imbeautif... 5


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:07.12.2002


Members who trust:5



18.02.2003 (11.01.2004)

friendly, great atmosphere at all home games

The division that we are in !  ! and ticket prices

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Physical Effort


Are they fun to watch?

Quality of defence

Quality of management

Quality of attackGood

Quality of midfieldGood

4 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. n13roy
  2. wilfredcat
  3. emsie25
and 12 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

After a much better season than last year and seeing magicdaps (Lee Trundle) play I have decided to write a review on Swansea City FC
Here is a brief history
Before the Football Stadium was built, children would like to play football on the dirt ground which had vetch growing on it.(Vetch was a cabbage like plant used as cow feed) By 1911, the field was available for rent as the owners of the land, , had failed to utilise it for the installation of a Gas Plant. A committee of the Swansea League, which was also formed in 1911, rented the field and the present football club emerged.

The 'Swans' club as a professional outfit was formed in 1912 at the Vetch Field, being played on a terrible surface. But it is a well know fact that soccer was being played in Swansea many years before this event happened.
Not much happened after we got into the football league for 60 years, we just stayed around the 3rd and 4th division but in just a few glorious years 1977-78 - promotion to Division 3, 1978-79 - promotion to Division 2 and in 1980-81 for the first time, to Division One. What was more, in that first season, the club headed the table three times and were never out of the top 6.

Unfortunatly, after that, things went wrong on and off the field, and the club slipped to Division Two and then Three in successive seasons. Indeed, it was necessary to get a point from the final game of the 1984-85 season to stop the team slipping from one to four in successive seasons. In retrospect, 1985-86 proved to be the blackest in the clubs seventy odd year history. On 'Black Friday' - 20th December, 1985, Swansea City A.F.C. Ltd. was closed. It was just said that it ceased to exist.

However, thanks to the hard work of a group of former directors, there was a resurrection and permission was granted for the club to play at Cardiff (THE SCUM!) on Boxing Day. What a Christmas present that was! Whilst the Swans were beaten in the final minute, the supporters went home with their heads in the air. From then until March 1986, several visits to the High Court were necessary in order to keep the club alive.Still, Manager Tommy Hutchison blooded some fine youngsters whilst showing them a tremendous example of dedication and skill.Saturday, a weight was lifted when the voting was 10-1 in favour and subject to final High Court approval, Swansea City was alive again.

Season 1986-87 under Manager Terry Yorath, saw the Swans finish in 17th position but this was just the forerunner of a remarkable season to follow under his guidance and inspiration. Reaching the play-offs they deservedly won promotion to Division 3 with a capacity crowd at Plainmoor, Torquay cheering the 3-3 draw to lift them out of Division Four.
Since division 2 became division 1 and 3 became 2 and so on in the year 1991(I think that it was that year) we haven't got further that division 2. We won the Welsh Cup in 1990 and Division 3 a couple of years back but not much has happened since then.

Now back to the present. We are 7th in the 3rd Div, still in the play off zone which is not bad considering we were the worst professional team in Britain this time last year! Thanks to the skillful management of Brian Flynn, not only has the club decreased it's debt, it has also improved its league position and players.
We also have skillful players, especially Lee Trundle- a favourite on Sky Sports Soccer AM whos amazing skills don't belong in div 3, Leon Britton, England youth star, on loan from West Ham who is only 5ft5 and Martinez the silky Spanish star who we recently signed.

The Vetch is an old stadium not at its prime It has 2 standing terraces and 2 seating sections. It is safe but not exactly the most comfy stadium in the world. If you want a good atmosphere Stand in the North Bank where the Welsh singing never stops. You also get the best view there but sitting is also a good view and more sheltered and comfortable.
the website is .

The kit is white and black. The tickets range from £5-£8 for Kids and £10-£14 for adults and on some weeks ladies get in for free. The normal attendance is anything from 5000 to 9000 for a league game, not bad for a div 3 side. So if you are in Swansea today come and watch the Jack boys play!!
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

emsie25 23.02.2003 16:20

a very interesting insight into a team i previously knew nothing about! x

dadmancat 21.02.2003 21:22

Nice op, on a fellow yo-yoing team. What's the verdict on Leon Britton? Premiership potential or will he fit right in when West Ham slip into the nationwide league and we lose all our talent?

daps 21.02.2003 09:28

I love Swansea but I am a pathetic fan! great op though

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Swansea City »

1 to 3 out of 473 similar offers for Swansea City Show all similar offers
Footie Gifts Swansea City F.C - PERSONALISED Greetings Card

Footie Gifts Swansea City F.C - PERSONALISED Greetings Card

CARD SIZE - 21 CM'S BY 15 CM'S (A5) (All Cards include an Envelope) ENHANCED IMAGE OF THE ... more

the Name & Number you want printed on the card and
the Greeting - Happy Birthday, Merry
Christmas,Happy Valentines Day, Good Luck, Best
Wishes or any other Greeting you want. To advise
on Personalisation simply message us via the
Amazon messaging service or email us directly - IF NO PERSONALISATION
PLACING YOUR ORDER, Manufacturer: Footie Gifts

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace kitchen
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Framed Vetch Field Historic Swansea City 1984 Photo Memorabilia

Framed Vetch Field Historic Swansea City 1984 Photo Memorabilia

Swansea City photo memorabilia of the Vetch Field - home of Swansea City Football Club ... more

from 1912 to 2005.

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace kitchen
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 2-3 business days...

Swansea City AFC Logo Pullover Sweatshirt - Ash

Swansea City AFC Logo Pullover Sweatshirt - Ash

Sure you can go around and tell everyone how dedicated you are to the Swansea City AFC, ... more

but there is a much easier way to get your point
across. Let everyone you pass know that you are a
born and bred Swansea City AFC fan with this Logo
sweatshirt! This sweatshirt boasts your team pride
with Swansea City AFC graphics. There are many
ways to show your team spirit, but this way you
won't lose your voice.

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Rate it now

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Swansea City has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. n13roy
  2. wilfredcat
  3. emsie25

and 12 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.