Issue 59 Preview

Issue 59 of Swansea Oh Swansea will hit the streets before the first home game of the season against Blackburn on Saturday. Here’s what we’ve got for you:

Elis James exclusive interview
We speak to comedian, podcaster, presenter and actor Elis James about his career, his love for Swansea City and Wales reaching the World Cup amongst other things. 

Downes Sale Should Strengthen Our Hand
Our editor writes about the departure of Flynn Downes to West Ham, and how it should allow the Swans to reject derisory offers for our other star men. 

Rotherham Reflections
A Touch Far Vetched editor Nigel Davies offers his thoughts on last week’s trip to Rotherham, touching on the display of our goalkeeper, that Obafemi miss and general observations on how we’re progressing. 

Defence Will Be More Important Than Obafemi And Piroe This Season
Guto Llewelyn looks at our defensive reinforcements and discusses how important they will be to an improvement in Russell Martin’s second season in charge.  

Miguel Michu: Swansea’s Number Nine
New columnist Kristian Evans takes us back a decade to celebrate when Michu first joined the Swans and looks at his legacy all these years later. 

Meet The Jack
Lifelong supporter Jon Russ is under the spotlight for our regular column. He recalls his favourite moments, games and reveals the former Yeovil man who used to make him rage! 

Three Things
Phil Dempster launches his debut column which he started on Facebook and has become his trademark. In this column he brings us three things from the summer and the trip to Rotherham. 

How To Improve The Match Day Atmosphere
Steven Carroll discusses the forum held to regarding atmosphere at home games in June, and offers suggestions on how it could be improved. 

Swansea City Firsts
Owen Carter looks back at some key landmarks in the Swans history, including first game, first league title and of course the first doube amongst other things! 

How We Took The Top Flight By Storm
Author Keith Haynes returns to fanzine writing duties and looks back at our debut Premier League campaign from 2011/12. 

Top Fives
Our regular feature returns and with this year’s away shirt being a throwback to a cult classic, we reveal our top 5 Swans away shirts from era’s gone by. 

SoS will be available from Rossi’s crossing as well as the crossing where Frankie and Benny’s used to be. Alternatively you can buy from Slee Stores Plasmarl and Good News Swansea Market for the still bargain price of £1.