Spotlight on Swans stars
25th May 2016
Missing the football already?
It's been less than a fortnight since the curtain came down on our Premier League season, and we're already tired of waiting for the European Championships to kick off.
But it's no problem; you can still get your dose of Swansea City by re-visiting Jack Magazine's 'Big Interview' features from 2015-16.
From Modou Barrow's remarkable journey to becoming Gambia's first Premier League footballer to how Alberto Paloschi's career once hung in the balance, we have the in-depth inside stories on the fascinating careers of your Swansea heroes...
BARROW'S REMARKABLE JOURNEY
Modou Barrow's journey to becoming Gambia's first Barclays Premier League footballer is a remarkable story.
Fearless and determined, when he burst onto the scene in Swansea's 2-1 victory over Arsenal last season, very little was known of the tricky winger that had arrived from Swedish side Ostersunds FK that previous summer.
Born in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia, Barrow spent his teenage years growing up in Sweden, where he climbed the divisions of Swedish football before making his dream move to the richest league in world football.
But Barrow's extraordinary tale has a sad beginning... READ MORE.
AYEW READY TO SACRIFICE BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
When pundits or supporters use the phrase 'football is in his blood', it's generally football jargon, a metaphor to symbolise the impact the sport has had on the subject's life.
It's not factual. When a football commentator once claimed Zinedine Zidane had football in his blood during a match between France and Portugal, he didn't literally mean the Real Madrid legend had microscopic spheres adorned with the France '98 World Cup logo rolling down his veins.
But for Swansea City's new African superstar Andre Ayew, the otherwise metaphoric statement contains more truth than the usual hyperbole... READ MORE.
PALOSCHI AND THE FICKLE NATURE OF FOOTBALL
Alberto Paloschi's career to date is an apt representation of the fickle nature of football - a glorious high one moment, a crippling low the next. One moment you're a teenage sensation, the next your career hangs in the balance.
From becoming an overnight hero at the San Siro to contemplating retirement from 'the beautiful game', Paloschi's football career was nearly cut short almost as quickly as it took off... READ MORE.
For a full list of this season's 'Big Interview' features, including in-depth interviews with Jefferson Montero, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ashley Williams, click HERE.