Finals Week 1 – The (insert names here) Cups

To give this week’s finals some real meaning, other than the misapprehension that the winning is an end in itself, I’ve decided to commission some silverware to be awarded to the victors of each of the four matches being played this (early starting) weekend.


I’ve gone with the idea of naming each prize after prominent players that have  treacherously swapped between proudly represented both clubs, combined with an object for which they are best known.


Here’s what I’ve come up with.



Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney – The Phil Davis Diving Board



Geelong v Richmond – The Brad Ottens Garden Stake


Sydney v Essendon – The Ted Richards Credit Foncier Calculator



Port Adelaide v West Coast – The Brayden Lyle Last Man Draft Stopper




I’m not going to the engravers until tomorrow afternoon, so let me know if you think of something more appropriate for these awards.

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right


  1. The Curtly Hampton Examination Table, the Craig Biddiscombe Trade for Jude Bolton, the Ryan O’Connor Filthy Magarey, and the Scott Cummings Neck

  2. Peter warrington says

    Ah these are genius. Made me forget Gareth Andrews on the spot.

  3. The Justin Murphy He’s Playing For Who Now? crystal decanter.

  4. The winners would get the Jarrad Schofield WAFL Coach of the Year Cup. The losers keep the Mark Williams/Allan Scott you were right Chokers Consolation necktie.

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