A few memories of players from the fans

If I live to be 120 I won’t see a better striker than big Bob Latchford.

Phil Cox (42), Swans100 survey

I used to live around the corner from Robbie James when I was a kid. He would often come over to me and my mates for a chat and a kick about and often gave us memorabilia and signed photos. He was a real top man. I was devastated to hear of his death.

Mark Griffiths (41), Swans100 survey

 I’d like to specifically mention Tommy Kiley. Had he not broken his leg, we may have gone up to the First Division even earlier. He would have had more than one cap for Wales too. A great player & a true gentleman. I recall the excitement of Ivor Allchurch commanding the pitch & the team of McLaughlin, Todd, Williams, Millington, John, Evans ( always thought Brian Evans could have been a great player ; perhaps under Brendan Rogers?) Meeting the players & manager after the game against Orient, after we were promoted to the Championship. Getting signed shirts and our names & photos in the programme, for travelling over from Canada. The graciousness of all involved. Standing on the North Bank, as a boy, with my late pal, Clive Rosser. He had a disability but there was no more passionate supporte

Linden Rees (60), Swans100 survey

Had a pint one day in the walk about Christmas 99, the players were having their crimbo party. Spoke to sky walker for about an hour, he left tickets for me in the club shop for me for the orient game a few weeks on. Legend. Still to this day my favourite player.

Luke Thomas (33), Swans100 survey

 I have so many memories but a couple that stand out are my daughter (Hannah) being mascot for the home game against Wolves in 2008.We had a wonderful day and she was thrilled by it all. In August 2005 we had travelled down for the 1st game at The Liberty against Tranmere. We were in the town centre on the Friday afternoon and were shopping in SportsWorld when my wife spotted Roberto Martinez looking at football boots. We went over to chat to him and he talked to us for ages asking all about our support for the Swans. When he had left my wife said that my face had gone drip white! I was in awe of a player even at my age!

Jeremy Lunn (43), Swans100 survey

One response to “A few memories of players from the fans

  1. Laurie mccoll

    My cousin is in the picture of the 1964 side, his name brayley(nappy) Reynolds, he currently lives in the Penllwyn nr Blackwood gwent

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