Kiwi Kurt wins “Heart of a Swannie” and says thanks
Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 29, 2012
Kiwi, Kurt Walker walked out onto the field in Saigon last weekend – and then played the game of his life. In the process, he picked up two complimentary tickets to Auscham’s Arabian Nights Ball for being the Most Determined Player to play with the “Heart of a Swannie”. The tickets were generously donated by John MacFarlane.
Below, Kurt thanks all and sundry with some carefully crafted prose. Like many other recent contributions to this website, Kurt’s literary excellence has been hailed by the critics as another example of brilliance.
At the risk of staying quiet and being thought a fool; or opening my mouth and sounding like a fool, removing all doubt, I choose the latter.
Firstly, thanks to John MacFarlane for the Auscham Arabian Ball tickets which created the BOG/Most Determined Player idea for last weekend’s scratch match.
I would also like to thank wholeheartedly those who have patiently taught me the skills of the game: Dukesy, Heater, David O, Nicko, Sam, Damo and Kyle to name a few. Sorry if I missed anyone out but you know you are the rest and best of the team for coaching and mentoring me in the true spirit of a great game.
I have found a new religion, a cult of personalities that are a brotherhood of unfathomable dimensions.
There are also visionaries among us such as Fabbo.
I felt not only a sense of camaraderie but also a certain esprit de corps among us as players in Vietnam.
I sense there is not only us on the field; there is also the presence of those who were before us. The ghosts of footballers past, shadows guiding us towards a triumphant future in football, propelling us into infinite glory. No mere spectres or ghouls who inhabit this earth without purpose, but Odin’s chosen ones beside us, relinquishing us in the taste of victories’ golden ambrosia’s drunk from the skulls of our vanquished foes…
PS. I wrote this on Sunday after a few ales and was trying to emulate our Club’s geniuses of literature, the bards of the Club.
I got a little carried away.
Keep on Honking!