Very few football clubs in the world have risen like Swansea City. 

What is different and undoubtedly inspiring about their success story is they did it without a financial godfather, something that is rare in modern day football.

What we saw at Wembley on February 24 was a near perfect combination of team work, smart tactical decisions and belief in one single philosophy.

This season Swansea picked up iron from all around Europe and turned it into swords, a fact best illustrated by Spaniard Michu. 

Many thought that departure of previous boss Brendan Rodgers would also mean a loss of their pass and move style of football, however this is not the case. 

Sure, their style of play isn't exactly the tiki-taka Rodgers dreamt of, and unlike last season, playmaker Leon Britton is a little more than shy of braking Xavi's pass percentage. Nevertheless, the determination, the confidence and attacking creativity remains undiminished.

One thing which cannot be unseen, is the pride with which some of the Swansea players play with and this love is what has brought them their first major trophy to Liberty stadium in their history. 

Chelsea and Manchester City will never be able to buy this zeal no matter how much they spend. 

Rodgers tried to emulate the pass and move style at his new club Liverpool, but the chemistry that The Jacks players posses is just not there.

One possible reason for The Reds inconsistency is the difference in players' salaries which brings about different levels of commitment from different players. 

There is no doubt that this season has been the benchmark for the Welsh club. What the fans fear is that they could become a polishing factory where players come to hone their skills and leave for greener pastures.

Even worse, managers could do the same. If Michael Laudrup accepts the lavish offers coming his way, Swansea might become the first club to act as auditioning platform for managers. 

But in this moment, The Swans are shining and winning fans all around the world. They, along with Tottenham, Arsenal and probably Liverpool can become the flag bearers of choreographed football in England. Let’s wait and watch.  

 

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