Almanac Soccer: No Farting Allowed in the Round Ball Game

Jan Courtin shares a recent outburst of flatulence heard around the world

Round 14 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Never mind the result. Missing Collingwood fans should be ashamed of themselves!

Where were those 80,000 members? Jan Courtin asks why there was so many empty seats at the MCG on Friday night

Round 13 – Sydney v Melbourne: The weather gods and Craig Joubert have their say

Jan Courtin prepares for the Swans game against Melbourne with a replay of the Rugby International and her hopes for a percentage boost made difficult by the weather.

Round 12 – Greater Western Sydney v Sydney: Boos and Cheers either side of a $100,000 kick win the battle

Jan Courtin has been reminded in the Swans loss to GWS that any team can beat any other team on any given day.

Round 11 – Gold Coast v Sydney: A Wet, Wild, Windy, Wicked Weekend

Jan Courtin braved a cold, a miserable plane journey and torrential rain to cheer cheer the red and the white in what can best be described as Gold Coast’s slush pit.

Round 10 – Sydney v North Melbourne: One with the Lot

Road trips by car and bike and the finer points of burgerless burgers. All provide the context for a good Sydney win at the SCG

Round 9 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Yes Bloods – what a win! And a trip down memory lane.

Jan Courtin returned to Melbourne to watch her Swans against Richmond and Hawthorn, a journey that included a win and a loss and a trip down memory lane.

Round 8 – Richmond v Sydney: Why do we play so badly against the yellow and black?

There are two things you should never challenge Jan Courtin with, spreadsheets and her Swans.

Frustrated Eddie: another snide remark about the Swans

Jan Courtin wonders to what Eddie McGuire is referring when he mentions Sydney’s “controversial recruits.”

Round 7 – Sydney v Essendon: Gratitude, Mindfulness and Empathy on a Saturday arvo at the Footy

Jan Courtin questions her empathy to Swans’ opposition on game day while mindful they should kick at least 20 goals against this Bombers team.

Round 6 – Brisbane v Sydney: My Heart is still racing, or is that because I am “old”? Those under 70’s: when it happens, just get used to it!

Jan journeyed to Brisbane where she encountered the old age order but thankfully her youthfulness ensured she survived the Swans’ heart stopping game at the Gabba.

Round 5 – Sydney v West Coast: Oh Jetts, that’s proof that you still love us!

Jan Courtin observed her Swans dominate West Coast at the SCG with Teddy flying high and Jetts proving the love remains.

Round 4 – Adelaide v Sydney: A Game of Claustrophobic Proportions

Jan’s Adelaide trip to watch the Swans was a tight struggle and that was before the game started.

This Comment Deserves its Own Post – An Ode to the Swans

Birds of a feather are sticking together. The Swans in verse

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: Too Close for Comfort – and Not Just the Football!

Jan Courtin was feeling a slight discomfort before the Swans game against GWS with the resulting win too close for comfort.

Ode to Adam Goodes

Swans supporter Jan Courtin with an Ode to Adam Goodes on the occasion of his farewell.

Round 2 – Carlton v Sydney: Love You. Miss You: Emotional Messages en route to Etihad Stadium

Jan travelled down the Hume in a journey full of sentiment and a successful Swans against the Blues.

Interesting question: are Sydney Swans and South Melbourne one and the same and do they have a shared history?

Jan Courtin, Ross Treverton and Glen! have been discussing this question in recent times (via comments after an earlier article). Join in on the debate.

Round 1 – Sydney v Collingwood: The Important Six Months Begin. What a Beginning!

Jan Courtin heralds the new season with a Swans triumph while reflecting on the past six months.

Round 22 – St Kilda vs Sydney: Deeply etched memories of Saints and Swans

The St Kilda vs Swans game prompts Jan Courtin to reflect on some family history.