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Title: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on October 31, 2007, 06:09:58 PM
Corporate Hospitality – Cricket – Australia v India Boxing Day Test Match
3:17 PM Wed 31 October, 2007
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Title: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 19, 2008, 03:00:15 AM
India next in AFL expansion plans
Mark Hawthorne | August 19, 2008

THE AFL will push further into overseas markets by playing two exhibition matches in India in early March, in addition to the scheduled Collingwood-West Coast game in South Africa.

Feroz Shah Kotla cricket ground in New Delhi and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai have been selected as the two preferred arena by the AFL. Both have a capacity of about 40,000. The AFL also has plans to play a further exhibition match in Miami.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has ruled out his club's involvement in an Indian match due to the existing South African commitment, but Richmond, Essendon and North Melbourne have been lobbying hard to be involved in the first games to be played in India.

Richmond invited Sujatha Singh, the Indian high commissioner to Australia, to a recent match against Essendon. Anita Nayar, India's Consul General in Melbourne, has also attended two Tigers' games this season.

"No decision has been made about the teams yet, but we are very keen to go and be one of the clubs involved in the first AFL match played over there," Richmond president Gary March said.

"It's a great opportunity. There are growing cultural and population ties between India and Australia. The Tigers, being a revered animal in that country, would be a perfect fit for the Indian market."

Essendon chief executive Peter Jackson confirmed that the club has been involved in negotiations for months to play in India.

"It's no secret we would love to go," Jackson said. "It's a tremendous opportunity, and would fit right in with our club's history of developing the game with different cultures and communities. We would even make a financial contribution to meet some of the costs if required."

AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said an announcement on next year's overseas schedule was "imminent", but it was too early to confirm whether the matches in India would go ahead. "We hope to have an announcement in four-to-six weeks," he said.

"But we are not in a position to say anything further at this stage as we are in a number of negotiations."

The AFL has enlisted the help of Federal Government agency Austrade and Melbourne-based Stride Sports Management, a company co-owned by Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, to guide and promote its push into the Indian market.

Austrade's recently appointed New Delhi commissioner, Peter Linford, has been dealing with the AFL for several months to help with the logistics of playing two matches in India.

Linford was based in Melbourne until late last month, when he relocated to New Delhi.

The AFL wants to capitalise on the profile of Ponting to assist its push into India.

In May, Ponting was the special guest at an AFL function in Kolkata that promoted Australian football to Indian business leaders and the media.

Ponting is an ardent North Melbourne fan who has publicly stated his desire to join the board of the football club.

The involvement of Stride further strengthens North Melbourne's chances of playing in India — former Kangaroos players Glenn Archer, Anthony Stevens and Keith McKenzie are all part of the Stride management team.

Representatives of both Taj Hotels Group, an Indian-owned luxury hotel chain, and Austrade confirmed that provisional hotel bookings have been made by the AFL for New Delhi and Mumbai in early March. That means the matches could be part of the NAB Cup pre-season series.

"There are still some negotiations to be done over the dates," said a spokesman for Taj Hotels.

February is peak tourist season in India — New Delhi and Mumbai are the two main arrival points for overseas tourists.

Including players and officials, the AFL needs between 60 and 80 rooms in both cities.

If the later March dates are to go ahead, the AFL would limit the commitments of the clubs involved so they could fly in, play their games, and then return to Australia.

Last February, Collingwood spent almost two weeks in Dubai promoting the game. Jackson would prefer the matches were part of the NAB Cup series. "If you are going to showcase the sport overseas, then it's best to be serious about it and play games that mean something and make an impression," he said.

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/afl-looks-to-india/2008/08/18/1218911570743.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
Title: Re: Richmond keen to play 2009 preseason game in India: Gary March (Age)
Post by: mightytiges on August 19, 2008, 11:30:32 PM
It's bad enough at times playing cricket in India with the high temperatures they can get over there. Imagine running around playing footy for 2 hours :P. A big risk knocking the body around with heat, humidity and travel 2-3 weeks before the start of real stuff.

Quote
The beginning of March sees night temperatures reach 15 °C. The days reach 30 to 33 °C. During the transition from the dry to humid weather in mid March, the temperature might hit 38 to 40 °C. This high however, is due to hot dry winds from Gujarat. By mid March the temperatures hit 37 °C, with the lows at 18 °C. Humidity is unbearable, and smog affects the city. New leaves sprout from decidous trees.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_of_Mumbai
Title: Re: Richmond keen to play 2009 preseason game in India: Gary March (Age)
Post by: Muscles on August 20, 2008, 10:51:56 AM
Yes MT,

And from my experience, you can't brush your teeth with the water, let alone think about drinking it, even if it has been boiled first.  Boiling doesn't get rid of the heavy metals.  Even worse, if you inhale the steam from the shower, you can expect to catch some nasty bugs.

You shouldn't eat anything that is not cooked, no fresh fruit or vegies, and anything that you can eat has to be laden with spices to make sure that the bugs are dead and your innards are properly cleaned out pretty soon after the meal.

Wouldn't have thought that it would be a great place to take a football team at any time, let alone just prior to the season.
Title: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on October 23, 2010, 03:27:28 AM
Benny Gale was at the Comm Games in Delhi with the AFL's Tony Woods investigating playing an exhibition game in India next year.

AFL game for Indian assault
Jon Ralph
Herald Sun
October 23, 2010


DELHI'S controversy-plagued Commonwealth Games have not deterred the AFL, which is investigating playing an exhibition game in India next year.

The league is buoyed by last week's Melbourne-Brisbane game in Shanghai, which resulted in a new Chinese TV deal to broadcast the code next year.

AFL international game development manager Tony Woods and Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale were in Delhi during the Games.

They met Austrade's Senior Trade Commissioner in New Delhi, Peter Linford, with the Australian government pushing the idea of a game in a big Indian city.

India appeals to the AFL because of the availability of cricket ovals for games, and massive population of sports-mad people. A game in India would not only push the AFL's brand, but promote trade.

The league also hopes to play a game in South Africa in coming years, and will spend the next few months reviewing its plans for future international games.

Less than $1 million of AFL funds a year is spent on international development, compared with $80 million in Australia.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-game-for-indian-assault/story-e6frf9jf-1225942445794
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: RollsRoyce on October 23, 2010, 08:11:10 AM
Yeah, it'll probably be packaged as one of our "home" games  ::)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: jackstar is back again on October 23, 2010, 08:24:50 AM
very good  very good
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Ramps on October 23, 2010, 08:38:50 AM
very good  very good

why is it very good jacko?
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: jackstar is back again on October 23, 2010, 09:06:24 AM
Ramps.
Thats how Indians talk.
Say it quickly, ''very good very good" get the joke ?? ::)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: dizza on October 23, 2010, 09:21:20 AM
Yeah, it'll probably be packaged as one of our "home" games  ::)
never mind, there'll be some sort of option in our membership to reserve a seat at the game!
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Danog on October 23, 2010, 10:43:30 AM
Uh.. it wouldn't be as a H&A match guys.  It would be an exhibition match.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: peggles on October 23, 2010, 10:56:54 AM
maybe this could lead to some large sponsorship deals as well.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: bojangles17 on October 23, 2010, 01:53:13 PM
yeah, well, convince some of the sponsors that plunder the IPL and you never know :shh
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Owl on October 23, 2010, 02:29:33 PM
Plenty of Tigers in India, big ones
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: jackstar is back again on October 23, 2010, 02:57:32 PM
Dilmah Tea ::)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 23, 2010, 04:20:44 PM
Bookmakers?
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: tiger till i die on October 23, 2010, 04:54:49 PM
highely doubt we would play there ... probz be like sydney and dogs
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Penelope on October 23, 2010, 05:23:59 PM
What a shame RFC doesn't sink low enough to deliberately loose matches.
Get in bed with Gupta over there and we could pay of our debt in one foul swoop.  :outtahere
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: mightytiges on October 23, 2010, 05:36:37 PM
LOL al.

The Comm Games' mascot was a tiger.
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:2RnPLwquIcs8UM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/13/Shera_Mascot.svg/153px-Shera_Mascot.svg.png&t=1)

An exhibition game would be played in the cooler months between December to February.

DLF is the sponsor of the IPL. You'd chase Indian companies who would be keen to expand into the Australian marketplace.

Benny going for 1,000,075,000 members  ;D

Dilmah Tea ::)
Dilmah is Sri Lankan not Indian  :wallywink
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: jackstar is back again on October 23, 2010, 07:02:04 PM
Dilmah, same difference
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: mightytiges on October 23, 2010, 07:16:34 PM
Aussies/Kiwis - same difference  :wallywink

Speaking on Tea we could get Tetley back and pretend the past 30 years never happened lol.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: jackstar is back again on October 23, 2010, 07:18:22 PM
I know that Sri lankans get referred to as Indians, alot
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Obelix on October 23, 2010, 07:31:03 PM
Benny going for 1,000,075,000 members  ;D


Funny as it is MT, I'm loving the thinking behind it all. Some clubs are wanting to make inroads into China & South Africa. Why not India?

If the pies can have pre-season in America, why can't we have a pre-season on the sub-continent - you better believe they have altitude training there (not sure how many AFL grounds are half-way up the Himalayas but I'm sure we can do hill sprints ;D, plus give your rookies and 1st/2nd year players some match experience.

They love Tigers over there & they're addicted to sport so it's a perfect fit. 10-15 years time it might pay dividends - stroke of, well... good common sense really.


Oh, and by the way Jack it's "werry, werry good"  ;)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: mightytiges on October 24, 2010, 12:00:18 AM
Funny as it is MT, I'm loving the thinking behind it all. Some clubs are wanting to make inroads into China & South Africa. Why not India?

If the pies can have pre-season in America, why can't we have a pre-season on the sub-continent - you better believe they have altitude training there (not sure how many AFL grounds are half-way up the Himalayas but I'm sure we can do hill sprints ;D, plus give your rookies and 1st/2nd year players some match experience.
Located at an altitude of 7,500 feet above sea-level, the Chail cricket ground in Himachal Pradesh is described to be the highest cricket ground in the world.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OTLWHUxsXVQ/TFKztyC01iI/AAAAAAAADeo/zEHgaug1dA8/s400/ground.jpg)

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/worlds-highest-cricket-ground-in-himachal-awaits-official-matches_10073152.html

Lucky Travis Cloke isn't playing there or it'd be a bugger fetching the footy after it was kicked out on the full lol.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Ramps on October 24, 2010, 12:11:58 AM
did Grenville Dietrich stand on the left hand side of the ground or something.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: mightytiges on October 24, 2010, 12:22:17 AM
Looks like the ground has its own helipad for Full-forwards to land at just in time for the first bounce.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Obelix on October 24, 2010, 01:20:09 PM
Perfect!

Looks like it'll build character too. The modern AFL player is just a smidge too soft for my liking.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on October 24, 2010, 02:21:07 PM
Dilmah Tea ::)

ahahahahahaha that's Sri Lankan. :lol :rollin :lol
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 25, 2010, 07:25:31 AM
did Grenville Dietrich stand on the left hand side of the ground or something.
Apparantly it has plenty of atmosphere!
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: tiger till i die on October 25, 2010, 08:30:15 AM
did Grenville Dietrich stand on the left hand side of the ground or something.
Apparantly it has plenty of atmosphere!

Dont want the boys to get sick like the common wealth athletes... for me id say No to india for now
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: Owl on October 25, 2010, 09:10:20 AM
Sri lankans are Dravidian like Indians.  The Tamils came from India.  But yeah, Dilmah is from Ceylon lol
Title: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: one-eyed on April 20, 2011, 09:48:16 AM
Tigers, Bombers plan India match

    Bruce Matthews
    From: Herald Sun
    April 20, 2011


RICHMOND and Essendon are working together on a plan to play a pre-season game in India.

The match would be a joint promotion for the code and trade links between the two countries, it was reported today.

It's believed the Australian Trade Commission in New Dehli is preparing a detailed bid to stage the match early next year.

Tigers' chief executive Brendon Gale and AFL international game development manager Tony Woods met a senior trade commission official during last year's Commonwealth Games.

Mumbai would be the preferred location with two cricket stadiums capable of being reconfigured for a football match.

And it's understood several Australian and Indian companies have informally agreed to become involved as sponsors once the Tigers-Bombers match was officially sanctioned by the AFL.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tigers-bombers-plan-india-match/story-e6frf9if-1226041932834
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: one-eyed on April 20, 2011, 09:50:10 AM
Bombers, Tigers in Mumbai?
Jon Pierik
April 20, 2011


THE AFL could have a presence in one of the world's biggest markets if a pre-season match between Essendon and Richmond in India is given the go-ahead.

Austrade's Senior Trade Commissioner in New Delhi, Peter Linford, is finalising a detailed bid to stage a match early next year which will not only promote the AFL but also trade links between the countries.

It's understood Linford is keen for the match to be staged as part of the NAB Cup, but it could yet be an exhibition game.

AFL international game development manager Tony Woods and Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale were in Delhi during last year's Commonwealth Games and met Linford.

It has since emerged the Bombers are keen to partner the Tigers, with Mumbai understood to be the preferred city to host the match.

Richmond general manager of media and stakeholder relations, Simon Matthews, yesterday said discussions were continuing.

''Both clubs are still keen but that has been the case for a little while. We are exploring it and would like to see it happen, so that's what it boils down to,'' he said.

''The trick is how we make it work commercially and what sits around that game.''

Essendon did not wish to comment.

Ground availability would not be a problem in Mumbai with two major cricket grounds to choose from, including Wankhede Stadium, which hosted the final of cricket's World Cup.

Ground officials have expressed interest in staging the match, provided it does not affect local cricket or the national side.

It's understood several Indian and Australian companies have been contacted to help sponsor the match, with several informally agreeing to do so once the match is sanctioned.

There also remains interest in Melbourne and Brisbane Lions contesting another game in Shanghai, while a clash between Collingwood and West Coast in South Africa has not been ruled out.

The Magpies and Eagles had been due to play at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town in February 2009 but the match was cancelled because of the global financial crisis.

http://www.smh.com.au/afl/afl-news/bombers-tigers-in-mumbai-20110419-1dnfl.html#ixzz1K13Vf9YQ
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: gerkin greg on April 20, 2011, 10:14:10 AM
Great idea, been saying it for the last 5 years.

1- why are RFC commenting and EFC not?
2- don't think a side called the "bombers" should be considered for a game in India...  :whistle
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: tiga on April 20, 2011, 10:46:22 AM
2- don't think a side called the "bombers" should be considered for a game in India...  :whistle

After the Commonwealth Games fiasco, I'd be reluctant to conduct any sporting event in India. Mind you in India crowd attendance won't be problem as you'd get thousands to the opening of a lunch box.
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: Fluffy Tiger on April 20, 2011, 12:44:39 PM
I tell you what, I wouldnt be happy if it was as late as two weeks before the season real started, imagine half the team comming back with stomach problems and jet lagg. It would have to be either before the NAB cup or the first round.
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: Coach on April 20, 2011, 12:53:35 PM
2- don't think a side called the "bombers" should be considered for a game in India...  :whistle

After the Commonwealth Games fiasco, I'd be reluctant to conduct any sporting event in India. Mind you in India crowd attendance won't be problem as you'd get thousands to the opening of a lunch box.

 ;D
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: jackstar is back again on April 20, 2011, 01:01:52 PM
what a total waste of time
 the club would be purely focussed in winning a flag and playing finals footy
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: dizza on April 20, 2011, 01:06:34 PM
So long as there's some sort of financial benefit for the club in playing a match over in India, I guess it could be a good thing.
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: tigersalive on April 20, 2011, 01:16:54 PM
2- don't think a side called the "bombers" should be considered for a game in India...  :whistle

After the Commonwealth Games fiasco, I'd be reluctant to conduct any sporting event in India. Mind you in India crowd attendance won't be problem as you'd get thousands to the opening of a lunch box.
You must have missed the cricket world cup.
 ???
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: gerkin greg on April 20, 2011, 01:54:25 PM
what a total waste of time

 :lol

this guy could have predicted that response

(http://www.joeydevilla.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gary_spivey_psychic_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: jackstar is back again on April 20, 2011, 02:01:23 PM
what a total waste of time

 :lol

this guy could have predicted that response

(http://www.joeydevilla.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gary_spivey_psychic_medium.jpg)

well hate to tell you, it is, what would the benefits be ???? You tell me,
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: gerkin greg on April 20, 2011, 02:05:49 PM
it would be a waste of time to tell you  ;)
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: jackstar is back again on April 20, 2011, 02:13:35 PM
can just see it now, the Indian overseas call centre being a major sponsor.
All we will have is continual harrassment from the Indians with after hours phone calls, please.
Totally disruption to a pre season
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: jackstar is back again on April 20, 2011, 02:15:50 PM
it would be a waste of time to tell you  ;)

have the Indians following the tiges.
They take call centres and factory manufacturing to Indian due to cheap labor rates, we aint going to get any sponsorship out of it what so ever.
media write articles and people beleive the rubbish
also the IPL players took 10 months to get paid. ::)
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: Muscles on April 20, 2011, 02:31:17 PM
If I was a elite sportsman, I wouldn't want to get hurt in Mumbai, nor would I want to eat or drink anything, nor would I want to inhale any steam in the shower.  I've had the pleasure of a number of business trips to Mumbai in the past, now I just choose not to go.  It's not worth the two week recovery period.
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: Penelope on April 20, 2011, 03:02:52 PM
The tanking advocates could get in touch with Gupta and we would fill the coffers of the FTF. :santa

How welcome would Hurley be in India?  :police:
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: tiga on April 20, 2011, 03:05:50 PM
2- don't think a side called the "bombers" should be considered for a game in India...  :whistle

After the Commonwealth Games fiasco, I'd be reluctant to conduct any sporting event in India. Mind you in India crowd attendance won't be problem as you'd get thousands to the opening of a lunch box.
You must have missed the cricket world cup.
 ???
Yeah but that is for a sport that they already play and cherish. All I can say is if it does go ahead, Keep McGuane away from the goal posts! Timmmmmberrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: bojangles17 on April 20, 2011, 06:58:24 PM
what a total waste of time
 the club would be purely focussed in winning a flag and playing finals footy

would you still be saying that if it meant 2mn in sponsorship $$$$ with Indian companies attempting to penetrate australian market place ::)...I would have thought an astute idea
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 20, 2011, 07:04:44 PM
can just see it now, the Indian overseas call centre being a major sponsor.

So you reckon Telstra will be the match day sponsor then  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: one-eyed on June 12, 2011, 02:04:13 AM
Bombers in talks with Tigers over India game
Jon Pierik
June 12, 2011


ESSENDON chief executive Ian Robson says the Bombers are interested in playing an exhibition match in India but only if it is held as a post-season event.

The Bombers and Richmond are in discussions about staging a game in one of the world's biggest markets but differ on when the game should be held. Robson says the Tigers are in favour of a pre-season game. The Bombers, however, want it as a post-season friendly, in much the same manner Melbourne and the Brisbane Lions clashed in Shanghai last October.

Austrade's senior trade commissioner in New Delhi, Peter Linford, has been working on a detailed bid to stage a match next year, possibly in Mumbai, which will not only promote the AFL but also trade links between the countries.

''There are some conversations that are on-going. Part of that discussion is to whether or not any game out there could be played as a post-season, rather than a pre-season, game,'' Robson said.

''We are leaning towards a post-season scenario, in October, similar to the game Melbourne and Brisbane played up in China last year. There is a question mark to whether or not grounds could be available in October because of cricket commitments.

''That's what we are continuing to have an open conversation with both Richmond and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about. I know Richmond and some other clubs might have a more open-minded view about a February game and that might be the game that gets up.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/bombers-in-talks-with-tigers-over-india-game-20110611-1fyb0.html#ixzz1Oz4MFR4W
Title: Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
Post by: mightytiges on June 12, 2011, 01:26:33 PM
Yep in October-November it's apparently dry and not so humid in Mumbai. Still hot though (30+ degrees) so the game would have to be held at night. February is too close to the start of the season for mine in terms of travel, different environment and then recovery. You'd probably also send your bottom 22 so our star players aren't risked.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
Post by: one-eyed on October 22, 2011, 12:47:17 PM
It looks like the RFC are building stronger ties with India....

Tigers at Diwali
richmondfc.com.au

There will be a distinct Richmond flavor at Federation Square for the Diwali Indian Festival of Light today.

CEO Brendon Gale, emerging defender Jayden Post and Club mascot Tiger Stripes Dyer will appear at the festival.

Fed Square will be awash with Indian culture, including numerous stalls exploring the different facets of Indian cuisine, jewellery, fashion and the diverse range of Indian cinema and music.

An illuminated Diwali boat, featuring live performances, will cruise the Yarra River in the evening, and a spectacular fireworks display will fill the sky at 9pm.

The ‘Tiger Zone’ will open from 2pm-6pm.  Grab an autograph from Post from 4.30pm, meet Tiger Stripes, and watch Gale take to the stage at 6pm.

There will also be a handball target and interactive station, exclusive ‘3 game membership’ giveaways, prizes and more.

You can also grab a bargain on official Richmond merchandise, in the Diwali Festival Richmond merchandise sale.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6301/newsid/125405/default.aspx
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: mightytiges on October 22, 2011, 03:04:02 PM
Hopefully some  sponsorship opportunities come from us trying to link with India.

Not that I want us to play over there but is that preseason game still on? We've heard nothing middle of the year.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: FNM on October 22, 2011, 03:07:03 PM
Oh goodness gracious me lol
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on October 22, 2011, 03:25:47 PM
Oh goodness gracious me lol

Not being racist are you?
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: FNM on October 22, 2011, 03:30:08 PM
Oh goodness gracious me lol

Not being racist are you?
haha, if you want to take it that way, you go for it!
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on October 22, 2011, 03:31:58 PM
haha, if you want to take it that way, you go for it!

Thought so.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: FNM on October 22, 2011, 03:32:47 PM
haha, if you want to take it that way, you go for it!

Thought so.
I don't think I said that but you're very keen to twist it that way
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on October 22, 2011, 03:33:42 PM
I don't think I said that but you're very keen to twist it that way

I didn't have to twist anything.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: FNM on October 22, 2011, 03:36:12 PM
I don't think I said that but you're very keen to twist it that way

I didn't have to twist anything.
Well, to put it straight, I wasn't being racist. 
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on October 22, 2011, 03:40:33 PM
I think this a great initiative. Excellent idea to target the Indian community given the Tiger connection.
We should do our best at to make them feel welcome at Richmond.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on October 22, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
I don't think I said that but you're very keen to twist it that way

I didn't have to twist anything.

Chill out honky.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: mightytiges on October 22, 2011, 06:47:14 PM
Oh goodness gracious me lol
The British comedy of that name was hilarious  ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodness_Gracious_Me_(BBC)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Penelope on October 22, 2011, 07:05:58 PM
 :lol

Racist?  :lol



Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: The Big Richo on October 22, 2011, 11:58:55 PM
Well we do have a crap Tiger logo............
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: MADTIGER2010 on October 24, 2011, 10:01:36 PM
Well we do have a crap Tiger logo............

I love it  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: 10 FLAGS on October 25, 2011, 10:06:29 AM
This site has gone massively downhill over the last 12 months. Its no fault mind you of the likes of MT WP or OE but seriously someone needs to consider whats going on in here  :help
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Willy on October 25, 2011, 10:11:19 AM
Its the bloody off-season, mate. Folks are desperately trying to hold onto their sanity by bitching and moaning, and just generally talking poo.

But seriously, Kingy will love India. He's such a little culture vulture, god bless him.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Coach on October 25, 2011, 10:11:45 AM
This site has gone massively downhill over the last 12 months. Its no fault mind you of the likes of MT WP or OE but seriously someone needs to consider whats going on in here  :help


Agree. How good were the glory days of people hanging crap on WAT for no reason and then having Jackstar talk about how bad this club is? What about all those times he called the great people of this forum nuffers and then deleted his account only to come back 67.8 seconds later? Those were the days. eff i miss every single thread being filled up with anti RFC posts  :thumbsup :bow WP, MT.....consider deleting any post that isn't negative please


People have done you and Jack a favour. now you're not the two biggest idiots on the forum
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 25, 2011, 10:45:25 AM
This site has gone massively downhill over the last 12 months. Its no fault mind you of the likes of MT WP or OE but seriously someone needs to consider whats going on in here  :help

Only so many hours in a day Flags  :-\
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: FNM on October 25, 2011, 10:49:38 AM
This site has gone massively downhill over the last 12 months. Its no fault mind you of the likes of MT WP or OE but seriously someone needs to consider whats going on in here  :help

Only so many hours in a day Flags  :-\
Gotta keep you on your toes lol
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: The Big Richo on October 25, 2011, 12:44:35 PM
This site has gone massively downhill over the last 12 months. Its no fault mind you of the likes of MT WP or OE but seriously someone needs to consider whats going on in here  :help

That's about when I joined.  :o

Pretty hard not take that personally.  :'(
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Loui Tufga on October 25, 2011, 12:52:00 PM
This site Rocks, leave it the eff alone!!
I wandered into the other pub the other day for a light beer and almost died of boredom :sleep :sleep :sleep One post in 24 hours and that was to inform me to stop trying to read someones mind as I might hurt there feelings :huh :huh

At least this site has a bit of Spunk about it :cheers :cheers :cheers
 
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on October 25, 2011, 01:00:15 PM
I wandered into the other pub the other day for a light beer and almost died of boredom :sleep :sleep :sleep One post in 24 hours and that was to inform me to stop trying to read someones mind as I might hurt there feelings :huh :huh

Someones feelings might get hurt? Geez, thats sounds terrible  ;D
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: J Buckthorn on October 25, 2011, 01:06:00 PM
This site has gone massively downhill over the last 12 months. Its no fault mind you of the likes of MT WP or OE but seriously someone needs to consider whats going on in here  :help

 :clapping

Here here
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: tiga on October 25, 2011, 02:00:50 PM
If we get beaten I can Just see the headlines..."Richmond go Under-Delhi"  :P
Title: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on December 26, 2011, 12:59:00 PM
Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support

    by: Rebecca Williams
    From: Herald Sun
    December 26, 2011 10:53AM


(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/12/26/1226230/502995-trent-cotchin.jpg)
Indian batsman Rahul Dravid with Richmond vice-captain Trent Cotchin at Punt Rd. Herald Sun


WITH batting maestro Rahul Dravid on board, Richmond is hoping to tap into India's large supporter base as part of its broader plans to take AFL to the subcontinent in the coming years.

Dravid is a patron for the new Richmond supporter group, the Indian Tigers, which the club believes is an important first step in getting the Indian community involved in the AFL.

"Sport brings people together, I have seen that all over the world. It's great that Richmond is connecting with the Indian community," Dravid said.

"I like the idea of the Indian Tigers supporter group - it will give Indians another team and another sport to follow.

"I have watched some games on television - it is fast and very physical. It would be great to see a game played in India."

The Indian supporter group will receive free ticket offers and clinics for young fans, while the club also plans to have a dedicated match day next season.

Richmond has already taken some steps to forging a relationship with the Indian community.

Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale hoped the supporter group would forge a link. "It is fantastic to have someone of Rahul Dravid's standing support what we are trying to do with the Indian community," Gale said.

"We started to engage more significantly this year - hosting the Indian team during the International Cup and having a presence at the Diwali Festival."

The Tigers hope to play an exhibition game in India and have started investigating facilities.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/confidential/indian-star-rahul-dravid-backs-tiger-push-for-indian-support/story-fn9eu7in-1226230503083
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Mr Magic on December 26, 2011, 06:20:00 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Ox on December 26, 2011, 06:24:46 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Jackstar is back again on December 26, 2011, 06:31:33 PM
Maybe all 7/11 stores and Silver Top Taxis can sponsor us in 2012 :thumbsup :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 26, 2011, 06:35:07 PM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Ox on December 26, 2011, 07:03:49 PM
THE BENGAL TIGERS !!
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 26, 2011, 07:04:58 PM
precisely, the skys the limit :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: cub on December 26, 2011, 07:18:35 PM
Went to the Boxing day test, would of been real hard to get a cab or slurpee today.
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Ox on December 26, 2011, 07:22:49 PM
they're not going away so we might as well team up ;D
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on December 26, 2011, 09:33:37 PM
Here's the article about this on the RFC website:

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6301/newsid/127606/default.aspx
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2011, 03:27:37 AM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 27, 2011, 08:56:22 AM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).

i know that, you know that, do 1.2 billion indians know that :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on December 27, 2011, 09:09:25 AM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).

i know that, you know that, do 1.2 billion indians know that :shh

Those that care would know the difference between a Moroccan and an Indian.  :huh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: MADTIGER2010 on December 27, 2011, 09:19:29 AM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).

I thought he was Greek at first. Darrou
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 27, 2011, 10:23:48 AM
My favorite cricket player.

The wall. Perfect blocker of a ball. Forward defensive that kept mcgrath and warne up at night
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2011, 11:01:27 AM
I thought it as text messages that kept Warne up at night? :P
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 27, 2011, 01:29:32 PM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).

i know that, you know that, do 1.2 billion indians know that :shh

Those that care would know the difference between a Moroccan and an Indian.  :huh

perhaps a smidgeon of research might just highlight a fairly strong connection with darou and India,,,see that Google button on the toolbar...yep thats the one...type in those words and see what you come up with :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2011, 01:58:21 PM
 :lol
funny poo, Bo.
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on December 27, 2011, 03:05:30 PM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).

i know that, you know that, do 1.2 billion indians know that :shh

Those that care would know the difference between a Moroccan and an Indian.  :huh

perhaps a smidgeon of research might just highlight a fairly strong connection with darou and India,,,see that Google button on the toolbar...yep thats the one...type in those words and see what you come up with :shh

Could you dumb it down a little? Darou Indian me no like
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 27, 2011, 03:31:38 PM
tremendous initiative, if we play our cards right we should indeed be the choice AFL side for the Indian community...hopefully we can draft one soon and that will be the icing on the cake but ben darou is a pretty good start :shh
Darrou is Moroccan bj ;).

i know that, you know that, do 1.2 billion indians know that :shh

Those that care would know the difference between a Moroccan and an Indian.  :huh

perhaps a smidgeon of research might just highlight a fairly strong connection with darou and India,,,see that Google button on the toolbar...yep thats the one...type in those words and see what you come up with :shh

Could you dumb it down a little? Darou Indian me no like

try this for size partner.. :shh

http://www.google.com.au/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=darou+india&pbx=1&oq=darou+india&aq=f&aqi=&aql=1&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1536l4632l0l5421l11l11l0l0l0l0l353l2992l2-7.4l11l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=af889145c41a6ec4&biw=1536&bih=746
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2011, 04:17:53 PM
 :lol

what about this?
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0

 (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0)
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 27, 2011, 05:47:00 PM
:lol

what about this?
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0

 (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0)

still doesnt counter the point my friend that "darou" in indian folklore is like mentioning ghandi :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: yellowandback on December 27, 2011, 06:55:44 PM
:lol

what about this?
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0

 (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0)






How about this? :shh


http://www.google.com.au/search?q=bojangleberg&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&sa=X&ei=x3n5Tr-9HqiriAef-qnFAQ&ved=0CCkQBSgA&q=bo+jangeborg&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=a5d3a2c5563f73ea&biw=1024&bih=690



Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on December 27, 2011, 06:56:48 PM
Wow  ::)
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: bojangles17 on December 27, 2011, 06:59:57 PM
:lol

what about this?
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0

 (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0)






How about this? :shh


http://www.google.com.au/search?q=bojangleberg&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&sa=X&ei=x3n5Tr-9HqiriAef-qnFAQ&ved=0CCkQBSgA&q=bo+jangeborg&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=a5d3a2c5563f73ea&biw=1024&bih=690

gee, that's quite a revelation :lol
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: yellowandback on December 27, 2011, 07:13:49 PM
Thought it was worthy of a whoa   :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2011, 08:06:44 PM
:lol

what about this?
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0

 (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bojangles+india&gbv=2&oq=bojangles+india&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1370l5525l0l6094l15l15l0l3l3l0l373l3167l1.2.3.6l12l0)

still doesnt counter the point my friend that "darou" in indian folklore is like mentioning ghandi :shh
not sure you have said that previously BJ man.

..but anyways, what is the point of the point
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: The Big Richo on December 27, 2011, 08:22:13 PM
This all seems a little racist to me.  :shh
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: mightytiges on December 27, 2011, 08:47:58 PM
My Google search must be different to everyone else's as I don't have a clue what anyone is talking about :nope. The first link that appears from these links in this thread says Darou is Japanese for something or other lol. In any case Benny Darrou is Morrocan and he has nothing to do with India  :wallywink.
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Mr Magic on December 27, 2011, 11:23:23 PM
My Google search must be different to everyone else's as I don't have a clue what anyone is talking about :nope.

 ;D :thumbsup
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: F0551L on December 30, 2011, 08:16:11 AM
 wonder if he asks Lids for any batting tips to improve his performance in the 1st test
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on December 30, 2011, 08:41:51 PM
Indian Tigers Supporter Group

"Sport brings people together, I have seen that all over the world. It's great that Richmond is connecting with the Indian community.
"I like the idea of the Indian Tigers supporter group - it will give Indians another team and another sport to follow.
"I have watched some games on television - it is fast and very physical. It would be great to see a game played in India one day." - Rahul Dravid.


Following the success of the Indian Tigers during the AFL International Cup and the Divali Festival, Richmond has launched the Indian Tigers Supporter Group.

For more information, or to join the Indian Tigers Supporter Group, fill in your details below and we will contact you shortly.

Register your interest here:
http://www.richmondfc.com.au/indian%20tigers%20supporter%20group/tabid/18648/default.aspx
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on February 26, 2012, 05:01:53 PM
Ch 7 news update before said Richmond is over in India looking again at playing a game over there.


Richmond FC facebook:
"Richmond officials are in India at the moment spreading the word of the Tiger Army and exploring a possible game in 2013. It looks like they are making their mark! Watch for a full report on news services tonight."

Mumbai, India
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426756_10150639746668276_298686323275_9153505_591742127_n.jpg)
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/418183_10150639745823276_298686323275_9153493_1177224416_n.jpg)

More pics here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150639744778276.414795.298686323275&type=3
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: bojangles17 on February 26, 2012, 05:15:58 PM
whoa, way to go i say, if we can get say 1% of their population as members, two words, LOOK OUT...and do it Hawthorn style as in 1 game membership tickets. Buy a seat to a lockout in mumbai and you guessed it, a restricted member, NO voting rights...sounds crazy but it just might work :shh
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Phil Mrakov on February 26, 2012, 05:25:42 PM
It will either be a huge success or fail massively!
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Willy on February 26, 2012, 05:33:57 PM
The way the league is at the moment if you are not trying to innovate and widen the scope for membership then you will get left behind. I reckon its a great idea by the club. It is no guarantee to work but it is certainly worth pursuing in my opinion.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on February 26, 2012, 06:20:35 PM
Ch 7 and 9 newses just showed the story about Richmond in India  :thumbsup. Ted Baillieu had to say to the kids "who is the best team? Go Cats"  ::)

Ch 9 news said Richmond wants to play our first game next year in India.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on February 26, 2012, 06:33:48 PM
The way the league is at the moment if you are not trying to innovate and widen the scope for membership then you will get left behind. I reckon its a great idea by the club. It is no guarantee to work but it is certainly worth pursuing in my opinion.

Great exposure if nothing else.
Good to see them doing some litmus tests to gauge reaction over there first.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on February 26, 2012, 06:37:00 PM
From RFC twitter:

"There it is Tiger Army, if you missed the news tonight the Tiges are preparing to play GWS in Mumbai next year, we'll see if it gets up "
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: 10 FLAGS on February 26, 2012, 06:40:18 PM
Jeep would be besides themselves at the moment. The indians got about 200 million people in their middle class. Thats where the money is. I expect Unilever with their Lynx brand to come on board shortly.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: yellowandback on February 26, 2012, 10:01:46 PM
Jeep would be besides themselves at the moment. The indians got about 200 million people in their middle class. Thats where the money is. I expect Unilever with their Lynx brand to come on board shortly.

Who are Unilever?
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on February 26, 2012, 10:37:30 PM
A parent company to a lot of leading brands you would in your supermarke dove, surf, lipton etc etc.
They claim 2 billion people use their products everyday- probably truth
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on February 26, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
Jeep would be besides themselves at the moment. The indians got about 200 million people in their middle class. Thats where the money is. I expect Unilever with their Lynx brand to come on board shortly.

Who are Unilever?


They are massive.

http://www.unilever.com/
Title: Tigers, Giants agree to pre-season match in India (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2012, 12:08:41 AM
Tigers, Giants agree to pre-season match in India

    by: Neil Cordy
    From: Herald Sun
    February 27, 2012


RICHMOND'S ambition to play an AFL match in India looks set to be realised, with Greater Western Sydney agreeing to play a pre-season game there against the Tigers next year.

The Tigers and Giants have agreed to play the match in Mumbai next February, most likely at the DY Patil Stadium, a state-of-the-art 60,000 seater that hosts Indian Premier League cricket matches.

Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale has been floating the idea for some time, but had struggled to find an AFL club willing to participate, with Essendon angling for a post-season clash.

But the Giants, coached by the lateral-thinking Kevin Sheedy, are open to the pre-season date, and see it as an opportunity to snare new fans and even players.

"If teams are a chance of winning a premiership I can understand their reluctance to travel such a distance to play a match because it can interfere with their preparation but we just need to play games," Sheedy said.

"We've already expanded nationally with our game now it's time to grow it internationally." Giants boss David Matthews said: "We've got two kids in our academy from Indian heritage and you only had to be in the crowd at ANZ Stadium for the Twenty20 international to see what sort of an atmosphere an Indian crowd creates."

Tendulkar's Test teammate, Rahul Dravid, is a patron of the new Richmond supporter group, the Indian Tigers, which the club believes is an important first step in getting the Indian community involved in the AFL.

"It will give Indians another team and another sport to follow," Dravid said.

"I have watched some games on television - it is fast and very physical. It would be great to see a game played in India."

The match is seen as a way to repair Melbourne's troubled relationship with India after last year's rash of assaults on students.

Premier Ted Baillieu was in Mumbai over the weekend promoting Victoria as a tourist destination, and is believed to have discussed the AFL match.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/tigers-giants-agree-to-pre-season-match-in-india/story-e6frf9jf-1226282055135
Title: Re: Tigers, Giants agree to pre-season match in India (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2012, 12:36:48 AM
Quote
The Tigers and Giants have agreed to play the match in Mumbai next February, most likely at the DY Patil Stadium, a state-of-the-art 60,000 seater that hosts Indian Premier League cricket matches.
(http://www.dypsa.in/sites/default/files/imagecache/galleriabig/dypsa_stadium5.jpg)

About the D. Y. Patil Stadium

http://www.dypsa.in/About_the_DY_Patil_Stadium

I did a quick google search and couldn't find the actual dimensions of the ground. The playing surface is 20,000 sq m so if you take the playing arena as a circle then that's roughly 160m in diameter which I think is roughly similar in size and dimensions to the SCG.
Title: Tigers, Giants get set for Mumbai (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2012, 03:56:11 AM
Tigers, Giants get set for Mumbai
Clay Lucas, Mumbai
February 27, 2012


RICHMOND and Greater Western Sydney are poised to play a demonstration match in Mumbai, India, next February, with GWS also pushing to play a match there for premiership points.

A match in India was first flagged last April, with speculation the Tigers would play Essendon in 2012 to help both teams grab a presence in one of the world's biggest markets. That game, touted as a potential round of the NAB Cup, did not eventuate.

But Austrade commissioner Peter Linford, in Mumbai on Saturday for the Baillieu government's week-long trade mission to India, said any match would now feature Richmond and the Giants.

''[They] have both indicated they would like to play next February,'' he said.

The Bombers had wanted to stage a post-season game, Mr Linford said.

''That doesn't work for us in terms of the ground access and logistics.''

A match in Mumbai would be staged at the D. Y. Patil Stadium, he said.

''[Richmond chief executive] Brendon Gale was out here last year, and he went and saw the ground,'' Linford said.

Other Richmond club officials again inspected it last week.

''It's probably the best ground from a cricket level in India, and [staff there would] water it down so it's a bit softer than the normal cricket surfaces here,'' he said.

Around 25 Australian companies helped stage a similar exhibition match in Dubai in 2007.

The Tigers are pushing hard to grab the support of Melbourne's rapidly growing Indian community, last year getting Indian batsman Rahul Dravid to sign on as patron of the Indian Tigers supporter group.

Richmond's Simon Matthews, in India on the government's trade delegation, was reluctant to confirm whether GWS would play in Mumbai.

But the Giants' spokesman, Nick Johnston, yesterday confirmed the club was interested in the match.

''And if there was a possibility of playing for premiership points we'd be interested in that, too,'' he said.

The Giants are also looking to increase their links with the Indian community in western Sydney.

Premier Ted Baillieu, who had a kick on Saturday with Mumbai youngsters kitted out in Richmond jumpers, said the Tigers should be commended for trying to connect with the Indian community in Victoria.

''Hats off to Richmond who have been prepared to make this commitment,'' Baillieu said.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/tigers-giants-get-set-for-mumbai-20120226-1twue.html#ixzz1nVY1IJXL
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2012, 03:58:59 AM
If you read today's Sydney papers you would think it's all GWS's doing ....

Giants look to India to advance the code (http://www.smh.com.au/afl/afl-news/giants-look-to-india-to-advance-the-code-20120226-1twir.html) (Sydney Morning Herald)

GWS planning to play exhibition match in India (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/afl/gws-planning-to-play-exhibition-match-in-india/story-e6frexwr-1226282013454) (Daily Telegraph)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Balmyarmy on February 27, 2012, 06:21:33 AM
A parent company to a lot of leading brands you would in your supermarket. Nestle, dove, surf, lipton etc etc.
They claim 2 billion people use their products everyday- probably truth
I used to work for unilever. Nestlé are a competitor not a brand of unilever. They are globally one of the biggest FMCG companies in the world. Favorite unilever brand is streets ice creams.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 27, 2012, 06:51:17 AM
A parent company to a lot of leading brands you would in your supermarket. Nestle,

Not Nestle, but Streets Ice-Cream, Unilever own Streets
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 27, 2012, 06:52:37 AM
Quote from: one-eyed link=topic=1 :wallywink2095.msg282701#msg282701 date=1330240835
Ch 9 news said Richmond wants to play our first game next year in India.

 :wallywink  :wallywink

NAB Cup only
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Mr Magic on February 27, 2012, 07:03:32 AM
Quote from: one-eyed link=topic=1 :wallywink2095.msg282701#msg282701 date=1330240835
Ch 9 news said Richmond wants to play our first game next year in India.

 :wallywink  :wallywink

NAB Cup only

Yep I was shocked when I heard 9 say we were playing our first game there. :o
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2012, 02:31:37 PM
It's made some of the Indian papers online

http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/SPO-OTS-rahul-dravid-to-help-bring-australian-rules-football-to-india-2918491.html
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: gerkin greg on February 29, 2012, 11:31:30 PM
should get Jordan McMahon involved as an ambassador, he's half indian
Title: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: jordie2tivendale on May 14, 2012, 11:19:05 PM
As thread title says was there many indian tiger supporters theres on saturday evening ?
Sorry tv didnt show a lot of crowd close ups and living in W.A means i  will save my hard earned for september ( fingers crossed )
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Loui Tufga on May 14, 2012, 11:21:58 PM
John Brown was there......
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: one-eyed on May 14, 2012, 11:27:04 PM
Bollywood star Vidya Balan was flown in by the Club to be a guest at the game ...

http://bigpondvideo.com/RichmondTV/449422/Vidya%20Balan%20at%20the%20MCG/

No doubt we'll be trying to play an early preseason game in India as part of our push.
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Mr Magic on May 14, 2012, 11:59:30 PM
I saw a few.
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: gerkin greg on May 15, 2012, 12:43:48 AM
Crap
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Mr Magic on May 15, 2012, 01:51:22 AM
Crap

Really? I went with some.
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Gigantor on May 15, 2012, 05:58:25 AM
I saw a few as well
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Ruanaidh on May 15, 2012, 06:02:00 AM
Saw 3 at the G I think :-[. But in Point Cook.....well, that's a whole different story..........
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Jackstar is back again on May 15, 2012, 08:08:02 AM
About 50 I seen
The club organized ticketing for them as well
Good idea in theory
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: cub on May 15, 2012, 09:17:20 AM
A couple, they served me my beer  :cheers
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: 10 FLAGS on May 15, 2012, 09:28:41 AM
The club will be able to find more indians serving customers at any local Subway store.  ;D
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Sabretooth on May 15, 2012, 11:24:24 AM
The color choice for her dress was poor, RED!  :lol
Title: Re: Was there many indians at the weekend ?
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on May 15, 2012, 12:47:30 PM
The color choice for her dress was poor, RED!  :lol

I thought that too, get on board!!
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on June 28, 2012, 04:13:46 AM
AFL budget cuts means no preseason game in India for at least a further 12 months ...


"... Richmond will not contest a pre-season game in India next year. No budget has been put in place by the AFL for that game and the Tigers have put their plans off for a further 12 months."

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/now-for-afl-austerity-measures-20120627-212xp.html#ixzz1z1DQE8IB
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: one-eyed on July 21, 2012, 03:01:47 AM
There is also believed to be an exhibition match slated for India at the end of this season, with Richmond expected to play against Greater Western Sydney.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/afl/more-news/port-adelaide-and-western-bulldogs-to-play-exhibition-match-in-london/story-e6frf9jf-1226431194765
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: yellowandback on July 21, 2012, 05:32:43 AM
should get Jordan McMahon involved as an ambassador, he's half indian

Which half  :huh
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: bojangles17 on July 21, 2012, 09:49:03 AM
There is also believed to be an exhibition match slated for India at the end of this season, with Richmond expected to play against Greater Western Sydney.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/afl/more-news/port-adelaide-and-western-bulldogs-to-play-exhibition-match-in-london/story-e6frf9jf-1226431194765

Theres only three lines in the article, anyonej got the full transcript ::)
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: tigs2011 on July 21, 2012, 10:36:05 AM
should get Jordan McMahon involved as an ambassador, he's half indian

Which half  :huh

I can't see it personally so I'm presuming the talented half...
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: bojangles17 on July 21, 2012, 11:12:07 AM
would wanna be a good pay off, one of the more dangerous parts of the world to go....I understand Indian firms are queing up to get a slice of Australian commerce, what better exposure could they get than on board the tiggy train :gotigers
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 21, 2012, 12:22:14 PM
We could add another stat to the list.

First team to lose in India....
First team to get beaten by 10 goals against GWS..... 
First team to get busted for Indian match fixing......
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: jordie2tivendale on July 21, 2012, 12:29:59 PM
We could add another stat to the list.

First team to lose in India....
First team to get beaten by 10 goals against GWS..... 
First team to get busted for Indian match fixing......

First Truckload of curry and Papadams to get dumped at punt road
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rogerd3 on July 21, 2012, 02:11:49 PM
cant play in the tropics
so lets hitch the wagon off
to Bombay India. :lol

Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 21, 2012, 09:23:46 PM
We could add another stat to the list.

First team to lose in India....
First team to get beaten by 10 goals against GWS..... 
First team to get busted for Indian match fixing......

First Truckload of curry and Papadams to get dumped at punt road
good one. I like it.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 21, 2012, 10:18:19 PM
We could add another stat to the list.

First team to lose in India....
First team to get beaten by 10 goals against GWS..... 
First team to get busted for Indian match fixing......

First Truckload of curry and Papadams to get dumped at punt road

Hahahahahaha ;D
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rfctigers05 on July 21, 2012, 10:35:41 PM
More crap
Feed them curry
Havent played in Australia for 30yrs
Benny Fale has lost the plot
Someone needs to take the goose out
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rfctigers05 on July 22, 2012, 12:15:34 AM
Delhi Tigers
Great expansion prospect
 Benny learn to play in your own backyard before we go international and embarrass ourselves on a national scale
We can't win Cairns or Darwin
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rogerd3 on July 22, 2012, 12:33:54 AM
Delhi Tigers
Great expansion prospect
 Benny learn to play in your own backyard before we go international and embarrass ourselves on a national scale
We can't win Cairns or Darwin

we're off to the Kimberley to play. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Big Papa Bear on July 22, 2012, 07:57:37 AM
Some very narrow small minded people making some stupid if not racist comments about India when they probably have not even been there! And if you have yes it is different but that happens around the world? However would point our that this is a serious initiative that could poor $millions into the club if successful. There is a also a huge Indian population in Melbourne ready to be tapped into as well.

Before you make stupid derogatory comments - look at the rewards or benefits it could bring the club.

 If you are offended then good.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: WA Tiger on July 22, 2012, 08:13:35 AM
OMFG......really, we can't even win in QLD....I don't believe it, fools!
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Ruanaidh on July 22, 2012, 08:21:51 AM
However would point our that this is a serious initiative that could poor $millions into the club if successful. There is a also a huge Indian population in Melbourne ready to be tapped into as well.

And they are untainted by 30 years of masochism ::) If anyone deserves some humorous introspection it's us Tiger's members/supporters....don't you think. Think of it this way, we are just readying the Indians for more of the same. - it's a community service :thumbsup
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Big Papa Bear on July 22, 2012, 10:11:03 AM
I can accept some more of the humorous banters however pretty disappointed that people cannot be more positive above some initiatives or changes. They spend and waste a lot of energy being negative instead of making some positive contributions as to how it may work?

People are entitled to their opinions - realise that however if only they could use their brains / thoughts for goodness rather than evil..
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on July 22, 2012, 10:54:25 AM
  :lol
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rfctigers05 on July 22, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
An extra 1.3billion people laughing at us
Ps ignoramus I made no racist comments
I referred ti feeding the tigers curry
What's the Point having sponsors when you can't perform on a micro scale
Is the long term picture greater than thirt years? Then I must be Methusula   More patince guys
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on July 22, 2012, 11:18:04 AM
Although big Papa has added good value in their time I think the post in this thread is a lil over sensitive.
And excluding my indian mates I grew up with from childhood I would totally agree with 10 flags.
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rfctigers05 on July 22, 2012, 11:19:22 AM
Keep eating tiger pooh
It may taste better with curry but I dont want to try it
Benny Fale diarrhea fit for the gullible who live on false hopes or mummy forgot to tell them the meaning of fairy tales and fairy bread
FFS or FTF
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on July 22, 2012, 11:26:28 AM
Keep eating tiger pooh
It may taste better with curry but I dont want to try it
Benny Fale diarrhea fit for the gullible who live on false hopes or mummy forgot to tell them the meaning of fairy tales and fairy bread
FFS or FTF

We have guys like this on the forum and your worried about what exactly?? :lol
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Smokey on July 22, 2012, 11:37:02 AM
Keep eating tiger pooh
It may taste better with curry but I dont want to try it
Benny Fale diarrhea fit for the gullible who live on false hopes or mummy forgot to tell them the meaning of fairy tales and fairy bread
FFS or FTF

We have guys like this on the forum and your worried about what exactly?? :lol

x 2
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: rfctigers05 on July 22, 2012, 12:00:31 PM
Rahul Dravid for coach please that should get the FTF over 10 million
It's all about stuffing money into their own coffers
Nothing about success. We've had enough members money to run a successful footy team for the last ten years but the same results are displayed
The salary cap is fixed for all teams so what's the excuse more money more success
We have got more money than you can poke sticks at
so they have to spend it and it can't exceed the salary cap
Simple maths they are having a ball with the surplus money giving the admin team huge pay rises
FFS or FTF
Title: Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 22, 2012, 01:46:01 PM
my issue is that alot of indians think that they are above everyone else and that most of them are cheap skates who never wanna pay for anything - they expect everything for free.
100 % correct flags. And their proud of it too.

Evidence from my favourite comedian and of Indian heritage, the very funny Russell Peters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kSgaSoULKU&feature=youtube_gdata_player (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kSgaSoULKU&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
 
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on November 06, 2012, 05:37:07 PM
Indian Tigers Supporter Group

Click here to download the Indian Tigers Supporter Group flyer (http://bptvpd.ngcdn.telstra.com/pd_afltigers0/isg2012.pdf)

 
This supporter group will provide you with an exciting introduction to the Richmond Tigers and the game of Australian Rules Football.  The Tigers’ home ground is the mighty MCG. As with cricket, it is a great place to watch elite-level football.

The Richmond Football Club is keen to build on its relationship with the Indian community.  As a result, the Club has formed the Indian Tigers Supporter Group. This supporter group will provide you with an exciting introduction to the Richmond Tigers and the game of Australian Rules Football.

Indian cricket great Rahul Dravid is delighted to be the patron of the Indian Tigers Support Group.

“Sport brings people together. I have seen that all over the world. It’s great that Richmond is connecting with the Indian community,” said the champion batsman, who visited the ME Bank Centre at Punt Road Oval on the eve of the 2011 Boxing Day Test.

“I like the idea of the Indian Tigers supporter group – it will give Indians another team and another sport to follow. I have watched some games on television – it is fast and very physical.  It would be great to see a game played in India one day.”

Indeed, Richmond does have aspirations to play an exhibition game in Mumbai in the near future. As part of this planned activity Richmond officials recently joined a Victorian State Government Trade Mission in India this month.

We would like to offer you a free three-game Richmond membership for the 2013 season, as well as an automatic, free membership of the Indian Tigers Supporter Group.

Your free Indian Tiger Membership entitles you to:

·         Access to any 3 home games in Melbourne
·         Personalised 2013 membership card
·         A unique inner sanctum experience at the Club, before a game at the MCG
·         Personalised communication from the club

In 2012, the Richmond Football Club achieved a significant goal by signing over 53,000 members and breaking our all-time membership record.  We want to be even bigger and better in 2013, as we continue our quest for 75,000 members by 2014.

To join the Indian Tigers Supporter Group and become a member of the Richmond Football Club, fill in your details below and we will contact you shortly.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/indiantigerssupportergroup/tabid/18648/default.aspx
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Judge Roughneck on November 07, 2012, 03:52:06 AM
Raul 8)
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: eliminator on November 07, 2012, 06:57:10 AM
Good initiative by the Club. Good to have someone as recognisable as Dravid behind it too.
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Phil Mrakov on November 07, 2012, 08:48:15 AM
Get him to a game
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 25, 2012, 03:06:10 PM
Indian push
By Ben Collins
Sun 25 Nov, 2012


THE TENTACLES of Australian Football are ever-expanding, even in parts of the globe that once appeared impenetrable. And here's another example of the game's extraordinary reach and impact.

On December 1 and 2, cricket-mad India will host its first Australian Football tournament. Adding to the surreal nature of the event, Australian cricket great Steve Waugh is the tournament ambassador.

The AFL push into India is not a recent development. AFL India has existed in different guises for several years, and organised games have been played there since 2007.

'Captain Kirk's Odyssey' - a 2011 tour by Sydney premiership player Brett Kirk, then the AFL's international ambassador - gave the sport a decent kick-along, and not just in India, but also South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Richmond has also been active in trying to make inroads into what it sees as a vast, untapped market. The Tigers have plans to play an exhibition game in India, and have been pulling out all stops to garner local support.

They hosted Bollywood superstar actress Vidya Balan at their round seven clash with Sydney at the MCG, and have enlisted Indian cricket star Rahul Dravid as patron of their Indian Tigers supporter group.

Dravid is one of Waugh's greatest admirers. They are firm friends who catch up for dinner whenever their paths cross - a possibility during the Indian footy tournament.

Such non-cricket ambassadorial roles are not foreign to Waugh, who mentored the Socceroos during the 2007 Asian Cup and the Australian Olympic team in Beijing in 2008.

And AFL isn’t entirely foreign to the former Australian captain. In February, he spoke to the newly installed leadership group at Greater Western Sydney.

Raised in Sydney's south-western suburbs, Waugh sees great merit in the AFL's push into rugby territory.

His involvement in the Indian footy initiative is a considerable departure from the norm for him, largely because of the setting. But in many ways the 47-year-old is the ideal candidate for the role.

Waugh is fascinated by India, which holds for him both good and bad memories: the disappointment of never winning a Test series there is soothed somewhat by his love of the culture and the people.

But strangely, after touring the sub-continent on numerous occasions as a cricketer, this time Waugh's journey will involve a much bigger red leather ball.

And the sport he will promote is perhaps accessible to more people than his chosen sport. (There is less financial outlay for equipment, for a start.) Indeed, competition organisers trumpet in a press release that teams will comprise "players from the slums of Mumbai, middleclass Indian teenagers and affluent uni students".

Organised by AFL India, in conjunction with Global Community Sports and Reclink Australia, the competition will feature teams from the cities of Madurai, Mumbai and host Kozhikode. They will don the colours of Richmond (of course), Essendon, Geelong, North Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney.

About 10 games will be played in a round-robin format over the two days, culminating in a grand final. The winning team will earn bragging rights as national champions.

There are also some individual rewards on offer. Players will have the chance to push for selection in the national side (the India Tigers) for the next AFL International Cup, and one lucky player will be chosen to travel to Australia as part of a football exchange program.

The event is the result of a three-year campaign by AFL India to promote the sport. It will be sponsored by the Perth-based Oil and Gas Mining Institute and Australia Unlimited.

Sudip Chakraborty - the AFL India president who doubles as captain of his national team - describes the competition as "a dream come true".

He harbours a much bigger dream: that of creating enough attention in the Australian game to attract widespread interest and participation, school programs, and the biggie - establishing an "all-India league". All within five years.

Considering the atmosphere Indian fans create at big cricket matches, that would be something to behold.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/151696/default.aspx
Title: Re: Indian star Rahul Dravid backs Tiger push for Indian support (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Rampstar on November 25, 2012, 04:33:18 PM
Indian Tigers Supporter Group

Click here to download the Indian Tigers Supporter Group flyer (http://bptvpd.ngcdn.telstra.com/pd_afltigers0/isg2012.pdf)

We would like to offer you a free three-game Richmond membership for the 2013 season, as well as an automatic, free membership of the Indian Tigers Supporter Group.

Your free Indian Tiger Membership entitles you to:

·         Access to any 3 home games in Melbourne
·         Personalised 2013 membership card
·         A unique inner sanctum experience at the Club, before a game at the MCG
·         Personalised communication from the club

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/indiantigerssupportergroup/tabid/18648/default.aspx

Should be a major success. Whilst we all pay and have for years these bludgers will be getting in for free. The funny part is the club knows these people are bludgers and dont pay for anything so they just caved in lol. Whats a stuffen joke.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 25, 2012, 06:45:14 PM
have to say I don't agree with this initiative by the club. understand the logic but just doesn't sit right

Free Memberships for people based on their nationality? Hmmmm
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on November 25, 2012, 06:49:14 PM
Yep exactly, not here to offend anyone but oops. They take offence to anything and are quick to poin the finger.
If ur not gonna contribute $$$$ sod off, would rather give free membershipps to the homeless and feed them as well.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on November 25, 2012, 06:50:26 PM
Racist club
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Francois Hackson on November 25, 2012, 06:55:54 PM
Typical response from some of you lot. The what about us mentality.

The club sees it as a opportunity to lure more supporters and whilst they get free memberships I'm sure they also sell merchandise which goes straight to the club.

Get over it people it's a great initiative.

Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Rampstar on November 25, 2012, 07:31:19 PM
Typical response from some of you lot. The what about us mentality.

The club sees it as a opportunity to lure more supporters and whilst they get free memberships I'm sure they also sell merchandise which goes straight to the club.

Get over it people it's a great initiative.

They wont be buying merchandise, they will want it for free. I want free memberships for all Wogs. The wogs who came here in the 50s and the 60s and their children, the ones who came in droves, who lived in Richmond, who didnt have a lot of  money but nevertheless they adopted this club so they put money in, sometimes they put money in they didnt have, how come no free memberships for these people?
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on November 25, 2012, 08:37:56 PM
Yep exactly, not here to offend anyone but oops. They take offence to anything and are quick to poin the finger.
If ur not gonna contribute $$$$ sod off, would rather give free membershipps to the homeless and feed them as well.
Agree with you and WP. This doesn't sit right with me either. I actually remember a mate of mine (who had fallen on tough times), ringing the club during Wallet's tenure and asked them if they had a discounted membership for those with a Health Care Card.....they said no.... this bloke had been a member for a decade earlier in his life.....so to all Indians or anyone else.........pay or no play....imo.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on November 25, 2012, 08:40:01 PM
Its great to see The tigers have done their research.

The Indian people invented zero. Hilarious.

http://youtu.be/IbjflbfI-eg
 (http://youtu.be/IbjflbfI-eg)
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on November 25, 2012, 08:57:44 PM
Typical response from some of you lot. The what about us mentality.



Sorry daniel it not about the "what about us mentality"

Because it's not about me or what do I get or why don't I get freebies it's about the fact they are offering something for free to people based on the nationality.

Last time I checked in this political correct world in which now live there's a good chance it would be deemed racist. But for some reason in this case it isn't. Why?

But more importantly as Runaidh & Ramps mention what about other people who can't afford memberships because of genuine hardship? Why aren't/haven't they been shown the same generosity from our Club

As I said I understand the clubs reasoning but it just doesn't sit right with me
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on November 25, 2012, 09:04:20 PM
i agree with the general push to expand the supporter base and to target India in particular.However i must admit offering free memberships just doesnt sit well,considering so many supporters out there do it hard and yet were still able to contribute to the fighting tiger fund..To me membership has a responsibility too not something to be tossed around with gay abandon.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Francois Hackson on November 25, 2012, 09:33:38 PM
Typical response from some of you lot. The what about us mentality.

The club sees it as a opportunity to lure more supporters and whilst they get free memberships I'm sure they also sell merchandise which goes straight to the club.

Get over it people it's a great initiative.

They wont be buying merchandise, they will want it for free. I want free memberships for all Wogs. The wogs who came here in the 50s and the 60s and their children, the ones who came in droves, who lived in Richmond, who didnt have a lot of  money but nevertheless they adopted this club so they put money in, sometimes they put money in they didnt have, how come no free memberships for these people?

I actually have quite a few Indian clients and let me tell you they aren't half as tight as some of us english or greeks. I know greeks and italians who make Indians look like the biggest spenders you are ever likely to meet.

all nationalities are the same. Some as tight as each other.

regardless why care about what they are doing worry about what your doing. Similar problem throughout society if you ask me

If some buy merchandise and become members then its a success IMO.

at the end of the day WGAF, seriously



Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on November 25, 2012, 09:42:13 PM
greeks and Italian are tight right now because they are just following their country men whose economies are down the toilet at the moment..maybe its a sympathy vote :)
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Smokey on November 25, 2012, 09:53:53 PM

As I said I understand the clubs reasoning but it just doesn't sit right with me

I think I also get the club's reasoning and see it as a 'hook' to use sales speak.  If the membership is gratis for the first year and that causes a significant percentage to re-sign next year at normal rates then it's a fantastic campaign.  If not, then nothing ventured nothing gained but with the rider that they don't continue to offer the freebie.  Just my take.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on November 25, 2012, 09:58:57 PM
So let me get this straight, what's the criteria to qualify for free membership? Is it you have to be of Indian descent, born in India or hold an Indian passport?

What about existing members who meet the new criteria? Do they get 3 games free?



Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on November 25, 2012, 10:02:02 PM
So let me get this straight, what's the criteria to qualify for free membership? Is it you have to be of Indian descent, born in India or hold an Indian passport?

What about existing members who meet the new criteria? Do they get 3 games free?
for all queries regarding nationality please consult mein kampf...lol
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on November 25, 2012, 10:05:10 PM
If you have to give it away, it has no value. I too disagree with this move and I'm usually pretty positive about the clubs marketing ventures.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Francois Hackson on November 25, 2012, 10:41:01 PM
greeks and Italian are tight right now because they are just following their country men whose economies are down the toilet at the moment..maybe its a sympathy vote :)

 :lol :lol

but no, some greeks and italians are so tight they end up paying more due to their stupidity.

first hand experience
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Rampstar on November 25, 2012, 10:49:58 PM
greeks and Italian are tight right now because they are just following their country men whose economies are down the toilet at the moment..maybe its a sympathy vote :)

 :lol :lol

but no, some greeks and italians are so tight they end up paying more due to their stupidity.

first hand experience

this is correct Ive seen it plenty of times  ;D. It pays to not be a cheapskate  ;D. You get what you pay for and some greeks and italians are other wogs are tight arses  :lol of that I have no doubt but that doesnt excuse the club giving the indians free memberships. On another matter do these indians on the freebies are they entitled to vote for board members and other club resolutions?
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: yellowandback on November 25, 2012, 10:59:40 PM
Typical response from some of you lot. The what about us mentality.

The club sees it as a opportunity to lure more supporters and whilst they get free memberships I'm sure they also sell merchandise which goes straight to the club.

Get over it people it's a great initiative.

They wont be buying merchandise, they will want it for free. I want free memberships for all Wogs.
:lol
Ya wannabe bludger Ramps!
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Penelope on November 25, 2012, 11:03:30 PM
On another matter do these indians on the freebies are they entitled to vote for board members and other club resolutions?
I really couldnt give a flying fornication about all this, but you do raise a very valid question here ramps
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on November 26, 2012, 03:24:21 AM
...un tapped market... capitalist.

David and the hot Indian.bird.love Richmond.

RFC could profit greatly from this long term if we do.it.right




Edit: Offensive text removed.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: dwaino on November 26, 2012, 11:47:07 AM
So let me get this straight, what's the criteria to qualify for free membership? Is it you have to be of Indian descent, born in India or hold an Indian passport?

What about existing members who meet the new criteria? Do they get 3 games free?
for all queries regarding nationality please consult mein kampf...lol

I found that book to be more about "how to manipulate stupid people"  ;D
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: dwaino on November 26, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
A....un tapped market... capitalist.

offensive text removed


Unnecessary  >:(
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on November 26, 2012, 12:46:11 PM
...un tapped market... capitalist.

Edit: offensive text removed


Classy
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on November 26, 2012, 12:48:44 PM
Problem is how many of you try something for free, enjoy it but still won't pay for it? I know I have
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Owl on November 26, 2012, 06:01:13 PM
How bout that Frankston bus ride the other day
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Rampstar on November 26, 2012, 10:22:44 PM
Would love to see the boards reaction if some indian starts to stack members in so they can get themselves elected with freebie electors lol.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: tigs2011 on November 27, 2012, 12:40:13 AM
Problem is how many of you try something for free, enjoy it but still won't pay for it? I know I have

No one ever gives me anything for free. This is an outrage!!! :banghead :banghead
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on November 27, 2012, 08:16:11 AM
Gee talk about xenophobia, i for one welcome the punjab. Imagine the day we see a swarm of yellow and black turbans in the MCG...great day :clapping
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Coach on November 27, 2012, 08:28:21 AM
Gee talk about xenophobia, i for one welcome the punjab. Imagine the day we see a swarm of yellow and black turbans in the MCG...great day :clapping

Get this gimp in a straight jacket please
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on November 27, 2012, 08:41:58 AM
Gee talk about xenophobia, i for one welcome the punjab.

Agree. No wonder the world thinks most Australians are racist and if you respond to this then you probably are one of them.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Smokey on November 27, 2012, 09:07:58 AM
Gee talk about xenophobia, i for one welcome the punjab.

Agree. No wonder the world thinks most Australians are racist and if you respond to this then you probably are one of them.

I agree with you MM.  Does that make me one?   ;D
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on November 27, 2012, 09:11:33 AM
Gee talk about xenophobia, i for one welcome the punjab.

Agree. No wonder the world thinks most Australians are racist and if you respond to this then you probably are one of them.

I agree with you MM.  Does that make me one?   ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on January 12, 2014, 03:46:43 PM
(http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/02/03/1226262/185330-rahul-dravid.jpg)

happy birthday to the great tigers rahul  :bow
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on January 12, 2014, 04:43:58 PM
I don't think we've even gained a single Indian supporter. Gail's plans have been shelved
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on January 12, 2014, 05:25:36 PM
Researched that did you or just make it up :lol
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on January 12, 2014, 05:32:40 PM
I don't think we've even gained a single Indian supporter. Gail's plans have been shelved

Well, there is 2 billion of them so its worth a go
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on January 12, 2014, 05:35:33 PM
I don't think we've even gained a single Indian supporter. Gail's plans have been shelved

Well, there is 2 billion of them so its worth a go

Please, we even tried the thing they love most. Freebies
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on January 12, 2014, 05:38:12 PM
curry > freebies

Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Penelope on January 12, 2014, 06:14:02 PM
what about free curry?
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on January 12, 2014, 06:31:41 PM
Bingo
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on January 12, 2014, 07:45:23 PM
Bingo

You're right, a lot of them attend bingo at Fawkner  :shh could be on to something
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on January 12, 2014, 07:52:06 PM
free curry day $$ = $50,000

potential news long term indian members = millions

 :clapping
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on January 15, 2017, 04:47:34 AM
Sheeds wants Essendon to play us in India.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-12/indian-summer-dons-sheedy-eye-footys-newest-frontier
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on January 15, 2017, 09:18:11 AM
Sheeds wants Essendon to play us in India.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-12/indian-summer-dons-sheedy-eye-footys-newest-frontier

NO

That is all
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on January 15, 2017, 12:47:59 PM
Why not
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on January 15, 2017, 01:20:41 PM
Sheeds wants Essendon to play us in India.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-12/indian-summer-dons-sheedy-eye-footys-newest-frontier

NO

That is all
It doesn't have to be an OER sponsored game WP! ;D
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on January 15, 2017, 04:03:36 PM
If we chaned fron Tigers to Holy Cows may have more appeal, then we would have a chance of playng our teats off?? :shh
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on January 15, 2017, 04:08:44 PM
If we chaned fron Tigers to Holy Cows may have more appeal, then we would have a chance of playng our teats off?? :shh

hardwick would  ensure we produced sour milk
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on January 15, 2017, 06:38:43 PM
If we chaned fron Tigers to Holy Cows may have more appeal, then we would have a chance of playng our teats off?? :shh

hardwick would  ensure we produced sour milk
Sounds a bit cheesy :lol
Title: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on June 24, 2017, 03:35:33 PM
Richmond, GWS Giants planning to play in India for premiership points next year

MICHAEL WARNER,
Herald Sun
24 June 2017


RICHMOND and Greater Western Sydney are pushing to play a game for premiership points in India next season.

The historic match would likely be played at the 30,000-seat DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai during the mid-season bye rounds.

AFL chiefs have been briefed on the proposal that would gazump a plan by Essendon and Adelaide — revealed in Friday’s Herald Sun — to stage a pre-season or exhibition game on the subcontinent.

The Tigers-Giants clash on Indian soil will be fixtured as a GWS home game to ensure Richmond’s army of supporters are not robbed of a match in Melbourne.

“Both clubs have the ambition to play for premiership points in Mumbai as early as next year,” Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale confirmed.

“Clearly, there is a lot of work to be done to make this a reality, but we are absolutely committed to working with the Giants.
Indian great Rahul Dravid with Richmond captain Trent Cotchin.

“India is a massive market and the commercial implications in the mid-to-long term could be very significant, so as a business we need to genuinely explore the opportunity.

“A game in India for four points would be a serious statement of intent and a foundation for us to build on.”

A Giants spokesman said: “We are aware there is a significant amount of work to do before the ambition of playing an AFL game for points in India can be realised, but we look forward to continuing talks with the AFL and the Tigers.

“Indian-born migrants are the third largest population group in Sydney, with many settling in Western Sydney.”

Richmond has already established a significant ambassadorial network in India, including Bollywood stars, key political figures and Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.

Discussions with the AFL will continue ahead of the preparation for next year’s AFL fixture.

Richmond sees the Tiger — a secular symbol in India — as a selling point.

Representation of AFL clubs from Sydney and Melbourne is also seen as an advantage.

“At the invitation of Austrade, club representatives have travelled to India a number of times and that included identifying a potential venue in Mumbai that could host a game,” Gale said.

“We were also part of a State Government trade mission so we have built significant links both locally and in India.

“We seriously explored the potential of playing a game in India five years ago so the idea is nothing new. We do however welcome the renewed interest from the AFL and are keen to work with the Giants to make this happen.”

Port Adelaide is also in talks with the league to continue its commitment to play an annual game in China.

Gold Coast agreed to surrender a home match to play the Power in Shanghai in Round 8 this year.

Greater Western Sydney’s willingness to do the same will be a key to the proposed 2018 Mumbai match against Richmond.

“This is clearly a significant opportunity for Australian football and given Western Sydney’s demographic make-up and the Giants’ connection with the Indian community, the Giants are a logical consideration for a game in India,” the Giants spokesman said.

“New South Wales’ economic base is an undeniable consideration when looking to further build links with India and the Indian community in Australia via an AFL premiership game.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/richmond-gws-giants-planning-to-play-in-india-for-premiership-points-next-year/news-story/480ac77477e82215d1913e140718a29b
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on June 24, 2017, 04:34:04 PM
sponsored by adani?
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: peggles on June 24, 2017, 07:17:06 PM
no harm.

makes dollars sense, sponsorship etc.
we don't lose a home game as it would be a GWS home game (also ensure that they won't have home ground advantage given it's played in india)

win win.

much like Port's deal with shanghai.

Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: (•))(©™ on June 24, 2017, 07:34:57 PM
RFC - The dysentery years...
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: (•))(©™ on June 24, 2017, 07:46:24 PM
Got a mate who works at the club and he sent me this.

Allegedly the real reason the club are keen on Mumbai...

Jashwan D'Sylva.
He calls himself, Big J. (171cm)
Dimmer wants him as number two forward.

Exciting times ahead for this club.  :gotigers :thumbsup :clapping

(https://wearabout.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/openshirt1.jpg)
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Chuck17 on June 24, 2017, 08:45:26 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on June 24, 2017, 08:51:48 PM
 :clapping
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Owl on June 25, 2017, 12:08:58 PM
He will fit right in
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on June 25, 2017, 01:22:46 PM
Dimma said he'll be a perfect ruck/forward to give Grigg a chop out.
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: (•))(©™ on June 25, 2017, 01:47:22 PM
He does it all.

Just look at him.
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: Willy on June 25, 2017, 02:55:45 PM
Would probs defeat Menadue in a fist fight.
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: (•))(©™ on June 25, 2017, 03:17:00 PM
He's wih Ralph Carr
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on June 25, 2017, 03:56:26 PM
Holding out for a big contract...
Title: Re: Richmond, GWS planning to play in India for premiership pts in 2018 (Herald-Sun)
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on June 25, 2017, 07:21:28 PM
Peggy said it was GWS that came to us. It will be a GWS home game if it happens. A lot of water to go under the bridge for it to become a reality. Still in the early phases of working out its feasibility.
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 07, 2018, 05:52:47 PM
FOUR clubs are visiting India this week as the AFL edges closer to staging a game in the world's second most populous country.

AFL general manager of China and India David Stevenson will fly to India later this week on a fact-finding mission, and will be accompanied by officials from four clubs.

League CEO Gillon McLachlan preferred not to disclose the identity of those clubs at a pre-season briefing with reporters on Wednesday.

But Richmond and Greater Western Sydney have been pushing since last year to play a premiership game in Mumbai, while Essendon and Adelaide have also been investigating playing a pre-season or exhibition game on the subcontinent.   

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-03-07/four-clubs-off-to-india-as-afl-eyes-staging-game
Title: Re: Richmond & India thread [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 08, 2018, 12:13:44 PM
The Rivalry of the Raj is getting close

The Rover
SportingNews.com
8 May 2018


Port Adelaide and Gold Coast are off to Shanghai next week for the second annual China game, and we’re being told it’s a huge success and the expanded arena has been sold out already (‘expanded’ to a capacity of 11,500 – not really something to brag about in a city of 24 million).

This ‘success’ is seeing the League ramp up its efforts to get a game in India and you can be sure there will be AFL action on the sub-continent just two years away in 2020.

Richmond and GWS will hit the Hindu highlife, but there’s uncertainty as to whether it will be for premiership points or just a pre-season game.

Surprisingly it’s the AFL that’s trying to keep it on the slow burner, while the Tigers and Giants are pushing for a home-and-away match.

Both teams are keen to invest evenly in the takings and the potential audience, creating an ‘Indian rivalry’ that will hold its own interest for the locals at the expense of the other 16 clubs.

With 1.3 billion Indians to share there’s no need for either club to be greedy, something ‘Kochy’ could learn from.

Source: Sporting News website (http://www.sportingnews.com/au/afl/list/the-afl-rover-tom-lynch-to-the-hawks-think-again-richmond-tigers-hawthorn-gold-coast-ross-lyon-sexual/17l14p33c4qjz11j6natqvyc2m/slide/4)