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Swansea independent reflect on the weekend and the future
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 13:15 by Keith Haynes

It’s going to be a slow end to the week and the season but swans news is still out there. The mainstream media and the little guy all try to bring you their best efforts in reporting Swansea City news. Here’s a few moments to get your ‘teeth’ in to from this weekend.

Obviously much of the internet has regurgitated news but we try our best to bring you as fresh an outlook as we can on Swansea City matters. We don’t hide when it comes to confrontation either, if the report needs to be done, it is done, it’s been that type of season. As on the weekend we ‘turned up’ our presence to bring you the best we could on the Nottingham Forest game. We were right in the centre of things bringing you updates throughout the day on Twitter exactly as to where we were, and how we could be contacted.

It was great to see so many people from this website, some just calling in for a beer and a chat, others staying for longer. And of course after the event some people who hadn’t said anything to us for months came back to life as if by magic. It was that sort of weekend, revealing but also expected and most certainly hilarious. To meet up with Jacks young and old from our old Midlands Avon & Gloucester Swans days plus numerous folk from the Swansea Independent forum was superb.

Even when our few dissenters mentioned the weekend ‘after the event’ our views and numbers shot up on the website as it does every time they mention us. So thanks to them as well, that’s the type of financial advice we love for our charitable cause, and let’s not forget as well the internet is great for raising awareness.

On all levels.

It was great to see Corny too, he managed a beer in the Jerusalem pub which is pretty much right in the centre of Nottingham. He actually lives there these days. When he saw clearly on Twitter where we were he was there in minutes from The Bell pub which is where we were before meeting up with a few more Indie posters. Incredible that so many made it, and then seeing some older allies afterwards in the Trent Navigation bar ‘ right outside the ground’ and easy to find, was a decent end to the football day for us.

The result wasn’t favourable we know, but we most certainly got one - on what was an expected outcome on the pitch, and predicted off it.

It was a great weekend, and we plan to arrange something for next season too so even more can come along to enjoy each other’s company. We genuinely believe we are forging ahead as a website, poking fun when we have to at the critics, but also embracing the nice people now the handful of bullies have been banned from the forums here. It’s coming up to the end of our first full season running things on fansnetwork. It’s been far from smooth at times but we have learned a lot about how to manage people who expose their own personal issues on the internet. Our new initiative is to ignore them completely as they will find out. It’s sometimes quite hard to react calmly to people knowing our cause on this website who continue to undermine matters. That takes a special kind of person to actively do that.

But the one thing we have learned is give them air they breath, give them nothing they die.

But that’s okay, we have far more broader plans for next season, there needs to be a website that holds something for everyone, and we will be that website. That’s possibly the hardest thing to do these days with so many anonymous people trying to disrupt matters. But like we have turned this website around with daily news on Swansea City and Wales we intend to work harder on making this website the finest and best for news and views.

So thanks to you all from the bottom of my heart for your kind words, active involvement in funding and for confirming my own personal belief that we can see the good in people, even when they are suffering personally and react obscurely at times. It can actually work. We are now moving on, all we will see is the positives, and all you will read is the best we can produce for you. We all love the club, so it’s a privilege to do so.

Thanks to those who made special efforts on the weekend, it was great to see you all, and to those who couldn’t make it even though they tried so hard to do so, don't worry there is always going to be a next time.

We are Swansea Independent of course, why wouldn’t we always have a next time ?

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