November 2002 is when Alan Tate’s love affair with Swansea City began. One of Brian Flynn’s first signings to try and dig us out of the relegation battle we were in made his debut in a 0-2 defeat at Scunthorpe.
Jack Cork always gave his all and was a model professional during his two and a half years at Swansea City. He was solid but also unspectacular and that statement proves exactly why we have made the right decision to accept a good offer from Burnley for his services.
I’m over the moon Swansea City have managed to secure another campaign of Premier League football and full credit to Paul Clement for rescuing us. We looked dead and buried at the turn of the year with an embarrassing twelve points at the halfway stage of the season, so finishing 15th is an excellent return.
But don’t let that fool you into believing this has been a successful season, it’s been far from that. We have survived in spite of all the off-field goings on at the club – not because we are still that model club that many others aspire to be.