Asian Champs
  •  July 11, 2007

    He’s 33, 188cm and 90kgs. Given the right conditions, Growds seems to be able to make the ball do exactly what he wants. On the field this fiercely competitive ruckman can sometimes forget that he’s a Diplomat off it. So expect […]

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  •  July 10, 2007

    For those of you unlucky enough not to be in Hanoi last Friday night for Jaspas, Jim Beam and His Munificence, do not despair completely. Growds has been able to give us an eyewitness account: “With the merchants of Saigon […]

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  •  July 9, 2007

    After the controversial Seeding Draw was cancelled following a number of protests, the results of the Random Draw have been announced. Fittingly, the Vietnam Swans were the first team to be drawn from the hat and that omen is expected to figure prominently […]

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  •  July 9, 2007

    In news just to hand, the Organising Commitee for the 2007 Asian Championships has just announced that the final numbers for each match squad will now be 16 Players plus 8 Interchange Players. Originally it was to have been 14 […]

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  •  July 9, 2007

    Scott Beasley, with nerves of Bluescope Steel, was last night elected unanimously as Saigon’s Captain for the upcoming Asian Champs. He will join co Captains, Gus McEwin from Hanoi and “someone else” from the rest of Indochina. There was high […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    On 7th May 2007, the Swans took one small step into cyber space by launching our blog. Our first story was “Two months and 10 days before the Champs”.  Yesterday, exactly 2 months later on 7 July and just 7 days before the […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    While we haven’t a clue whether he likes the Murray River, we can confirm that Bob Murray was our 6th lucky winner of the Vietnam Swans/ Jim Beam Mega Raffle at The Office in Saigon last night. There was a […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    Friday night was the Mega Jim Beam Party up in Hanoi as the Swans entered their last week of fund raising and preparations for our debut at the Asian Champs next weekend in Bangkok. The Venue was Jaspas, the product […]

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  •  July 8, 2007

    On 6th July, the Swans blog featured an in depth player profile on Alex “Ronnie” Barker using the attached photograph.  Since then, the phones have been running hot with fans screaming, “That’s not Ronnie; that’s Mick “Hollywood” Hassett!” “There’s no doubt […]

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  •  July 7, 2007

    Last night in Saigon was the 5th Draw for the Mega Bottle of Jim Beam. There was one late corner in the crowd at The Office who held up an imaginary sign that simply said, “Karn the Koreans!”  Boy, talk about […]

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  •  July 6, 2007

    Remember Kevan Dacey last week as he stood under the picture marked, “The Greatest”? Remember the controversy? The confusion? Remember the unadulterated excitement?? First he drew his own name from “the hat” – and donated the 4.5 litre Mega Jim […]

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  •  July 6, 2007

    What’s 28 years old, 190cm tall and weighs in at 83kgs? An absolute fitness machine known as Alex “Ronnie” Barker. This guy loves to put his hands on anything which makes him so dangerous on the paddock when he’s chasing a […]

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  •  July 5, 2007

    Super Savvy Coach, Scotty Stacey had travelled to Hanoi specifically to see the Hanoi boys at training tonight – and do some work during the day. He knew there had been a deluge but he wasn’t expecting a flood. He […]

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  •  July 5, 2007

    Yesterday, Scotty Stacey put his body on the fashion line by wearing the mock up of the Swans new Official Tour T Shirt. Scott points out that the circles drawn around the two logos on each breast make it look […]

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  •  July 5, 2007

    The Organising Committee has arranged for the long awaited redraw for the Asian Champs to take place on Monday, 9th July at 7.00pm Bangkok time. In the interests of being seen to be squeaky clean, Rob Vlazlovski, Second Secretary and Consul […]

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