Tamworth sold out for Round 7 clash against Knights

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Re: Tamworth sold out for Round 7 clash against Knights

Post by happy tiger » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 8:07 am

Its funny how you see a lot of supporters of teams in unusual towns

Amazed how many WT's fans live in Gladstone , met two more yesterday at work

I think I've seen 5 WT's number plates now

Apart from the Qld sides the most of any other clubs is 2 Raiders number plates

Bunnies enjoy a fair few supporters up here as well


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Post by jirskyr » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 9:25 am

happy tiger wrote:
Tue 17 Apr, 2018 8:07 am
Its funny how you see a lot of supporters of teams in unusual towns

Amazed how many WT's fans live in Gladstone , met two more yesterday at work

I think I've seen 5 WT's number plates now

Apart from the Qld sides the most of any other clubs is 2 Raiders number plates

Bunnies enjoy a fair few supporters up here as well
Given
- that the NSWRL rugby league existed for 80 years before expanding to the ARL
- State Of Origin as we know it has only been in place since 1980
- small towns are not necessarily bound to their local big city, and in fact often push against that influence
- rugby league fans tend to be die-hards
- fans tend to support along family or associate lines nowadays rather than locality
- for most of the code's history, players have not been forced to play for the local side
- fans who support teams different from the local favourite may be inspired to be more publicly obvious about who they support

Then actually I'm not that surprised at all. Of all the Queenslanders I know and meet, plenty of them are anti-Broncos and anti-Brisbane.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 11:10 am

tiger05premier wrote:
Tue 17 Apr, 2018 7:08 am
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 16 Apr, 2018 9:43 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Mon 16 Apr, 2018 8:08 pm
The Queen wrote:
Mon 16 Apr, 2018 8:02 pm


You don't think it will be a Newcastle home game with all the fans up there
I live in Newcastle and only know a couple of knighrs fans.

You will be surprised at the number of people who follow Sydney clubs up here.

And most people who don't support them can't stand them because of the biased reporting up here.

Support for the tiger's is quite strong in this area
Mate I lived in Newcastle for 5 years. The reporting is insane! Just listen to Buderus on Fox - a more one eyed commentator I’ve never heard
You get sick of hearing it

I always change radio stations or television channels when local media start talking knights

But let's face it

It is their town and it's never going to change ao ignoring it is the best option
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Post by eyewonder » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 11:30 am

The decision to play the game at Tamworth would have been made well before the current good form of both the knights and tigers.Ironically,they probably would have drawn more supporters than scully parks 11000 had they had the game at usual venues.
ive lived in the north west of the state for the past 20 years and its great for tamworth and country league.
country cynics always say that nsw stands for newcastle,sydney and wollongong.
its a generalisation,but there are heaps of traditional league supporters in the area.lots of saints and parra supporters.
ive got tickets and im excited.

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Post by tiger05premier » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 11:45 am

Tiger Steve wrote:
Tue 17 Apr, 2018 11:10 am
tiger05premier wrote:
Tue 17 Apr, 2018 7:08 am
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 16 Apr, 2018 9:43 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Mon 16 Apr, 2018 8:08 pm


I live in Newcastle and only know a couple of knighrs fans.

You will be surprised at the number of people who follow Sydney clubs up here.

And most people who don't support them can't stand them because of the biased reporting up here.

Support for the tiger's is quite strong in this area
Mate I lived in Newcastle for 5 years. The reporting is insane! Just listen to Buderus on Fox - a more one eyed commentator I’ve never heard
You get sick of hearing it

I always change radio stations or television channels when local media start talking knights

But let's face it

It is their town and it's never going to change ao ignoring it is the best option
Does the name ‘Gary Harley ‘ send shivers up your spine?!!
Sure does


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Post by WT2K » Tue 17 Apr, 2018 2:07 pm

Great stuff
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Post by bathursttiger » Fri 20 Apr, 2018 7:24 am

I think that it is more about establishing a base in Tamworth, similar to what the Panthers have done in Bathurst.
Hold training sessions build a partnership with the local teams and help develop their junior players and if there are any good prospects sign them.

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Post by cqtiger » Sat 21 Apr, 2018 8:56 pm

Game was sold out and I read that there were only 10,000+ at the game. Really?

You’d think there are country grounds out there that could hold more than 10k
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Post by eyewonder » Sun 22 Apr, 2018 11:38 am

the ground has a capacity of 11000 and there were 10000 odd there but you couldnt swing a dead cat on the hill.
the lines for food and beer were forever but i havent been to a live game for a few years,so i wouldnt know what to expect.
you are closer to the action ,similar to leichhart in that matter.
there were certainly more tiger supporters there than knight supporters.
so was it a good move to play a game in tamworth- hard to say- the result wasnt great but it was a good experience for regional tiger supporters.

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