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Discussion in 'Sydney' started by AG, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. SBD Gonzalez

    SBD Gonzalez Norm Smith Medallist

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    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.
     
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  2. CD__

    CD__ Formerly 1990Swan.

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    Grovey, Torquay or Banno?
     
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  3. Tizd1nonly

    Tizd1nonly Debutant

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    Half way between grovey and Torquay new estate called Armstrong creek,, you a local?
     
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  4. CD__

    CD__ Formerly 1990Swan.

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    I meant the team with Tigers colours sorry! Yeh local-ish mate
     
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  5. Tizd1nonly

    Tizd1nonly Debutant

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    Nice not many bloods outside this way
     
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  6. Bloodied52

    Bloodied52 Premium Platinum

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    1. Where are you from?
    Was actually born and raised (early years) in Sth Melbourne.

    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    Born in to it.

    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    Lifelong

    4. Favourite players (current)? Buddy, Heeney, Grundy

    5. Favourite players (all time)?
    Goodes, Skilts, Round, Bedford, Denis Carrol

    6. Favourite Swans memories?

    Skilts getting his third Brownlow with a pair of shiners. South having the odd shock win in the 60s. Making the finals in 1970. Goodes taking his mum to the Brownlow. Plugger's point and Kelly to Plugger to break the goal kicking record. Countless happy and not so happy memories (inc our last game at the Lake Oval)


    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
    Gave ticket to an elderly friend who has since passed. I visited the old Sth grandstand and then watched the GF in a pub in Clarendon St Sth Melb.

    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?

    An old autograph book from the 60s with many signatures, inc Skilts.
     
  7. Bloodied52

    Bloodied52 Premium Platinum

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    Aside from the question and answers I rudely forgot to say "hello". So Hello. This seems a lively place with lots of interesting views, many of which I agree with. I have visited this place several times and briefly joined many years ago (I was suspended by an Eagles mod for my first post - which stated the now clearly obvious about the mid 2000s drug culture at that club).

    The first time I visited the Lake Oval was as a baby when my dad took me to have my head wet in the members bar. Also follow Sth Melbourne cricket club which has merged with Casey - but the name and history live on.
     
  8. The Swans Blog

    The Swans Blog Norm Smith Medallist

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    Hi, my name is Fred and I'm an alcoholic.
     
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  9. GotTheGoodes

    GotTheGoodes Bloods

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    Explains the blog....
     
  10. miggs

    miggs B.C Alpha

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    You spelt "Robbo" wrong. Your incoherent ramblings are a blight on the world of journalism.
     
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  11. The Swans Blog

    The Swans Blog Norm Smith Medallist

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    **** you, how did you know it was me! I should say or do something inappropriate!
     
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  12. plastic_swan

    plastic_swan Rookie

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    G'day everyone - plastic_swan here. I actually signed up years ago, then disappeared. Back again!

    1. Where are you from?
    Born in Sydney, but now in Hobart. Someone asked once if I'd change my team to Norf given they abuse the place for three weekends a year. I said I'd rather eat pieces of broken glass.

    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    My uncle hails from Melbourne and is a mad carlton fan. He got me into AFL at a young age.

    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    Since 93, member since 2000

    4. Favourite players (current)?
    Buddy, Heeney, Rampe

    5. Favourite players (all time)?
    Goodes, Mickey O

    6. Favourite Swans memories?
    Plugger's point; Standing ovation for Goodes in 2016 post-retirement (made it up to the game); Malceski's goal end 2012 GF;

    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
    At the MCG!

    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
    Not a big memorabilia collector, but I love caps and hats. So probably 2012 premiers cap.
     
  13. Tuco

    Tuco Brownlow Medallist

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    You had me at eating broken glass. Welcome!
     
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  14. Thomas james 888

    Thomas james 888 Debutant

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    hey guys, Im a freo fan but i enjoy making highlights vids for players so made a buddy one, enjoy :)
     
  15. Joycerama

    Joycerama Debutant

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  16. Kirkswan

    Kirkswan Premium Platinum

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    I think you meant it to be like this, Joycerama:

    1. Where are you from? Ottawa, Canada. Moved to Syd 30 years ago when I was fourteen.
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? My dad would haul me downstairs in the middle of the night to watch the only game televised all year. The GF. He would explain the rules to me the whole game. By the time I got to Sydney I was dying to watch a live game at the SCG.
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 30 years
    4. Favourite players (current)? Rampe
    5. Favourite players (all time)? Paul Kelly and Adam Goodes
    6. Favourite Swans memories? PF v Essendon and gf win in 2005. I admit I cried. Worst moment? When Essendon robbed us after the ball was clearly out of bounds on the left forward pocket. Was around 2003 from memory.
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? At the G. Where else?!
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? JPKs socks with signatures

    Edit: If you copy and paste into a new post then, I will delete mine and we won't confuse the hell out of everyone else! :p Great to have you aboard anyway, Welcome!!
     
  17. Wait What!

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    Hi everyone

    1. Where are you from?
    Scone NSW

    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    I rejected everything with English heritage at 9 yrs of age (Irish background) and wanted to follow an Australian game. I wrote to the VFL at the time in 1980 to ask them for an equivalent working class/wharfie team to Balmain Tigers and they kindly replied and suggested South Melbourne.

    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans?
    1980. Difficult to really follow pre internet and relying on the Midnight ABC replays. Rarely able to see them on the telly.

    4. Favourite players current?
    Reg (In Reg we trust) most underrated player by Melbourne VFL flogs. Looking at you AA selectors.
    Gazza (he's a Ranga like my 7 yr old niece and still has her photo with him on his fridge when she was only 3)
    AJ (love what he represents for our club) Bullflogs don't know what "Brave" is.
    JPK. What's not to love.
    Really all our guys.

    5. Favourite players (all time?)
    Bedford (met him at The Rising Sun) Who needs the Vatican?
    Kelly, Plugger, Goodsey, Mickey O (If i need to smile I just youtube Micky O Vs West Coke Fat Bogans in the goal square).

    6. Favourite Swans memories?
    Our game against Geelong in 05 that got us into the GF.
    Grand Final Win 2005.
    My first game at the MCG and it was the 2012 Grand Final.
    Partying at The Rising Sun in South Melbourne into the early hours after the 2012 GF then playing kick to kick with strangers over the tram lines.
    The standing ovation we gave Goodsey in the 7th min of the 3rd qtr against Adelaide at the SCG.

    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF?
    Drinking Schofferhoffers at home in Sydney wishing I was at the MCG but with my beer and not the crap they serve at the games.

    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own?
    2012 AFL Grand final coin, a worthy hangover and the memory of being made to feel like family in Melbourne by fellow Swans supporters after the 2012 GF.
     
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  18. GotTheGoodes

    GotTheGoodes Bloods

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    Join date Oct 2015 Wait What!? :p

    My pop was from Ireland and he pretty much did the same... Didn't want to follow soccer or rugby & chose AFL. He picked the Dons but I won't hold that against him.

    Good to see you around about the place after a few quiet years!! :$
     
  19. Ticky009

    Ticky009 Premium Gold

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    Suspect strong association with user name:D
     
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  20. Andyjh

    Andyjh Team Captain

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    Gday everyone. My name is Andy, ive been lurking around this board for a couple of years reading posts but only just decided to sign up & join in the conversation.

    I have been a swannies boy since 1994.


    1. Where are you from? NSW Central Coast
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? I was born in Sydney & moved to Melbourne when i was 10. Needed to pick a team to fit in so i picked my home team.
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 23 years
    4. Favourite players (current)? Hanners, Lloyd, Buddy
    5. Favourite players (all time)? Plugger, Mickey O, Kirky, Hanners.
    6. Favourite Swans memories? 1996 the whole year (except the last 3/4 of the gf) & the premierships.
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? My house
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own? Adam Goodes signed Sherrin
     
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  21. Swannnnn

    Swannnnn Debutant

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    Hi Guys,

    Been following the BF Swans board religiously this year since there is such a slow trickle of swans news here in nsw.

    Relatively new swans fan (been since 2002, when i started following afl)


    1. Where are you from? Sydney
    2. Why did you start supporting the Swans? 2002
    3. How long have you been supporting the Swans? 15 Years
    4. Favourite players (current)? Buddy
    5. Favourite players (all time)? Kirky
    6. Favourite Swans memories? 2012 GF
    7. Where were you for the 2005 GF? At home, was supposed to be studying for my HSC but couldn't concentrate on any study material
    8. Favourite piece of Swans memorabilia that you own Signed photos of Barry Hall and Tahg kennelley
     
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  22. The Swans Blog

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    Sayōnara, auf widersehen, adieu, adieu, adieu.

    On s'est bien amusés.

    Hasta luego.
     
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  23. Klim

    Klim Brownlow Medallist

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    Wait your leaving?
     
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    The Swans Blog Norm Smith Medallist

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    It has been made clear that some or all of my content contravenes rules of BigFooty, as well as off site linking, advertising posts through social media, my name change and parts of my signature, website and social media content, advertising content, app and promotions (that I ran out of my own pocket).

    I can't even say what my level of membership is either. Since its considered advertising in line with previous posts on the matter.

    I'm usually too busy to lurk anyway.
     
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  25. Klim

    Klim Brownlow Medallist

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    Ahhh that sucks.
     
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