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Another season of struggle say the bookies
at 16:04 26 May 2017

Although impossible to price accurately due to it being before the summer transfer window, they have instilled us as 4th favourite for relegation.

Brighton - 6/5
Burnley - 6/4
Watford - 6/4
Swansea - 2/1
Newcastle - 7/2
Palace - 9/2
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The Trust and the Americans
at 11:33 16 May 2017

Now we have had the soundbites that there will be little spending in the summer. Is the Trust going to sit down with them and find out what the plans are for club monies? Especially in the event we sell Gylfi for example. The Trust own 21% so there should be no shocks in the accounts when they are released next and everything should be in the open. They should be made aware of the exact amount of any concurrency fees, wages or any other vessels to extract money from the company. As 21% owners surely you are entitled to know what your company is being charged. I think the Trust should be proactive and preemptive now.
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Will lessons be learned if we survive?
at 06:46 8 May 2017

I genuinely believe that the Americans took over completely underestimating the need in constant, quality investment in the playing side. Seeing us as a safe mid table Premier League side, and they would be able to get a cheap deal with minimal investment and get some nice dividends from the profits every year. Sadly I think Jenkins did nothing to convince them otherwise, not to rock the boat. If they knew the club needed £15m-£20m net spend at least per season they wouldnt have been so keen.

Unfortunately football, and more specifically Premier League football, isnt like that. You can not scrimp and save otherwise you will be found out extremely quickly and your £100m+ business could end up a £30m business struggling to even pay its running costs before you can say "Blackburn Rovers".

If we do stay up by a gnats hair, and there is still an awful lot of work to do for that to happen, do you think the Americans will have realised the errors of their ways and redirect club income towards the playing side (Gylfi and Borja sale + the usual £15m) or do you think we will continue to let our top players go and replace with the standard £5m player?

We should have a small squad full of quality in order to finance the wage structure. A but like the Laudrup era. The frustrating thing is after this debacle is over, we have a real chance to progress given the right backing, yet I have a horrible feeling that the vision of the fans and the vision of the owners do not marry up.

I think after this season is out, as 21% shareholder the Trust deserve to know what direction the club is going in, what are the actual immediate plans regarding transfer budget and whether it is a low investment "surviving excercise" or are we actually looking to improve the club.

Is this something the Trust will be doing?
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Win at Sunderland - would leave it very hard to get relegated
at 13:11 7 May 2017

Regardless of what the others do, If we win the next game then the scenarios would look like this with Swansea on 38 pts:-

Hull win

Palace 38 pts
Swansea 38 pts
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Hull 37pts

With us having WBA (h), Hull having Spurs (h), and Man Utd (a) then it would take a monumental screw up for us to be relegated. A draw against Spurs would not be good enough, Hull would have to beat them and we would also have to lose.

Hull draw

Palace 39 pts
Swansea 38 pts
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Hull 35 pts

This essentially relegates Hull, barring a crazy last day of the season where we lose 4-0 to WBA and they beat Spurs 4-0.

Hull lose

Palace 41 pts
Swansea 38 pts
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Hull 34 pts

Obviously spells the end of the drama.

So I hope we do the cliche and treat this as THE Cup final.
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BT Sport - Gylfi transfer all but done
at 20:16 6 May 2017

Anyone catch that just then? They said they are hearing that Gylfi has all but sealed a mega money move to Everton for next season??
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Fernandez, Carroll and Ayew.
at 14:10 30 Apr 2017

Utterly outstanding.

The rest of the team put one hell of a shift in and were superb. deserved so much more than the point we had to settle for.
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So so boring
at 13:04 30 Apr 2017

It is like we have to score 2 minimum to win as one will need to negate the now customary awful decision. It must be so demoralising for the players, they can give everything and play the other team off the park building up a head of steam only for a ref to say "naaah". Such a waste of effort and makes the game a complete farce, it's more like the WWE at times with almost scripted storylines dictated by these refs. It's awful for the game and the standard of this refereeing is ruining the game and the lack of video ref is allowing people to cheat to take advantage of these idiotic refs.

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Man United v Swansea
at 18:06 24 Apr 2017

I have the option to swap shifts for this game. Does anyone know any reasonably priced second hand websites to buy tickets for our end from? After that shocker at West Ham and the even larger one at Spurs.. I need another go at witnessing a rare away win this season.
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Retrospective commentary
at 13:27 23 Apr 2017

Anyone else hate this or is it just me?

It happens on the youtube U-23 game highlights all the time. I tune in looking forward to watching the action unfold and I get...

The clip begins and the attacking move starts..''Dan James put the Swans 2-0 up with this well worked goal....''.

Great so we score here then?
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THE STOP PLAYING SIGGY ON THE WING THREAD
at 08:50 19 Apr 2017

Does anybody know how many goals we have scored with Gylfi out wide?

I would rather him dropped all together and play a winger there than play an out of position Gylfi. I have never seen anyone with such little pace given that role, not just once but repeatedly. Gylfi is at his best when he is linking centrally with the striker amd can put through some defence splitting passes, or take a long ramge shot. Out wide he cant really do any of this at all. I just don't get it.

If he plays him out wide against Stoke killing one of our post potent attacking streams then I have lost all faith in him, we have scored 1 in 7 hours of football (not been unlucky either) and it seems clear why. If anyone does have that stat though I would love to see it.
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Shall we see if we can poach this guy from Billericay?
at 13:16 15 Apr 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39600306
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Our bitter little brothers
at 20:28 13 Apr 2017

http://www.cardiffcityforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=183733

Apparently we are lucky to be above league 1, this last decade is a blip and there is a big chance of us being non league within 10 years
[Post edited 13 Apr 20:29]
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14 years apart and its Swansea v Hull all over again
at 22:04 10 Apr 2017

Amazing that 14 years has passed since the famous 4-2 win to keep us in the football league. Even more amazing to think we now essentially fight another battle against Hull dining at the very top of the footballing pyramid.

Somehow this feels different though, then we were a team that was just starting it's journey. Had some incredibly raw and talented players and there was a buzz about the place despite our awful predicament. The likes of Leon Britton not seen in a Swans shirt for a few decades.

This sadly very much feels like the end of a journey, one that has been needlessly caused by greed and betrayal at the hands of the very people who kick started it all and subsequently became poisoned by their own success.

I have not totally lost hope. 6 games left. 2 points behind. I am just noticing a completely different feel about the place 14 years apart and quite poetic that it has yet again come down to the fact that the very match up that started it all, is the one that will probably end it.
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Did Bluto get his comeuppance?
at 18:05 8 Apr 2017

What a tw*t of a fat mess. Anyone who went will know who I'm talking about.
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I am one of the positive ones
at 21:43 5 Apr 2017

But that looks to have doomed us looking at everyone's remaining fixtures. Will take something very very special from here. We are handicapped by Bradley's goal difference. Probably need to win 3 from 7 with a draw or two. One game of which is Man Utd away.
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Fond memories...
at 14:22 25 Mar 2017



Anyone have a similar clip of the away match?
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Llorente's attitude
at 16:22 6 Mar 2017

Has anybody met Fernando? He comes across as one of the nicest guys in football. Amazingly humble considering what he has achieved in the game and seems genuinelly excited about being a footballer in the PL. Very refreshing attitude for what is a really big name in football, hope we can keep him beyond this year.
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Barnsley sell on fee
at 05:00 26 Feb 2017

Hope there isn't one involved in the Mawson deal. He could stay here and become a club icon and future captain but with football the way it is, I think Alfie will be gone in a few seasons if his form continues with a big offer from the likes of Liverpool.
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Clements and Clemence
at 12:34 11 Feb 2017

I may be turning into a PMT older fella, but this is really grinding my gears at the moment. And I knew it would happen as soon as he was appointed, tried ignoring it but it sticks out like a sore thumb to me now and bugs the living daylights out of me.

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Who is our highest scoring CB in the PL?
at 16:56 10 Feb 2017

I am guessing it may be Ash?

Alfie Mawson looks like he will threaten that before long. Look such a threat in the box. Got 13 goals in the last 2 seasons before this one and 2 in 13 PL apearances. Nice to have a genuine attacking threat in the box from corners amd free kicks, especialy if Llorente is doubke marked in those situations. Hope we tie this lad to a very long contract.
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