Following an introduction from the Boomarang Bistro Saigon, a week ago, the Swannies’ Kyle Hackenberg caught up with Annie and in Melbourne. Alex, among other things, is a former Carlton Premiership Coach and Official Legend of the Game.
Alex signed a Swannies’ jumper that says:
Congratulations Boomarang and Vietnam Swans on your 1st Grand Final on 1/10/2011. Alex Jesaulenko, You Beauty!
The jumper will be permanently hung at the Boomarang Bistro in Saigon. Jezza also signed a couple of footies that were auctioned off at the Vietnam Swans 2011 AFL Grand Finals in Hanoi and Saigon yesterday.
A very special thank you to Jezza from all the Swannies.
It has been a busy week for Jezza. As well as signing merchandise for us, he also presented the Jock McHale Medal to yesterday’s Premiership Coach, Chris Scott. On Tuesday, Leigh Matthews ranked Jezza’s mark in the 1970 Grand Final as his (Matthews’ was Wayne Harmes in the 1979 Grand Final making the desperate lunge on the boundary line to keep the ball in play. Just prior to that, an injured Alex Jesaulenko is seen being carried by trainers inside the boundary line).
Jezza’s 1970 mark is… a beauty, of course. And, for some lighter entertainment, see that mark re-created in a Toyota TV commercial.