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30.05.2008 Swarco Raiders
EFL Champions League Semi-finals Battle
The Raiders were able to win the first encounter with the Giants in an AFL game on April 26, 42-24. After losing a close game to the Dragons the following week, the Giants then beat 2007 GFL vizemeister Sttugart Scorpions 24-9, defending AFL/EFL champion Vienna Vikings 42-35, and dominated the Hohenmes BLue Devils last weekend with 48-12.
"It is very difficult to beat a great team twice in one season. Graz has improved over the last few weeks and have earned some very impressive victories. Our first game against them was the combination of us playing well and the Giants having a bad day. When they are playing well, they are very difficult to beat."
The Giants Defense, has been especially dominating over the past three games, averaging over three turnovers a game, and scoring twice defensively.
"Their D-Line is outstanding and they've made some adjustments to improve their pass coverage in the past weeks. Fortunately, our offense has worked hard to become balanced in our attack, and that's what we will need to do to win again."
Great Gameday Show
The fanclubs of the Swarco Raiders organize the first orginial “Tailgate-Party” on gameday from 2-4pm at the parking lot of Fluckinger. The Governor of the State of Tirol, DDr. Herwig van Staa, will do the honorary-kickoff. In addition the fans will be offered a unique halftime gig: one fan will have the chance to kick the 1.000 Euro kick at halftime from the 20 Yard line, this is sponsored by the Tiroler Tageszeitung.
+ Tailgate-Party from 2-4 pm at Fluckinger parking lot
+ Performance of the Musikkapelle Gnadenwald
+ Honorary Kickoff through Governor DDr. Herwig van Staa
+ Free Telesystem snacks at the entrance
+ „Giovannis“ facepainting at the entrance
+ „Tiroler Tageszeitung 1.000 Euro Kick“ at halftime
+ IKB raffles three Tivoli & Baggersee season tickets
+ Gigantic Pyro-Show
+ Cheerleader performance of all squads
+ DJ Horst & Announcer Christian Hanti
Swarco Raiders Tirol vs. Turek Graz Giants
Sa. 31.05.2008 – 5pm (open gates 4pm)
Alpenstadion Wattens (directions on www.raiders.at)
Swarco Raiders Tirol
Tel: +43-512-39 666 00 (Mo-Fr 8-12h)
Mob: +43-676-39 666 01 !!!NEU!!!
Fax: + 43-512-39 666 08
Österr. Staatsmeister 2004 & 2006 - Austrian Champions 2004 & 2006
Nr. 1 im Europaranking - ranked 1st in Europe