Richmond wins: 3BO's Cogho makes good on Tigers bet

YELLOW AND BLACK: Les Jones teaches Bryan 'Cogho' Coghlan the words to the Richmond club song yesterday. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

YELLOW AND BLACK: Les Jones teaches Bryan 'Cogho' Coghlan the words to the Richmond club song yesterday. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Cogho sings the Richmand club song.

AFTER betting that Richmond wouldn't beat Sydney last week, 3BO radio personality Cogho was forced to eat his words and sing the Tigers' theme song yesterday.

It was a stinging result for the Essendon supporter, who said he was fearful after the Tigers held off Sydney by three points in the final round of the AFL home-and-away season.

Wearing a tiger onesie and a Richmond jumper, Cogho sang the club song three times in Hargreaves Mall.

"The thing is you never expect Richmond to make the eight," he said.

"There was no way they were going to beat Sydney, so it was an easy bet to make."

Despite being proven wrong in round 23, Cogho said Richmond wouldn't be so lucky again.

"That'll be it for them this season," he said.

Plenty of footy fans visited Hargreaves Mall to see Cogho sing the Tigerland song.

Les Jones is a life-long Tiger fan who thinks Richmond can go all the way.

"Dad was Melbourne, my brother and mum were Cartlon and I ended up supporting Richmond," he said.

"I reckon they'll beat Port Adelaide and go all the way to the grand final. Knocking of Sydney was really good. We beat them on their merits."

Some of Mr Jones' fond memories involve the 1970s-era Tigers when Tom Hafey was in charge.

"The grand finals they won under Tom Hafey (were highlights)," he said.

"Seeing some of the top line players playing at the MCG over the years was very good."

Mr Jones umpired in various country football leagues for 50 years mostly in  the Northern Districts Football League.

"I gave it away last year when I did my knee and couldn't continue," he said.

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