FAN FOCUS: Scott Cowper

24th January 2016

We continue our fan feature as we put our loyal supporters under the spotlight!
Fan Focus gives every member of the Jack Army a chance to share their favourite tales, games and goals from supporting the Swans over the years.

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Name: Scott Cowper
Age: 19
From: Tenby

How long have you been supporting the Swans?
I've been a Jack ever since I can remember. I always remember my hero at primary school being Lee Trundle, rather than the typical Thierry Henry or Ronaldinho.

What was the first Swans game you attended? 
My dad recalls that Bristol Rovers in 2000 was the first game that he took me to. It was down the Vetch Field, and I've been a Jack ever since.

Why did you start supporting the Swans?
The Swans are my local team, and once my dad had taken me to a game I was hooked for life.

What is your most memorable Swans moment?
My most memorable Swans moment has to be Darren Pratley's goal from inside his own half against Nottingham Forest. That was the moment I actually felt my beloved Swansea City could well become a Premier League team.

What is the best game you've seen at the Vetch/Liberty?
There has been so many games in recent history, due to the fact that we have beaten some of the big boys of the league.
However, the best game I've seen has to be either the 3-2 win over Arsenal in 2012 or Garry Monk's first game in charge when we beat Cardiff 3-0.

What is the best goal you've seen at the Vetch/Liberty?
The best goal I've seen at the Liberty is probably Jonjo Shelvey's goal against Aston Villa, which was just pure quality.

Greatest sacrifice you have made to watch the Swans?
The greatest sacrifice I have had to make was whilst choosing my university. I had to ensure it was close enough to the Liberty so I wouldn't miss a game!

Describe to us your typical pre-match ritual? 
I take the train down from university and get some food from the stadium. I am usually able to watch the early kick-off before going to watch the Swans warm-up ahead of kick-off.

Who is your favourite Swans player of all time, and why?
My favourite Swansea player of all time is probably Michu. On his day, he was one of the best players I have ever seen live. Not only did he score goals, but he also led the line of defence from the front. I wish him the best of luck in his future career.

Who is your favourite current player, and why?
My favourite current player is Jefferson Montero, because the skill and pace he possesses is on another level. On his day, he can be as lethal as anyone in world football.

What is your favourite Swans kit from over the years?
My favourite Swansea kit has to be the orange kit we wore during our first season in the Premier League. I will always remember that kit for that reason alone, and it was a proud moment to be a fan.

If you could sign one player for the club, who would it be?
The one player I would sign for the club at this moment in time would be Robert Lewandowski. But if you look at his recent form, I think it would take a hefty sum to sign him.

What has been your most disappointing moment watching the club?
I can honestly say there have not been many moments in Swansea's recent history that I could say have been particularly disappointing.
However, if I were to recall one moment that truly disappointed me, it would be the 5-0 defeat to Chelsea at the Liberty. It was a woeful match, but Swansea City always bounce back.

What makes Swansea City special to you?
Swansea City is a special club to me because I started supporting them from when we were in League Two, and now we are one of the best performing teams in the Premier League.
I am a Swansea supporter, not a glory supporter.