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I just want to say
at 07:06 31 Dec 2014

My first post on this site. I have been following the Swans quietly here from the states for the last 4 years. The first time I ever watched the club play was 4 years ago. It was sort of an accident. I was looking to find a premier league team to root for, and a Man Utd fan that I know told me that I "Should root for one of the big clubs because they are the only ones who win anything. No one ever roots for the others." Naturally, I took his advice and found one of what he calls "the others." I literally decided to look up what everyone considered the least likely team to remain in the Premier League that year, and root for them to prove a point. Everyone was convinced Swansea was going to be relegated...because the swans didn't have the budget or investment to compete at the highest level.

I used what I am forever sure was an internet stream that was completely illegal, and watched my first ever Swans Game, a home game against Arsenal, and I was hooked. I fell in love with the style of play, and the way that the side never gave up.

Beginning the next year, I watched every game that I could possibly find on whatever bootleg streams were available. I probably at the time couldn't have named a single player for some of the other sides, but I could name every Swan player. Much of that is still true today.

I discovered Planet Swans about a year ago and have been lurking on this site since that time. I wanted to jump in the discussion several times, but I was still learning the difference in the English language between the UK and the USA, and was worried I would figure out a way to massively offend all of you. I showed up now because, even after the disaster at Anfield Monday, I wanted to remind all of you that Swansea has still made incredible progress over the years if you've managed to get someone like me, whose never set foot on British Soil, and has no connections to Wales at all, as a fan.
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