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TJA Fan Focus - PGFWhite

Our regular feature putting the spotlight on our members to share some memories and information on why they are a fan of the Swans.
By Admin, 15 Mar 2015 | |
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  1. Name: PGF White

    Age:
    Old

    Where you are from:
    Swansea

    How long have you been supporting the Swans?

    1970

    What was your first Swans game?
    Swans v Rhyl in the Welsh Cup. I remember running around the Northbank - there was plenty of space.

    Why did you start supporting the Swans?
    My old man took me and it followed from there.

    What is your most memorable Swans moment?
    The Play Off Final at Wembley – I think it brought the whole City together before and after the match and it was nice to win on such a big occasion.

    Best game you've seen at the Vetch/Liberty?
    Swans 3 Leeds 2. Still my favourite game. It marked our arrival in the big time. Although it was a League 1 game, Leeds were in town, the helicopter was overhead as we got to the ground and the tension was rising. A superb game of football with Garry Monk scoring, Bodde sent off and Jason Scotland running through for a third. I've never been so hyper after a game!

    Best goal you’ve seen at the Vetch/Liberty?
    This is not going to be popular. Craig Bellamy, when Cardiff beat us 1-0 in the Championship. I could see it coming all the way and it looked well wide but it curled just inside the post.

    What is your favourite away ground, and why?
    I don’t have a particular favourite, but I do like old grounds with character and history. I don’t like new bowls, they’re all the same.

    Your greatest sacrifice to watch the Swans?
    Coming home to Swansea when on a family holiday. That went down like a lead balloon!

    Your typical pre-match ritual?
    At a home match I don’t tend to have a pint. I will get to the ground early and watch the players warm up. It was always a pleasure to watch Michel Vorm place his kicks with pin point precision – a feat most fans don’t see. At away matches I travel with the Travel Club and have a couple of pints beforehand although I still like to see the players warm up.

    Who is your favourite Swans player of all time, and why?
    Lee Trundle, because of his charisma on and off the pitch.

    Favourite current player?
    Nathan Dyer. He’s been a great player over the last few years so it’s extremely disappointing to see his current dip in form.

    Favourite Swans kit from over the years?
    Any all white kit. I liked the red away kit with green shorts.

    If you could sign one player for the club, who would it be?
    The greatest footballer ever - Christiano Ronaldo.

    Your most disappointing moment watching the Swans?
    Probably our destruction by Chelsea this season. It could easily have been 8-0 at half-time. The game was over after 30 minutes when they went 3-0 up and it was a case of just sitting there for the next hour hoping it wouldn’t reach double figures.

    If you had one pasty to throw, who would you throw it at?
    The Ref!

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