Talybont  Aberystwyth
Ceredigion  Wales  SY24 5HE
+44(0) 1970 832 304
ylolfa@ylolfa.com
search for book

detailed search


Clawr | Cover

Proud to be a Swan (hardback)

Geraint H Jenkins  Other books by Geraint H Jenkins

This wonderfully rich, stimulating and witty centennial history tells the tale of the extraordinary rise of Swansea City AFC from the lower reaches of the Southern League to the dizzy heights of Premiership football.

In portraying a club which, according to goalkeeper Roger Freestone, never experienced any dull days, it brings to life the painful lows as well as the memorable highs in its chequered history. Some unforgettable players, including Joe Sykes, Jack Fowler, Ivor Allchurch, Lee Trundle and Leon Britton, and successful managers like Joe Bradshaw, Billy McCandless, John Toshack, Roberto Martínez and Brendan Rodgers, figure prominently in the analysis.

Fresh perspectives are offered on the most memorable games and moments experienced at the much-loved Vetch Field and the Liberty Stadium as well as at some of the cathedrals of English football.

Just as striking is the thoughtful analysis of the attractive free-flowing style known as 'the Swansea way' and the way in which genuine supporters, headed by the Supporters Trust, have made the Jack Army the lifeblood of the club. This lavishly illustrated work will fascinate everyone who enjoys reading about dramatic roller-coaster rides played out

over a hundred years.

ISBN: 9781847714817

Category: Sport

Language: English

14.95     Out of print






Y Lolfa, Talybont, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SY24 5HE     +44(0) 1970 832 304