Making your kids fans.

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Re: Making your kids fans.

Post by Harvey » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:54 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:49 pm
My wife doesn't follow footy so no competition in my family, and everyone else who cares in the extended family are Tigers fans, even those who married into the family.

Started indoctrinating my kids early - about how good Tigers are, why Tigers are the best team etc. They are too young to get it but given time should work out nicely. Will be interesting to see if I can get my daughter to like footy as much as the blokes in the family do.
Don't count on it. I had the same idea but hard to answer when they start asking, "Well why do they always lose?" or they are able to see a ladder


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Post by hobbo » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:56 pm

Just got home from work and low and behold the young blokes
Gods of ISP jersey has arrived in the post ( only took 10 weeks ) :roll:

He had the choice of ...
Anzac jersey
Indigenous jersey
Or Demps’s Gods Of ISP !

It’s a cracking design imo !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Demps » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm

hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:56 pm
Just got home from work and low and behold the young blokes
Gods of ISP jersey has arrived in the post ( only took 10 weeks ) :roll:

He had the choice of ...
Anzac jersey
Indigenous jersey
Or Demps’s Gods Of ISP !

It’s a cracking design imo !
Legend.
I jusr scored the Mrs a woman's Jersey on ebay for $30 including shipping.
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Post by hobbo » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:03 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:56 pm
Just got home from work and low and behold the young blokes
Gods of ISP jersey has arrived in the post ( only took 10 weeks ) :roll:

He had the choice of ...
Anzac jersey
Indigenous jersey
Or Demps’s Gods Of ISP !

It’s a cracking design imo !
Legend.
I jusr scored the Mrs a woman's Jersey on ebay for $30 including shipping.
Cost me $112 inc postage ... oh well !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm

Harvey wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:54 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:49 pm
My wife doesn't follow footy so no competition in my family, and everyone else who cares in the extended family are Tigers fans, even those who married into the family.

Started indoctrinating my kids early - about how good Tigers are, why Tigers are the best team etc. They are too young to get it but given time should work out nicely. Will be interesting to see if I can get my daughter to like footy as much as the blokes in the family do.
Don't count on it. I had the same idea but hard to answer when they start asking, "Well why do they always lose?" or they are able to see a ladder
Watching the soccer on Saturday, my daughter asks if the Tigers are playing. I said no, it's soccer and it's Australia and France. She said "Australia, that's us!" I said yeah. She says "Will Australia win?" I say probably not. She says "then I want to be the other team please".


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Post by Demps » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm

hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:03 pm
Demps wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:56 pm
Just got home from work and low and behold the young blokes
Gods of ISP jersey has arrived in the post ( only took 10 weeks ) :roll:

He had the choice of ...
Anzac jersey
Indigenous jersey
Or Demps’s Gods Of ISP !

It’s a cracking design imo !
Legend.
I jusr scored the Mrs a woman's Jersey on ebay for $30 including shipping.
Cost me $112 inc postage ... oh well !
Yea jerseys don't come cheap however ebay proves the goods often... All authentic too.
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Post by Demps » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:11 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm
Harvey wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:54 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:49 pm
My wife doesn't follow footy so no competition in my family, and everyone else who cares in the extended family are Tigers fans, even those who married into the family.

Started indoctrinating my kids early - about how good Tigers are, why Tigers are the best team etc. They are too young to get it but given time should work out nicely. Will be interesting to see if I can get my daughter to like footy as much as the blokes in the family do.
Don't count on it. I had the same idea but hard to answer when they start asking, "Well why do they always lose?" or they are able to see a ladder
Watching the soccer on Saturday, my daughter asks if the Tigers are playing. I said no, it's soccer and it's Australia and France. She said "Australia, that's us!" I said yeah. She says "Will Australia win?" I say probably not. She says "then I want to be the other team please".
Bon apetit miseuir
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Post by hobbo » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:12 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:03 pm
Demps wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:56 pm
Just got home from work and low and behold the young blokes
Gods of ISP jersey has arrived in the post ( only took 10 weeks ) :roll:

He had the choice of ...
Anzac jersey
Indigenous jersey
Or Demps’s Gods Of ISP !

It’s a cracking design imo !
Legend.
I jusr scored the Mrs a woman's Jersey on ebay for $30 including shipping.
Cost me $112 inc postage ... oh well !
Yea jerseys don't come cheap however ebay proves the goods often... All authentic too.
Tell me about it ...
The kids got more jerseys than Rebel

At least some of the $112 goes to the club !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by TIGER » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 8:50 pm

I made my kids fans out of a straw a split pin and some folded paper.

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Post by 851 » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 8:54 pm

My mum was a Balmain fan (now Weststiger ), dad a Canterbury fan, they never pushed my sister or I to support either team, my sister chose Balmain whilst I chose Wests.
With our 2 kids who are 17 and nearly 20 now, I let them choose their own team no pressure, just like we were raised, the eldest is a rooster supporter(yuk), and the youngest a Weststiger supporter.
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Post by Yossarian » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 8:55 pm

No choice for my boy. He's 4th generation Tigers supporter!

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Post by NT Tiger » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:06 pm

Wont happen in this house. When he was little my son went for the Roosters until I browbeat him out of it. But he's not really that interested in NRL and won't sit through a game with me, (except at the ground). He's into Judo almost exclusively. Mt daughter likes the idea of being a WT supporter and absolutely gave it to the cowboys fans at the trial game in Cairns. But when I'm watching a game at home, she'll poke her head in the door, check the score, say oh, and go away.
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Post by TCL » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:15 pm

All tigers supporters they had no choice. It's nonnegotiable.

They will be cut from the will and banished if they even think of supporting another team.

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Post by wt01 » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:20 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:03 pm
Demps wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:58 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:56 pm
Just got home from work and low and behold the young blokes
Gods of ISP jersey has arrived in the post ( only took 10 weeks ) :roll:

He had the choice of ...
Anzac jersey
Indigenous jersey
Or Demps’s Gods Of ISP !

It’s a cracking design imo !
Legend.
I jusr scored the Mrs a woman's Jersey on ebay for $30 including shipping.
Cost me $112 inc postage ... oh well !
Yea jerseys don't come cheap however ebay proves the goods often... All authentic too.
ive got 3 jerseys
1 is signed by players
but my latest 1 (2018 Away jersey) cost me 180 for memory (or more) :shock: :crazy :? :lol: :roll: ....its worth it tho
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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:24 pm

Two sons - 19 and 16. Both mad keen Tigers supporters. We are all members and my wife. But can’t get them to games as much now - girlfriends, casual work, mates etc. Sometimes I sit on my own with 3 vacant seats which is s bit sad but they come more often than not and I treasure the times we are together.
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Post by happy tiger » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:37 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 1:52 pm
Nelson wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 1:48 pm
bigsiro wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 1:44 pm
So...... moving away from the current doom and gloom...

I'd love to know other fans thoughts on whether or not you insist on making your kids Tigers fans (i.e. over other teams).

Personally, I accept that at some point my kids may struggle with religion, sexuality, political agenda, whatever...but I'm dead serious that they have to support all of my teams without question.

Thoughts?
Absolutely. Geo clearly failed as a father by raising a Roosters supporter. Mine have been wearing Tigers gear from 0000 up!

I did.. :cry:

But my daughter is staunch Wests Tigers so 1 out of 2 ain't bad...
Sorry Geo , but Meatloaf said 2/3 ain't bad

You need to start some more family planning :shock:

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:38 pm

Child abuse

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:40 pm

We thought we'd lost EB to the Cowboys but the start of the season brought him back

My baby Giraffe loves the WT's and loved Keefy

My Mrs loves it when we are winning .....

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