Fan focus: Chris Lea
Members of the Jack Army go under the spotlight in our regular feature where one fan recalls their favourite memories and stories of following the Swans over the years.
NAME: Chris Lea
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Ystradowen
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SUPPORTING THE SWANS?
Years – as far back as I can remember.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST SWANS GAME YOU ATTENDED?
It was at the Vetch, but I can’t remember the opposition!
WHY DID YOU START SUPPORTING THE SWANS?
They are my hometown club and I have stuck with them all along.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SWANS MOMENT?
That would have to be when they won the League Cup in 2013 – there’s no question about it.
WHAT IS THE BEST GAME YOU’VE SEEN AT THE VETCH/LIBERTY?
That’s another easy one – the 5-4 win over Crystal Palace last season.
WHAT IS THE BEST GOAL YOU’VE SEEN AT THE VETCH/LIBERTY?
To be honest, every one of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kicks sticks out in my mind.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE GREATEST SACRIFICE YOU HAVE MADE TO WATCH THE SWANS?
As far as I’m concerned, it is not a sacrifice. Nothing comes before watching the Swans.
DESCRIBE TO US YOUR TYPICAL PRE-MATCH RITUAL?
I normally have some food and treat myself to a glass of wine before watching the game.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE SWANS PLAYER OF ALL TIME, AND WHY?
Hands down, Gylfi Sigurdsson; as I say, I remember every single one of his free-kicks.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER AND WHY?
That would have to be Alfie Mawson – he held the back four together towards the back-end of last season.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SWANS KIT FROM OVER THE YEARS?
I think this season’s kit is the best yet.
IF YOU COULD SIGN ONE PLAYER FOR THE CLUB, WHO WOULD IT BE?
I would bring Gylfi Sigurdsson back in the blink of an eye!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST DISAPPOINTING MOMENT WATCHING THE CLUB?
I honestly can’t think of any off the top of my head, which must be a good sign!
WHAT MAKES SWANSEA CITY SPECIAL TO YOU?
There is nothing better than supporting my hometown club.