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Archive for June 9th, 2007

Sandman within walking distance

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 9, 2007

Will Sandman, superstar Aussie Rules player for Louisville, Kentucky, has just emailed in to say that “ is made about 30 minutes from my house”.

Now, that’s gotta put the Sandman within walking distance of the Swans newest sponsor!

While Will hasn’t been to Vietnam before, he has found the Swans on the web. He will be in Saigon in September and has already booked himself a Vietnam Swans hat and a seat at Saigon’s Sensational Grand Final Event (organised by Darren Cotter and the boys – last year held at the Le-gend Hotel).

I’ll say again, the reason why people honk their horn in this country is because they love footy. 

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Elgar Park Dragons Footy Club

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 9, 2007

Further to the posting below, the Vietnamese-Aussie in Melbourne today gave Old Geelong an absolute caning.

The score was 16.20.116 to 3.6.24

Again, how amazing is it to see the names of their goal kickers and best players? (It seems like the name, ”Nguyen” might also be popular back in Australia.)

Goals:               H.Vuong (5), J.Pi, K.Nguyen (4), P.Nguyen, I.Balazo, T.Ng
Bests:               J.Do, K.Nguyen, W.Chiv, J.Tang, H, Vuong, J.Pi

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Swans on World Footy News

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 9, 2007

Last week, ran a story on the Vietnam Swans entitled “Vietnam starts talking local development”.

The article mentions the Auskick program at the UN International School which Darly Taber and Adam Baird are doing such a mighty job with.  It also mentions the Vietnamese Aussie footy club and the loose links that it currently has with the Swans.

For the full story, click onto .

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5 Weeks before the Champs…

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 9, 2007

Five weeks today, we’re there in Thailand playing in our inaugural Asian Champs.

On Thursday night, the Hanoi contingent had 12 at Dead Cat Stadium which included King Cong (congratulations on becoming a father!) and Naom from Saigon who is en route to India. 

Two soccer guys also joined in the training session. According to Micky J, “they went home to put their hands in ice after 3 hours solid of handball exercises!”

Today, the Saigon boys did it tough, having temporarily lost our training oval at RMIT. With everyone else having very good excuses, it was only Drew and Fabbo Phil who turned up outside Allez Boo to do some running.

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