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Tigers flags

Post by Pete » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:13 am

Did anyone else notice the large number of yellow Wasps flags? Tigers probably had more flags than Wasps, but because they are predominently dark green, they couldn't be seen easily at Twickenham.

We definitely need a new flag - perhaps the old patchwork of red green and white squares would be much more visible. Maybe a plain white one, for when we play Wasps!

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Post by KingKong(2.15) » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:19 am

that and there were definitely many more wasps fans in today, at least from where I was.

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Post by CelticTiger » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:22 am

It seems their old QPR contingent turned up for the occasion.
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Post by toriya » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:46 am

I agree that it was difficult at times to see the large number of Tigers flags. But it was nice to get them! lol

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Post by APJones » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:50 am

The wasps publicity van were giving out their flags for free , was it the same at our shop ?
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Post by Former Prop » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:06 am

A lot of 'neutrals' were also going for the pests flags as well. :smt011
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Post by Daveyboy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:44 pm

A great number of spectators jumped onto the whole emotional "Dallaglio's Last Game" bandwagon. Lots of neutrals were supporting him / Wasps. I also saw quite a few Glos and Bath shirt-wearing fans with the yellow flags.



Let's face it though, 81,000 Tigers flags wouldn't have won us the game yesterday.

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Post by pogue3 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:48 pm

i saw some bath fans with tigers flags. had to do a double take

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Post by SabreTooth » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:26 pm

I think over the years we've bent quite a few noses out of shape, so a lot of neutrals went against us. Also I think right now Wasps are a far more marketable team than we are. I saw a few young kids in Tigers shirts carrying Wasps flags after the match. It made me smile because I think it is a small indiction of the future unless we make important changes.

Also agree that our green blended in way to much with the seating, hardly visable.
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Post by Iain » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:33 pm

I saw a Gloucester fan before the game and asked them who they were cheering on today. The response?

"Not you so f*** off!"

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Post by SabreTooth » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:45 pm

Ha! In the Guinness Village after the game a Wasps fan tried to drag out representative from as many teams as he could find to dance together. A female Bristol fan was already enjoying herself, he got a Tigers fan, and it was only the gloucester fan who decided to try and stamp on a tigers fan and act a tit. Wonder if it was the same one who told you to f*** off.
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Re: Tigers flags

Post by kornboy130 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:04 pm

Pete wrote:Did anyone else notice the large number of yellow Wasps flags? Tigers probably had more flags than Wasps, but because they are predominently dark green, they couldn't be seen easily at Twickenham.

We definitely need a new flag - perhaps the old patchwork of red green and white squares would be much more visible. Maybe a plain white one, for when we play Wasps!
no, there were just more wasps supporters/flags there. Pretty poor considerin how much better supported we are generally.

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Post by westwinds31 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:06 pm

Very true...we were badly outnumbered from where I was sitting....there were Wasps fans everywhere.

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Post by Mr_Ben » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:21 pm

I didn't go yesterday but am not surprised that there were more Wasps fans than Tigers.

Their track record in big finals makes them perfect candidates for the bandwagon jumping contingent who go to only a few games each season.

As has often been mentioned here before, our track record in big finals isn't great and for many less committed fans, there's only so many times they'll be prepared to payout a decent amount of money to see us lose again.

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Post by Mat » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:33 pm

Lets just remeber folks Wasps played Tigers off the park for 50 minsute or so. they had the game in the bag. What did we have to cheer and wave at the odd kick and chace whooppy!!

So face it wehn we are winning we wave and shout loads

The flags were given out free so floting voters are brob goign to wave the winning flag partuclulary youngsters.

I am sure if we had played better we woueld have sen more of out flags.

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