Over the years, The Swans have had their fair share of highs and lows throughout the football divisions. In the roller-coaster years at the Vetch Field, many heroes and legends were born and in recent years we have seen many more grace The Liberty.
When John Toshack took charge in 1978 it did not take long for the North Bank to warm to him as he managed the Swans to three promotions in just four seasons, then capped off a super reign by guiding The Swans to the top flight for the first time in the Welsh side’s history.
It was this remarkable spell of form that has made John Toshack such a heroic and well respected figure around South West Wales.
The few years that followed were ones of turmoil for all involved with Swansea City. They saw the sacking of Toshack, last day survival to remain and retain our league football status and narrowly avoided liquidation.
In terms of great players who have worn the Swansea City shirt, there are very little that stand out more than Alan Curtis, a true Jack legend who still has a heavy involvement at the club as first team coach.
During his playing career Curtis enjoyed three spells with The Swans, scoring a total of 96 goals and also ended his professional career at the Vetch in 1990.
Curtis had a taste of life in every division with Swans. Experiencing the up and down form of the 70s and 80’s, he was heavily involved in helping us to promotion in '78. Curtis would be best remembered for his efforts during this campaign where he found the net 32 times in just 39 games.
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