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."