Swansea City

Maybe time to start worrying about Swansea 2

It’s difficult to determine which direction Swansea are currently headed in. This is now their third season in the Premier League, and across the first two seasons there was a tangible improvement to the side’s on-pitch performances and a growing sense that they were shedding the new-boy naivety and becoming an established force in the(…)

Swansea City, Gerhard Tremmel, and good judgement 0

Because Manchester United won this game anyway, any detail about Gerhard Tremmel performance for Swansea is essentially irrelevant - but still, this is something which hasn’t been mentioned. Adnan Januzaj hit the bar with a free-kick in the first-half, and Tremmel received enough praise for his part in what happened next. This is the point(…)

But what about Swansea? 1

One of my pet hates is the narrative which results from a shock result at a big Premier League ground - the focus is always on the failures of the losing side, and the performance of the pre-game underdog tends to get lost in the shuffle. David Moyes’ stuttering start to life at Manchester United(…)

Swansea City vs Manchester City: Individual Player Statistics 0

Manchester City battle through the conditions in Swansea, and return to the top of the table courtesy of goals from Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, and Aleksandar Kolarov. Here are the stats: - Jonathan De Guzman had 99 touches of the ball, more than any other player. - Wilfried Bony led the game in shots (5) and(…)

Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey: A caveat about his development 0

Morten Wieghorst, Swansea City’s assistant manager, has been lavishing praise on Jonjo Shelvey ahead of the game with Hull City tonight, here’s what he had to say about the 21 year-old: “I don’t think the English manager has made up his mind yet but Jonjo obviously is a young man and if he keeps playing(…)

Swansea City, Wilfried Bony, and a contrast of styles 5

James Knight expresses concerns over Wilfried Bony’s suitability to Swansea City… Wilfried Bony cost Swansea more than 12 million pounds this summer, more than doubling their transfer record in the process. It was a statement of intent and of an ambition on Michael Laudrup’s part to offer a different threat. So far, it hasn’t really(…)

Deeply disappointed in Swansea City 2

You won’t find a bigger admirer of what Swansea City have done in recent years than me, and I’m full of admiration for both their ownership model and the football they play, but yesterday they let themselves down badly. During the week, I strongly fancied Michael Laudrup’s team to go to Cardiff and win, theorising(…)

Jonathan De Guzman’s performance for Swansea City today: Stats & Graphics 0

I’ve been public about my admiration for Jonathan De Guzman in the past, and today he reminded me why - he was excellent against Sunderland. Ok, so Swansea’s opponent’s this afternoon are a side in turmoil, but the De Guzman still deserves his plaudits for being at the heart of everything - and scoring a(…)

Fantasy Picks: Michu - Swansea 0

Your response to that is probably ‘yes, obviously’, but hear me out. Michu’s price may well have almost doubled as a reaction to what he achieved last year, but this year’s Fantasy Football game still classifies him as a midfielder - and given the way the Premier League’s official game weighs attacking players above everyone(…)

Swansea City: Bigger, better, twice as dangerous 3

This off-season could have gone one of two ways for Swansea City: either they could have lost their manager and surrendered their momentum, or facilitated Michael Laudrup’s ambition by making several serious statements in the transfer market. Fortunately for all the supporters, and the neutral admirers that the club have attracted during their stay in(…)

Why Wilfried Bony will fit-in well at Swansea 0

“Oh, he’s a big African forward, just like Didier Drogba…” No actually, no he’s not. That false perception of Wilfried Bony has been created by our incessant need to compare every foreign player with an equivalent who we’re more familiar with. Blame the Premier League for that, insular world that it now is. Bony should(…)

Swansea’s transfer aggression making Bayram Tutumlu look ever more silly 3

The genesis of the ruck between Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins and Michael Laudrup’s agent, Bayram Tutumlu, was over the latter’s claim that the club were not providing sufficient funds with which his client could improve the playing squad. So far this Summer, the club have brought-in Jose Canas and Jordi Amat, and re-signed Jonathan de(…)

Swansea City looking more diverse ahead of next season 0

Interesting times for Swansea, because although a deal for Wilfried Bony isn’t quite as advanced as some reports earlier suggested, it still looks like the Ivorian will be at The Liberty Stadium next season. There’s still over two months of the transfer window left, and there are obviously going to be more additions and subtractions(…)

Scarce information on Swansea’s new signing Jose Canas 0

Despite the rumblings in the press about Michael Laudrup’s future, the club have made their first signing of the Summer, adding Betis midfielder Jose Canas. There’s no substantial YouTube video for Canas, so it’s quite hard to illustrate exactly what he’ll bring, but essentially he’s a game-reading defensive midfielder - an intelligent player, rather than(…)

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