To Hull and back: 10 years on
3rd May 2013
May 3, 2003. A date etched into the memories of the Jack Army and engrained in the history books of Swansea City.
It was the day the Swans avoided relegation from the Football League thanks to a final-day 4-2 win over Hull City at a packed Vetch Field.
A hat-trick from local lad James Thomas and one from Lenny Johnrose was enough to beat the dreaded drop as Exeter were relegated despite winning their last three games.
Today marks ten years to the day since that remarkable afternoon at the Vetch and in a special feature for Jack Magazine this weekend, we caught up with a few people who remember it well.
In Saturday's matchday programme you can read interviews with Leon Britton, Alan Tate, Kristian O'Leary and James Thomas - four of the players who played that day.
Thomas, of course, netted a priceless hat-trick, but both Britton and Tate are still part of the Swans first-team squad and Kris O'Leary is on the coaching staff.
Meanwhile, we also caught up with former boss Brian Flynn who masterminded the 'Great Escape' and we get a fan's perspective on that emotional afternoon at the Vetch Field.
Also in this weekend's 76-page edition of Jack Magazine, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague hails the Swans for their recent success following his visit to the Liberty Stadium.
As well as this, we have match reports from the games against Southampton and Chelsea, as well as looking ahead the final home game of the season against Fulham.
Angel Rangel answers your questions in our 'Fans' Mailbag' feature and we take a look back at former Swans from years gone by in our 'Where Are They Now?' section, as Dai Davies takes centre stage.
And if that wasn't enough for you, in keeping with the centenary celebrations we have a special feature in every programme this season that charts the history of the Swans in bite-size instalments.
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.
Jack Magazine . . . it really is too good to miss.