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Archive for August 28th, 2007

Turning tens to 11’s

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 28, 2007

Remember we had Di from Australia advising us that she would be coming to Hanoi’s Grand Final Party as part of a group of 10? It’s now grown to 11.

Di has provided us with a breakdown of where they’re from (it’s ugly) and who they barrack for (it’s uglier)… Good Grief, Charlie Brown.

  • 2 from Adelaide (you see, it is ugly) who barrack for Collingwood, Crows and Port Adelaide (you see, it’s not getting any better - apart from the actual teams being an issue, there’s also one more favourite team than there are supporters).
  • 2 from Bairnsdale – Demons and Kangas (at least they’re Victorian).
  • 4 from Singleton – “2 Swans for sure” (Singleton is NSW which is not so good but at least two barrack for the Swans. The other two must be complete shockers for it to be kept quiet. Must be Carlton or Essendon).
  • Lucy may be required for counselling3 from the Gold Coast – Geelong and Demons (a locked-in minor premier cum major choker and a “whatever”).

Di’s breakdown reminds the Organising Committee that as a precautionary measure at the Grand Final Party, we should set up a side stall.

Hearin’ me?

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Biggles, Johnsies and Dominating Dragons

Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 28, 2007

The Dominating are just 4 days away from hopefully, a jolly good slaying in Saigon. Meanwhile, Vietnam is abuzz with rumours about a blitz of Johnsies taking the field for the big match.

Club President Phil Johns, renowned for his inspirational 30 second bursts before falling to another soft tissue injury has declared himself fit.

Newcomer to Vietnam, Matty Johns (no relation) will make his international debut for Vietnam this weekend. With blonde tips, this surfie look-alike has a good head on his shoulders. Unlike the Bali Gecko Surfers at the Asian Champs, Johnsy could very well be the difference between the two teams that makes us cross the line first.

BigglesThis morning, the Swans had a “near miss” (or is that a “near hit”?) We were looking good for a flying ace as our goal umpire – the very lovely Kathryn Biggles. For those of you who need your memories refreshed, Biggles was the flying ace in the novels written by Captain W. E. Johns (no relation).

Alas, K. Biggles has advised that she will only be a spectator on the day.

In other dramatic developments, Vietnam will play without their Hanoi Captain and their Saigon Captain. G Train and Beazley will both miss. A Captain for the day is still to be appointed.

The injured Micky J will assume the coaching responsibilities with Savvy Stacey electing to lace up the boots and take the field to shoot a few sneaky goals.

The long awaited match between Vietnam and Hong Kong will commence at 2pm on Saturday 1 September at RMIT’s grounds in Saigon. There will be 4 x 15 min. quarters with 14 players on the field for each team. 

You just can’t help but get the feeling that this could be an absolute cracker of a humdinger of a match.

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