CONTRIBUTORS

Chris Carra
Editor, Writer
Twitter: @ForzaSwansea

I'm Chris - creator, writer and editor of the award-winning ForzaSwansea! It all began about two years ago... (check the about section for more about me and the history of the blog). I've followed Swansea City for a good few seasons and, through this blog, have charted their rise to the Premier League and beyond, including the historic league cup win. Though the first two years were solely my own work, in 2013 I opened the blogging door to some top contributors ready to share their opinions and knowledge about the club you're all here to read about!




Jacob Cristobal
Writer
Twitter: @JacobCristobal

I'm the new kid on the block when it comes to being a Swansea City fan. Where I could have latched on to any of the "Big Four" in my search for a British team to support, I went with the underdog. Their ongoing journey of establishing an identity in the biggest league in the world I feel goes hand in hand with my personal journey of establishing my identity in terms of writing about the beautiful game. Even from thousands of miles away in Seattle through internet streams on my computer, there's something special about this club. I am also the co-creator and managing editor of the blog Cheeky Backheel and, from March to the end of the calendar year, ruining my liver and throat at Seattle Sounders FC matches.


Alec Johnson
Writer
Twitter: @71_Alec

I was a Swan between 1987 – 91, passed around a few other clubs before giving in to a back injury, with nine Welsh caps of various levels in the attic somewhere. Five operations later and a past that includes acting as a football agent for a range of players plus marrying A, B and C list celebrities with brands. Since the late 90s I've been busy running a global marketing agency. I'm a Swans fanatic and season ticket holder since leaving the club.



Matthew Jacob
Writer
Twitter: @OriginalMattyJ

Swansea City is my local club - my pride and my passion. It's more than just a football club to me, its a family tradition. I've followed them from the North Bank terrace at our old home - the lovely, ugly Vetch Field - to the vociferous East Stand at our new Liberty Stadium. It's been a good decade following the club, surviving relegation to the conference in 2003, Lee Trundle, two promotions, the beginning of the 'spanish revolution' under Martinez, a JPT final win before being reduced to tears by Scott Sinclair's penalty to make it 4-2 at Wembley to seal promotion to the Premier league! With a playoff defeat to Barnsley, missing out on the playoffs under Sousa and the humiliation of being dumped out of the cup by Havant sandwiched in the middle somewhere! Swansea City have never done things the easy way, but whatever happens next with this club, I'll be there. I also run the Swansea City blog East Stand Voice.


Jules Price
Writer
Twitter: @swansfc

I've been a supporter of Swansea City since the age of four, and was even a mascot in the Swansea vs. Cardiff Easter Monday derby game at the Vetch Field c.1985. My favourite player was Gary Emanuel, however the most talented player I saw in a Swansea shirt was Tommy Hutchinson. I played on the left wing for FOSCFA, but stopped playing football at 17 due to an injury. Was the first person to reserve a seat in the new Liberty Stadium – a far cry from watching the Swans at the Vetch Field on a cold, damp Tuesday night amongst crowd of 1600 people. I also run the most popular Swans twitter feed and website swansfc.com.



Gavin Tucker
Writer
Twitter: @GavinT_

I'm just a run of the mill Swansea City supporter really. A season ticket holder and I travel to away games when personal life allows. Not really sure what else to say so I'll leave you with some words from Dennis Bergkamp: "When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or a history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong."