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There is no bigger ask in Rugby League than playing the defending premiers on their home ground. And to add more spice to the encounter, the Dragons are hardly coming off the ideal preparation on or off the paddock. With that in mind, the Dragon Army needs to come out in force & support our boys on Friday night.
This season-opening blockbuster will be a great opportunity for all Saints fans to show the rest of the NRL that we are right behind our club, despite what is being written in the press. The players have been written off & so has our coach, we?re underdogs ? the perfect recipe to start season 2005 with a boilover!
The Bulldog support is quite large but so is ours & when all you?re competing against is one chant (?Bulldogs ? clap, clap, clap?) & a drum, I?m sure we can come out on top in the stands too. If you have never joined in with the Dragon Army before, Friday night presents the perfect chance ? the more the merrier. If you?re apprehensive about attending a Bulldogs game, don?t be. There will be plenty of security & a large, united, Dragons supporter presence will make the likelihood of any trouble very small.
Kick-off is at 7:30pm ? bring your flags & signs, wear your red & white, bring your voices & Fire Up!
GETTING THERE & AWAY: Your best bet on getting to the game is via public transport. There are limited car spaces but with a train station opposite the stadium, train is the way to go. For detailed timetable information, go to: http://www.131500.com.au
TICKET PRICES: Tickets in the cheapest category are available from the ground for $8 with a Dragons season ticket. Alternatively, you can buy them during the lead-up to the match from Ticketek for $19. If you can make it to the ground early enough, the cheap tickets are your best bet but for those who will be cutting it fine after work, I?d recommend pre-buying to avoid being stuck outside when the game kicks off.
WHERE ARE THE ARMY SITTING?: As at all games the Dragons play at Telstra Stadium, we will be located in Aisle 119 & the surrounding Aisles. For a view of this section of the ground, please see the following address & follow the links: http://www.telstrastadium.com.au/index.aspx?link_id=4.107
BEST PUBS: To be honest, there isn?t much in the way of decent watering Holes in the Olympic Park precinct . If you are desperate for a beer, the Novotel across from the stadium is an option, but I would probably recommend getting on the train and celebrating in the city or closer to your home.
DRAGON ARMY CHANTS: Jubilee Avenue website - click here