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Re: Is Richmond off to play in India next year?
« Reply #30 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
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Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #31 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

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #32 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

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #33 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

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #38 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.
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #39 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.
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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2011, 01:54:25 PM »
what a total waste of time

 :lol

this guy could have predicted that response


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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2011, 02:01:23 PM »
what a total waste of time

 :lol

this guy could have predicted that response



well hate to tell you, it is, what would the benefits be ???? You tell me,

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2011, 02:05:49 PM »
it would be a waste of time to tell you  ;)

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #43 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

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Re: Tigers, Bombers plan India match
« Reply #44 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. ::)