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Archive for June 25th, 2007

Melbourne Swans Soar

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 25, 2007

Last week, the Melbourne contingent of the Swans comprising Micky J, Greg Banova and Dave Rehn got together outside Princes Park in Melbourne to meet new recruit, Max Sharples.

Max was mighty because he brought the footy with him which allowed everyone to go through a few drills. The photographic evidence is impressive if not conclusive.

However, it seems that Greg was ridden twice which means he’s the one who most needs to work on his defensive skills. Admittedly, it looked like nothing would have stopped Rehnie or Max.

Best climb? Possibly Max but like his brother in Laos and all of his Elephant mates, doesn’t seem to find it necessary to be anywhere near the ball.

For my money, it’s Micky J in his vote-catching red pants. Note the open mouth in case the ball penetrates through his hands. Also, no one used Mick’s rat’s tail to ride him. In fact no one rode him at all. Must be the best defender and attacker in that group of illustrious Swans. 

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Timeout gives “time on” for the Vietnam Swans

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 25, 2007

In today’s edition of Timeout magazine, which comes as an insert in the Vietnam Investment Review, is a double page spread on the Vietnam Swans and their upcoming debut appearance at the 8th Annual Asian Championships.

A scanned copy is attached. The quality of the reproduction isn’t perfect but is still very readable. If someone could scan and forward a lighter, higher resolution pdf for the blog, that’d be awwwwwwwwwwesome. Now, click on the attached .

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Swans Blog punched into orbit

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 25, 2007

By now, we’ve become familiar with the idea of the Swans blog punching through various barriers – 100 hits, 300 hits, 500 hits, 1000 hits, 1500 hits and so on.

But this evening, if you were looking outside of your office window, you may have noticed something ah-mazing: a streak of light which, unbelievably, was the Swans blog being punched through the ozone layer into orbit by it’s 2,000th hit!

Those bloggers who have left comments claiming this is an “unheard of blog site” (one mate did) are now claiming that for a blog to end up in orbit is “just unheard of”.

We’re hearin him. Loud and clear.

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Relief from hard hitting footy news

Posted by Vietnam Swans on June 25, 2007

Rod Marsh and Ian Botham

When Botham took guard in an Ashes match, Rod Marsh welcomed him to the crease with the immortal words:

“So how’s your wife and my kids?”

Botham replied, “My wife’s fine and your kids are retarded”.

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