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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #450 on: March 22, 2023, 02:33:26 PM »
Not famous but one very lucky Tiger supporter.


Tigers fan’s quadruple bypass horror after AFL clash

A mad Richmond fan is lucky to be alive after he suffered a heart attack at the MCG when the Tigers took on the Blues in the AFL season opener.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/richmond-fan-suffers-heart-attack-during-tigers-and-blues-game-at-the-mcg/news-story/a9a368940ad7ed8d0ae358c0620d1d31

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #451 on: April 02, 2023, 06:16:44 PM »
Not famous but vision of a Tiger supporter in full away Richmond playing kit and draped in a Richmond flag at Wrestlemania in Los Angeles.

https://twitter.com/conf82/status/1642308041784844293

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #452 on: April 13, 2023, 03:23:40 PM »
Tigers legend Neil Balme has paid a special visit to one of Richmond's oldest fans - 98-year-old sister Joan Toole.

https://twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne/status/1646041919204757504

She has seen 11 of our flags  :thumbsup.

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #453 on: April 13, 2023, 04:25:40 PM »
Love hearing stories like this . Glad Balmy recognises this .
Just out of interest has anyone else sensed there’s less elderly from all clubs attending games these past few years , probably since the pandemic started

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #454 on: April 13, 2023, 06:28:52 PM »
At a guess, I would suggest they would be more likely to prefer the walk up start and not the pressure to book a seat , and may not know it’s reverted back

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #455 on: April 19, 2023, 05:57:21 PM »
Cheer squad truths: Tiger fan who wears 22 jumpers on gameday

If you thought you were a die-hard supporter of your club, read this and think again. This Richmond superfan takes it to a new level. See the stories behind your clubs most passionate fans.

Bruce Korun is keeping an eye out to see when Maurice Rioli enters the game.

Rioli is the Tigers’ substitute and Korun has his No. 10 guernsey in his bag.

The jumpers of 21 members of Richmond’s starting 22 are on Korun himself.

“I left (Ben) Miller home – I forgot him,” Korun says.

“I’m a bit upset about that.”

Korun started donning four guernseys at games in 2007, taking one off each quarter.

Since 2017, he has been wearing the jumper of every selected player, removing one every time the Tigers kick a goal.

“He’d come looking like the Michelin man,” cheer squad treasurer Mandy Woodward says.

“When we kick a goal in Melbourne, people will say ‘Bruce, take it off, take it off’.”

The guernseys are not worn in any particular order.

“People up in the grandstand all have bets who’s going to come off next,” says Korun, who estimates he owns 100 jumpers.

Richmond is trailing by 21 points at half-time and Korun has removed three guernseys.

He remains very optimistic.

Seeing a swag of premierships will do that.

Korun has been barracking for the Tigers since the age of 11, having fallen in love with the colours and emblem.

The 1982 flag was the first he saw live but 2017 the most special.

Korun thinks Richmond will claim this year’s premiership, despite its poor form.

After some goals, he gets up and turns to the crowd to yell “To September again”.

“Bruce, no more September, we’re not going to get there this year,” Woodward says.

When Marlion Pickett kicks truly on the run, Korun stands again and off comes Hugo Ralphsmith’s guernsey, revealing Jacob Hopper’s underneath.

Korun hardly sits in his seat, but soon is scrambling under it.

Rioli has replaced premiership captain Trent Cotchin, so Korun reaches opens his bag and grabs the second generation Tiger’s guernsey to put it on.

Later in the term, a Liam Baker major brings the Tigers to within two goals – and prompts an excited Korun to remove two jumpers at once.

Doing so appears to be bad luck.

Tom Papley answers for Sydney 90 seconds later.

https://www.codesports.com.au/afl/afl-gather-round-2023-a-look-at-every-game-through-the-eyes-of-club-cheer-squads/news-story/130f6900378c23805d8bb9f08e8d2636

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #456 on: May 12, 2023, 05:11:47 PM »
AFL website reporter Sarah Black is a Tiger supporter.

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Briefly touched on it, but it was the wrong piece to do a deep dive, but I’m completely fascinated by the supporter-base rivalry between the two.

I barrack for Richmond. The other half of my family are Geelong. I have a huge soft spot for them, and just don’t get the animosity!


https://twitter.com/_sjblack/status/1656796636969078786

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #457 on: May 12, 2023, 05:56:49 PM »
AFL website reporter Sarah Black is a Tiger supporter.

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Briefly touched on it, but it was the wrong piece to do a deep dive, but I’m completely fascinated by the supporter-base rivalry between the two.

I barrack for Richmond. The other half of my family are Geelong. I have a huge soft spot for them, and just don’t get the animosity!


https://twitter.com/_sjblack/status/1656796636969078786

For me the extreme dislike of Geesook comes from:

1. Duckwood and Dangerflop being flogs
2. Porkins pushing Balta and doing Soldo's knee
3. Wankley and Jabba the Hutch leading the anti-richmond push in the media
4. Chris Scot's salty criticism of us every time we beat them; and
5. The massive advantage they get playing at their shitebox stadium 12 times a year

But the biggest reason is that Steve Hocking changed the rules to bring us down knowing full well he was going back to Methlong to take over as CEO.  Cheating prick that he is!

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #458 on: June 27, 2023, 10:26:53 PM »
Michael Aish, who was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame tonight, said he loved the Tigers. Rolled off virtually our whole 1980 premiership team. He actually signed with us at one stage but in the end he didn't leave Norwood to come over to play in Victoria.

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #459 on: June 28, 2023, 11:15:20 AM »
Michael Aish, who was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame tonight, said he loved the Tigers. Rolled off virtually our whole 1980 premiership team. He actually signed with us at one stage but in the end he didn't leave Norwood to come over to play in Victoria.
From Rhett Bartlett:

Michael Aish signed a Form Four with @Richmond_FC as early as 1979, and the club kept trying to get him across for a good six years.

I think we're still trying.

https://twitter.com/rhettrospective/status/1673662955110498304

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #460 on: July 27, 2023, 02:46:26 PM »
Spotted a Richmond stubby cooler in a video with Eddie vedder 👍



https://twitter.com/Jasonkfraser/status/953952839654494209

He would've got it from his mate Ross Knight of the Cosmic Psychos who's a mad Richmond supporter. :shh
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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #461 on: July 27, 2023, 03:23:38 PM »
So glad former "first man" Tim Mathieson tried to get that awful mysogynist Tony Abbott barred from entering the Richmond rooms -  after all they should really only be for fine upstanding men of impeccable character and respecters of women such as himself... :shh
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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #462 on: July 30, 2023, 02:40:35 PM »
We've got a special guest in the rooms today.

Ian Wright, who played mainly for Crystal Palace and Arsenal back in the 80s & 90s.


https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1685504781413224448

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Re: Well known and famous Tiger supporters
« Reply #464 on: September 25, 2023, 02:56:16 AM »