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  • @oldprop
    went to the 88 and 89 GF’s. Hanley being poleaxed, Benny hitting the black dot with the FG attempt

    Yeah… was living in Ballina at that Time… can never forgive Lamb for what he did and got away with in 88… 89 most depressing day of my life … and always will be



  • My story is different.

    I grew up in a rather large extended family of Dragons in the Cbury area.

    I could not do either…

    I discovered the Tigers in the run into the late 80s and was hooked…

    I have a somewhat addictive streak in me so they got a tigers evangelist here. Now I’m breading Tigers fans who don’t really care about the game itself. ( overall problem with the game). Up to 5.

    We love the tigers soooo much.

    They need to win today for the next generation.



  • Grew up in Ashfield across from Wests leagues, went to school. Ashfield boys nest to the club, wore old Magpies jumpers for school footy… Was a Wests junior played for Holman jnrs…Yappy presented me my only ever trophy.
    You supported your local team back then.
    The Fibros of the late 70s appealed to me as well… Other teams hated going to Lidcombe 😅 it was very very violent and entertaining



  • I was born in a northern suburb of Wollongong called Woonona but my old man was born in Balmain. He used to take mum and I to every Balmain game, home and away, when I was a young boy. That was when there were only 12 Sydney teams.

    I had a soft spot for the Steelers when they came into the comp (my second team) until St George took them over.

    Wifey and I moved to Rockhampton 36 years ago and have 4 adult sons and they are all Tigers fans.

    Back in 1999 my boys asked me if I would support the proposed merger with Parramatta and I told them I wouldn’t which shocked them. Then at the last minute the Tigers and Western Suburbs agreed to form a JV. My boys asked me about this and I told them I was all for it. I told them Parra was a take-over but this was a partnership between 2 similar clubs.

    I’m going to put a few bob on the Tigers today.



  • I am in my mid 50s ,grew up in Lidcombe and along with all my mates we supported Wests and went to many games at Lidcombe Oval. travelled to Campbelltown when they moved there.
    Supported the merge and my kids who are now in their 20s became Wests Tigers fans. We will all be at Leichhart Oval today , including my 5 year old grandson and me daughter’s husband who hasn’t been to a game for years. Win , lose or draw it’s great to share a day at the footy. It is still a way I keep in touch and catch up with childhood mates and remember some who are sadly no longer with us.



  • @WT2019 Yep, still can’t talk about it. The past is another country. Very happy with what Madge is doing. Go Wests Tigers.



  • @Spartan117 said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    They need to win today for the next generation.

    We cannot underestimate the importance of this situation, as seven years have now passed and the club needs something to hold onto the youngsters that have partially embraced WT.



  • I have no connection to the club whatsoever .
    Balmain sucked …
    Western Suburbs Magpies sucked …
    Wests Tigers suck …
    I’m only here cause it’s the best league forum ever !



  • @hobbo1 said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    I have no connection to the club whatsoever .
    Balmain sucked …
    Western Suburbs Magpies sucked …
    Wests Tigers suck …
    I’m only here cause it’s the best league forum ever !

    Lier



  • @4jtigers said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    arrived in Oz when I was 15 and I know nothing about footy - lived in Annandale and went to Balmain High - the rest is history - supported the team thru thick and thin… the merge didn’t bother me - it is still the Tigers or WT for me and the family… so WT till I die 🙂

    Same here mate, great bloody post



  • @hobbo1 said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    I have no connection to the club whatsoever .
    Balmain sucked …
    Western Suburbs Magpies sucked …
    Wests Tigers suck …
    I’m only here cause it’s the best league forum ever !

    Sounds like you’re here for the sucking



  • @gallagher said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    @hobbo1 said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    I have no connection to the club whatsoever .
    Balmain sucked …
    Western Suburbs Magpies sucked …
    Wests Tigers suck …
    I’m only here cause it’s the best league forum ever !

    Sounds like you’re here for the sucking

    Didn’t someone once say that to cardinal pell?



  • @Tiger_Steve said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    @gallagher said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    @hobbo1 said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    I have no connection to the club whatsoever .
    Balmain sucked …
    Western Suburbs Magpies sucked …
    Wests Tigers suck …
    I’m only here cause it’s the best league forum ever !

    Sounds like you’re here for the sucking

    Didn’t someone once say that to cardinal pell?

    Geez Steve, I just sprayed my phone with a mouthful of beer. 😅



  • @gallagher said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    @Tiger_Steve said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    @gallagher said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    @hobbo1 said in Connection/attachment to the club:

    I have no connection to the club whatsoever .
    Balmain sucked …
    Western Suburbs Magpies sucked …
    Wests Tigers suck …
    I’m only here cause it’s the best league forum ever !

    Sounds like you’re here for the sucking

    Didn’t someone once say that to cardinal pell?

    Geez Steve, I just sprayed my phone with a mouthful of beer. 😅

    👍👍😂


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