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16th August 2013
Well, the waiting is almost over.
By the time Saturday arrives, it will be 90 days since the Swans last took the field for a Premier League game - a 3-0 defeat against Fulham at the Liberty Stadium.
That brought the curtain down on a historic and memorable campaign as Michael Laudrup's side finished ninth in the table and lifted the Capital One Cup at Wembley.
But the new season is just around the corner and the Swans kick-off 2013-14 by hosting reigning champions Manchester United at the Liberty.
It will be another historic occasion in SA1 as David Moyes takes charge of his first league game following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
But it isn't just the visitors that have experienced change this summer, as our very own Jack Magazine has had a makeover ahead of the new season!
The official matchday programme is packed full of features, with Ashley Williams taking centre stage in our exclusive interview.
The Swans skipper reflects on a positive pre-season, change on and off the field and why he believes this year could be the club's most difficult so far in the top-flight.
"I really enjoyed coming back for pre-season," said Ash. "We scored a lot of goals, the players were really positive and the new lads fitted in well straight away.
"But it's important to handle the expectations and not get carried away. We just want to stay in the Premier League and build on what we have achieved so far.
"We are certainly going about it the right way, doing things quietly, and that's the best way in my opinion.
"Everyone has enjoyed the massive success the club has tasted recently, and now we are looking forward to another exciting adventure.
"Expectations may have been surpassed, but we can't live on that success. We have to start again and put in the hard work - and that hard work starts now."
Also in Saturday's edition of Jack Magazine, we have a couple of brand new features for the season ahead.
'The Swansea City Years' looks back at a different campaign each week, featuring a season review and what happened around the world at that time.
As well as this, 'The A-Z of Liberty Jacks' is where we profile all of the players that have played for Swansea City at the Liberty since moving to the new stadium in 2005.
If that wasn't enough for you, why not try our brand-new half-time quiz and get the lowdown on all of Michael Laudrup's new summer signings.
Finally, goalkeeper Michel Vorm is the first player to take part in our new 'Under the Spotlight' section, while fans favourite Lee Trundle writes exclusively for the programme this season in 'The Final Word'.
There is all this and much, much more so don't forget to get your hands on a copy from around the Liberty Stadium.
The new-look bumper 76-page magazine is a must for every Swans fan and will be available around the ground, the club shop and online, plus Slee Stores in Plasmarl, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore, priced £3.
Jack Magazine . . . it really is too good to miss.