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Swansea City v Leeds United : This one is for Chris !
Sunday, 11th Feb 2024 17:21 by Keith Haynes
It was only a few days ago I was chatting to Chris Brown, anyone on social media will be aware of Chris who formed friendships with Oli McBurnie and Lee Trundle - such was his love of the Swans. We are going to dedicate this game to Chris, and we are certain the club will do this as well come Tuesday night.
Chris was a keen follower of the site, usually asking for help to get to games. His whole life was the Swans, and he most certainly attained local celebrity status through his adventures. TV and media covered his life and this morning we learned of his passing. He suffered from FG syndrome, autism and ADHD.
The Swans have been given a huge boost of confidence from their excellent showing away at Hull City which saw them come out as victors 1-0. You would expect Liam Cullen to be the first name on Tuesdays team sheet. It’s also another opportunity for the home fans to see Ronald again hugging the touchline and creating chances with his pace and strength.
Many Swans fans of a certain age will remember that 5-1 win at the end of August 1981. A day which really did shake the football world when the Vetch Field came alive with top flight football. That desire, passion and tribal element that is within every Swans fan is required on Tuesday night. We expect no quarter given, and the way that can be done is by the players putting in one hundred percent effort in. That courage needs to transfer itself from the pitch in to the stands and then reciprocated.
None of us should stand alone on Tuesday, and we should remember Chris, a life long Jack.
Chris led a Roy of the Rovers life, he loved every second of it. I noticed Pete Jones on Twitter has reproduced some great Rovers covers this weekend. (@ToshMovie) and we have used some of them today. This is what we all need this Tuesday evening, to be able to remember the good times and never forget the bad times.
That game back on a hot August Saturday afternoon will,rank in amongst the top five of matches in their Swansea City supporting life surely ? The stands were a sea of heads and every person there was packed in to the ground. A 24,000 crowd was reported, and many will tell you that was in no way accurate. It was far more. It was unbelievable. You couldn’t move. A memory up there with all that came afterwards when the Premier League had to take the Swans on the chin.
You can watch the goals from that historical day here -
Rest In Peace Chris ❤️
Thanks to Pete Jones. Artwork by Swansea Independent
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