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Archive for May 20th, 2010

A Presidential Update from the Saigon Prez

Posted by Vietnam Swans on May 20, 2010

Dezza's exquisite ball skills extend to the round ball as well

The Saigon Prez, Derrin, sends out the update just prior to the weekend’s big clash between the Hong Kong Dragons and Vietnam Swans in Hongkers (they’re Hongkers because they love the footy. Honk! Honk!).

Gents, the time has come to begin another tour and at the same time further the illustrious history of the football club we all love, The Vietnam Swans.  This is the first ever tour to Hong Kong for the Swans and I have to admit I am personally getting pretty excited.  Just looking at the team list gives me a lot of confidence that we can give the Dragons a run for their money and, hopefully, see off club champions, Monkey, JD and Jerry Jerry Jerry, in fine style.

At the very least I am confident that we will do ourselves justice at the pub afterwards thanks to the Strategic Marine Vung Tau connection, who, I am sure, can guide us to a win in the boat race.   Matt is looking sharp as the fine master, and the Dragons look super keen to show us a good time.  If you put all of this together, it looks like we are going to have a memorable weekend.

Now, for those of us who can’t make it to Hong Kong, and you’re going to be heading to Cafe Latin or somewhere else for a beer this weekend, make sure that you send out the word so that some of the newer guys know where to drop in and say hi.


Training is cancelled this week due to the absence of people on tour.  Sorry, you will have to put your feet up and watch the footy instead.

Hong Kong Tour

Last minute reminder for the guys travelling to be at Saigon Airport by 4 55pm for a 6 55pm departure, with a valid Vietnamese Visa (not mentioning anyone’s name, Josh).

For those of you still not sure if you’re coming or not, check the list below.

The list for Hong Kong is:
1    Philip Johns
2    Daniel Monk
3    Jarrod Dean
4    Gerald McMullen
5    Nicholas Shiells
6    Michael Johnston
7    Sam Conroy
8    Joshua Little
9    Stewart Davies
10  Matthew Townsend
11   Derrin Limbrick
12  Angus McEwin
13  Kevin Hornblower
14  David Hadley
15  Sam Stevens
16  Mark Pleiter
17  Tim Clements
18  Mark Greenshields
19  Mark’s friend
20 Lee Taylor


Just a reminder that we are still looking to get AusKick off the ground for the next school year, so, any interested parties, please get back to me or Robert Visentini.

Feel Like Watchin’ the Footy in Saigon?

The NEW Cafe Latin Bar, located on Dong Du St next to the old Cafe Latin, has invited us to come and watch the AFL.  They will have the sound up and have also said that they will offer us happy hour prices during the match.  If you get down there, make sure that you let them know that you’re from the Swans.

Gaelic Footy – SE Asian Champs

Gents, the weekend after we get back from Hong Kong, there is a Gaelic Footy Tournament in Jakarta and the Hanoi Celts GAA have asked if any Swannies would be keen to join them for a run.  They do understand that we will be in HK the week before so I don’t think they are expecting anything, however, I said that I would float the idea and see if anyone was interested.  If you are, let me know and I will put you in touch with the president of the Celts.

I’ll see you at the airport.

Ya hearin’ me! Dez.

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