Swans v Wigan

Click on the images to enlarge.  With a game against Wigan coming up, does anyone have any memories of games against the Latics?  No?  I thought not.  The game in August 1985, featured above, was the first of a new season in what was then described as Canon League Division 3 (now League 1).  The previous season the Swans had avoided the drop to the bottom division on the very last day of the season when, managed by John Bond, they drew 0-0 at home to Bristol City.  The game against Wigan was lost 1-0 in front of 4,700 spectators, and this set the tone for a dismal season which eventually ended in relegation.  Indeed, the club was lucky to survive at all.  Bond (‘Call me boss’)was sacked just before Christmas and the Swans went into receivership.  Those were very dark days, another episode in which the club nearly had its life support machine switched off.

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