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Swans fan Tony Davies coming home for Capital One Cup Final.

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

By Rob Goodman

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THE weather might be better overseas, but come next Sunday there is no place ex-pat Tony Davies would rather be.

The 41-year-old will be saying goodbye to his Portuguese home on the Algarve this week to return home for his beloved Swans' Capital One Cup final.

Tony, who is originally from Ystradgynlais and runs property management company Dragon Management Services, will be flying back to the UK to join more than 33,000 fans watching the club try to win their first major cup final.

He said: "I have been away from Swansea for nine years now and I haven't seen a game at the Liberty Stadium. The last game I saw at home was the game against Hull City (which the Swans had to win to stay in the league).

"But last year I saw them play Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United away and this year I watched them at West Ham.

"I wouldn't miss this for the world, fortunately a friend managed to get me a ticket.

"I will be becoming back on the Saturday night, flying into Bristol and then we are getting a bus from Waunarlwydd in the morning — if you are doing an away day you have to do it properly."

As a fan who has seen the club's fall and rise to the Premier League, Tony was full of praise for those who have put in work behind the scenes to get the club where they are today.

"I was one of those who use to go up to Carlisle on a wet Tuesday night," he said.

"What Huw Jenkins and everyone has done since has been amazing, you cannot wish for anything else.

"For a lot of people, those involved in things like the supporters' trust in the early days, its is great to see how far they have come. To be in a final is just fantastic, it's a dream come true really.

"I would love to see Garry Monk get a game in the final, I cannot wait."

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  February 22 2013, 9:15AM

    Why has he never made the effort to attend 1 single home game in 8 years? yeah a real die hard fan

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  • TheSwanseaWay  |  February 21 2013, 5:10PM

    I've been doing a countdown to Wembley on my new blog - The Swansea Way - check it out and leave comments! http://tinyurl.com/b84k5fs

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  • sbrain  |  February 21 2013, 11:16AM

    i do think there are some idiots on here these people are proud to be a swansea man and fan.they have really made an effort to support their club on its biggest day. so get over it you spitefull jealous lot how much do you think these people have paid and sacrificed to get there . more than a fairweather supporter

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  February 21 2013, 8:58AM

    this chap cannot travel to a home game for some 8 years but eh is able to attend 3 glamour away games in the premeriship and a final? hmm some diae hard fan, give teh tickets to locals and people who go wee in week out not once every few years fair weather fans

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  February 21 2013, 8:58AM

    this chap cannot travel to a home game for some 8 years but eh is able to attend 3 glamour away games in the premeriship and a final? hmm some diae hard fan, give teh tickets to locals and people who go wee in week out not once every few years fair weather fans

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  • chelsea1955  |  February 20 2013, 7:19PM

    GOT MY TICKET FROM A TOUT TODAY £150.00, THANK YOU JENKINS & CRONNIES

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  • brisland  |  February 20 2013, 10:03AM

    My nephew Carl Brisland is in the air as i type this,he left brisbane this morning to come back and watch the super swans this weekend at wembley!He is a fanatical swans fan and has been over from australia a couple of times to watch the swans!Myself, my husband,my son,carl and his grandfather David Brisland who as supported the swans for seventy years will all be at wembley on sunday to shout the swans onto victory!

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  • cjj1974  |  February 20 2013, 9:23AM

    Fan travels to watch game- another great story from the EP!!

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