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Old Woollen Footy Jumpers – Adelaide University (The Blacks): Swish Schwerdt

Swish Schwerdt tells the story of becoming an Adelaide Uni Black, and of the jumper he wore for eight memorable seasons. [Yes, Swish, once a Black always a Black – Ed]

Almanac Flashback – ‘Swish’ Schwerdt’s review of Michael Sexton’s ‘Chappelli’s Last Stand’

Yesterday we featured a review of Michael Sexton’s ‘Border’s Battlers’. Today we revisit his previous offering, ‘Chappelli’s Last Stand” via a review penned by ‘Swish’ Schwerdt. (Both books are readily available at all good bookstores.)

Swish Agonistes – A 70s Tribute to Sandy Stone

Attention: men (and women) “of a certain age.” Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt has drilled into your collective unconscious and found memories you thought you’d forgotten. (A weekend treat – Ed.)

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg

With Glenelg winning the 2019 SANFL Grand Final, we re-visit Swish Schwerdt’s look at players who had a stint at the Bays.

One of the biggest names in Australian football (along with several obscure ones) appears in this next instalment of Swish’s list of Glenelg interstate interlopers during the SANFL’s black and golden years.

SANFL 1975 Grand Final – Glenelg v Norwood: Colourful Football Identities

The first year of colour TV saw the SANFL venture into brave new worlds of graphic design for the 1975 Grand Final footy Budget. Swish Schwerdt was there, but claims he can’t remember much. Fortunately, the Budget is a goldmine of information.

1974 SANFL Grand Final – Glenelg v Sturt: Whelan In The Years

Swish Schwerdt continues his series reviewing great SANFL games, Footy Budget and all, this time it’s the 1974 Grand Final between Glenelg and Sturt.

ANFC Carnival: Adelaide 1969

Swish Schwerdt looks at the 1969 Australian National Football Council Championship in Adelaide through the medium of a program. You’ll see. [Great piece – JTH]

Footy in Tasmania: Picture This

Some more on Tassie footy – from Swish Schwerdt, first published late last year.

Swish brings us a brief pictorial overview of Tasmanian football in the 1970s, thanks to Ken Pinchin and Allan Leeson’s “A Century of Tasmanian Football. 1879-1979”

1999 – (not quite) All Australian SSA Team – Some Big Names, Some Notable Absences

Another ripper find from Swish Schwerdt: the 1999 School Sports Australia All-Australian football team. Some great names. Who is the grandson of John Coleman? Is there a ministerial advisor among them? The normal where-are-they-now assistance please.
(Reposting on the day that one of these kids, Nick Dal Santo, confirms his retirement)

Round 16 – Carlton v Adelaide: They Call It The Streak

With Adelaide on a 6 game winning streak, Melbourne-based Crow Swish Schwerdt gave a four quarter performance. [was G. Agars in the crowd? JTH]

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 9: Mid Seaman Slump

Gordon Agars, with the help of Swish Schwerdt, is back with his Adelaide University FC reports. This week it’s Round 9. How much of a distraction is Flop’s sister on the boundary? Do Tupperware make spoons? These questions, and more, answered by Gordon.

Never Mind the Ballcocks – Where’s the Sealant Gun?

Swish Schwerdt is a liability on the home maintenance front. Don’t judge him.

South Australia v Queensland and NSW 1980 – Double Dare Ya

The SANFL seemed to play representative games against everyone bar the VFL in 1980. This double header from Adelaide Cup Day has Swish Schwerdt asking whether Qld or NSW footy was better off for the run.

The Coodabeen Champions – Kicking Against The Wind on Grand Final Day

After 35 years on radio The Coodabeens Champions are as much a part of the fabric of footy in Melbourne as pies, beer and sauce. Though their national profile might have diminished with the passing of their weekend shows, Champs, Covey, Richo, Billy and Torch have fans right around the country. A serial contributor to the Coodabeens – Swish Schwerdt – made the trek to light tower number two at the MCG for the time honoured Grand Final O/B.

We Salute You

Echoing the sentiments of many, Swish Schwerdt pays tribute to the thankless volunteers who make sports across the country happen every week. We salute you!

1993-2015: Candy Stripe Legs (and Jumpers)

Brilliant memoir from Swish Schwerdt who recalls The Cure’s Disintegration album on high rotation as the Adelaide Crows’ made their first finals series in 1993 (not necessarily related). The pain of the ’93 Prelim loss was later erased by victory in 1997 and then sharing the 1998 back-to-back triumph with Swishter #1.

SANFL Coca-Cola Mini League – Third Time Lucky.

A magnificent memoir of representing his beloved Central District Bulldogs in the SANFL Mini League on not one, not two, but three occasions from Swish Schwerdt; “The three game veterans among us knew the drill…”

Dudley Street Doggies – Them’s The Breaks

A great start to your Thursday morning from Swish Schwerdt with Clem’s story. Down for the count after round six, a Doggies stalwart recovers in time to see his ‘Bullydogs’ launch a red-hot tilt at September success.

Round 20 – Essendon v Adelaide: Revenge, A Dish Best Served Very Cold

Revenge is most certainly a dish best served cold; even if that dish has been stewing (no pun intended) since the 1993 Preliminary Final. Swish Schwerdt and the Pie Girl watch Eddie Betts put on a clinic as Adelaide dismantle a hapless Essendon at the Docklands.

Rocky’s Ratpack 1982: The King Is Dead (Cancel That)

Swish Schwerdt unearths some pictorial Uni Blacks memories as he insitgates his own 1982 premiership reunion and shares the tale of Richard ‘King’ Karutz