THE IMPORTANCE OF NUMBER 9 AT TIGERLAND

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By Jason Sulligoi

 
 

Richmond has long been the butt of ninth-mond jokes, seemingly attached for all eternity to ninth spot, but as this article is being written in glorious spring sunshine on the last day of a long winter, Richmond has just won their ninth match in a row to secure eighth spot and a finals birth.

 

It was the Tigers of old who fought tooth and nail to hold off the much-fancied Sydney Swans and claim a three point victory interstate. The roar coming out of Tigerland is deafening as they march into September as the in-form team. The underground cave system which houses the yellow and black army is over-flowing as they come out of the woodwork.

 

By the time this article is published, the Tigers will either be bundled out or still alive. But I’m not worried about that. I’m going to explore the importance of the number 9 and how the universe could be moving the Tigers into something special, either this year or next.

 

So how does the number 9 resonate at Richmond? Not well if you ask their fans, but upon closer inspection it could be signalling a universal shift in their favour.”

 

The Beatles told us in a weird little sound collage called Revolution 9, repeatedly ‘nine-ing’ everything. John Lennon denied its importance, but us spiritualists know better. He just didn’t want to upset the establishment…yet.

 

In numerology, number 9 represents things such a spiritual laws, enlightenment, awakening, karma and divine wisdom. It is the last number in a base 10 system which is the last and limit of all that is. The ancients discovered a hidden code in the geometrical construction of the universe with the number 9 hidden as a seal of approval within everything from atoms, galaxies and DNA.

 

So how does the number 9 resonate at Richmond? Not well if you ask their fans, but upon closer inspection it could be signalling a universal shift in their favour. It was in round 9 that Richmond looked all at sea after a disastrous loss to lowly Melbourne. It was that week they said goodbye to Richmond legend Tommy Hafey in an emotional funeral procession on the hallowed MCG. The Tigers’ last loss of the home and away season came in round 14 against Sydney…the Swans kicked 9 goals whilst the Tigers squandered their chances with 7 goals and…9 behinds. Inspirational skipper Trent Cotchin wears the number 9 jumper.

 

More spooky number 9 facts are: The Tigers ninth flag came in 1974 which according to Chinese astrology was the year of the Tiger. The last time the Tigers won 9 games in a row was back in 1980, their last premiership year.

 

Whatever the Tigers fate this September, it would appear the universe might be aligning itself for something special to occur at Tigerland in the not too distant future. You can bet that the number 9 will be involved somehow.

 
 
 

Jason Sulligoi is an experienced Sports Writer and a professional drum teacher.
Contact: sports@thenorthsider.com.au

 

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