Asian Champs
  •  July 12, 2007

    George may not be seein’ us (hearin’ me?), but rest assured that Tony Morwood isn’t the only AFL gun to have noticed the Vietnam Swans. Stay tuned to the blog to hear from two GIANTS of the game… 

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  •  July 12, 2007

    The Vietnam Swans had been sending emails around everywhere looking for a place to purchase mouth guards in preparation for the Asian Champs. A few people knew where you had been able to buy them. Fewer still knew where you […]

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  •  July 12, 2007

    We’ve seen the official photos from last Friday’s Jim Beam bash in JASPAS, Hanoi – and we all wondered where all the people were and where all the action was. Yesterday, www.vietnamswans.com came across the photos they didn’t want you to see. On […]

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  •  July 11, 2007

    In this week’s newsletter from the Saigon Rugby Football Club, they wish the Club well this weekend when we “take part in that other sporting event with the oval ball – AFL – at the Asian Champs in Bangkok”. That’s probably […]

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  •  July 11, 2007

    Just before we talk about the Boz… he is currently in Thailand preparing mentally for the big clashes in 3 days time. Boz reports that while reading the Bangkok Post the other day, while drinking a long, hot coffee, he […]

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  •  July 11, 2007

    Tony Morwood, the General Manager of the Sydney Swans in Melbourne and Canberra has written to the Vietnam Swans on the eve of our Asian Champs campaign to wish us well (see below). Morwood played with South Melbourne/Sydney Swans from […]

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  •  July 11, 2007

    In Hanoi, it’s not just the ladies who are known for their long legs and silky skills. At 34 yrs, he has clocked up the highest number of international AFL matches ever played by anybody in any Vietnamese team ever. […]

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  •  July 11, 2007

    He’s 33, 188cm and 90kgs. Given the right conditions, Growds seems to be able to make the ball do exactly what he wants. On the field this fiercely competitive ruckman can sometimes forget that he’s a Diplomat off it. So expect […]

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  •  July 10, 2007

    For those of you unlucky enough not to be in Hanoi last Friday night for Jaspas, Jim Beam and His Munificence, do not despair completely. Growds has been able to give us an eyewitness account: “With the merchants of Saigon […]

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  •  July 9, 2007

    After the controversial Seeding Draw was cancelled following a number of protests, the results of the Random Draw have been announced. Fittingly, the Vietnam Swans were the first team to be drawn from the hat and that omen is expected to figure prominently […]

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  •  July 9, 2007

    In news just to hand, the Organising Commitee for the 2007 Asian Championships has just announced that the final numbers for each match squad will now be 16 Players plus 8 Interchange Players. Originally it was to have been 14 […]

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  •  July 9, 2007

    Scott Beasley, with nerves of Bluescope Steel, was last night elected unanimously as Saigon’s Captain for the upcoming Asian Champs. He will join co Captains, Gus McEwin from Hanoi and “someone else” from the rest of Indochina. There was high […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    On 7th May 2007, the Swans took one small step into cyber space by launching our blog. Our first story was “Two months and 10 days before the Champs”.  Yesterday, exactly 2 months later on 7 July and just 7 days before the […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    While we haven’t a clue whether he likes the Murray River, we can confirm that Bob Murray was our 6th lucky winner of the Vietnam Swans/ Jim Beam Mega Raffle at The Office in Saigon last night. There was a […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    Friday night was the Mega Jim Beam Party up in Hanoi as the Swans entered their last week of fund raising and preparations for our debut at the Asian Champs next weekend in Bangkok. The Venue was Jaspas, the product […]

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