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Message to Rudi: You’re great

Saturday, 18th May, 2013

Soccer legend Rudolph Alagich with St Joes and Alma mascots Joey and Rudi. Soccer legend Rudolph Alagich with St Joes and Alma mascots Joey and Rudi.

Two South icons came face to face with an old enemy on Wednesday at a photo shoot for the upcoming Alma vs St Joes’ soccer match.

South stalwart and soccer legend, Rudolph Alagich, posed with Rudi the Alma goat and “Joey” to promote the clash, which is shaping up as the match of the round.

Alma recently honoured Mr Alagich by naming their official club mascot “Rudi”.

The billygoat has always been synonymous with the Alma team, and is featured on the club’s merchandise, flyers and newsletters.

Club members decided that the traditional mascot needed a moniker, and the name ‘Rudi’ attracted the most votes.

To mark the event, artist Tanya Reeves constructed a large papier mache goat complete with jumper and a soccer ball.

Both mascots will be on the sidelines at the weekend’s games.

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