Do it for all of us
THE greatest Swan of them all never ran out for his club at Wembley.
The venue, then under the gaze of the twin towers, would have been the perfect arena for Ivor Allchurch.
But Swansea Town — as they were then — never made it that far when the Golden Boy was playing. And cup runs were always cut short when Robbie James and Alan Curtis, generally accepted as the two other Swans to fill the top three places in the club's hall of fame, were playing.
So tomorrow it will fall to 11 others to make history for Swansea. Eleven others who should — hopefully — become Swansea legends.
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A cup winner's medal would sit nicely in Ashley Williams's trophy cabinet. As it would for the Spanish contingent, led by Michu and Angel Rangel.
It would also be a fitting reward for the always popular Garry Monk.
But whoever gets the nod from Michael Laudrup will not just be playing for the club. They will be playing for the fans and the city.
And for those who helped make Swansea City what it is today. For James Thomas, the local boy who went into club folklore when his hat-trick against Hull ten years ago saved the club from relegation from the Football League.
For Roger Freestone, a Vetch legend, something earned by notching up more than 700 appearances for the club.
For Harry Griffiths, perhaps the name which should be most synonymous with Swansea. Harry served the club as a player, trainer, coach and manager. He'd have even change the bulbs on the floodlights if you'd asked him to.
For Mel Nurse, whose money has bailed the club out on more than one occasion.
For Cliff Jones and Mel Charles, Lee Trundle and Leighton James.
And, of course, Ivor, Robbie and Curt.
Tomorrow is not the day for nerves or stage fright. It is about grasping the greatest opportunity to come your way.
Legendary status awaits.