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This summer's transfer strategy
at 14:42 18 May 2017

See Paul Clement's comments:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/paul-clement-says-no-s

Therefore it appears that, although it may not work, they are attempting to:

(1) Keep Gylfi and Llorente

(2) Bring back Bartley and Gomis to see if they can work with the squad and can step up to the Premier League with better training and tactics

(3) Work with the youngsters (including Mawson) and bring more of them into the team - Clement is experienced at coaching younger players

(4) Make no more than 2 or 3 big signings, if that.

All of which means that the owners wouldn't have to splash out a big amount of cash.

Speaking personally, I'd be OK with this. We do have a capable squad of players that have been mismanaged terribly but may still finish only 1 point below last season. If this means that we're aiming to be a safe mid-table team that could put together a decent run in one of the Cups, then that sounds OK to me.
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Team spirit
at 12:35 15 May 2017

From today's Guardian. Did anyone know this?

Significantly, all senior players either injured or not included in the squad who won at Sunderland travelled to Wearside independently, booked their own hotel and surprised Clement by arriving at the Stadium of Light to cheer on Swansea.
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When to get the free tickets
at 14:07 7 May 2017

http://www.swanseacity.net/news/article/2016-17/swansea-city-players-fund-pay-fr

Season ticket holders and Jack Army members can apply from Monday 10 a.m. to Tuesday 6 p.m., then everyone else can apply. £3 booking fee still applies. Max of two tickets per person. Fans who have already bought tickets will get refunds.

This is a great gesture from the players but it should be the club doing this rather than them - I hope they get a discount for bulk buying, because 3,000 tickets x £30 = £90,000. I still doubt that we'll get 3,000 going there but it's a terrific thing for them to have done.
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You're rich if you earn £70,000 a year
at 00:08 22 Apr 2017

That's according to the Labour Party anyway. Apparently that puts you in the top 5 per cent of wage earners in this country. Sounds right to me but people on Radio 5 have been whinging that they get that and are just average. Struggling in fact. Any thoughts?
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Why doesn't Labour veto this?
at 17:49 18 Apr 2017

If Labour thinks that they are going to lose a lot of MPs then why don't they simply not agree to a General Election being held?

My default position is that it's because Corbyn is an idiot but there must be something else that I'm missing.

When Nicola Sturgeon called for another Scottish Referendum Theresa May immediately slapped her down by refusing it, because May thought that she might lose it, which was the correct thing to do, so why doesn't Corbyn do the same. (Turkeys don't have to vote for Christmas.)

And how can the Conservatives pass a law saying that we have 5-year fixed-term Parliaments, and then ignore it at the first opportunity.



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Sincerely, good luck Cardiff. I hope you qualify for the Europa
at 20:53 13 Apr 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/football/in-bed-with-maradona/2017/apr/13/cardiff-me
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Got a Grand National tip?
at 17:26 4 Apr 2017

Hope one of you is a horse-racing expert as I'm certainly not. Can anyone recommend a horse that will be about 25 to 1, or 33 to 1 that is fairly certain to finish the race even if it's a long way back?

I have a 9-year old nephew whose birthday is on that day so I'd like to include a betting slip with the birthday card.

Thanks!
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Premier League Calculator
at 20:59 29 Mar 2017

http://www.thefishy.co.uk/calculator0.php?Competition=1

There's something fishy about this.

When I predicted the results (which included a win against Middlesbrough), we finished 17th and weren't relegated.

But when I let the Calculator predict all of the results (i.e. you don't tick/check the Swansea box at stage 2), we finished 18th and were relegated.

Which proves:
(1) It's going to be a very tight finish.
and
(2) The computer is anti-Welsh.
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Red Arrows coming to Swansea 1 & 2 July
at 17:21 21 Mar 2017

The Red Arrows have been confirmed for the Wales Air Show on the weekend of 1 and 2 July: they always put on a fantastic show.

http://www.enjoyswanseabay.com/red-arrows-confirmed/
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Stan Bowles Alzheimers
at 11:39 8 Mar 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/08/stan-bowles-qpr-alzheimers-memo

100% Alzheimers at the age of 68, thank god that he's got a loving daughter.
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Best food in Swansea Market?
at 22:11 3 Mar 2017

What would you recommend before going to the match? I'm happy with anything but someone mentioned pies?
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Valentine's Day cartoon
at 13:49 14 Feb 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/feb/14/david-squires-on

Update: I get the first Wenger cartoon, but I don't understand the last one.
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Palace fans are still talking about us
at 04:16 14 Feb 2017

https://www.holmesdale.net/page.php?id=106&tid=165299
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Quiz Question: Premier League goalscorers
at 15:09 2 Feb 2017

Five players have scored or set up half of their club's goals this season - how many can you name?

Answer is here: https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2017/feb/02/premier-league-

Don't give the answers, just say how many you got. Personally, I scored 3/5.
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Table: clubs net spending in last 5 years
at 21:06 29 Jan 2017

Before clicking on the link, try and guess where in the table we are :)

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/29/spurs-manchester-united-city-da

and here's the article:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/29/spurs-manchester-united-city-da

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Planet Swans Superheroes Civil War
at 21:17 26 Jan 2017

OK - this isn't serious, I just have too much time on my hands.

You know that Marvel series where all the characters square off against each other? What would happen if we did that?

I was interested in how evenly balanced the debate was about whether Routledge should get a new contract - most disagreed, but not by a big majority. So for a bit of fun, I've listed the people below and ask the question, which side would win in a football match (or cage fight)? There are some unusual alliances here.

THE TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN ORDER OF THOSE WHO MADE THE FIRST CONTRIBUTIONS, i.e. CHRONOLOGICALLY, people who seemed neutral have been omitted. Please nominate a Captain for your own team only - nominate yourself if you like. And suggest the formation / who goes where. Tactics? And most importantly of all - Who Wins?

PRO ROUTS:
TheResurrection * Kerouac * Legend83 * Bannoswan * AngelRangeQS * LeonwasGod * JethroJack * nantywatcher * get carter * icecoldjack * jacks247.
Subs: Monmouth * Itchy Sphincter * Glyn1 * damedna * MattG

ANTI ROUTS:
Dr Winston * DafyddHuw * Smellyplumz * Sober Baker * Darran * magicdaps10 * Oldjack * Clinton * hobo * shandyjack * skippyjack
Subs: Neathjack * oh_tommy_tommy * giantstoreater * perchrockjack * Flashberryjack.
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Swansea "Mini-League" Table
at 13:25 24 Jan 2017

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uym6p3wj64xqjl7/Mini_League%20Table.pdf?dl=0

These are the teams who are within 9 points or less from the Swans, and how it would look if they were just playing each other. It's exactly half the division, which indicates how close together everyone is in the bottom half. Based on it, here’s my own guess about who’s going to stay up or go down.

(Fingers crossed that this works, as I haven't used Dropbox before.)
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Radio 5 right now
at 02:14 31 Dec 2016

This Saturday morning … right now. Talking to their US correspondent about our unjust treatment of BB.
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Derby fan forums discussing Paul Clement
at 03:50 30 Dec 2016

http://dcfcfans.uk/topic/24770-paul-clement/
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Anyone still in Middlesbrough?
at 17:17 17 Dec 2016

I'll be in Doc Browns from 7 pm drowning my sorrows but could go anywhere else (cos it's crap).

Call me a pessimist if you want, but I'm beginning to think that we might, possibly, be in trouble.
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