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What’s On in Swansea Magazine would like to wish Swansea City AFC the very best of luck for the future, as they become the fi rst Welsh football club to play in the Barclays Premier League.


Photos: Dimitri Legakis


Swansea’s promotion to the top fl ight of English football defi nes a remarkable transformation for a club that was, only eight years ago, fi ghting to stay in the Football League. The play-off victory against Reading was surely the fi nest moment in the club’s history and marked the apex of a journey from football’s basement to Premier League superstardom.


It is a remarkable journey that began with the steadying infl uences of Brian Flynn and Kenny Jackett, but truly took off under the stewardship of Roberto Martinez. The Spaniard transformed Swansea’s playing style into one that has been hailed by so many pundits and fellow managers alike. To his credit, current boss, Brendan Rogers has maintained this ethos and consistency and under his


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astute leadership, Swansea City has become one of the top twenty clubs in the land.


Despite some diffi cult opening fi xtures against the league’s biggest clubs, trips to Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are daunting for any team, Swansea have shown that they are more than capable of competing in the Premier League and will look to build upon their excellent 3-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion.


Swansea’s Premier League venture has galvanised the City with a new hope and vigour for the future. There will be highs and maybe lows along the way, but one thing is for certain, Brendan Rogers and his Swans are a credit to Swansea City and to the nation of Wales.


Carl Ryan Fixtures


November Sat 5 - 3pm


Liverpool (A)


Sat 19 – 5.30pm Man Utd (H) Sun 27 – 1.30pm Aston Villa (H)


December Sat 3 – 3pm Blackburn (A) Sat 10 – 3pm Fulham (H) Sat 17 – 3pm Newcastle (A) Wed 21 – 8pm Everton (A) Tues 27 – 5pm QPR (H) Sat 31 – 3pm


Tottenham (H)


Photo: ©CCS


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