Finals Week 2 – The (insert names here) Cups

To give this Week 2’s finals some real meaning I’ve again decided to commission some silverware to be awarded to the winners of each of the two matches being played this  weekend.


I’ve again 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 (maybe).


Here’s what I’ve come up with this week, after last week’s wildly successful limp effort:


Geelong v Sydney – The Henry Playfair Scalpel



GWS v West Coast – The Jonathan Giles Dewkicking Gumboot Collection 



I’m not going to the engravers until this afternoon, so let me know if you think of something (or someone) 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. Bernard Toohey razor?

  2. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Thanks Noel

    I was going to go with David Bolton, but I couldn’t think of anything notable about him.

    Also Diesel, but he’s not obscure enough for my liking.

  3. The Jason Mooney claret jug. (Just because I like claret jugs)

  4. Kath Presdee says

    just as long as it’s not the Simon Tunbridge sling.

    Joffa got 50 games as a Giant, but once he got the mini milestone he definitely found the seconds comps across the country as his regular home.

  5. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Good (almost) get with Tunbridge, Kath.

    Giles also spent four gameless years on Port’s list (but he is a dual Centrals premiership player)

    This job will be easier if you ever play Carlton in a final.

  6. The John Scarlett

  7. The Tony Malakellis Grecian Urn

  8. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Who doesn’t John?

    The John Scarlett what, Smokie? CCTV camera?

    What’s a Grecian Urn, Burkie? About 25 drachmas and hour, cash in hand, I’ve heard.

  9. Paddy Grindlay says

    The Joffa Giles dewbooting gumboot collection!

    Pure gold.

  10. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Flattery will get you everywhere “Paddy of Woodend”

  11. I dream of playing for the Stephen Coniglio “Prodigal Son” Trophy. He played at Swan Districts colts with our nephew. His family go every week to watch brother Jacob play for the real Swannies – bad luck about the broken leg this season Jake.
    Stephen will be the Eagles next premiership captain – after Shannon. Come home Steve – all is forgiven.

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