence surely, that The Perm (I thought, hoped, he'd retired) is back on centre stage for Riewoldt's milestone. With conspiracy theories jangling as I recall that moment on the MCG grassy knoll, a nightmare scenario for the last few seconds of tonight's match begins to flash before me.
'The mighty west', a book about the 2016 premiership, is based on the Bulldog Tragician blog, and is available through Black Inc books
Who is the Bulldog Tragician?
The Bulldog Tragician, a shadowy figure, is a lifelong supporter of the Footscray FC and Western Bulldogs.