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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #46 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:
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #47 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.
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #48 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
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #49 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
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #50 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

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2011, 12:47:17 PM »
It looks like the RFC are building stronger ties with India....

Tigers at Diwali
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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

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2011, 03:07:03 PM »
Oh goodness gracious me lol

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2011, 03:25:47 PM »
Oh goodness gracious me lol

Not being racist are you?

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #56 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!

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2011, 03:31:58 PM »
haha, if you want to take it that way, you go for it!

Thought so.

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #58 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

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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India?
« Reply #59 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.