Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 1995, 'Captain Courageous' won the Swans twelfth Brownlow Medal (the league's Best and Fairest award). What is his real name?||Sydney Swans
Paul Kelly. He was always high up in the club best and fairest list, winning four times. He captained the All-Australian team twice, and in 1996 he led the Red and Whites to their first Grand Final in over 50 years. Unfortunately for him, the honour of a premiership eluded him as the Kangaroos won comfortably. He retired just one game short of the 2002 final round, with a slew of injuries finally taking their toll.
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|In the AFL Centenary year (1996), four legendary Swans were inducted as 'Legends of the Game'. Three of them were Bob Pratt, Bob Skilton and Ron Barassi. Who was the fourth? ||Sydney Swans
Roy Cazaly. Cazaly was a high-flying goal-kicking forward for South between 1921 and 1927, winning Best and Fairest in 1926. Pratt kicked a record 150 goals in 1934 - a record that took more than 35 years to equal. Skilton, a wily rover, was a triple Brownlow Medal winner and Barassi was elected for his coaching skills in the early 1990s.
|In 1985, the flamboyant medico, Dr Geoffrey Edelsten provided a massive cash injection to the Swans. What Sydney-based Rugby League team did he also attempt to 'purchase' as a gift to his wife? ||Sydney Swans
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. The Sharks deal fell through, and Edelsten found himself in trouble with both taxation and medical authorities. The AFL was obliged to repay the debt after Edelsten was forced out, and lost millions on the transaction.
|Which champion fullback, who retired in 1990, holds the dubious record of only kicking one solitary goal in his 17 year career? ||Sydney Swans
Rod Carter. It only took him 14 years, and 215 games. His reaction was one of complete euphoria - you would think that he had just won the goal-kicking award for the year :)
|The Swans may not have been attracting the fickle Sydney crowd in the 1980s, but they did manage to win three Brownlow Medals in that decade. Who was the first to lift the gong in the Sydney colours?||Sydney Swans
Greg Williams. Transferring from Carlton and Geelong, 'Diesel', a tough-as-nails centreman, took top honours in his first season in Sydney (1986). Barry Round, Sydney's first captain had won in a South's jersey in 1981, and Healy won in 1989. The legendary Bobby Skilton was a triple Brownlow medallist, winning in 1959, 1963 and 1968.
|Whose long-standing career goal kicking record did Tony Lockett pass when he kicked goal number 1300?||Sydney Swans
Gordon Coventry. Coventry retired in 1937 from the Collingwood Magpies with 1,299 majors to his credit. He was the first player in the VFL to kick more than 100 in a season (in 1933), and topped the Maggie's goal-kicking list for seven successive years. He was also one of the first inductees to the AFL Hall Of Fame Legends. Lockett broke the record in 1999, ironically playing against Collingwood.
|Before superstar Tony Lockett joined the Swans in 1995, he was full-forward for St. Kilda. What funny incident occurred at the Sydney Cricket Ground when the Saints and the Swans played there in 1993?||Sydney Swans
A pig painted with Lockett's name and number was released onto the ground. As can be imagined, this caused great hilarity with the fans. It took a full five minutes before security and players could catch the little fellow. Lockett, who did not play in that game, was hated by the Sydney fans, but when he joined the Swans in 1995 he won them over with his goal-kicking prowess.
|Who was the first coach of the Swans after their move from Melbourne to Sydney?||Sydney Swans
Rick Quade. Quade was the coach through the lean period before the move - the club was threatened with extinction through lack of money. In fact, Quade was still owed payments for his last two seasons as a player. A win in the pre-season cup partially helped to keep the wolf from the door.
|What team were they when they played in Melbourne?||Sydney Swans
South Melbourne. South Melbourne, who won 3 premierships (1909, 1918 and 1933), were admitted to the VFL in 1898 (the VFL's second season). They finished ninth in 1981, their last year as South Melbourne. They finished seventh in their first year at their new home, but fell down the ladder in the years that followed. A fourth on the table in 1987 was a high point, as the early nineties saw them claim the dreaded wooden spoon three times in a row.
|What year did the Swans first play as a Sydney-based team?||Sydney Swans
1982. During their early years in Sydney, they struggled to attract a crowd; in fact if you actually bought a ticket, you were in the minority. Tickets were given away by radio stations, newspapers etc. The game itself was seen as a threat to the rugby codes. The first game drew a reasonable crowd of 15,000, but attendances dropped later in the year to around 4,000.
Matthew Nicks . A versatile player who can do it all. He can have either quiet games, or games that he has a great impact on.
10. Paul Williams is a centreman with tons of skill, he was very unlucky not to receive the Brownlow Medal, but was the best Swans player in 2002.
Ben Matthews. Ben Matthews is a great backman who knows what to do with the ball, and has good hand and foot skills.
15. Stephen Doyle is an up and coming ruckman for the Swans, he did very well and will do for years to come.
Daniel McPherson. Daniel McPherson is short and fast with great foot skills, but he could of performed better in 2002.
|Nick Davis kicked the most goals, and Darren Jolly kicked 3, but who was the other multiple goalkicker for the Swans?||Sydney Swans 2005: Round 1
Barry Hall. Barry Hall kicked 3, while Goodes and O'Loughlin kept quiet. Brendan Lade played for Port Adelaide. The score list for Sydney was
Nick Davis-4, Darren Jolly-3, Barry Hall-3, with Paul Bevan, Jarrad McVeigh, Adam Schneider, Ryan O'Keefe, Paul Williams, Stephen Doyle, and Jude Bolton all scoring one each.
118-55 Sydney. The Swans made a 63-point example of the Hawks with 18 goals 10, to 8 goals 7.
80-30 Sydney. The Swans had a commanding 50 point lead with 12-8 to 4-6.
58-22 Sydney. Sydney was up 9 goals 4, to Hawthorn's 3 goals 4.
25-13 Sydney. Sydney had four goals and one behind to Hawthorn's two goals and one behind.
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The SCG was the venue for this Sunday afternoon clash.
4 goals, 1 behind. Nick Davis kicked 4.1 and really demolished the Hawks' backline.
|Sydney debutant Darren Jolly made an impressive mark by kicking three goals. But who did Jolly play for before coming to Sydney?||Sydney Swans 2005: Round 1
Melbourne. He came to Sydney from the Demons after becoming sick and tired of playing second fiddle to Melbourne's Jeff White.
Hawthorn. The Swans beat the Hawks in round 1 at the SCG by 63 points.
The Schick Quattro logo. QBE was the Swans' major sponsor, as Mazda supported the Roos while Carlton Draught was the official beer of the AFL.
Nobody, everyone scored one goal. Everyone who scored for the Swannies only scored a single, with the scorers being: Nick Davis, Darren Jolly, Amon Buchanan, Jared Crouch, Barry Hall, Brett Kirk, and Paul Bevan.
Arden Street. In 2005, Arden Street was where the Kangaroos head office was based. Punt Road was home to Tigerland, Windy Hill was Essendon's rendition as Footscray was the former name of another team.
North Melbourne. The Kangas were known as North Melbourne until 1997 when everyone decided that the North Melbourne Kangaroos was too long and inconvenient.
Quarter time. At quarter time it was 2.5-17 apiece. At half time it was 4.11 - 35-4.8-32 to the Swans. At three quarter time it was 7.14 - 56-7.9-51 to the Swans. And at full time it was 12.10-82 - 7.17-59 to the Kangaroos.
Paul Williams. Paul Williams went down, he wore the number 10, Goodes wore number 37, O'Loughlin wore number 19, and Mooney wore the number 21 for Geelong.
82-59. The Kangaroos of North Melbourne beat the Swans by 23 points in searing heat due to dismal accuracy from the Swans (7.17) and Paul Williams injuring himself. The Kangas kicked 12.10.