A lifelong Swansea City supporter is preparing himself for the new football season by physically hurting himself.

36 year old Pete Bowen from Landore began his new pre-season ritual this morning in front of his wife and three children.

Bowen said: “It’s come around quite quickly and as ever with my club, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions over the summer.

“I started off by loving Trevor Birch for his transparency with the fans, but by yesterday he was annoying me by telling me the truth about the club.

“I spent most of last week talking up what a good bit of business £20m for McBurnie was before telling my newborn baby that the Yanks are wankers for making us a selling club with no ambition after he was sold.”

Bowen continued: “Then there was the new kits, they were terrible! So I went and bought home and away kits for me and the whole family.”

Pete’s wife Theresa said: “I don’t know why he does it to himself. I tried telling him it’s only a game but he just shouted “who are we?” at me.

“I can kind of relate though because I loved him once and now I can’t stand being anywhere near him.”