Swansea City Personalised Gifts
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Swansea City Memorabilia and Gift Ideas
GoneDigging has a fabulous range of personalised Swansea City merchandise, including unique memorabilia and great gift ideas. Below you will find a selection of our most popular Swansea City gifts, in addition to a few interesting facts about the Swans.
Brief History of Swansea City FC
Swansea City FC was founded in 1912 and the club joined the Football League eight years later.The Swans reached the FA Cup semi-final in 1926 and 1964, but many decades were spent moving between the lower leagues. Swansea City found themselves in the Fourth Division in 1973.
Harry Griffiths was appointed manager and he built an attacking side based around young players. The team improved rapidly and they began to move towards promotion. Griffiths stepped down as manager in 1978, despite an impressive start to the season for the Swans, but he had already laid the foundations for success. John Toshack took over as player-manager in March and Griffiths continued to work alongside him until his sudden death in April 1978. Swansea City achieved promotion despite the tragedy and they were promoted once again in 1979. After a year of consolidation, the Swans reached the top flight for the first time in 1981. Success did not end here, as victories over teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal meant that Swansea City spent large periods of the following season at the top of the First Division. Injuries and a lack of squad depth eventually took their toll, but Swansea City still managed to finish their first top flight season in sixth place. Although the Swans fell back down to the lower leagues in the following years, the club began a second revival in the new millennium under the management of former captain Roberto Martinez.
Did you know…
Swansea City FC is commonly referred to as “The Swans", but fans of the club are also nicknamed “The Jack Army". The origin of this name is still debated amongst Swansea City supporters, but the most popular theory points towards the renowned life-saving dog - ‘Swansea Jack.’ The Newfoundland dog would regularly rescue children and swimmers who cried for help in the River Tawe. Legend suggests he rescued twenty-eight people in total. Other Swansea City fans believe the ‘Jacks’ nickname is a reference to the sailors of the city. They became known as the ‘Swansea Jacks’ in the seventeenth century and were allowed to join any navy crew based solely upon Swansea’s reputation for producing quality sailors.
Swansea City FC played at Vetch Field for over one hundred years, but moved to the Liberty Stadium in 2005. It is the largest purpose-built venue in Swansea and boasts a capacity of over 20,000 spectators. The ground is named after its Liberty Property sponsors and the stadium is also home to the Ospreys rugby union club.
Swansea City Memorabilia
We offer an exciting range of personalised Swansea City gifts, which includes various items of Swansea City memorabilia. These presents can be kept for years to come and are a terrific idea for any fan of the Swans.
Our Personalised Swansea City Football Book incorporates a variety of match reports, written by journalists who were there at the time. This reproduced newspaper coverage forms a fascinating record of some of the biggest games in the club’s history.
The Football Book opens with Swansea City’s 1-0 win against Pontypridd in the 1913 Welsh Cup final. Further Welsh Cup success is also included, in addition to the penalty win against Huddersfield Town in the 1994 Autoglass Trophy final and the 2-1 victory against rivals Cardiff City in the 2006 League Trophy. Other highlights of the Swansea City Book include promotion-clinching matches, miraculous relegation escapes and various play-off finals. We also feature a selection of stunning performances by the Swans that culminated in impressive scorelines. You can read about the 6-1 win against West Bromwich Albion in 1929, the 5-4 defeat of West Ham in 1935, the 5-4 victory over Liverpool in 1959 and the 7-1 thrashing of Bristol City in 2005.
Twelve of the best match reports are also featured in our Personalised Swansea City Diary and Personalised Swansea City Calendar. Games include the dramatic Autoglass Trophy win of 1994 and the 1-2 victory over Gillingham in 2008, which guaranteed promotion to the Championship. We also incorporate the impressive 1-2 victory against Liverpool in 1978, plus the 5-1 trouncing of Leeds United and 2-0 win against Arsenal in 1981. Both gifts can start from the month of your choice and they are a fantastic way to keep track of future events, whilst reminiscing upon former glory days.
More Gift Ideas
Our Personalised Swansea City Commentaries make unusual and entertaining presents for fans of the Swans. A professional radio commentator will record an original commentary, based upon your choice of match highlights. Your recipient could become the hero of the Liberty Stadium by saving a crucial penalty, providing a great assist or scoring a stunning last-minute goal. In doing so, they could also be nominated as Man of the Match.
Another fun gift idea is a Spoof Newspaper Headline. Recipients can become a Babe-Football Magnet or win the prestigious Player of the Year award. Alternatively, they could become the New England Manager.