This week Trust Board member Terry Sinnett is our programme page editor and writes…..
In our last notes we extended our total support to Jan Dhanda, following the racial abuse he received on social media. It’s disappointing to see that he’s still not received contact from Instagram. We implore them, and other SM companies, to put their houses in order.
We’ve recently seen the introduction of our American signings Jordan Morris and Paul Arriola. Playing against the Premier League leaders and having moments in tough league games has been quite a baptism to British football for them. It was particularly sad to see Jordan suffer an injury in the instantly forgettable game against Huddersfield, and we wish him a good and speedy recovery.
Jordan and Paul join a small band of American players who have appeared in the British Leagues. If they can be as successful as the likes of Tim Howard, Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey and Brian McBride and play their part in getting us promoted back into the Premier League, they will become Jack legends.
The Club and the whole Jack Army were saddened to learn of the recent passing of former goalkeeper Dai Davies at the age of 72. Dai was an integral part of John Toshack’s team that finished sixth in the clubs first ever topflight season in 1981/82. Dai won 52 caps for Wales between 1975 and 1982. R.I.P. Dai YJB
The work of the Trust goes on despite the pandemic.
Last Monday we held our monthly board meeting, and the minutes of that will appear on our web site shortly. We were joined by Swans CEO Julian Winter and it is planned that different members of the club’s management team join us each month. This further cements the good local working relationship between us and the club. We thank them for giving us their time.
Stuart McDonald was on the panel for the clubs recent successful virtual Fans Forum and we are working on holding a similar Trust Q&A session in the coming weeks.
The work of the DSA continues. Board members are working with the club on the new catering arrangements at the Liberty. A new ‘Global Swans’ group has been set up which aims to bring together supporter groups from all over the UK and around the world. Other initiatives are in the pipeline too.
Membership continues to grow. Each member is entitled to be entered into our new monthly Prize Draw and with prizes varying month to month, that’s another good reason to join. Remember. The Trust is made up of fans, just like you. When it was formed in 2001, the mottos were:
‘Get Involved, Be Involved’
Still so very true. Join now via our website
Tonight, we welcome Coventry City to the Liberty. Saturday’s game reminded us that every game in the Championship is a tough one, and Coventry will be buoyed by their win against Brentford. Let’s hope we get our mojo back, win and return to an automatic promotion place.
Enjoy the game # YJB