Wayne's world is a happy place
29th March 2013
From the outside looking in, it would appear as though Wayne Routledge is something of a footballing journeyman.
But in reality, that couldn't be further from the truth.
The Swans winger is now at his ninth different club in a career that began back in 2001 at Crystal Palace, making his debut as a fresh-faced 16-year-old.
Following 110 appearances for Palace and a number of excellent displays, Routledge was tipped for a bright future.
12 years and seven clubs later, his 56 appearances for Swansea since arriving in the summer of 2011 is now the most he has made since leaving Selhurst Park for today's opponents back in 2005.
In an exclusive interview with Jack Magazine, the official matchday programme for the Premier League clash with Spurs, Routledge said: "A lot of people have mentioned the fact that I have had a lot of clubs, but I've always just wanted to play football - for me that is the most important thing.
"But the football I'm playing now is up there with the best I've ever played in my career, and it's no coincidence that this is a club where I've played the most number of games since I started my career.
"The style of football we play here is a massive help. Not only that, but all the players here are very comfortable on the ball.
"Playing with those sorts of players are crucial to helping you play that way and the fans here are seeing the best of me."
Also in this weekend's 76-page edition of Jack Magazine, we have a special feature about four local people looking to make a massive difference to the lives of people in Uganda, while we also plug our 'Cup Conquerors' DVD that is now available online and in the club shop.
As well as this, we have a match report from Arsenal, as well as looking ahead to the next home game at the Liberty against Southampton.
Kemy Agustien 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 Terry Yorath 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.