Dear Dragons Fans,
We the fans of the Melbourne Tigers thank you for your wonderful post on picknroll.com.au, it had many great points.
Tigers fans love rivalry in the great city of Melbourne, it’s a lot of fun particularly when titles are on the line and NBL history is filled with battles for the city of Melbourne.
After the Victoria Giants in the early 2000’s folded the city was a very lonely place, some may say it started getting lonely back in 1998 when North Melbourne and SE Melbourne merged to become the good yet not so interesting Victoria Titans and then the Victoria Giants (think of once tasty leftovers fried by leaving it in the microwave too long).
It was wonderful when the Dragons came along although at first it did not look like the Dragons could fly let alone breathe fire and then you had to hire our Bogeyman known to the world as Brian Goorjian.
Isn’t it ironic that the man who caused the Tigers so many problems from the 1990’s on was a Tigers player in the 70’s and 80’s, it was a gift to Melbourne basketball that kept on giving and not often to the Tigers.
You won that 2008/09 title fair and square despite Chris Anstey’s efforts to whack your boys senseless and out of the NBL finals, too bad the NBL back in 2009 couldn’t fight it’s way out of a wet paper bag forcing the Dragons to leave and the Tigers to briefly do the same, in hindsight Tigers fans wish it was permanent because Larry Kestelman would never of appeared.
To get back into the NBL, South Dragons have to please Mr Kestelman the man who brought and killed off the Tigers and now is top of the NBL chain, but it may be a problem because the guy didn’t like the Tigers having the city to themselves and so he created Melbourne United to get 100% market share instead of promoting the need for a second team.
Melbourne United, a team that’s supposed to be for you and for us but most of us aren’t interested because they’re selfish, more selfish than the Tigers apparently were in the eyes of Larry Kestelman, how can people support a team that wants the whole city for themselves and takes everyone’s history while blatantly using retired jersey numbers that are hanging above their heads.
We should add that apart from a video pre-game and a paragraph or two in the history section (they can’t even get the link right) there’s nothing concrete that proves Melbourne United is for every fan from all the teams that died or suspended operations.
Even if they are truly for the state, they wear a blue that looks like it is black and their name and logo looks like something from a soccer club and what is on the jersey looks like a sign from a Las Vegas casino.
Tigers fans who don’t want to be with United would love the Dragons to defeat United if the Tigers can’t do it themselves, some say we should move on but why move on when there was nothing wrong with the Tigers and the Dragons and there was still plenty to achieve for both sides in the NBL.
But if it doesn’t work out with the NBL Dragons fans, there is always the BigV because we Tigers fans have teams there and we would gladly take you on in the battle for Victorian dominance, maybe we can take the rivalry to the CLB that’s coming and take on the NBL together, it would be so much fun.
We’re waiting Dragons, come play.