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Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by jamiewilkinson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:57 pm

After having an amazing weekend, we were some of the last to leave the stadium expecting the Tigers players to come out and applaud and thank our support. Really annoyed that they didnt. Sure they were disappointed as were we, but it wasnt easy for us all to make it out there. Tait and another player made a half hearted attempt.
But a real downer on the game afterwards.
Crane thanked the fans through Twitter today.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by pwinson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:29 pm

Completely agree with these sentiments. It surely is not expecting too much and only common courtesy from the players, on winning or losing these 'special' matches to acknowlege the committment that, in this case, over 1500 Supporters made, at significant cost, to get behind their team

This 'no show'has been the situation over several years and does leave a somewhat nasty taste in the mouth

A small but significant positive gesture would be appreciated

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by fentiger » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:31 pm

We, too felt the same. It has happened before, but I thought someone had posted that the players were unaware this grated with supporters and would recognise the support in future ( present ) games.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by DickyP » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:40 pm

A totally bizarre thread - the player should not be expected to do any such thing - indeed someone please tell me why supporters need their egos massaging to this extent. I'd have been surprised if the players could stand after the effort they gave and the let down of losing.

A totally selfish attitude on behalf of a clique of supporters who are lucky enough to be able to afford the luxury of such jaunts.
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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by Captain Sensible » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:42 pm

A lot of tigers fans were saying this after the game and we totally agree and discussed this morning in toulon with other tigers fans who also felt the same. Really enjoyed the game apart from the loss of course but come on tigers; a lot of fans paid a lot of money and the support was brilliant!!!!!!

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by MJ Chairman » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:55 pm

What total cobblers. Those players put their bodies on the line, for the team, club, badge and fans, and you're complaining they didn't come and wave thanks. Please get real and don't anyone suggest that the fans aren't the life blood of the club.
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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by jamiewilkinson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:02 pm

Not complaining, just put a bit of a sour note to the end of the game for us. A real shame that they couldnt find it in themselves to acknowledge the support. We were all very proud of what they gave.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by fentiger » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:04 pm

Yes, we're not complaining, just pointing out that a small reciprocal gesture of recognition would be appreciated.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by DickyP » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:14 pm

Of course you're complaining: if this doesn't constitute a complaint then what does?
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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by Ian S » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:20 pm

How long did you wait in the ground after the game to wait to applaud the team hoping they would at least acknowledge the great effort many made to attend and who sang themselves hoarse supporting the team.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by fentiger » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:25 pm

Ian S wrote:How long did you wait in the ground after the game to wait to applaud the team hoping they would at least acknowledge the great effort many made to attend and who sang themselves hoarse supporting the team.
Exactly.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by wolverhampton_tiger » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:30 pm

I very rarely post on here but I have to say I was not disappointed that the players did not return, they looked devastated at the end as was every Tigers supporter who travelled or stayed at home. We stood and cheered and clapped them as they came off, they acknowledged this and gestured to the crowd all over the ground and clapped in appreciation of the support.

I did not expect them to come back out after that so left with my disappointment, perhaps we should leave it there and get behind the team on Sunday.

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by Norfolk & Goode » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:39 pm

Eighty minutes of pounding rugby, intense performances and immense disappointment while you sat on your back sides supping beer and your day is soured by not getting a wave? 'Fickle' comes to mind. Congrats and respect for making it there, but grow up!

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by Captain Sensible » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:42 pm

Fickle we are not, dedicated we are; we applauded the toulon players and they reciprocated.
Need we say more?

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Re: Tigers after the Final Whistle

Post by Old Hob » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:47 pm

DickyP wrote:A totally bizarre thread - the player should not be expected to do any such thing - indeed someone please tell me why supporters need their egos massaging to this extent. I'd have been surprised if the players could stand after the effort they gave and the let down of losing.

A totally selfish attitude on behalf of a clique of supporters who are lucky enough to be able to afford the luxury of such jaunts.
Entirely agree. A real "Look at me Mummy" attitude by these supporters who seem to need some form of approbation. Bizarre indeed.
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