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at 17:38 19 Jan 2019

That’s new isn’t it? Can’t say I’ve ever noticed it before. Got some way to go before he catches up with JR
Dyer off next?
at 21:29 17 Aug 2018


Personally I’d prefer to play him over Asoro from what I’ve seen so far but no doubt it’s a cost cutting exercise first and foremost
Comparing Championship Squads 2011/2018
at 11:52 27 Jun 2018

When we won promotion in the 2011 play off final against Reading our team was as follows...

Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Tate, Dyer, Britton, Dobbie, Allen, Sinclair, Borini.
Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Pratley, Beattie, Serran, Moore, Gower, Richards.

I know the Championship will have changed since then but I thought it was interesting to look at the make up of our team and squad and compare to where we are now.

Squad back then had 36 in it, 9 of which you would probably consider youth players at the time (not including the likes of Shaun Mac). Of the remaining 27 seniors, 11 were acquired on a free and our most expensive signing was Craig Beattie at £800k.

As I've said, you cant make a straight up comparison to the Championship today but it just shows what can be achieved with the right manager, system and scouting set-up. Of course we also had momentum and positivity around the club.

Full squad (taken from Wiki so not sure the fee's can be taken as gospel). How do people feel this compares to where we are at currently?

1 GK Dorus de Vries [Free]
2 DF Ashley William [£400k]
3 DF Neil Taylor [Free]
5 DF Alan Tate (vc) [Free]
6 MF Ferrie Bodde [£85k]
7 MF David Cotterill [£600k]
8 MF Darren Pratley [£100k]
9 FW Craig Beattie [£800k]
10 MF Andrea Orlandi [Free]
11 MF Cedric van der Gun [Free]
12 MF Nathan Dyer [£400k]
13 GK David Cornell [Youth system]
14 FW Stephen Dobbie [Free]
15 FW Fabio Borini [Loan]
16 DF England Garry Monk (captain) [Free]
17 DF Albert Serrán [£80k]
18 FW Gorka Pintado [£100k]
19 FW Luke Moore [Undisclosed fee]
20 MF Shaun MacDonald [Youth system]
21 MF Scott Sinclair [£500k]
22 DF Àngel Rangel [Undisclosed fee]
23 MF Scott Donnelly [Free]
24 MF Joe Allen [Youth system]
25 GK Yves Ma-Kalambay [Free]
26 MF Kemy Agustien [Free]
27 MF Mark Gower [Free]
28 MF Thomas Butler [Undisclosed fee]
29 MF Ashley Richards [Youth system]
31 MF Lee Lucas [Youth system]
33 FW Kerry Morgan [Youth system]
34 DF Joe Walsh [Youth system]
35 DF Daniel Alfei [Youth system]
36 FW Casey Thomas [Youth system]
37 MF Leon Britton [Free]
38 DF Jamie Grimes [Youth system]
44 MF Ryan Harley [Free]
Ghoddos on
at 20:32 25 Jun 2018

Just come off the bench for Iran with 20 mins left. V smart effort just wide
He’s alive!!!
at 09:45 12 Jun 2018

For those of you concerned Huw was no longer with us, up he pops to share some good news

Must have forgotten to do the same when we were relegated but I’m sure you’ll all breathe a huge sigh of relief

Ash in hospital with collapsed lung
at 22:48 2 Jun 2018

Rangel leaving
at 17:29 10 May 2018

Thank you for the memories and service
Relegation clauses...
at 17:12 10 May 2018

Has Huw got one?
Guidolin a brave man
at 15:14 10 Feb 2018

Francesco sat in the directors box today directly in front of Huw

Must be a nervy 90 mins for him given Huws previous of stabbing him in the back
Moment of sheer joy tonight...
at 23:57 22 Jan 2018

... for me was around 85mins I think, Liverpool were creeping up to our box, quick turn from Lallana I think it was and a low hard ball played up to the edge of the area into a crowd of red shirts. I was expecting a turn and shot or flick...

... through the mass of players comes this enormous white shirt as super Mike launches forward to intercept and pass the ball upfield.

That was the moment I had real hope we would hold on as I screamed at the telly
Carroll, Clucas, Fer, Routledge, Ayew, Sanchez...
at 19:00 26 Dec 2017

Not a single one would be wanted by any other Prem team

What happened to our midfield.

As sad as it is I just don’t care any more.
If Everton are so keen on Gylfi...
at 19:46 7 Jul 2017

... could we use it to our advantage? Any Everton players we want?
£25m fee agreed with Everton for Gylfi
at 04:53 23 May 2017

He's holding out for a bigger salary apparently. According to The Times:

It's back in our hands
at 16:56 29 Apr 2017

4 games to go and a goal difference of 2 better than Hull
BBC2 now
at 22:04 20 Apr 2017

MOTD: The Premier League Show, Swans supporter Elis James on
Shaun Mac
at 15:59 29 Jan 2017

Starting for Wigan against Utd
He's got no hair but we don't care... anyone know how we'll set up?
at 13:36 3 Oct 2016

I have absolutely no idea how Bobby Mk.2 likes to set up... formation... style?

Utd v Leicester
at 13:13 24 Sep 2016

Utd scored 3 in about 5 mins, 4-0 up and not half time yet
Which players from the current squad would you be gutted to lose...?
at 19:20 19 Sep 2016

For me...

Gylfi (though his current form is v poor)
Leon (age obviously a factor)

Kingsley is showing potential and hopefully Baston and Mawson will add something

But that's it

In previous years there's always been at least half the team I'd have hated to leave.
Too many players that are just meh
Premier League World - Sky 1
at 10:01 17 Sep 2016

2 out of 3 pundits had us to go down, the 3rd said we'd be close but Watford pipping us

Turned over just as they were talking about us so didn't catch who they were
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