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Archive for August 12th, 2007

Former President escapes fine

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 12, 2007

Former Swans President, Dave “Flyer” Kainey, often points out what’s good and what’s not in Asian football.

It’s since been pointed out that the Flyer was the Bintang’s runner during the recent Champs - for which he miraculously escaped the wrath of the Fines Master, Pago. This has raised eyebrows and questions in some circles with whispers of favouritism. 

Kevan Dacey, by contrast was belted by the Fines Master for wearing a Brisbane Lions t shirt on match day and then a China Reds shirt during the fines session (what was Kev thinking there??).

While people are able to understand the Kevan Dacey situation, the same cannot be said for Dave Kainey.

Perhaps it’s time for the Fine Master to explain. When two people commit the same offence but only one is fined a double shot of Thai whiskey, you have a double standard. Plain n simple.

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The rumble of the Elephants is getting louder…

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 12, 2007

If you thought those Elephants would have quietly returned to Laos, never to be seen again, think again. The rumble from the jungles of Laos is turning into thunder.

The boys have just received a burst of publicity from . Marty Sharples says that the Elephants are attracting 10-15 regular trainers and they train twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. Numbers have become so prolific that they have had to take the “unprecedented step of using two footies at training”.

The guys training come from Laos, Australia, UK, Japan and Norway (I wonder if the Rooster has played for Norway). 

After training sessions, Marty says they drink Beer Lao (maybe not unprecedented) and “talk of greatness and awesomeness”. In the next breath he mentions , “We hope to take on a Vietnamese side either in Hanoi or Saigon at year’s end or early next year”.

We look forward to warmly meeting the Elephants anywhere, anytime. 

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