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
Bournemouth make for an interesting comparison with Swansea. The sides are broadly similar in terms of size, budget, and expectation, and both won plaudits upon reaching the Premier League for playing a similar style of Arsenal-lite passing football. But while Bournemouth are almost certainly safe
From over-achieving Premier League debutantes to football’s “model club” to survival specialists perennially fighting relegation. Swansea’s story, once a source of pride, is becoming one of sadness. The club’s bright ambitions of 2011 have fallen into cellar-dwelling darkness, each of the past three seasons a