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Welcome Swans Fans - Introduce Yourselves Here!

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  1. caesar88

    caesar88 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Been on here for a while now but why not give it a go!

    Where are you from? Coogee (of the WA variety)

    Why did you start supporting the Swans? I was too young to remember, but from what my Hawks-loving mum told me, it was because I thought Tony Lockett was a mythological giant and he just amazed me (I wish I was joking). My mum has actual home videos of me running around as a toddler screaming at the TV, "GIANT!"

    How long have you been supporting the Swans? Apparently since I was two and just randomly picked up a Swans scarf, which would mean 1997.

    Favourite players (current)? Sir Dane of House Rampe, Grundy, Parker, K. Jack, Hanners

    Favourite players (all time)? Adam Goodes, Stuart Maxfield, Barry Hall, Tony Lockett, and my all time favourite, Nick Malceski

    Favourite Swans memories? The 2005 & 2012 GF's obviously, that horrific run of tight games in the finals series of 2005, going to the Irish Pub after one of the games years back when my parents sneakily gave me a beer and running into Tadgh Kennelly. And going to all of the Sydney-West Coast games at Subiaco during that rivalry era.

    Where were you for the 2005 GF? At home, with my grandfather whose a die-hard Eagle, and him feeling really guilty because he didn't want to make his ten-year-old grandson cry every time West Coast kicked a goal. I had the last laugh though that day!

    Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Not signed or anything but the framed club posters of the 2005 and 2012 Sydney Swans team photos hanging on my wall. It's literally the first thing you see as you walk through my front door, so there's not a day that goes by where I don't do a sneaky fist-pump every time I come home from work and remember I follow the greatest club in the competition.
     
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  2. Ticky009

    Ticky009 Premium Gold

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    Eagles grandad, Hawks mum to a Swan...natural evolution at its finest:p
     
  3. Tuco

    Tuco Brownlow Medallist

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    Ever seen a game live? I always followed the sport. But it was when I attended my first game and heard that first cheer from 30k supporters that I was hooked! Hope you make it down under some day.
     
  4. daniel_sedin

    daniel_sedin Draftee

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    Been lurking on here for a few years now, no better chance to join in!
    Where are you from? Burnaby, British Columbia
    Why did you start supporting the Swans? After your 2012 cup win the fact a local boy from Vancouver in Mike Pyke was part of it was big news back here, so I decided to see what the game was about. The colours didn't hurt
    How long have you been supporting the Swans? Coming up to four years
    Favourite players (current)? Kurt Tippett
    Favourite players (all time)? Mike Pyke
    Favourite Swans memories? Hard to really say at this stage. But I loved the video Mike did with the great one.
    Where were you for the 2005 GF? Have to leave this blank but I've watched the game since on youtube
    Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Brought a jumper off the club website with the 38 on the back
     
  5. Ticky009

    Ticky009 Premium Gold

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    Welcome. Nice to see some more of our OS supporters introducing themselves. Don't be a stranger and get posting:)
     
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  6. Zevon

    Zevon Team Captain

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    Hi all, been a fan of bigfooty for a while but haven't posted until now :)

    1. Where are you from?
    Sydney born and bred

    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    Got taken to my first game as a 13 year old in round 1 back in 1999, knew very little of aussie rules. We got well beaten and in hindsight it was a very ordinary game of footy but I still fell in love with it from that first game. Suddenly my weekends were dominated by the Swans and whether we won or lost. Thankfully I've got a bit more perspective in my life these days but the Swans are still a huge part of it.

    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    17 years

    4. Favourite players (current)?
    Josh Kennedy, Dane Rampe, Bud, Aliir Aliir, Kieran Jack, Nick Smith, Benny McGlynn, Sam Reid

    5. Favourite players (all time)?
    In no real order... Goodesy, Paul Kelly, Plugger, Wayne Schwass, Nic Davis, Brett Kirk, Jude Bolton, Craig Bolton, Andrew Dunkley, Mick O'Loughlin, Tadgh Kennelly, Stuey Maxfield, apologies to others I can't think of right now

    6. Favourite Swans memories?
    2005 and 2012 grannies, Goodesy's goal on one leg in the 2012 GF, the last second 2005 semi final win vs Geelong, the 1999 home and away super comeback vs North Melbourne, the 2003 qualifying final win away vs Port, Robbie Ahmat kicking goal of the year back in 2000.

    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
    Watching in the local TAB where I worked at the time. No one was watching the races in the final few minutes of the game, it was all about the Swans.

    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
    Framed guernsey signed by all members of the Swans 1996 grand final team
     
  7. Kiama Chris

    Kiama Chris Team Captain

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    1. Where are you from? At 64 - quite a few places! Started playing Rules in Hay 1964. Lived most of my working life in Sydney. Last 8 years in Kiama (hence the nick).
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Supported another team for 34 years. Switched to Swans in 1998 because my son wanted to follow with me and he, as a Sydney boy born and bred, needed to follow the Swans.
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 18 years. Stronger supporter since I retired. I started to realise just what a good club this is from top to bottom. They appear to treat everyone with the respect that we all deserve, no matter their station in life, star or person to be delisted. Tried to get Jesse to Adelaide when he wanted that, then to Melbourne. Looked after Jetts when his family wanted him to go home.
    4. Favourite players (current)? Every last one of them? Especially love the guys who were not rated by their original clubs and made it here, like JPK and Benji, BoltonC, Teddy and Laidler. Also the kids like Paps and Aliir. Outperforming what people thought they could be.
    5. Favourite players (all time)? Browning, Lockett, Kelly, Ryano, Magic, Goodsey.
    6. Favourite Swans memories? Chatting with the three indigenous players at the first (1998) Paul Kelly Cup. Cookey, Magic and the very young and very shy Goodes. Lovely guys. Opened my son's eyes big time. Oh yeah, 2012 GF!
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? Working overseas.
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? 2012 premier's T Shirt.
     
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  8. Teddy chester

    Teddy chester THE BEAST

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    1. Where are you from? Ballarat
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Dad was south melbourne supporter
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? All of my life
    4. Favourite players (current)? Buddy, Heeney, Hewitt
    5. Favourite players (all time)? Tilt, toohey, plugger, deisel, LRT,
    6. Favourite Swans memories? 2005, 2012 GF, Kelly Brownlow
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? House party for local team mates
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Signed jumper skilton & round
     
  9. SBD Gonzalez

    SBD Gonzalez Norm Smith Medallist

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    Kidding, right?
    Beautifully said KC. Yep, it's such a great club, and you're clearly very proud to be a part of it.
     
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  10. Jewelsbon

    Jewelsbon Club Legend

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    1. Where are you from?
    Sydney born and bred, moved to Copacabana five years ago.
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    I was a mad leaguey and used to argue with my Swans fanatical boss about how superior my game was as opposed to "Aerial Ping Pong", so he took me and my daughter to my first game V the Doggies in May 2002. We got pumped by about 60 points but I was in love! Joined my whole family up as members the following week and 15 years later we are all still members and all still as fanatical. Missed my first home game as a member this year when I lost my brother and I was in Coffs. My children have been raised to know that NOTHING gets planned during the season - first grandchild due in March!
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    15 years
    4. Favourite players (current)?
    The lot of them but Josh Kennedy is something special.
    5. Favourite players (all time)?
    Dicky Navis
    6. Favourite Swans memories?
    The two GF wins.
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
    Having a heart attack at the game!
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
    2005 signed premiership guernsey and signed 2012 premiership guernsey.
     
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  11. mattpolo8

    mattpolo8 Senior List

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    Long time lurker!

    1. Where are you from?
    Born and bred in Newcastle. Moved down to Canberra in 2010 and to Melbourne in 2012.
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    Through primary school we had a couple of boys move to newcastle. They grew up as Hawthorn fans in Melbourne. They basically pushed the game on quite a few of us and converted us from league to AFL fans. Being in Newcastle, Sydney were the logical team to follow.
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    12 years.
    4. Favourite players (current)?
    Nick Smith, Heeney, Rampe, Hannebury, Kennedy
    5. Favourite players (past)?
    O keefe, maxfield, kennelly, Nick Davis
    6. Favourite Swans memories?
    Definitely the two grand final wins. Being st the MCG in 2012 will always live in my memory.
    7. Where were you for the 2005 Gf?
    In my hawthorn mates' granny flat dressed in my bonds singlet I had painted the red v onto and knocking back beers as a minor.
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
    A sherrin signed by the full squad from last year. A signed buddy boot.
     
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  12. asenath

    asenath Draftee

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    Well, after peaking with my first post, I'd better crash-land somewhere safe ;) Here goes!

    1. Where are you from? Geelong. Well, it's where I've been living the last few years, anyway.

    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Dad was Essendon, Pa was Collingwood, so I took a third option rather than take sides. I was born in Sydney so that was a natural fit. Thank Gawd I did!

    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? I was there for 26 losses in a row. That sucked. Betting a Melbourne supporting mate that we would beat them, undaunted by the previous 26 games? Made it all the sweeter when we won.


    4. Favourite players (current)? JPK, Paaaaaaarker, Aliir (what a great guy), Rohan, the list goes on really

    5. Favourite players (all time)? Add Goodesy, Captain Courageous and Leo Barry. Kirk, so happy he's back. Always liked Mark Bayes for some reason too.

    6. Favourite Swans memories? That goal, that mark. Goodes in the 2012 GF. Beating Geelong at the Cattery in 2011. Making the prelim in 2003, and the montage before the game of all the experts who tipped us to finish last.

    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? Watched it at home, when we won went to Punt Rd oval to see the team presented to the fans. Amazing experience. Would do a again. This year maybe?:p
     
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  13. CD__

    CD__ Formerly 1990Swan.

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    Welcome friend!
     
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  14. miggs

    miggs B.C Alpha

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    Hi Im Miggs
     
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  15. lowerjup

    lowerjup Draftee

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    Hey Guys,

    1. Where are you from? Have been living in Sydney my whole life
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Only NSW team when i was a kid
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 22 years
    4. Favourite players (current)? Josh Kennedy
    5. Favourite players (all time)? Barry Hall
    6. Favourite Swans memories? 2005 GF by far!
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? Family BBQ
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Team signed 2005 Guernsey
     
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  16. Artygunner

    Artygunner Team Captain

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    Hi All,

    New here but have been a swan since I can remember!

    1. Where are you from? Born in Perth, but now live in Melbourne. Lived in Sydney when I was 7 and that's when I started following the footy. Warwick Capper was playing!

    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Loved going to watch the swans at the SCG and Warwick Capper

    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? Since I was 7

    4. Favourite players (current)? Hanners or Rampe

    5. Favourite players (all time)? Plugger or Kirky

    6. Favourite Swans memories? 2005 GF!!!!

    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? At the army pub

    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? 2012 premiership framed poster
     
  17. Cheval

    Cheval Alpaca my bags

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    Hi everyone, I've been lurking around the site for a few years now & thought it was time to be brave & say g'day. Can't wait for Saturday - Bay M50 here I come!!!

    1. Where are you from?
    Country S.A.
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    Moved to Sydney in 1991 and went to every Sydney game I could for the next 6 years before getting homesick & moving back to S.A. In those days the Brewongle Stand was sometimes a cold, sad & lonely place for a Swans fan.
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    25 years
    4. Favourite players (current)?
    Love 'em all although Gary Rohan gets me going and I'm loving watching South Aussie boy George Hewett develop. Gotta love a country boy!
    5. Favourite players (all time)?
    Jeez that's a tough question. Roosy was good to watch and memories of yelling out "Roooooooooooos" whenever he touched the ball still makes me smile. Kirky had it all going on.
    6. Favourite Swans memories?
    Doing after-match slideys on the SCG in the pouring rain. All of our tight finishes - it's stressful being a Swans supporter! Being at the 2012 granny.
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
    Ceduna (870km west of Adelaide) on a hot northerly day with crap TV reception & a (ex)husband who didn't think I should waste his (my) money on the trip to Melbourne.
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
    Signed limited edition photo set from the 2005 win
     
  18. CD__

    CD__ Formerly 1990Swan.

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    miggs - are you going to introduce yourself? ^^
     
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  19. miggs

    miggs B.C Alpha

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    Hi. Many plans for grand final day?
     
  20. joemeow

    joemeow Rookie

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    Hello everyone this is Joe from New Zealand
     
  21. chicken Caesar

    chicken Caesar Senior List

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    Hi Joe
     
  22. Klim

    Klim Brownlow Medallist

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  23. Cheval

    Cheval Alpaca my bags

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    Yep! I plan to watch the Swannies win another flag!
    Flying solo this year after going to our last 2 with my Hawthorn mates.
     
  24. miggs

    miggs B.C Alpha

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    Ohh ok well i hope you enjoy the day! look forward to posting with you in the future. Im 6'3 and enjoy long walks along the beach btw xoxox
     
  25. Cheval

    Cheval Alpaca my bags

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    Hahahaha!! Be careful what you wish for. I'm 5'10" and spend 8 hours a day with a gun attached to my hip
     
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