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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfws View Post
    I was thinking of that too. It was to celebrate 30 wins at home: [URL="https://images.app.goo.gl/ErfeCATaC5nRNgqN8"]
    Discussion of Geelong's premature celebration reminds me that there was a time - late nineties? early naughties? - when the Swans built up a healthy run of home games without defeat. I don't think we got close to thirty, but it was in the 20s.

    When the run was broken (from memory, by St Kilda), there was a moment's silence and then Cheer Cheer started ringing out around the ground. We cringed. I can't recall exactly how long it kept playing for - but several bars, at least.

    Had the song-cueing person not been there long enough to realise that you don't automatically play the Swans' song at the end of a Swans' home game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    Watching the highlights video of the 2011 Geelong match reminded me that as well as the Swans players, the Geelong players wore black armbands in support of Jarrad McVeigh following the death of his baby daughter. I found that quite moving.
    Ditto. It contributed to my sense that Geelong is a decent club and on the whole a decent bunch of people.
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    Discussion of Geelong's premature celebration reminds me that there was a time - late nineties? early naughties? - when the Swans built up a healthy run of home games without defeat. I don't think we got close to thirty, but it was in the 20s.

    When the run was broken (from memory, by St Kilda), there was a moment's silence and then Cheer Cheer started ringing out around the ground. We cringed. I can't recall exactly how long it kept playing for - but several bars, at least.

    Had the song-cueing person not been there long enough to realise that you don't automatically play the Swans' song at the end of a Swans' home game?
    Quite possibly. If the streak was around 20 games, then they could of been doing the job for almost a couple of seasons. In that time, the original instruction of, 'play the theme song of the winning side', could've been forgotten and morphed into, 'game's over, now I play the Swans tune, and everybody leaves happy'.
    And each game, that slightly erroneous notion, was overwhelmingly reinforced, rather than contradicted. Until St Kilda came along and spoilt it for everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    ... Loved the bleached blonde hair look of Parker too - that was a good day, and must of been amazing to be there at the ground!
    Unless I'm mistaken, the reporter calls him Luke Power in the introduction
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