Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s page in the match day programme for today’s game against Stoke City – our second consecutive home league game on a Saturday. As usual we’d like to give a warm welcome to Stoke and their fans. Stoke have had, shall we say, a difficult start to the season and are still without a win in their first ten games. I’m sure they’ll understand when we say that we hope they don’t break that duck today and that we send them back to the potteries potless.
Our last home game against Reading last Saturday has to be classed as a disappointment. Conceding a 90th minute equaliser is always a blow, especially as if we’d held on for another few minutes we’d have returned to the top of the Championship. However that was soon put right on Wednesday evening with a great all round team performance culminating in an excellent 3 points away against a more than decent Charlton Athletic side. It’s been an excellent start to the season for Steve Cooper and his squad and we’re confident that today’s game will see us put some more points on the board.
After today’s game we head into the next international break during which the Wales national team plays two vital Euro 2020 qualifiers away at Slovakia and then home against Croatia. It’s probably the case that two victories will be needed to give us any chance of qualifying for the finals next year, and we wish Ryan Giggs and his players the very best of luck in those two crucial games.
After the international break we will return to league action with games against Barnsley and Brentford before we renew acquaintances with our old rivals, Cardiff City, who have returned to the Championship after their latest temporary visit to the top table ended after a now traditional one season. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to that Sunday lunchtime!
As a Trust board, we are keen to increase our membership and widen the profile of members and welcome any ideas from members and non-members alike as to how we can do that. Please contact us through our website and social media accounts with any ideas you may have. We’re especially keen to increase membership among younger Swans fans so any ideas as to how to increase engagement among the younger fanbase are also welcome.
As usual, we’d like to remind 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.