Fan focus: Darren Maddock
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: Darren Maddock
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Maesteg
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SUPPORTING THE SWANS?
I’ve supported the Swans for 25 years.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST SWANS GAME YOU ATTENDED?
It was the 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient on November 5, 1991.
WHY DID YOU START SUPPORTING THE SWANS?
I fell in love with the atmosphere in the North Bank, and still get goose bumps thinking about it now.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SWANS MOMENT?
It would have to be THAT game against Hull City in 2003, how can you beat that?
WHAT IS THE BEST GAME YOU’VE SEEN AT THE VETCH/LIBERTY?
When we beat Yeovil 3-2 in 2003 and Lee Trundle scored the winner in the last minute.
WHAT IS THE BEST GOAL YOU’VE SEEN AT THE VETCH/LIBERTY?
That’s a tough one, but Andy Robinson’s free-kick against Preston North End stands out for me.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE GREATEST SACRIFICE YOU HAVE MADE TO WATCH THE SWANS?
I couldn’t possibly say, but there have certainly been a few!
DESCRIBE TO US YOUR TYPICAL PRE-MATCH RITUAL?
I always have a few pints before the game just to settle the nerves.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE SWANS PLAYER OF ALL TIME, AND WHY?
Leon Britton. He’s gone from the bottom of League Two to the Premier League – say no more!
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURRENT PLAYER, AND WHY?
Alfie Mawson for the simple reason that he puts 100 per cent into every game.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SWANS KIT FROM OVER THE YEARS?
Our home shirt from 1992 which had the black and yellow Action logo on the front.
IF YOU COULD SIGN ONE PLAYER FOR THE CLUB, WHO WOULD IT BE?
WHAT MAKES SWANSEA CITY SPECIAL TO YOU?
The fans. We are just one big crazy family!