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Saturday, February 28, 2004

Today I went to the Swans v Collingwood Practice match at Victoria Park.

Collingwood Ferals!

They really are a unique breed of supporter.

At the end of the game one of the ferals, stood above the player race and hurled abuse at the players and Swans fans. Although we were outnumbered he got a mouthful from those close by.

Then afterwards my kids wanted to wait outside the players rooms, the security was tight, about 10 security guards outside the rooms, making sure that the "feral" swan kids, with an average age of about 10 didn't get too close to the players. It all collapsed as most of the people waiting outside the rooms were actually the players family and the players totally disregarded the security and just mingled and signed autographs.

No sign of Joffa during the game, however he was spotted my my son waiting outside the Collingwood rooms in Abbot St. Jarrod was heard to say something about ugliness personified.

At half time a Photographer from the Herald Sun wanted to take a pic of a group of Swans fan, the Collingwood supporters were asked nicely if they could move for 5 mins, the begrudenly did so, then a women standing behind up proceeded to hold up her Collingwood Flag, and made a big to do when the photographer asked her if she would put the flag down.

Everyone should experience at least one game at Vic park in their life time just to realise how lucky we are that we no longer have to play there.