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January 2014 was our last meeting

  In the last eight games We've lost five, drawn none and won three

billp TOOFIF Updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020

FFC 0 v Swansea City 0  NOV 29 2019

Glorious, we Swooned at the song of the Swans*!

Apologies, too many puns attached, all far too deeply embedded in the memory banks of a few of us!

billp TOOFIF Friday, 29 November 2019


Fulham and Swansea first met on the 31st of August 1925, in what was the second tier of the Football League, this was a home fixture for us and true to the Fulhamish Spirit, we lost one nil! A bit like our last meeting of January 28th 2014 at their place except the losing margin was 2-0 on that occasion.

Since that 1925 game, we have met in a total of 66 games, we've lost 24, drawn 10 and won 32. Our last meeeting was earlier this season in November at the Liberty, we came away with three points having won 2-1.

Match Information

from FFC online

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue:Craven Cottage, Fulhama





Unused substitutes:

Manager: Scott Parker

Swansea City


Unused substitutes:

Manager: Steve Cooper

Preview from the pre-match Home Page


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The area around Swansea traditionally had been a rugby area, and despite previous attempts by a football club named Swansea Villa, there were no notable football clubs until the establishment of 'Swansea Town AFC' in the summer of 1912. Following the lead of many other South Wales sides, the club joined the Second Division of the Southern League for the following season. J. W. Thorpe was the club's first chairman. A site owned by Swansea Gaslight Co., called Vetch Field due to the vegetables that grew there, was rented to be the club's ground.

The club's first professional match was a 1–1 draw at the Vetch Field against Cardiff City on 7 September 1912. During that first season the Welsh Cup was won for the first time. The Swans beat reigning English champions Blackburn Rovers 1–0 in the first round of the 1914–15 FA Cup, Swansea's goal coming from Ben Beynon

Following the First World War the Southern League dropped its Second Division, and with many clubs dropping out due to financial difficulties, the Swans were placed in the First Division. After four seasons in the Southern League, Swansea Town became founder members of the new Third Division of The Football League in 1920 and then Division Three (South) the following season.

After five seasons in Division Three (South) and a few failed bids for promotion, the Swans reached the Second Division for the first time in 1925, beating Exeter City 2–1 at home on the final day of the season to win the division. The side had remained unbeaten at home in the league all season – something the next promotion team would emulate over twenty years later. The following season the Swans reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time, beating Exeter City, Watford, Blackpool, Stoke City, Millwall and Arsenal, before losing 3–0 to eventual cup winners Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane. Swans record their highest average attendance during the season of 16,118 for pre-war league games. During the 1926–27 season they beat Real Madrid 3–0 on tour. During the 1931–32 season they finished 1st in the league and won the Welsh Cup after beating Wrexham 2–0 away after a replay.

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