There will be many of us who remember the FA Cup and January 2007 when the Swans – then a League One side – went to Bramall Lane in Sheffield and tore apart their Premier League opposition 3-0 thanks to three second half goals.
Two of them were scored by Tom Butler – two of only 11 goals he scored for the club in a 6 year spell with the Swans and two of only fourteen he scored in his professional career.
A certain Leon Britton was the other goalscorer that afternoon against a side managed by Neil Warnock who failed to give us any real credit for one of the cup shocks of that season “No, I wasn’t. I think if they keep on playing as they are they’ve got a chance of the play-offs, but they’re not good enough for automatic promotion. This had more to do with my team,” Colin said after the game.
Warnock was adamant that his side was only beaten because of certain missing key players ignoring the fact that Lee Trundle, Andy Robinson and Marcus Painter were all missing from the side.
Butler spent time with Sunderland before being loaned to Darlington. Then he moved to Hartlepool, before joining Swansea in 2006. “Throughout my career I’ve been in and out of teams,” he said, “but I’ve had injuries. I don’t think I’ve played a full season,” he said after the game.
Butler played his last game for the Swans in April 2010 – a home win over Barnsley but appeared on our Twitter feed today in conversation with threemenandafootball talking in part about his time at the Swans including a certain Lee Trundle.
— threemenandafootball (@threemenandafo1) June 29, 2020