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Archive for August 20th, 2007

JD is “seriously thinking about a comeback…”

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 20, 2007

The Swans are buzzing tonight as word gets around that JD, Jarrod Dale, is “seriously thinking about a comeback”!

JD, of course, was our Captain in the match against Malaysia in March last year when he cruelly “did a knee”. Not that it helped JD’s knee, but the match was played in Hanoi.

In an official statement today (probably more a casual email), JD added that “it won’t be for the September game in HCMC (against the Hong Kong Dragons) but the plan is to get a final MRI scan and see how it has healed………add me to the email lists and bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

JD was dreaming about a return to international football even before he did his knee(Ed’s note: please note this further proof that the Club has never spammed anyone. People love all of it because they love footy which is why they honk their horns. Q.E.D.)

Awwwwwwwwwwwesome news, JD.

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Ministry cleans up Ronald Dale’s dirt

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 20, 2007

You may recall the posting last week on the Swans Blog with the link to the 1979 film, ?

Remember Ronald Dale Barassi telling his North Melbourne Boys that the theme for the year would be, “Get a little dirt on your hands”? 28 years later, with the benefit of hindsight, it seems it may not have been such a good idea.In today’s Vietnam News newspaper (20th August) was an article with the headline, Ministry urges doctors to wash their hands.

The article went on to say that “The Ministry of Health has launched a campaign nation wide forcing doctors and medical workers to wash their hands at work to reduce the alarmingly high rate of infectious diseases in hospitals and medical centres”.

The Ministry of Health refers to it as the “Clean Hands” campaign.

Ronald Dale, what on earth were you thinking?

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The AFL Wrap from former Prez, DT the Smooth Taber

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 20, 2007

Here’s the weekly AFL Wrap from none other than the man with the DT’s, Daryl Taber!

We’re almost to the home straight in the sprint to the September Action and the Mighty Cats have a huge lead on the field. It’s hard to see them being beaten. Two questions though. Can they maintain the momentum and will they remain virtually injury free? I bet the Pussies wish the Grand Final was being played this week! 

And Same Same with the Vietnam Swans tipping competition with Kutch the man to catch. Ex skipper Jarrod, Chris and Sri are the main chasers. 

Hawks – Clarko says it’s just a home and away loss and we won’t dwell on it. But I’m sure his boys will hear more from him early in the week as the fact is it was undisciplined acts in the first minutes of the final quarter that got Port back into a game they had no right to win. 

Port next face the Cats at the Cattery. I think the Cats will notch up their 16th straight win! The Hawks round 22 clash with Sydney will shape the lower section of the final eight. 

Are you a believer that one man can virtually get his team over the line? Bomber supporters will say gentleman James did it again when he had 8 vital stats in the crucial 1st 15 mins of the last quarter against the lowly Blues. Or are the Blues Tanking? 

Collingwood’s Nathan Buckley will return this week, and boy, do they need him. The Pies have struggled against the three bottom sides recently. In the twos on Saturday Buckley starred, BOG by far kicking four goals, one from 55m. Will the hammy withstand the pace of the big league?

September Action is almost upon us. Bring it on!

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The AFL Rocket Scientists cont.

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 20, 2007

Well, the 2 “Top 10’s” that we have done in our search for AFL rocket scientists has generated such interest that the Swans Blog - renowned for creating shareholder value by giving punters more of what they need – will squeeze in another 3 into our Top 10’s! Unbelievable but true. Read ahead.

21. “Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.”(Dermott Brereton)

Dermie - a fair candidate to be a rocket scientist

22. “Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.”(Dermott Brereton)

23. Anon. “Bloody Hird. Gets injured tripping over his own feet. That’s why they call him the tampon. One week in, three weeks out.”

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