Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s page in the match day programme for this first round League Cup (now known by its modern name of the “EFL Cup”) game against Northampton Town. It’s a long journey on a Tuesday night for the Northampton fans so we hope they enjoy themselves at the Liberty tonight, but obviously not too much.
The Swans have fond recent memories of the League Cup of course, with the tournament victory in 2013 still fresh in all our minds. That campaign under Michael Laudrup was one for the ages with away wins at Liverpool and Chelsea, and who will forget the snowy and dramatic second leg of that Chelsea tie and more specifically “ballboygate”. The culmination of that campaign was of course at Wembley with a 5-0 win against Bradford City landing us our first major trophy. That in turn led to the Europa League campaign the following season and who will forget some of the games during that tournament, especially the thumping and memorable 3-0 win away at Valencia. Happy memories.
The transfer window has now closed, at least for incoming transfers, and we’d like to welcome Sam Surridge who has signed on a season long loan from Bournemouth. We wish Sam all the best and we hope he has much success here – his success will be Swansea City’s success, at least for this season. We also welcome Aldo Kalulu who has also signed on a season long loan from FC Basel. Welcome and good luck to all of this summer’s new signings.
We got off to a slow start in our first home league game of the season against Hull City a week last Saturday but Steve Cooper and the team put that right in the second half and we came away with the three points. That was backed up by a very good away point at one of this years promotion favourites Derby County. So a solid and pleasing start to the season and it was especially pleasing to see former record signing Borja Baston get on the scoresheet in our first match. Borja has been a Swansea City player for some time but we haven’t seen much of him for various reasons, we hope he will be a major asset this season so let’s hope we can get the best of him.
From a Trust perspective, the new board met for the first time on Monday 12 August and we’d like to remind members that renewals for the 2019/20 season are now due. We hope all existing members will renew and that we add many new members to our ranks at this critical time for the Trust. It’s easy and just takes a few minutes to join online at swanstrust.co.uk.
As usual, we’d like to end by reminding everyone that your Swans’ Trust representatives can be found at the pod outside the West Stand prior to today’s match and that you can keep up with all Trust news at www.swanstrust.co.uk or via our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.