Going to her funeral tomorrow. A Swans season ticket holder, Val lost her battle with Cancer last week. She struggled, but managed to make it to nearly every home game last season despite suffering the debilitating effects of her chemo, but after all she was going through, she still keep cheerful and enjoyed a drink and a laugh with us at the Riverside bar before and after the game.
She really was one hell of a strong girl with a wicked sense of humour, right up to the last. On her deathbed she told her husband she wanted to be buried in her wedding dress, and when her husband told her it wouldn't fit her now, she replied "get my Swans shirt signed by Nathan Dyer then" he did, and she actually passed away in it, and will also be buried in tomorrow.
At least she lasted long enough to see the birth of her first grandchild, something that brought her great comfort but at the same time great sadness knowing that she would not see her grow up.
No matter which of our players leave in the future, none will be missed by me on match days more than I will miss Val.
Going away for a fortnight, so I'm missing the next 3 games, I'll be alright for the Stoke game as it's on Sky. I'm thinking of asking one of the local sports bar owners to register for the Forrest and Boro games (i'll obviously be paying), just wondering how difficult it would be for him to do.
Anyone got experience of this abroad or can give me some advise on the best way to go about it ?
Listening to Swansea Sound today, a guy called Ivor came on (I have heard him on there before) Anyway, last week when he was on the radio he predicted that we would beat Sheffield 1-2 and this week he's predicting we will beat Preston by at least 4 goals and could be as much as 6.
Furthermore he went on to predict that we'll be promoted by Christmas, and he's also put a bet on that we'll win the FA cup.
Fair play that's what you call being mega optimistic, anyone else here him ?