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Archive for September 28th, 2007

Where are they now?

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 28, 2007

Mr Will (pictured on the left at last year’s Grand Final Party in Hanoi) will head to the MCG tomorrow to see if his beloved Cats can resist the temptation of choking in front of a big crowd.

Will kicks off tonight with a St Pats Football Reunion Dinner for “every player to have played in the 1st 18″ (how special will Mr Will feel when he tells people that he played in the winning Hanoi/Vietnam Swans team against Jakarta last year?).

Alas, the mighty Micky Francis, also a St Pats Boy, won’t be there. He’ll be doing the hard yards keeping the home fires burning in Hanoi.

Meanwhile, Mr Gus, in both photos with Mr Will and Mr Mick, will be in Saigoin for the Saigon Saints’ bash.

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Batchelor’s Grand Final Tips

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 28, 2007

Fellow Tipsters, it’s time to digress from the Big One, which incidentally will be a ‘lay down mizairre (sic) for Geelong.

But before I digress, and before Teacher Taber corrects my spelling, I should point out that, although I am a whiz at Euchre, I have no idea how to spell ‘mizaire’ (sic again!).

Now, to digress. In last week’s Blog, I forgot to announce the lucky  winner of the week before’s quiz. The question was ‘When he plays, what’s in Ben Cousin’s drinks bottle?

Winner, and bottle of Jim Beam, goes to diehard Crows supporter, Coach Stacey who answered correctly ‘”He rarley has a drinks bottle, but when he does it’s usually filled with a mix a Coke and Pils”.

This week’s quiz question:Rumour has it, Warren Tredrea is dacked by his own team mates before the start of every game as part of a long standing Port Adelaide pre-game motivation ritual. But that’s not the question. The question is: ‘What colour undies was Big Warren wearing when he was dacked during this year’s Adelaide v/s Port home and away derby at AAMI Stadium?First correct answers will win the usual bottle of Jim Beam plus the signed, unwashed and mounted jocks
actually worn during the game.
Now for the tips and a related question to start the ball rolling:  Will Gary Ablett become the second Gary Ablett to win the Norm Smith Medal, albeit playing in a losing side? A rhetorical question as I’ve already stated in no uncertain terms that the CATS WILL WIN. Winning margin 10 points in a relatively luck lustre game.

  • Attendance 86,761
  • First goal: Tom Moody
  • Norm Smith Medalist: Not Gary Ablett. 

Some unrelated predictions:

  • Bomber Thompson to coach Essendon in 2008
  • Chris Judd to wear black and white in 2008
  • Dean Laidley to get the chop in 2008
  • Lance Whitnall to marry his brother’s wife

 Happy punting!!

See you at The Big One. GO PIES!!!

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