VIDEO: St Gallen fans in good voice before Swansea City game
IF you hadn’t heard, St Gallen meet Swansea City in the Europa League at the Liberty Stadium tonight.
And fans of the Swiss club have been gathering all day in bars in Wind Street ahead of the big match.
We caught up with them in Yates’s to give you a taste of what you can expect to hear from the St Gallen section of the crowd tonight.
The fans are due to gather in Castle Square at 5pm before walking en masse to the Liberty Stadium.
One of them, Roger Oerhle, aged 50 of St Gallen, said: “We came over here last night and we are staying in a bed and breakfast in Mansel Street.
“We all meet in the city centre for one or two beers before the game.
“There are close to 1,500 fans here altogether and we are meeting at 5pm in Castle Square to march to the Liberty Stadium. It’s a tradition we have at every away game. There will be no chanting.
“This is my first time in Wales, although I did go to a game against Chelsea about 10 years ago.
“I have read the history of Swansea football before coming and you have a very good team.
“Your stadium is not a big one but it’s a great chance for us to visit a new part of Europe.
“The Welsh people are very kind to us and it looks a nice part of the world. It’s a shame the weather is so poor.”
Yves Krapf, aged 26, added: “It’s beautiful in Swansea and we have had a great welcome. I don’t care about the weather. You have beautiful girls here.”
A member of staff at the No Sign Bar said: “They have been here most of the day and are better behaved than Premier League visitors.”