Swannies’ website three times bigger than 1970 VFL Grand Final!
Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 28, 2012
The 1970 VFL Grand Final between Collingwood and Carlton is regarded as one of the greatest ever, for many massive reasons.
Collingwood was the strong favourite prior to the game and by half time, they led their arch rivals by 44 points. However, towards the end of the second quarter, as reported by Wikipedia, “Carlton’s David McKay kicked it to the wing and Jesaulenko soared high into the sky on the shoulders of Collingwood’s ruckman Graeme ‘Jerker’ Jenkins, a giant of a man at 6’6″, and took the heaven-high-grab with his hands out in front of his face. The commentator, Mike Williamson, spoke the famous words:
“McKay, to the wing position on the members’ stand side. OH JESAULENKO! YOU BEAUTY!”
At half time, Carlton coach, Ron Barrassi gave his players a spray and a half. He also demanded that his players play on at all costs and to keep handballing. Then, he took a little blonde bloke by the name of Ted Hopkins off the bench and put him in the forward pocket. Hopkins went on to boot four goals and Carlton had snatched victory from Collingwood’s jaws, winning by just 10 points.
The Grand Final had everything – including a record attendance at the MCG of a staggering 121,696. The record still stands.
Interestingly, yesterday, the Swannies’ website recorded its 350,000th hit – which is very nearly three times the size of that MCG crowd. And therein lies the basis of the incredible – but true – claim that the Swannies’ website is three times bigger than the 1970 Grand Final.
Ohhhh, Vietnam Swans!! You beauty!!
PS It’s just five weeks before the Swannies host our famous AFL Grand Final Parties in Hanoi (Intercontinental Hotel) and Saigon (Boomarang Bistro, D7) and the motorcyclists are honkin’ more than before… Ooooh. Giddy up!!