The Big 10: Your favourite Swansea City moment
IN this week’s Big 10, with Swansea City 90 minutes from Wembley thanks to their heroics in the Capital One Cup against Chelsea, we ask: What is your favourite Swans moment of all time?
Tell us what you think by commenting below.
Robert Keates, 57, submarine cable operations manager, Three Crosses:
“It is very hard to say. I wasn’t there but the victory over Preston at Deepdale to gain promotion to the old 1st Division in May ’81 would be pretty close.
“Also, seeing them play Arsenal at the Vetch in the FA Cup in ’68, even though it was a 1-0 defeat, was a pretty big deal for a 12-year-old.”
Wyn Jenkins, managing director of Seren Global Media:
“The recent Arsenal game will stay with me. My little boy Charlie has recently started to hero worship Michu. After a boring first half he came on and scored right in front of us straight away. Charlie will be hooked for life now!
Karen Struel-White (daughter of former chairman of Swansea City, Malcolm Struel-White):
“It was when the Swans got promoted to Division 1 in 1981... the first time the Swans had ever achieved this in their history.
“My Dad, Malcolm, was Chairman of the club and I had grown up watching the Swans go from Division 4 to Division 1 in consecutive seasons - never been done before or since.
“We played at Deepdale against Preston North End... their manager was Nobby Stiles. We won 3-1.
“It was an amazing day, full of emotion and immense pride for everyone attached to the club. I still have the match day programme and to top it all it is signed by the late great Bill Shankly, the legendary manager of Liverpool.
Nothing will ever top that moment for me!”
Danielle Gower (wife of Swans player Mark Gower), Killay:
“My favourite Swans moment was when my daughter Jessie, son Jimi and niece Ellie were mascots for the Swans against Tottenham last year, our family home team!”
Brian Brown, Salon owner, Swansea:
“My favourite moment was when the Swans got up in the Premier League.”
Owen Staton, storyteller:
“My favourite Swans moment of recent years was when Luke Moore scored the winner against Manchester City last season. The game had a wonderful story - drama, excitement - and showed that the Swans had finally arrived as a major force in the Premier League . The Swans story just gets better and better.”
Laurence Winmill, Public Relations:
“I just returned to Swansea from Wembley after the Premier League Play Off final. Swans were promoted and I found myself stood at the bar at a private reception in Morgan’s Hotel.
Suddenly, the doors burst open and in came the entire squad with Scotty Sinclair and Tatey leading the victory parade.
“Suddenly the whole hotel burst into a chanting unison with Jack legends! It was surreal, emotional and spontaneous; money couldn’t buy it!
I left at 5am. Those 24 hours are etched in my memory forever.”
Rob O’Shea, motors manager at the Evening Post, Swansea:
“Scott Sinclair scoring the last goal in Wembley in the Championship Play-off in 2011 for us to get promoted!”
Peter Owen, Ospreys Rugby media manager, Neath:
“Beating West Ham 1-0 in the FA Cup back in January 1999 when we were in the fourth division and were playing the like of Lampard and Ferdinand. The best atmosphere I can ever remember at the Vetch - the party went on long into the night.
Lyn Evans, Cwmavon:
“When the Swans first got promoted to the old first division about 30 years ago. Great moment.