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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boro 1-3 West Ham (need west ham to win this one) WBA 2-0 Sunderland (need WBA to win) Palace 0-1 Everton (need Everton to win) Bournemouth 2-2 Watford (Bournemouth win could drag a poor Watford into it).
We are in one hell of a predicament and odds on to go down. We have to realise as fans that top players aren't going to want to come to us, and even if they wanted to, I am pretty sure they wouldn't want to insert a relegation clause in to affect their wages so we as a club probably shouldn't take the risk. The only chance of landing a top player is a loan, but thereby aren't any around Badstuber clearly didn't fancy England with us and Man City apparently sniffing.
So today it looks like we will sign Olsson, no doubt he's a Jenkins man but let's not let that dictate our feelings as he is actually a very good left back indeed, a certain upgrade on anything we have which fulfills the brief really doesn't it. A pacy winger in Narsingh coming in and a Joey Allen figure in Tom Carroll and to be honest it's probably about as good as we ever were going to get in this situation. Clement has been at top clubs so I don't think he can work with his contacts until we are safe. We have just won our last PL game, about to improve our squad and signed an assistant manager in Claude Makalele. Let's get some positivity going as we have one hell of a fight ahead of us.