My father has waited a long time to see top flight football at Swansea. The last time round (1981-83), we spent our time across the city at St Helens, home of Swansea RFC. In more recent years he's spent a lot of time saying he hoped they wouldn't make it to the Premier League for fear of what might happen to them. He's loving it now, though, just as any 76 year-old sports fanatic should. To hell with the consequences. He'll also be chuffed to see the shot above chosen by Tom Jenkins of The Guardian as one of the best sports photos of 2011.