Welcome Swans Fans - Introduce Yourselves Here!

miggs

BC Alpha
Sep 18, 2015
13,387
20,705
AFL Club
Sydney
Hi everyone, my name's Emma and I'm fairly new to this, so glad to have found a place full of people just as passionate as I am!!
1.Where are you from?
I'm from Melbourne.
2.Why did you start supporting the Swans?
My Grandmother followed South, and she passed that on to my Dad who passed it on to me.
3.How long have you been supporting the Swans?
Followed the boys since birth. Love them more than anything.
4. Favourite players (current)?
Love JPK, he's the beating heart of our club. Love Hanners, George Hewett, Cray, AJ, and Parks (can I name them all??)
5. Favourite players (all time)?
Goodesy, Jude Bolton, Tadhg, Bob Skilton, Teddy Richards.
6. Favourite Swans memories?
2012 GF siren, cried for a long time afterwards, most amazing day of my life.
7.Where were you for the 2005 GF?
Right up the back of the southern stand, as high as you could possibly be, best seats in the house in my eyes.
8. Favourite piece of swans memorabilia that you own?
Personalised signed Adam Goodes gurnsey.
Hi Emma welcome to the board. Let me know if you need any help. Im only a PM away :)
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

EmreTheVolante

Senior List
Oct 13, 2016
222
146
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Liverpool, Dortmund,
Hey guys. My name is Brad. I found these forums recently and I look forward to discussing how we can piss Eddie and Co off for many years to come as well as talking footy with fellow bloods.
1. Where are you from?
I'm from Canberra but moved to Melbourne 3 years ago.
2.Why did you start supporting the Swans?
My dad went for the Swannies but the more I learned about the bloods culture the more I was hooked!
3.How long have you been supporting the Swans?
Since I was 8 years old.
4. Favourite players (current)?
So many to choose from. The standouts are Buddy and JPK but Aliir has grabbed my attention since his debut. He's going to be a star.
5. Favourite players (all time)?
ROK, JPK, Goodesy and Kennelly. Loved his Irish dance after 05 GF.
6. Favourite Swans memories?
05 and 12 at the top of the list. Lost my bundle both times lol. Also the Geelong game this year after the stuff with Kieren's family. The whole club was brilliant that week and on the night.
7.Where were you for the 2005 GF?
At my Nan and Pops place in Canberra. Pop is a lifetime Carlton fan btw and was happy we won. When the siren went was the best feeling in the world and the whole neighbourhood heard me lol.
 

miggs

BC Alpha
Sep 18, 2015
13,387
20,705
AFL Club
Sydney
Hey guys. My name is Brad. I found these forums recently and I look forward to discussing how we can piss Eddie and Co off for many years to come as well as talking footy with fellow bloods.
1. Where are you from?
I'm from Canberra but moved to Melbourne 3 years ago.
2.Why did you start supporting the Swans?
My dad went for the Swannies but the more I learned about the bloods culture the more I was hooked!
3.How long have you been supporting the Swans?
Since I was 8 years old.
4. Favourite players (current)?
So many to choose from. The standouts are Buddy and JPK but Aliir has grabbed my attention since his debut. He's going to be a star.
5. Favourite players (all time)?
ROK, JPK, Goodesy and Kennelly. Loved his Irish dance after 05 GF.
6. Favourite Swans memories?
05 and 12 at the top of the list. Lost my bundle both times lol. Also the Geelong game this year after the stuff with Kieren's family. The whole club was brilliant that week and on the night.
7.Where were you for the 2005 GF?
At my Nan and Pops place in Canberra. Pop is a lifetime Carlton fan btw and was happy we won. When the siren went was the best feeling in the world and the whole neighbourhood heard me lol.
welcome. ill ignore the fact youre a dirty liverpool supporter for now :)
 

EmreTheVolante

Senior List
Oct 13, 2016
222
146
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Liverpool, Dortmund,
Yuk. Long time suffering City fan. Only now am i getting to see any success after years of relegation
Proper city fans are decent tbf. We have a mutual hatred of Utd too :) Our game on NYE is going to be special IMO. Thanks for your welcome mate and up the bloods!!
 

Shanwah82

Draftee
Mar 20, 2017
14
45
AFL Club
Sydney
1. Where are you from? Originally from Perth, have lived in Melbourne since 2011
2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Because Shannon Grant was my fave player in the comp
3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 22 years
4. Favourite players (current)? Hanners, JPK, Zak Jones, Aliir
5. Favourite players (all time)? Ted Richards Shannon Grant (still sad he left us) Goodesy, Paul Kelly
6. Favourite Swans memories? 2005 Grand Final, 2005 semi final, 2012 grand final
7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? Was still living in Perth, actually had to work so had a TV at work with a lot of alcohol and food. Didn't do much work! Was right in the heart of Eagles territory as well, it was amazing.
8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Don't own any...
 

miggs

BC Alpha
Sep 18, 2015
13,387
20,705
AFL Club
Sydney
1. Where are you from? Originally from Perth, have lived in Melbourne since 2011
2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? Because Shannon Grant was my fave player in the comp
3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 22 years
4. Favourite players (current)? Hanners, JPK, Zak Jones, Aliir
5. Favourite players (all time)? Ted Richards Shannon Grant (still sad he left us) Goodesy, Paul Kelly
6. Favourite Swans memories? 2005 Grand Final, 2005 semi final, 2012 grand final
7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? Was still living in Perth, actually had to work so had a TV at work with a lot of alcohol and food. Didn't do much work! Was right in the heart of Eagles territory as well, it was amazing.
8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Don't own any...
welcome :)

need a tour?
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

zyzzbruh

Club Legend
Mar 27, 2017
1,363
1,611
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Manchester United
Sgoin on lads
1. Where are you from? melbs
2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? aunt was an old SM supporter and fortunately got me on board as a naive little kid
3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? Since i was a skinny little kid
4. Favourite players (current)? Hanners, frothed sinclair Horse better put him in this week!
5. Favourite players (all time)? Goodsey the beast hands down
6. Favourite Swans memories? Crying like a beta punce after the 2012 granny
7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? Standing room in the at the time newly built stand but i dont give af i saw leo's mark
8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? 2005 grand final ticket
 

JZ_Skitzo

Team Captain
Apr 14, 2017
321
449
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Seahawks
Names Jared. Been a fan since 03ish....cant really remember. Starting supporting them because I was born in Penrith. Was western scum for 4 years. Now live in Melbourne, but used to live in Perth. Don't really get emotional at games, which my GF (Geelong supporter scum) thinks it's weird. Except for when Jones gets done for holding the ball against the bullfrogs. Goodes was my favorite player. Now not sure. 2012 I was at my house with mates, shocked we won. 2005 I was doing celebratory rolly pollies in my wce mates lounge. Used to hate Franklin, but now I'm in awe.

Joined cause I need to vent.
 

Kirkswan

Premium Platinum
May 10, 2014
4,242
7,617
AFL Club
Sydney
Names Jared. Been a fan since 03ish....cant really remember. Starting supporting them because I was born in Penrith. Was western scum for 4 years. Now live in Melbourne, but used to live in Perth. Don't really get emotional at games, which my GF (Geelong supporter scum) thinks it's weird. Except for when Jones gets done for holding the ball against the bullfrogs. Goodes was my favorite player. Now not sure. 2012 I was at my house with mates, shocked we won. 2005 I was doing celebratory rolly pollies in my wce mates lounge. Used to hate Franklin, but now I'm in awe.

Joined cause I need to vent.
Welcome! Sounds like you will fit right in :p
 

Tizd1nonly

Debutant
May 8, 2017
79
47
AFL Club
Sydney
1. Where are you from?
Geelong

2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
As a kid dad played for a local team with Richmond colours when i was old enough to realise he didn't play for rich i decided to follow Sydney because of the guy taking screamers every week Caaaaaappper!! Lol

3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
30 yrs

4. Favourite players (current)?buddy, allir, heeney
5. Favourite players (all time)?lockett, Goodes, Kelly, Micky o.

6. Favourite Swans memories?
Saw plugger kick 16 straight at whitten oval against Fitzroy. Nick davis last qrt against cats prelim final. 05 and 12 GF
7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
Friends house in Footscray
8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
Team of the century giant mug

Look forward to meeting you all
 

redstarforever_

Senior List
Apr 8, 2017
281
160
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
red star bgd, man utd, bvb
I know im on almost 50 posts but still haven't introduced myself to all my fellow swannies fam, shoutout to ya all ;)

I'm 27, live in south west sydney. my background is European, we moved to Australia in 1994.
come from a family passionate about football (soccer), basketball and water polo but me.. im
unlike anyone from my entire fam, naturally i just love sports in general. anyway, i was roughly
like 5 or 6 years old couldn't even speak English yet and basically everything down under was
at the time completely new to me. anyway, so one day I was flickin through our old as fu**
analog box of a tv and there it was, some sort of sport game, something absolutely amazingly
beautiful that i just could not take my eyes off, i instantly, literally fell in love with from that
day while in no time i discovered this was AFL!! i was playing soccer for a southern district
team so i remember at trainings i get there pick up the soccer ball in my hands and im runnin
on the field, bouncing the ball, steppin around team mates, hand balling to myself lol and kickin
footy goals through the soccer goal lol. I was that obsessed id take every chance anywhere i
could to get into my afl mode. wanted a footy ball badly my and mum gets me one when we
went down to flemington markets made me the happiest cvnt ever. walked to school each
morning carryin the footy with me. recess/lunch couldn't come quick enuff before i hit the oval
to play. loved it back then and love it now more than ever.

i always root for the team where im from/at. it was always Sydney Swans <3 i liked plugger,
paul kelly and goodsie BUT my favourite swannies player of all time is michael o'loughlin.

probably unnecessary post this long ill just cut it here ~ Sydney Swans are in my blood BLOODS forever :)
 

GotTheGoodes

Bloods
Mar 15, 2010
19,208
29,898
AFL Club
Sydney
I know im on almost 50 posts but still haven't introduced myself to all my fellow swannies fam, shoutout to ya all ;)

I'm 27, live in south west sydney. my background is European, we moved to Australia in 1994.
come from a family passionate about football (soccer), basketball and water polo but me.. im
unlike anyone from my entire fam, naturally i just love sports in general. anyway, i was roughly
like 5 or 6 years old couldn't even speak English yet and basically everything down under was
at the time completely new to me. anyway, so one day I was flickin through our old as ****
analog box of a tv and there it was, some sort of sport game, something absolutely amazingly
beautiful that i just could not take my eyes off, i instantly, literally fell in love with from that
day while in no time i discovered this was AFL!! i was playing soccer for a southern district
team so i remember at trainings i get there pick up the soccer ball in my hands and im runnin
on the field, bouncing the ball, steppin around team mates, hand balling to myself lol and kickin
footy goals through the soccer goal lol. I was that obsessed id take every chance anywhere i
could to get into my afl mode. wanted a footy ball badly my and mum gets me one when we
went down to flemington markets made me the happiest cvnt ever. walked to school each
morning carryin the footy with me. recess/lunch couldn't come quick enuff before i hit the oval
to play. loved it back then and love it now more than ever.

i always root for the team where im from/at. it was always Sydney Swans <3 i liked plugger,
paul kelly and goodsie BUT my favourite swannies player of all time is michael o'loughlin.

probably unnecessary post this long ill just cut it here ~ Sydney Swans are in my blood BLOODS forever :)
Belated 50 post ago "welcome to the boards" mate.

Great story & like so many others from non-AFL background. The game has a way of exciting like no other IMO.
 

SBD Gonzalez

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 5, 2012
11,242
13,627
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Kidding, right?
I know im on almost 50 posts but still haven't introduced myself to all my fellow swannies fam, shoutout to ya all ;)

I'm 27, live in south west sydney. my background is European, we moved to Australia in 1994.
come from a family passionate about football (soccer), basketball and water polo but me.. im
unlike anyone from my entire fam, naturally i just love sports in general. anyway, i was roughly
like 5 or 6 years old couldn't even speak English yet and basically everything down under was
at the time completely new to me. anyway, so one day I was flickin through our old as ****
analog box of a tv and there it was, some sort of sport game, something absolutely amazingly
beautiful that i just could not take my eyes off, i instantly, literally fell in love with from that
day while in no time i discovered this was AFL!! i was playing soccer for a southern district
team so i remember at trainings i get there pick up the soccer ball in my hands and im runnin
on the field, bouncing the ball, steppin around team mates, hand balling to myself lol and kickin
footy goals through the soccer goal lol. I was that obsessed id take every chance anywhere i
could to get into my afl mode. wanted a footy ball badly my and mum gets me one when we
went down to flemington markets made me the happiest cvnt ever. walked to school each
morning carryin the footy with me. recess/lunch couldn't come quick enuff before i hit the oval
to play. loved it back then and love it now more than ever.

i always root for the team where im from/at. it was always Sydney Swans <3 i liked plugger,
paul kelly and goodsie BUT my favourite swannies player of all time is michael o'loughlin.

probably unnecessary post this long ill just cut it here ~ Sydney Swans are in my blood BLOODS forever :)
Beautiful post mate, and welcome.

Funny thing is, growing up in Sydney in the 60s and 70s I had a very similar experience to you the first time I saw the game on the telly.

In Sydney, you couldn't see VFL (as it was then) anywhere on TV until they started broadcasting in 1973(? Some history nerd can correct me if I'm wrong) and it was a totally exotic spectacle to me. I was like, "what is this amazing game?" And 50 years later I'm still in awe of it. Never watched another game of bloody rugby union since.
 

CD__

Formerly 1990Swan.
Nov 2, 2015
4,372
8,273
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Melbourne Stars
1. Where are you from?
Geelong

2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
As a kid dad played for a local team with Richmond colours when i was old enough to realise he didn't play for rich i decided to follow Sydney because of the guy taking screamers every week Caaaaaappper!! Lol

3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
30 yrs

4. Favourite players (current)?buddy, allir, heeney
5. Favourite players (all time)?lockett, Goodes, Kelly, Micky o.

6. Favourite Swans memories?
Saw plugger kick 16 straight at whitten oval against Fitzroy. Nick davis last qrt against cats prelim final. 05 and 12 GF
7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
Friends house in Footscray
8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
Team of the century giant mug

Look forward to meeting you all
Grovey, Torquay or Banno?
 

Top Bottom