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Mid-Season Managers : The Secret Behind Swansea’s Struggles

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

What Do You Do Exactly?

Last summer, Swansea shelled out £11m on the fourth best passer in the one league in world football renowned for its passing. Roque Mesa was the tempo setter on Las Palmas, one of the club’s two stand-out performers along with Jonathan Viera, and integral to

8 Left-field Transfer Targets for Swansea City

The transfer window has been open 11 days, and despite Swansea’s glaring deficiencies the club still have yet to sign a single new player. A strong second half to the season is essential, not least because this season’s Premier League is so weak from the

Cheat Sheet for Carlos Carvalhal

Carlos Carvalhal might not have been at the top of most people’s lists to become next Swansea manager (and given the delay in appointing him probably wasn’t even at the top of Swansea’s list, although he has been linked with the post in the past),

Saving Swansea’s Season

Hands up who else thought Swansea might actually win a game after Wilfried Bony scored that beauty in the first few minutes against Stoke? The Swans are way overdue for a victory, and it’s often seemed like the side might actually be able to defend

Swans 0 Stuart Attwell 1

The cynic in me thinks it’s typical that Swansea’s best performance of the season coincided with a career-endingly poor performance from referee Stuart Attwell. This was a game Swansea should have won. Wilfried Bony had the ball in the net. To say Swansea don’t score

Burnley 2 Swans 0

It’s becoming pointless writing about Swans matches. The pattern never changes. Last Saturday’s 2-0 away defeat to Burnley was more of the same — toothless in attack (the side’s first shot on target coming at the end of injury time), slow and pointless in possession

No shot at survival?

Here’s some light bedtime reading for Swans fans — a table showing the teams that took the fewest shots overall and had the fewest shots on target for each Premier League season of the “Enlightened Era” (2009-10 and onwards), when such records began: Season Shots