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Swans 1 Leicester 2 (& Man Utd)

It’s so frustrating watching Swansea City these days. The club’s identity has dissolved, eroded by too many managerial changes in too short a period of time, by too much botched transfer business, by a continued lack of succession planning, once the key principle behind Swansea’s

Swans 2 Huddersfield 0

Funny how it’s always much easier to write about a defeat than a victory. Maybe it’s because criticism is more fun to read than praise (it’s definitely more fun to write), and while criticism of a losing team seems deserved, it looks like nit-picking when

A case for 4-4-2?

Paul Clement has had an extra week to figure out why his Swansea team are struggling ahead of Saturday’s home fixture against newly promoted Huddersfield Town. Swansea rightly have no place losing this fixture, and even a draw would be underwhelming, regardless of current form.

West Ham 1 Swans 0

Swans need to swap crosses and slow play for speed and short passes Remember that song? Pass and move (it’s the Liverpool groove)? How about Pass and stand far away (it’s the Swansea way)? In fairness, Swansea’s team movement showed improvement in Saturday’s annoying 1-0

Swans 1 Watford 2

Individual errors cost Swansea as Mesa shines despite mistake 3-5-2 is not a purely defensive formation. Three men at the back is one fewer than the four of a 4-4-2 diamond, a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. Yes, the wing backs can drop back into defensive

Reading 0 Swans 2

Swansea strolled to the kind of functional 2-0 victory over lower league opposition a Premier League team should expect on Tuesday, with a 2-0 away victory over Reading in the Carabao (League) Cup. That’s not to say these things have always been routine for Swansea,

Spurs 0 Swans 0

Swans defensive display suggests superior coaching When I was a kid, Swansea were in the lower divisions (mostly 3 and 4 in old money). It was customary for fans of small town teams to also have a favourite “first division” side, because it would give