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Archive for June 21st, 2007

The Rat’s amongst the Cats

Posted by hanoiswans on June 21, 2007

Micky J, currently on assignment in Australia, is fast gaining the reputation of an international media sl*t!

While claiming to “Woof Woof” in support of the Western Bulldogs, he’s actually taken his rat tail into the  heartland of the Cats, Geelong, and has started courting their media.

The Geelong Advertiser thinks that the Swans could be a very interesting story - so long as their parochial readership can be fed a Geelong Footy Club angle. Enter Susan McKeag, passionate Geelong supporter, from the Australian Embassy (unfortunately, details of the full Geelong connection are embargoed until the article is published in the Advertiser).

While Cats supporters are challenging at the best of times, Mick says he is confronted with a special challenge. He’s still trying to work out how to put a positive spin on the fact that the spiritual home of footy in Hanoi is Dead Cat Stadium.

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Prez Taber departs for Australia

Posted by hanoiswans on June 21, 2007

Yesterday, President Taber who served the Hanoi Swans with such distinction during his 12 month reign from May 2005 - May 2006 left for Australia. Fortunately, it’s just for a holiday.

However, as a teacher in an international school, the rest of us find it easier to measure his holidays in “half lives”. His current “half life” means he will fly right over the top of our Asian Champs campaign next month. That’s a big shame because Daryl has played a big role in making us get there. So we remember and recognise your efforts DT in the lead up to our inaugural campaign. 

For the Record

Daryl “Smooth” Taber (180cm, 83kg)

Fearless, lightening quick ex-Carlton onballer and cross dresser. Credits include teaching Polly Farmer how to handball; running the 2007 Harbour Bridge to Bondi marathon in the buff; and dacking Chopper Reid in the infamous 1984 Hanoi Swans V/s Pentridge inmates bloodbath.

Chopper returns his pants after being famously Daryl DackedSurprised many in 2005 when he let his two daughters put soft drink in his beer esky. Went on to win Father of the Year. Diminutive in height, a standout in the showers. 

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