Bradford v Swansea

Swans' glory a blueprint for success

February 24, 2013
By John Brewin, Wembley Stadium
(Archive)
The miraculous did not happen. The footballing fairytale could not be written but, in Swansea City's success, a modern parable has been penned.

A well-run club from the provinces, a local club for local people, run by fans for the fans, with a sensible and clear strategy, achieving success in a major final? This is not supposed to happen in times of avarice and billionaire owners' whims. Swansea's climb from the precipice of near-extinction to establishing themselves in the Premier League ...

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