YJB Focus – Darren Maddock


Welcome to YJB Focus, where we meet a loyal Swans fan who also happens to be a regular visitor to the SCFC2 website.

This week features a regular visitor to the SCFC2 website

Darren Maddock
Darren Maddock
Name or SCFC2 Guestbook/Forum Name: Darren Maddock
Occupation: Specialist Care Worker

How long have you been supporting the Swans?
23 years.

Why did you start supporting the Swans?
I was attracted to the shirt. It had black and red stripes on the shoulders and a big yellow and black ACTION sponsor on the front.

Swans Home Shirt 1992-1994
Swans Home Shirt 1992-1994

What was the first Swans game you attended and what are your memories of it?
Bonfire night 1991. We drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient at the Vetch in League Division Three. I remember it being freezing and only thing keeping me warm was my Dad’s cup of tea!

Who is your worst Swans player of all time, and why?
Andy Gurney. I watched Andy a few times for Swindon before we signed him and bragged him up to all my mates who ended up laughing at me.

What is your least favourite away ground (past or present), and why?
Blackpool – no protection from the elements at all and we lost 5-1 on a windy, rainy cold Tuesday night.

Funniest moment whilst watching the Swans?
I laughed when a greedy Neil Cutler slipped while kicking a ball out and Marc Goodfellow smashed it in from 35 yards. North Bank loved it.

Andy Robinson
Andy Robinson
You’ve got a meal deal ticket for Nando’s, which Swans player (past or present) would you take with you and why?
Andy Robinson. We’re same height, both “stocky” and he beat me in downing a beer! I’d like my revenge.

What do you like most about the Swans?
The Fans. We’re all just one big crazy family.

If there was one thing you could change about the club what would it be?
It would have to be expanding the Stadium – which I firmly believe is going to happen soon.

Vetch Field pasty or Liberty hot dog?
Vetch Field pasty all day. No contest.

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