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Archive for July 3rd, 2009

Esteemed company holds Vietnam Swans jumper

Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 3, 2009

Hawthorn immortals: Alan Joyce, Graeme Arthur and Allan "Yabby" Jeans hold the Vietnam Swans jumper

Last week, Philip Murphy was in Melbourne and caught up with a few Hawthorn greats: Graham Arthur – 1961 Premiership Captain; Alan Jeans – Premiership Coach 1983 , 1986 1989; and Alan Joyce Premiership Coach 1988 1991.

Phil writes:

A great lunch and “Yabby” Jeans still speaks about the game with so much passion. He could still coach. Happened to be sitting on their table.

His insights today about what went on behind the scenes in the 1989 Grand Final build up, match day preparation, the moment Dermie (Brereton) went down, that he only had 13 fit players at half-time and how he got them up is just fantastic to hear. Could have listened to these guys all day.

He said of Dermie, “It’s now how he went down its how he got up… ”

Loved it guys.

All good at the beginning, middle and end of the day.

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Footy training and viewing in Hanoi this weekend

Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 3, 2009

The Culi Cafe, Hanoi

1. Friday, 3 July: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Drink for Free (beer, soft drink, water, smoothie, mixed spirit, hot drink).

Bowl of chips per table to get the night started.

2. Saturday, 4 July, 9.30am – 11am – Footy Training

Put what you learnt Friday night into action under LONG BIEN BRIDGE. AFL Football’s most surreal training venue, and it’s all ours!

9.30am – be there to warm up. Training starts in earnest at 10am.

BYO Water.

20,000VND  per person ground hire.

If you get onto the Bridge and look down to your right, you’ll see a small soccer ground on the island. If you can’t see it, call Micky J. on 0904 408 193.

3. Sunday, 4 July: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

First Drink for Free (beer, soft drink, water, smoothie, mixed spirit, hot drink).

Bowl of chips per table to start the match off and help Saturday night’s stomach to settle.

Where does all the footy viewing happen? Culi Café at 40 Luong Ngoc Quyen in the Old Quarter (50metres west of Bia Hoi Corner). The Culi Café is the “Café above the Laundromat”.

Due to its location, as a special treat, Micky J is saying: “FREE Comfort added to wash cycle to help soften your footy jumper so that you don’t scratch your opponent”.

But there’s a condition: Offer only applies if washing is done during televised matches or if your name is B***y H**l (No, Willie, it’s not Benny Hill!).

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