What a season that was!

I again appreciate that it’s been a long time since I last wrote this column so apologies to those of you who enjoy reading it and who look forward to the rare occasions when I update it. Work and family commitments leave me with precious little time but I’m proud to say that I’ve missed …

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Brighton Rocks

I’ve had some marvellous away trips following the Swans this season. I’ve been to fourteen of the matches and, as Sod’s Law would have it, I’ve managed to take in the three defeats we’ve suffered on the road! To be fair, though, I’ve also been privileged to see us put away one bogey team after …

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Brian Evans with sons Richard and Christian

Chairman’s concerns in October 1972

I came across an old Swans’ Football Programme last week and inside was an interesting question and answer article by the club’s chairman Malcolm Struel. After promotion under Roy Bentley at the end of the 1969/70 season, the club’s third season in the Third Division had seen the club start the new season poorly, with …

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Can the Swans afford Academy status?

The six figure investment last summer in the new training facilities alongside the Glamorgan Health Club in Llandarcy was the first step by Swansea City FC to bring modern day training facilities to the Swans professional playing staff. In previous years, training had been undertaken at the old AWCO sports ground at Jersey Marine and …

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They used to play on a Saturday

Since SKY entered the football arena in the transmission of LIVE football games, fans supporting their Premiership heroes have become accustomed to having their traditional Saturday football game being changed to either a Sunday or Monday event. Not much fuss has been made by the fans who follow their Premiership heroes in having their weekend …

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Should Have Gone to Specsavers

I didn’t go to Millwall on Tuesday but I’ve just seen the goal highlights on Virgin Media. Now you probably know that I do a bit of refereeing in local leagues, which is nothing like as difficult as doing it at Football league level, mainly because professionals move themselves, and the ball, about twice as …

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The Swans - Town and City

The Swans Town & City Seasons 2000-2007

Swansea City Football Club President, Professor David Farmer published in 2000 the Official Biography of the Swans, The Swans Town & City. Next week a supplement to his book, covering the last seven seasons will be published by Colin Jones. Apart from editorial/line-ups covering the last seven seasons and an updated club records section, new …

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Exciting Times!

First of all, congrats to Dai for the new site design. Very smart. I was chuffed when he told me this column was reverting to a ‘blog’ because I’m really pushed for time at the moment, being the ‘oldest student in town’ and having to put in the hours on my college course. This format …

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Swansea City Youth Players Graduating to the First Team

Youth players who have graduated to the Swans’ First Team since the Chris Coleman era, 1990. Can lack of finance be the sole reason when you look at the lack of top class recruits the Swans Youth Department have forwarded to the first team conveyor belt since 1990. Certainly, the Swans have endured some tough …

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