Angel Rangel reminds Swans of his worth
Oct06

Angel Rangel reminds Swans of his worth

For the fifth game in a row in league and cup, the Swans failed to grab a win, although there were definitely plenty of positives to take from the 2-2 draw against an accomplished Spurs team on Sunday. Let’s not forgot after all, this Spurs team dismantled a very, very good Manchester City team only eight days earlier. So those positives then: firstly, this game saw the Swans finally score from open play for the first time in five...

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Where’s the real Gylfi gone?
Sep22

Where’s the real Gylfi gone?

This time last season, Gyfli Sigurdsson had plaudits clambering over themselves to hail the Icelandic midfielder. Even in the nascent stages of the campaign, many were beginning to dub him the ‘signing of the season’ and, alongside Cesc Fabregas, there was talk that he could be in the running for Player of the Year honours at the season’s finale. As it turned out, obviously such talk was hugely premature for Gylfi, just as it would...

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Ashley Williams: Captain Fantastic
Sep08

Ashley Williams: Captain Fantastic

With no Swansea games this past week, I’ve instead turned my attention to my second footballing love: my beloved home nation, Wales. No complaints from me though, as it seems to be going well recently – an understatement if ever there was one. My lifetime has been devoid of Wales playing in a major tournament. In fact, it has been 57 years without tournament football. 57 whole years. Our maiden and only voyage into the world of...

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Jonjo Shelvey for England
Aug26

Jonjo Shelvey for England

The England national team have some sort of Swansea-phobia. In the 103-year history of the Swans, no player has ever represented England. You could argue that this is fair enough with a large portion of that history residing in the lower echelons of the Football League, but the argument for exclusion of City players from the England set-up becomes far more ridiculous when you look back over the past few seasons, where the Swans have...

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Wingers show they are key to Swansea success
Aug10

Wingers show they are key to Swansea success

I claim to be no expert on African football, nor Ligue 1 for that matter, so it was with trepidation that I put my foot onto the ‘Andre Ayew bandwagon.’ It is fair to say that the Ghanaian forward arrived in Swansea enveloped in hype from both Swansea fans and supporters from elsewhere. Them and certain pundits were seemingly dubbing him the ‘Bargain of the Season’ before a ball had even been kicked, but I refused to get carried...

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Bafetimbi Gomis: from zero to hero
Jul28

Bafetimbi Gomis: from zero to hero

I consider myself to be a very respectable football fan and I usually would not dream of launching a visceral verbal attack from the stands on a player wearing my team’s shirt. However, like many other Swansea fans in attendance at Swansea’s FA Cup 4th Round loss at Ewood Park back in January, enough was enough and I succumbed to such ‘yobbish’ behaviour. As our first choice striker trudged off the pitch, I found myself booing and...

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