Click on images to enlarge. With a game against Man City coming up, here are images from the programme for the home game played almost exactly thirty years in April 1982. This is hard to believe because this is one of the games that stands out most clearly in my memory. It came at the end of a great week, in which the Swans had already beaten Southampton 1-0 at the Vetch, and the team stood in third place in Division One (the old highest division). The Swans beat City 2-0 in a game played in brilliant sunshine in front of a crowd of 19,212, and it was marked by a goal scored from a fantastic long-range shot by Gary Stanley. It seemed then that the Swans were unstoppable and could even pip Liverpool to the title. But looking back, the game against City in fact marked almost the all-time high in the club’s fortunes. Five of the remaining six games of the season were lost, and the club finished in sixth place in the league. The slump continued into the next season, and relegation ensued. The rest as they say is history. What a day that was, though, and it can be relived on Match of the Day footage to be found on the ‘golden years’ videos and DVDs.
Any thoughts or memories about that game or others against City? If so, let us have them.