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Post by smoochefc » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 5:28 am

Hello everyone.
Tigers fan from the UK here just wandering is anyone else from the UK if so how did use come about supporting the tigers?
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Post by formerguest » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 5:35 am

It has been a few generations since blood from my line was living in the UK, but welcome to the forum.

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Post by phil1986 » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 10:27 am

My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Post by Blackpearl » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 12:20 pm

welcome smoochefc to the forum. there is always plenty to entertain you and keep you informed on this forum. the family ancestor came to oz 170 years ago from Birmingham and we have had successive generations of tigers supporters since league started in 1908. fyi, both balmain and wests were foundation members of the rugby league and they both have a long history of English players representing them over many years including gareth ellis,ellery hanley,gary schofield,dave topliss,brian lockwood,dave bolton,andy currier etc
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Post by turnstyle » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 12:24 pm

smoochefc wrote:Hello everyone.
Tigers fan from the UK here just wandering is anyone else from the UK if so how did use come about supporting the tigers?
welcome to wtf smoochefc!

my norwegian grandmother married a yorkshireman (barnsley) sailor and my mum was raised in portsmouth. after divorce, my nan, mum and uncle moved out here to perth: the archetypal 10- pound poms!

i lived in london for 3.5 years (during the dark tigers days of 2001 - 04 - so missed most of that!) so although australian, have strong ties to old blighty.
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Post by magpiecol » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 1:20 pm

phil1986 wrote:My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Bit tough on your Grandmother champ.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 2:03 pm

magpiecol wrote:
phil1986 wrote:My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Bit tough on your Grandmother champ.
Why am I not surprised you came out with a comment like that?
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Post by ferret » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 4:29 pm

:supporter: I came out in 82 from gloucester uk to sydney. Never heard of rugby league till I saw Balmain play Penrith. Well Balmain colours are the same as wolverhapton wanders football club uk. well it was love at first sight. Have been member of mighty Tigers since.

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 4:34 pm

Mum's from England

Came as a 10 pound pom in the early 50's with my grandparents

Her family are from Bedfordshire and Taunton in Somerset

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Post by turnstyle » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 5:49 pm

magpiecol wrote:
phil1986 wrote:My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Bit tough on your Grandmother champ.
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Post by phil1986 » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 6:12 pm

magpiecol wrote:
phil1986 wrote:My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Bit tough on your Grandmother champ.
Haha mate, it's from her mouth.

To this day, it's the same reason she gives.

You know when old people get stuck in their ways.

It is in no way my thoughts or sentiments...

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Post by turnstyle » Thu 20 Feb, 2014 6:19 pm

i understand completely. my grandmother was similar in her strong dislike of germans ever since they occupied norway in WWII and what that entailed. loved tennis: hated steffi graf and boris becker!
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Post by smoochefc » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 12:17 am

Am from Liverpool UK. Was over in oz for a couple of years 2010 till 2012 spent most my time in Sydney had a job in Balmain with mostly tigers fans. When I left they bought me a old Balmain tigers top and it's gone from. Shame were not in better shape at the moment. So do use think we have a shot at finals footy this year?
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Post by Black'n'White » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 12:30 am

smoochefc, we have the cattle, we have the strikepower, better than we have had for a long time... but you know that without a decent spine, a director in midfield, beautiful distribution and measure we will capitulate as per recent form. I personally think we have this covered better than we have in a long time, honestly think we will be nudging at the top 8 on just better percentage football alone, just normal sane football. Fly by the seat of your pants time though, unproven combinations... but the potential is there, in spades.

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 8:21 am

smoochefc wrote:Am from Liverpool UK. Was over in oz for a couple of years 2010 till 2012 spent most my time in Sydney had a job in Balmain with mostly tigers fans. When I left they bought me a old Balmain tigers top and it's gone from. Shame were not in better shape at the moment. So do use think we have a shot at finals footy this year?
Look we probably need everything to go right to make the finals in 2014

Give these young fellas another year in grade and some more experience and pick up some smart signings for 2015 and we will be a Top 6 side in 2015

Our problem this season we be in 6 jersey imo and you don't usually see sides challenge the top sides without a quality 6

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Post by magpiecol » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 10:34 am

phil1986 wrote:
magpiecol wrote:
phil1986 wrote:My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Bit tough on your Grandmother champ.
Haha mate, it's from her mouth.

To this day, it's the same reason she gives.

You know when old people get stuck in their ways.

It is in no way my thoughts or sentiments...

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So you have different "thoughts and sentiments" to her. Does not make her anything other than a person with a different opinion. Why even mention it?

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Post by phil1986 » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 10:46 am

magpiecol wrote:
phil1986 wrote:
magpiecol wrote:
"phil1986" wrote:My mother was born in derby county, came over when she was young.

Her mother didn't want her to marry a dark man....(racism at its best)...

I've never been over though.

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Bit tough on your Grandmother champ.
Haha mate, it's from her mouth.

To this day, it's the same reason she gives.

You know when old people get stuck in their ways.

It is in no way my thoughts or sentiments...

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So you have different "thoughts and sentiments" to her. Does not make her anything other than a person with a different opinion. Why even mention it?
are you dead set?

How and why are you attempting to turn this into something more than it really is?

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Post by tigermaniac » Fri 21 Feb, 2014 11:07 am

Forgot to put my hand up. Mrs Tigermaniac is from Stratford Upon Avon.

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