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Luke Williams drinks shots with fans following derby win

Swansea City manager Luke Williams was recorded drinking shots with Swans fans last night following their derby victory against Cardiff City.

Goals from Liam Cullen and Jamal Lowe secured a 2-0 victory for Swansea as they moved to 15th in the Championship table.

Williams celebrates with supporters

Williams was seen in the bar, Whitez, drinking shots of Baby Guinness with Swansea fans. Before drinking their shots, the young Swans fans chanted anti-Cardiff City songs and raised their drinks in front of the camera with the 43-year-old manager.

The former Notts County manager can be heard saying “we done the scum” before drinking his shot in a video that has been widely circulated on X.com (formerly Twitter).

‘What a bloke’ – The Jack Army lap up Williams video

Swansea fans have lapped up the video of Williams drinking with members of the Jack Army. @iestyndavies07 said: “Love that, what a bloke.” @beckyboohowells said: “I’m living for all these posts lol! What a man,” as the Swans celebrated their fifth victory in the last six head-to-head games against their arch-rivals Cardiff.

Notts County fans also replied to the video, expressing their sadness that Williams is no longer their manager. Williams left Notts County on January 5, 2024, after winning the National League play-offs last season. One County fan said: “Luke is definitely a people’s person definitely his players. What we’d do to have him back at Notts. Now we are left with Stu Maynard who just can’t connect with us.”

“We need to try to reconnect with the fans” – Williams looks to build fan relationship

The video of Williams celebrating with Swansea comes as no surprise, as he has consistently expressed the importance of building relationships with supporters since his appointment. Williams was previously the assistant manager at Swansea in 2021 when Russell Martin was the head coach, which, alongside his impressive work at Notts County, was a key reason that he was selected as the new manager in January.

In his post-match interview with Sky Sports, Williams said: “I think we need to try to reconnect with the fans and I really hope that today is a step in the right direction.

“The team played, I think it's fair to say, with a passion, they connected with the fans, they gave them something to try and make a noise about, and then of course they oblige, they make noise.

“They were with us throughout the whole game and they helped us through a few tough moments, which you're going to face in any game, particularly in a derby. It's a huge game for us and to give joy to so many people, we're so happy we've done that today.”

Williams’ side play Sheffield Wednesday next on Friday, March 29, as they look to build on their latest win in the South Wales derby.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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