Chris Carra
Swansea City book 'Match of My Life' 2024 update

Swansea City Book: 2024 Update!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my most recent Swansea City book, Match of My Life, is receiving a brand-new edition for 2024!

After the original printing of Swansea City Match of My Life sold out last year, the book is set to be released as a paperback in August 2024.

It will once again be published by the excellent Pitch Publishing.

Let’s take a look at the story of my favourite Swansea City book so far…

Match of My Life: the Story So Far

In 2017, with two books to my name, I began writing the most ambitious Swansea City book of my trilogy. The following year, it was published.

Match of My Life featured 16 chapters, each focusing on one Swansea City icon telling the story of their favourite game in a Swans shirt.

For example, Alan Curtis talked about Swansea’s iconic battering of Leeds United in 1981. Roger Freestone gave the story behind the FA Cup victory over West Ham in 1999. Leon Britton discussed the 3-0 victory over Cardiff in the Premier League in 2014.

In addition to these legends, you’ll find chapters from Mel Nurse, Wyndham Evans, Alan Tate, Vic Gomersall, John Toshack, Matthew Bound, James Thomas, Dai Gwyther, Michael Howard, Lee Trundle, John Cornforth, and Nathan Dyer. It also features the words of the late Leighton James, who passed away in April this year.

It offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the club’s most important games from the players who made them happen. You can feel the emotion behind the friendships, the fights, the goals and the glory.

At the time of publication, I wrote an inside look at the book, which will give you more insight.

Swansea City book 'Match of My Life' 2024 update

A New Chapter for the 2024 Edition

To celebrate the second edition, I have written a brand-new chapter in collaboration with current Swansea City defender Ben Cabango.

I met Ben earlier this year and his interview made for an entertaining chapter. In it, he discusses a historic match against Cardiff City in which he played a crucial part. It’s a great addition from a developing club stalwart.

While some other things have changed inside, the most notable change is that the book is being released in paperback format. Yep, I’m now officially a paperback writer.

When and Where Will the New Edition be Available?

The updated book will be available on 16 August, 2024. You will be able to buy it at the club shop, as well as all good book retailers, including Waterstones, HMV, WHSmiths, and independent bookshops.

Naturally, you will also be able to purchase it in online stores like Amazon. On that note, you can still grab a copy of the hardback version while a few copies remain.

There will also be a range of signed copies at the time of release, and if you want one personally signed, feel free to get in touch to arrange.

I will release an update closer to the time of this new Swansea City book. For now, thanks for reading!