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Raiders Army throws in the towel

By johnboy 23 August 2011 25

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The Canberra Times has the sad news that the denizens of Bay 72 have had enough:

Supporters have voiced some displeasure at the way the club has struggled and an email sent to Raiders Army members this morning said declining numbers this year was the major reason for ending its longstanding relationship.

The Raiders Army has been following the Green Machines since 2002 and occupied Bay 72 at Canberra Stadium for all home games.

Their website appears to have been quiet for a while too.

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Mister Evil Breakfast 4:34 pm 24 Aug 11

Woodgers said :

This leaves the door open for other fans who may have the desire to start something similar.

But was it really necessary to dump the whole Army? Couldn’t you have done a recruitment drive (conscription, perhaps?) in the off-season to ensure that there’s at least 50 blokes in green at the games? It really has been a strange atmosphere this year to be constantly outnumbered by the away teams’ supporters at the stadium… I’m not having a go at you, I think you’ve done a brilliant job and understand why you’re leaving, it just makes me a wee bit sad.

Woodgers 2:27 pm 24 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

Wow… Way to go with supporting your team.

What? They haven’t won a GF for yonks? Who cares, I’m a Sharks fan, and they’ve never won a GF in the entire 40+ years they have been in the comp!

It’s an accurate representation of the local populace… Flaky and inconsistent.

Have you read any of what i’ve written? We’re all still getting memberships next year and beyond, just not as a supporters group.

Keijidosha 2:09 pm 24 Aug 11

Genie said :

I’m sorry to say I’m glad the Raiders Army are no more. You guys are annoying with the constant singing.

I really enjoyed that a group of supporters were attempting to be more clever than those constantly shouting “RAI-DERS! RAI-DERS!” at the top of their lungs. It was just a shame that their lack of numbers meant the chanting was unintelligible from across the stadium. It would have been awesome to get a Premier League-style chorus going. Those spine-tingling moments of thousands of people supporting with one voice are epic.

shadow boxer 1:50 pm 24 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

Wow… Way to go with supporting your team.

What? They haven’t won a GF for yonks? Who cares, I’m a Sharks fan, and they’ve never won a GF in the entire 40+ years they have been in the comp!

It’s an accurate representation of the local populace… Flaky and inconsistent.

Then again most people think of Cooma residents as inbred rednecks or folks from the Shire as Bogan racists, i’m sure they a massive generalisations though.

chewy14 1:39 pm 24 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

Wow… Way to go with supporting your team.

What? They haven’t won a GF for yonks? Who cares, I’m a Sharks fan, and they’ve never won a GF in the entire 40+ years they have been in the comp!

It’s an accurate representation of the local populace… Flaky and inconsistent.

Yes I’ve often found that Shark can be Flakey and Inconsistent too.

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