Swansea City have won many plaudits for their slick style, and now they can count a World Cup winner amongst their admirers.
After claiming 11th spot in the Premier League last season, along with the superb opening win over QPR in this campaign, the Swans’ stock has certainly grown thanks to the club’s tiki-taka style.
It is that approach that has caught the eye of 1966 World Cup winner and hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst, who admits he’s a big fan of the Swans style.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with our matchday programme Jack Magazine ahead of Saturday’s game against West Ham United at the Liberty, the former Hammers striker said: “Swansea City really established themselves as a very good Barclays Premier League club in their first season back in the top flight.
“Swansea City were a breath of fresh air in the Premier League last season. They showed that newly-promoted sides can go into the division and play good football. While I was at West Ham, we built a reputation for our style of play and slick passing and I’m full of admiration for Swansea City for theirs.”
“I think the second season is often the hardest for newly promoted sides to stay in the division, but certainly for the football they play, it would be nice to see them survive.”
Sir Geoff, who played over 400 league games in three different decades for West Ham, added: “Most certainly, it will be a tough place for West Ham to go to look for a result.”
The new-look bumper 76-page magazine is a must for every Swans fan and will be available around the ground, the club shop and online HERE along with Slee Stores in Plasmarl.
Jack Magazine…it really is too good to miss.