Swansea City fan focus Arron Newcombe

20th September 2015
Fan Focus


We continue our weekly fans 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: Arron Newcombe
Age: 19
From? Gorseinon

How long have you been supporting the Swans?
13 years.
 
What was the first Swans game you attended?
Swansea's 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town was my first game. I can't remember too much of the match itself, but I do remember getting in trouble for singing back the songs from the North Bank.

Why did you start supporting the Swans?
I started going down to the Vetch with my dad and brother when I was six-years-old.
At the time, my dad didn't think we would stay in the Football League so he wanted us to watch us play league football while we still could!

What is your most memorable Swans moment?
I'll never forget the play-off final against Reading at Wembley.
I remember being among the 40,000-strong crowd of very nervous Swans supporters before Sinclair scored the fourth.



What is the best game you've seen at the Vetch/Liberty?
I would say the best Swans game I've watched is the 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the play-off semi-final, closely followed by the 4-2 win over Hull at the Vetch Field.
The Forest game was the most incredible but gut-wrenching game I've ever witnessed.
 
What is the best goal you've seen at the Vetch/Liberty?
Lee Trundle pinging it in against Yeovil Town from what seemed like 80 yards out. He follows me on Twitter!
 
Can you tell us about the greatest sacrifice you have made to watch the Swans?
My greatest sacrifice would probably be missing my sister's engagement party to watch the 0-0 friendly against Deportivo La Coruna this season.
I haven't had to make any major sacrifices as of yet, although it's guaranteed that I'll end up getting married the same day Swans get to the Champions League!


 
Describe your typical pre-match ritual?
My pre-match ritual usually consists of a good 600-yard sprint to the ground - because we're always late - followed by a pint and some banter in the concourse.
 
Who is your favourite Swans player of all time, and why?
Lee Trundle - the man was my idol growing up. I was nicknamed 'Trunds' in football because I always tried copying him (even though I was - and still am - awful at football).
 
Who is your favourite current player, and why?
Bafe Gomis - the man is an absolute legend. Great finisher, great strength and a great celebration.



What is your favourite Swans kit from over the years?
The home shirt from the 2005-06 campaign. It was simple but classy.
 
If you could sign one player for the club, who would it be?
I'd bring Wilfried Bony back - he could win a 50-50 against a tank. I'd settle for Lionel Messi though - he's half decent.
 
What has been your most disappointing moment watching the club?
Luckily, I haven't been through many disappointing times. My dad has been supporting the Swans since the 70s, so I imagine he'd be happy to tell you one or two moments.
For me, I would probably say the 2006 League One play-off final against Barnsley though. To dominate the whole game and then lose on penalties was extremely disappointing.
 
What makes Swansea City special to you?
There is no other club like Swansea City.
From my first game at the Vetch, where the toilets were just a hole in the floor, during the Division Three days to slapping about the biggest teams in England in the Premier League is pretty much the dream.