Imagine your team has a striker that averages 14 goals a season, and has done so for his whole career. Imagine on the opening weekend of the new season, that striker suffers a serious injury, and will now miss the entire campaign. How upset are
Tuesday night, Stoke 1, Swansea 0, in the Ryan Words derby. Here’s a closer look at “the one that got away”, Sky Sports’ Man of the Match: 96% passing accuracy on 56 passes, 50 of which were as short as the playmaker himself (and many
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How much difference is there between the bottom of the Premier League and the top of the Championship? If you believe the gap to be significant, then perhaps you also believe the logic in attempting to retain the core of a relegated team. Stoke for
The Swansea City autopsy continues. This time I’ll be looking at the positives Swansea can take from a difficult season and a first relegation in 17 years. Here are four reasons the Swans can soar (back to the Premier League): 1: Last Season Was Terrible,
The Swansea City autopsy begins. First, I’ll be looking at some of the most significant contributing factors to the Swans relegation. Undoubtedly there are others; in a season marked (and marred) by imbalance, inconsistency, and the unexpected (Renato Sanches comes to Swansea! Renato Sanches does
(Originally published 12 Jan 2018) Michael Laudrup’s comments this week regarding Swansea’s repeated relegation struggles made me wistful for the days when the Danish legend swept Swansea under his graceful wing, using a lanky, mononymous £2m midfielder nobody in Britain had even heard of to
Regressive Assists represents a way to properly recognise which players are most often involved in goal-scoring plays. The system awards an assist for each of the last two players to touch the ball or have significant involvement in an attacking play before a goal is