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Post by Orwell on Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:11 am

I thought, as no one in Forumshire has a Australian Football League (AFL) team* they follow, that I would suggest you all support the Richmond Tigers. (The "Tiges").

Why you should:

(1) Of all Aussie Rules teams, the Tiges break your heart most regularly, but in such a fashion you can't ever be really sure they will - or won't. Yes, most supporters know they'll get their hearts broken, but Tiges supporters are truly delusional (like all true Fantasy lovers) and believe sincerely we'll do well next game. Our childlike naievety is our outstanding characteristic.

(2) Black and yellow are my favorite colours. Day and Night. Sun and Dark. Symbolic, or what! Pain never sleeps - nor Hope!

(3) We have the best theme song, which no one can ever take away from us. Our theme song is always voted as the best theme song, even by most other supporters.

"We're from Tigerland,
A fighting fury,
We're from Tigerland,
In any weather you will
see us with a grin,
Risking head and shin,
If we're behind then never mind,
We'll fight and fight and win,
'cause we're from Tigerland,
We never weaken 'til the final siren's gone,
And like the tiger of old,
We're strong and we're bold,
'cause we're from Tiger ---
YELLOW AND BLACK! ----
We're from Tigerrrrrrrr-land."


(Should be Tiger-grrrrr-land come to think).

Now, I don't know where this Tigerland place is, but I'm sure it's where all broken dreams are mended.

As to "the tigers of old" apparently they were indeed strong and bold, possibly back in the sabretooth days - but hope burns eternal.

Admittedly, our song does not make much sense, though the poetry (for a sporting club song) is of an excellent level (I said from a 'sporting' club song perspective! Don't laugh! Mad ). Indeed, if it made sense in every line, it would mar the poetry, I feel. (study Ozhobbiton Poetry Reader: Yep - thought so).

Actually, having typed it out, I find the words quite esoteric! And violent! And neither is there much to suggest it has anything to do with sport, or Real tigers neither! No wonder I love it so! Laughing

(*I don't include or mention Western Australian supporters, to save any Western Australians - possibly of Brittish descent - the embarrassment of admitting to anything... err... embarrasing --- Freo? West Coast? I mean to say! Rolling Eyes ).

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Baingil on Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:04 am

Orwell wrote:I thought, as no one in Forumshire has a Australian Football League (AFL) team* they follow, that I would suggest you all support the Richmond Tigers. (The "Tiges").

What if I don't follow any sort of sports, though? Razz
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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:10 am

Well I suppose singing about imaginary tigers and an imaginary sport is an improvement over my own teams main song "The Billy Boys" with lovely lines like "We are up to our knees in Fenian blood, surrender or you'll die" Shocked
Hardly conductive to a family atmosphere- well unless your aim is to raise a family of bigots that is.

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:07 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:"We are up to our knees in Fenian blood, surrender or you'll die."

I think we should enter a pact of Mutual Supporting. I am, as you already know, a Loyal Rangers Fan. Very Happy

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:48 am

If I bring along a big box of Frosty's and a Tony the Tiger mascot (who yells "They'rrrre Grrrrrrrreat!" every time the the team scores) would that go down well or be considered taking the piss?

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:39 pm

That would be considered a death wish.

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Ally on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:38 pm

I might support Chris's team... Very Happy

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:29 pm

Rolling Eyes I'm not sure if he even has a team he follows, he likes his Old World Football by all accounts, and seems a mere passive Lover of Our Great Game. Anyway, Ally, who would join forces with a Pommie Western Ozhobbitstandian anyhow? Ludicrous! Now, please grow up, and devote your heart to the Mighty Tiges! Mad

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Wisey Banks on Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:49 am

How sleek and beautiful
is the gorgeous Tiger,
Loved by all attractive
and genuinely intelligent girls,
girls of creative sensitivity,
with discerning hearts.

How wonderful to
sit at the foot of great
god-like men
wearing the symbolic colours
of the Tiger.

How uplifting to be in love
with a the best team
of all -
only ugly stupid facile talentless girls
could go for any other team
other than the Great Tigers.

Are they not the team
of Poet's?
Are they not the team
of wise people
with depth?
Are they not the team
of young women
like Robert Frost's sexy muses?
Yes,
they are.


Percy Bysshe Shelley: "Hark! What a Noble Feminine Spirit; or, The Tiger Fangirl." Selected from "What I, Percy Bysshe Shelley Should Have Written, Volume 3."

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by chris63 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:13 am

Ally wrote:I might support Chris's team... Very Happy

WEST COAST EAGLES
We play the pie,s on Saturday, dont fancy our chances, but you never no
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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by chris63 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:34 am

Orwell wrote: Rolling Eyes I'm not sure if he even has a team he follows, he likes his Old World Football by all accounts, and seems a mere passive Lover of Our Great Game. Anyway, Ally, who would join forces with a Pommie Western Ozhobbitstandian anyhow? Ludicrous! Now, please grow up, and devote your heart to the Mighty Tiges! Mad

I actually think its the best game in the world. I even gave up football (soccer Rolling Eyes ) to play the game.
Scored 6 goals in one game once, then sadly i dislocated my elbow ending my participation in the sport.
After recovering from that life threatening injury i took up mixed netball with my girlfriend (now wife) and
then snapped my achilles tendon laying me off work for 8 months.
That was 9yrs ago, and have never played any sport scince.
Only indoor sport. No wot i mean, nudge nudge wink wink.

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:48 am

I'm willing to make a temporary concession, Chris, and barrack for West Coast this week. Seeing who you're playing, we both know why I'm making this concession.

As to achilles snapping, I snapped mine coaching Grade 6 Netball - after never seriously injuring myself during my career playing Aussie Rules and Basketball. Teaches me for being old.

Glad to see you love Aussie Rules. Most sane sporting people do once they have proper experience of it (though that might be a conundrum -"sane sporting people" that is! cyclops)

I'm feeling all philosophical now: we have people here from SOOOOO many countries. Most usually join up and LOVE Aussie Rules. I think it is because Aussie Rules evolved out of football (soccer), basketball, rugby - both Union and the Rugby one - street fighting (without knives or cudgels), and wanting to touch your fellow man in as many ways as possible. Also, it's the Water down here... As you know, if you drink Aussie water you tend to become an Aussie (a bit like turning into a Werewolf really, only - usually - less hairy). Those who don't become Aussies (the ones immune to our water) never Grow at All - and certainly never appreciate a Truly Madly Ever Evolving Sport..

Aussie Rules... oi oi oi!

(Petty's home sport - Shinwhacking or whatever it's called - is a pale sport by comparison - as are all other sports - except Under-blanket Tiddly-winks, apparently. Very Happy ).

Oh yes, West Coast sucks! But not as much as another team, who I won't dignify by naming...

Oh btw thanks to those West Coast supporters who bought Tiger Memberships when we took up Cuz. We LOVE Cuz, but are willing to share Memories of him with you guys, 'cause you did LOVE him first, and still do, I trust. I love you

Actually, you're not so bad for a Western Ozhobitstandian, Chris. Eru Bless you! Very Happy

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by chris63 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:43 am

Thank you Very Happy

I actually go for the tigers in the WAFL
Anyone but the pie's to win the Grand Final.
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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:54 am

Agreed! cheers

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:41 am

This has nothing to do with the Tigers, but is far too good a thing to be put on that sub-standard and shabby (but perfectly okay for foreigners) "Äll things Sporting" thread --- I mean it kindly ---

Anyhow, Pam Stosur beat some Americohobbit, Serena or Venus or Pluto Wiliams at the American Open. Now, tennis is not really a sport by Aussie standards, but because it's thought of as an International Sport, Aussie's feel honour bound to win it now and then. Now Pam might have been held in higher honour if she was part of the Aussie Netball, Basketball or Soccer (yes, SOCCER) team, but this tournament is apparently worth winning, and noteworthy to foreigners. So congrats, girl! Very Happy

Btw Cadel Evans won some bicycle race recently. Wink

Sad such talented sports people have to win such individualistic pastimes, but Aussies know they have to do it. Helps put all foreigners in their place.

I'm hoping with their enlarged celebrity status they can help promote Aussie Rules and find a few more supporters for my beloved Tigers. Very Happy

Of course, I don't mention any of the above in an egotistical jingoistic patriotic way, because Aussies are far too superior for such self-adoration. I'm just reminding you all that Aussies, pound for pound, are the most successful humans on Earth, and perhaps you all might learn something from us, for your own good. Very Happy

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Wisey Banks on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:30 am

THE TIGER

Oh beautifil feline,
Oh wondrous emblem of heaven,
Oh shapely legs,
Four padders in perfection,
Oh gorgeous hungry eyes,
Oh tail all a'flicking,
This is why Wise Men
barrack for Richmond.


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Post by Eldorion on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:40 am

Wisey Banks wrote:George Clooney

Why George Clooney, of all people? Suspect
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Post by Wisey Banks on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:56 am

Eldorion wrote:
Wisey Banks wrote:George Clooney

Why George Clooney, of all people? Suspect

Channelin's an Arcane Art,
It's like asking why
a Peacock farts ---

Err well maybe not...

I know:
It's like a turd that floats
like a boat
while others sink...

No, maybe not that
either ---

Maybe it's like
Glandular Fever.....

No, it's something else
instead -
like three men in a bed:
A baker, a plumber
a Candlestick Maker,
a King, a Queen,
A mover and shaker...

No that doesn't seem right...

Oh who knows Eldo?
It's just
Special,
Profound,
Inexplicable...

maybe George
was just having
a poetical moment?


"Bill Clinton's reply to Eldorion on Monday" as imagined by Barack Obama.

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PS Hope that helps, Eldo. Very Happy

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:33 am

West Coast v Geelong.... Carn Eagles! Very Happy

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Post by Ally on Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:58 pm

Sounds like one of those games that'll go down in the history books... Very Happy

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Post by Orwell on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:12 am

Hopefully... though my Tigers won't be part of it... Sad

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Post by chris63 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:10 am

Purrr aps next year Smile
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:00 pm

Something to do with a phone app that makes cats happy? I thought this thread was about some sort of alleged foreign sporting team?

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Re: Richmond Football Club The Tigers

Post by Orwell on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:32 pm

Foreign? Suspect Foreign! Shocked Not where we come from! Mad I'll have you know, Petty, Aussie Rules (well, the Tiger-lead Aussie game) is the ONLY sport in Forumshire worthy of it's OWN thread! cheers The FACTS are obvious. Nod (The rest have to share, being Minor sports, and all... Very Happy )

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:11 pm

The beauty of the world is that no matter where you are from its always full of obviouslty ridiculous 'foreign' stuff that's nowhere near as good as stuff at home and therefore open to mockery. Very Happy

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