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Bloods For Life  - Spring Issue 2022


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Question 1

How many players who played at least one senior game for the Club are today playing for other AFL clubs?


A) 6     B) 10     C) 12     ​Can you name them?

Answer: B) 10

Tim Membery (1 game 2014) St Kilda; Shane Mumford (79 games 2010-13): GWS; Toby Nankervis (12 games 2014-16): Richmond; Tom Mitchell (65 games 2012-16):Hawthorn; Dan Hannebery (208 games 2009-18): St Kilda; Gary Rohan (106 games 2010-18): Geelong; Nic Newman (31 games 2017-18): Carlton; Zac Jones (90 games 2014-19): St Kilda; Darcy Cameron (1 game 2017-19): Collingwood; Aliir Aliir (64 games 2014-20): Port Adelaide.

Question 2

From 2000, how many Assistant Coaches of the Swans have been appointed to a senior coaching role in the AFL?


A) 2      B) 4     C) 6      Can you name them?

Answer: C) 6 

Damian Drum: Fremantle 2000-2001; Paul Roos: Sydney 2002-2010 and Melbourne 2014-16; Ross Lyon: St Kilda 2017-11 and Fremantle 2012-19; John Longmire: Sydney 2011+; Stuart Dew: Gold Coast 2018+; Rhyce Shaw: North Melbourne 2019-20.

Question 3

How many Brownlow Medals have been won by South Melbourne/ Sydney players? 
(Note it is medals won not number of individual winners).


A)10     B) 14     C)16      Can you name them?

Answer: B) 14

1940 Herbie Matthews, 1949 Ron Clegg, 1955 Fred Goldsmith, 1959/63/68 Bob Skilton, 1970 Peter Bedford, 1977 Graham Teasdale, 1981 Barry Round, 1986 Greg Williams, 1988 Gerard Healy, 1995 Paul Kelly, 2003/6 Adam Goodes.

Question 4

Who is the only club Legend who played in the 19th century?


Peter Burns

Question 5

How many South Melbourne/Sydney players have been the leading  goal scorer in the competition at the completion of the VFL/AFL Home and Away season?

A) 2      B) 3      C) 4?      Can you name them?

Answer: C) 4

Bob Pratt 1934 (138), Bob Pratt 1935 (97), Lindsay White 1942 (67), Tony Lockett 1996 (114), Tony Lockett 1998 (107), Lance Franklin 2014 (67), Lance Franklin 2017 (69).

Question 6

Who am I?  I was selected in two All Australian teams after Carnivals in 1953 and 1956 (captain).  I first played in the VFL in 1960 as a 28-year-old when I joined South Melbourne.  I won the club Best + Fairest in that year.  I didn’t play in the WAFL or SANFL.

Answer:   Frank Johnson

Question 7

Two of the absolute legends of the game, Bob Skilton and Ron Barassi, played together in the same team on two occasions. And they also coached the same two VFL clubs?  Can you name both teams and both clubs?

Answer:  Victoria and Port MelbourneSouth Melbourne/Sydney and Melbourne

Question 8

A current player’s two grandfathers were teammates at the Swans. Name the player and his grandfathers?


Tom Papley
Max Papley and Jeff Bray

Question 9

Which players were affectionately known as Wheels, Sudsey and Reggie?


Peter Bedford; John Sudholtz; Heath Grundy

Question 10

Which sports did the following players excel at before joining the Swans in their late teens or twenties with no prior Australian football background? In all cases they played in Grand Finals with 2 playing in premiership sides: Tadgh Kennelly; Mike Pike and Jim Reid


Gaelic Football; Rugby; Rugby League

Question 11

Which player kicked our first and last goals in our 2012 Premiership?


Nick Malceski

Question 12

Which two brothers and a son of one of the brothers topped the Club’s goalkicking?


Harold Robertson; Austin Robertson Snr; Austin Robertson Jnr

Question 13

Who is the youngest player to win the Best  and Fairest at the Club?


David Ackerly (in 1980)

Question 14

One for the true historians:  Who is the youngest player ever to play senior football for the Club?


Harold Traynor who debuted aged 16 years 223 days v Collingwood at Victoria Park on 15 July 1939.  He played 37 games between 1939-42, and was severely wounded in the Second World War.

Question 15

In 1975 the Club traded John Pitura to Richmond.  Which players did it receive in return?


Graham Teasdale, Brian Roberts and Francis Jackson

Question 16

Which song based on South ruckman Fred Fleiter’s call to one of his teammates became a number one single in Australian in 1979?  And up until that time the largest selling Australian single of all time with over 250,000 copies sold


“Up There Cazaly”

Question 17

What do Terry Brain, Brett Kirk and Josh Kennedy have in common?


Won the Best & Fairest in a Premiership year: 1933, 2005 and 2012 respectively

Question 18

Which 2 legendary coaches who were also gun players (1 from WAFL and 1 from SANFL) and who are inductees into AFL Hall of Fame (Coaches), played for South Melbourne (albeit briefly) during WW2?


Jack Oatey (coached Norwood/West Adelaide/Sturt across 786 games)
Jack Sheedy (coached East Perth 261 games/WA)

Question 19

How many Test cricketers have played senior football for the Club?


Warwick Armstrong (1899-90)
Laurie Nash (1933-45)

Question 20

Which player who joined the Club from Nelson Bay near Newcastle has played around 570 senior games and at 51 is still going strong?


Troy Luff

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