If you look for the word underdogs in the dictionary then you will probably see Swansea City listed in the description, but surely this is no longer true.
The Swans seem to always be the underdogs, always the team tipped for defeat and relegation, yet always defying the odds and surprising everyone.
When you look back at the 2007/08 season, when the Swans won League One, they were never favourites to win it, they were play-off hopefuls at best, yet they defied all odds, and won the league, finishing 10-points clear and getting promoted.
Three seasons in the Championship followed, each season, the Welsh side were favourites to go down, and yet again they proved their worth, finishing eight then seventh, before clamming promotion through the play-offs after a third place finish.
That left the team fighting with the big boys, in the Premier League for the first time in their history, and becoming the first Welsh team to make it to the league.
Their chances of survival were next to none according to all the top pundits, they were expected to finish the season with less points then Derby, when they finished with 11, the lowest total in Premier League history.
But surprise surprise, the Jacks played some sensational football, pulled off some phenomenal victories and finished in a respectable, yet extraordinary considering their odds, mid-table 11th place finish.
Even after all of these achievements, how well the team has performed, how much success they have achieved and how they never go down without a fight, it is still baffling that they are still always the underdogs and favourites to lose and go down.
Even after 12 wins in the previous season, including against the likes of the Champions, Man City, the League Cup winners, Liverpool and Arsenal, they are still never favourites in games, even against the littler teams like Wigan and QPR.
But now, after a rocky spell in the league, it looks like the team are now bonding nicely and playing some brilliant football.
In their last three games, they narrowly lost to the League Champions, but pushed them all the way and were so unlucky not to get a point.
They then knocked Capital One Cup holders Liverpool out of the same trophy, with a comfortable 3-1 victory and dominant performance.
Then were so unlucky to only draw with the European Champions, Chelsea, in an evenly matched game where the Swans nearly stole a winner at the end after a late come-back.
Some top-quality signings arrived over the summer and it now looks like the whole squad is adapting to the changes and playing some top-class football that they are capable of. Hopefully now the team can push on, get the right victories, climb the table, and will no longer be seen as the ‘little team’ of the league, and be given the praise and acclamation they deserve.