Building the social media network

There is no doubt now fellow Tigers fans that journalists and bloggers etc aren’t yet interested in Tigers fans efforts in making the Tigers the second Melbourne NBL team in the competition.

So how do we change that? For starters it is up to us, Tigers fans have to generate the interest themselves by showing the passion and dedication fans have for the team and the goal of returning to the NBL and that may seem difficult but it really isn’t because a Tweet can be written in about the same time as watching a cat video and liking and retweeting is a click and done thing.

Below is a list of Basketball reporters, stars and bloggers who could potentially be Twittered to persuasion to come and have a look at fans efforts at Rebuilding Our Melbourne Tigers and Save The Melbourne Tigers, they may comment negatively but we’ll take it because they’ve taken the time to acknowledge us and may set people’s curiosity off.

Roy Ward – Twitter
The Age Sport – Twitter
SMH Sport – Twitter
Hoops.com.au – Twitter
The Pick And Roll  – FB Page, Twitter
SEN Morning Glory – Twitter
Andy Maher (SEN Morning Glory co-host) – Twitter
Andrew Gaze – Twitter
Lanard Copeland – Twitter
Boti Nagy – Twitter
AndTheFoul.net – Twitter
Hoops Heaven – Twitter
Corey ‘Homicide’ Williams – Twitter
Dwayne Russell – Twitter
Andrew Voss – Twitter
Hoops.com.au – Twitter
Steve Carfino – Twitter
Paul Suttor – Twitter
Rebuild Our Melbourne Tigers – Twitter
Melbourne Tigers Girls – Twitter

Some NBL fans may not be aware the Melbourne Tigers still exists so you might have to explain that because there is a chance people just think we’re bitter fans and not club re-builders or expanders.

If we can get 10 people tweeting that’s good, if all ten retweet the others tweets then it goes into multiplication and if the retweets get retweeted it reaches more people and if people comment on tweets it goes further and then we’ve got a commodity.

Lastly there’s the whole realm of hashtags so in tweets could put in #MelbourneTigers, #Tigers, #WeAreMelbourneToo, #Wewereherefirst, #TigersForNBL, #TigersAreUnited (that will stump people) and lots more, if enough people use the same hashtag it trend in the nation.

It can be done, believe it, do it and achieve it.

Go Tigers!

A revisit to Nate Tomlinson’s words

We Are Not United looks back to those days when the announcement was that Melbourne United was coming and the Tigers were going, Nate Tomlinson had a lot to say on Twitter about what happened and Tigers fans were really upset by his words, his first act was to say that people who didn’t go to ‘Tiger’s’ games consistently couldn’t talk about how upset they were and it went on to say things that they were still Tigers players and much more, thankfully for us Nate didn’t delete his words like most sportsmen and sportswomen do when they say something controversial and so all 8 tweets are below for readers to see for themselves in their unedited glory.

It should also be noted that Nate is wearing #6 this year which is the retired number of Tigers great Warrick Giddey, so much for Nate claiming they are ‘still Tigers players’ when he is wearing the number that is supposed to be retired and retired is sports way of saying not to be used again.

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