FAN FOCUS: Nathan Davies

19th February 2017
Fan Focus

Name: Nathan Davies Age: 10 From: Pontarddulais

How long have you been supporting the Swans?
Five years.

What was the first Swans game you attended?
Newcastle home, unfortunately we lost the match 2-0 but I really enjoyed the day and ever since I've been obsessed with football, especially with the Swans.

Why did you start supporting the Swans?
My grandfather and father are massive Swans supporters and they have been season ticket holders for many years. When we got promoted to the Premier League my father queued for 19 hours for me to have a season ticket. It was probably the best gift I have ever had and I am so lucky to attend all the home fixtures.

What is your most memorable Swans moment?
My favourite moment has to be when we won the Capital One Cup in 2013. The day was so special because it was the first domestic trophy that my team had ever won. The match was very one-sided but winning at Wembley was so special. Also it meant that I was going to watch European football at the Liberty for the first time.

What is the best game you've seen at the Liberty?
The best game I've ever seen at the Liberty has to be when we beat Cardiff City 3-0 in February 2014. The atmosphere in the stands was brilliant. When Nathan Dyer made it 2-0 my father and I went crazy. The game was also very special because it was Garry Monk's first game as manager and the result put our rivals Cardiff in deeper trouble.

What is the best goal you've seen at the Liberty?
My favourite goal has to be the screamer that Jonjo Shelvey scored against Aston Villa in 2014. I thought his shot was going over the bar but when it went in I knew that I had witnessed something special. He made Brad Guzan look very silly!

Can you tell us about the greatest sacrifice you have made to watch the Swans?
When the Swans kick off early on Saturday I have had to miss the odd karate class. This has got me into trouble with my sensei as he doesn't understand why I've chosen football over the class. Also, he is a West Brom supporter!

Describe to us your typical pre-match ritual?
My grandfather, father and I always have a quick walk around the club shop and then go through exactly the same turnstyle around 45 minutes before kick-off. We always watch the end of the lunchtime match on the television then go up and watch the players warm up.

Who is your favourite Swans player of all time, and why?
I was a huge fan of Michel Vorm. I used to love watching him because he used to be such a great shot-stopper plus he would save the odd penalty. During our first season in the Premier League he helped us win a lot of points.

Who is your favourite current player, and why?
My favourite current player has to be Lukasz Fabianski. In my opinion he is one the best goalkeepers in Europe on his day. He is very good on the floor and is always cool and calm when he plays the ball out to his defence or midfield.

What is your favourite Swans kit from over the years?
Our away kit from 2015-16 has to be my all-time favourite. It was very eye-catching - but unfortunately we didn't have the best record when we wore it!

If you could sign one player for the club, who would it be?
I would love to see Lionel Messi play for the Swans but doubt we would be able to afford the transfer fee plus his wages. Saying that, we would sell many number 10 shirts in the club shop. Possibly the new owners should put a cheeky bid in for him!

What has been your most disappointing moment watching the club?
The game that still gives me nightmares is the 5-0 defeat that we suffered to Chelsea during the 2014-15 season. Our opponents were awesome on the day and the scoreline could have been a rugby score.

What makes Swansea City special to you?
Swansea City is a very special club. They are my team and they always will be. The club is now famous all over the world. In fact, when I met some WWE superstars in Dallas last year, many of them were asking me questions about the club and some said how much they enjoyed watching them when they were on television in the States.
Also being the only Welsh club in the Premier League makes us the biggest and the best team in a mile!