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|For those who constantly tell me we are over achieving because we don't spend...|
at 16:01 9 Apr 2018
In 2016-2017 only Leicester, Everton and Southampton spent more than us on wages (excluding the big clubs). We are not plucky little Swansea fighting it out amongst the big boys, we're spending massively and should be doing far better.
Whether the blame for the underachieving lies with the owners, the scouts, the self appointed director of football or the manager is up for debate. But us not spending enough certainly isn't. I'd be amazed if the likes of Huddersfield had a player on 30k a week, yet we likely have multiple players close to £100,000 a week and they still made us look like a conference side.
[Post edited 9 Apr 16:37]
|I think it has finally clicked for most...|
at 17:03 7 Apr 2018
That these draws and performances away from home weren't gutsy, they weren't well earned points; they were all horrific performances where we were very fortunate to escape with a point, or in some cases only a 2 or 3 goal deficit.
EVERY away game under Carlos has been as embarrassing as that. Regardless if the opposition are Manchester United, Southampton, West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday or even Notts County.
Pay him well in May for trying or perhaps successfully keeping us up but I really hope we part company in the Summer. It is clear why Sheffield Wednesday fans loathed him and he certainly isn't going to take us forward over a 38 match season.
I look forward to revisiting old match day threads where I was viciously verbally abused for making these points months earlier to see how the usual lot have changed their minds and agree with me on this topic as quickly as they flipped on a lot of other issues as well.
|How was that worse than the disgrace performance at Huddersfield?|
at 10:54 18 Mar 2018
For me our performance against Huddersfield was far worse and a much bigger embarrassment to the club. It was Huddersfield yet the stats looked like it was a Sunday league team playing a professional club.
The 10 man argument is rubbish too, every week teams go down to 10 and still compete, even Stoke yesterday managed to mount attacks.
Once his luck runs out and we stop scraping wins or points playing this brand of football, which except for the Arsenal match is worse than anything under Bradley or Clement, feelings towards Carlos will sour extremely quickly.
|Another week where Abraham refuses to jump for headers at corners|
at 17:22 30 Dec 2017
Today he should have cost us a goal with his latest act of cowardice. Surely he needs to be dropped, he is a liability whenever we are defending or attacking corners. I sincerely hope he doesn't play another minute for us this season. Players like him with their lack of commitment are a large part of the reason we are where we are.
|Ki Should Be Our First Midfielder On The Team Sheet|
at 11:35 11 Nov 2017
Nobody in our team is better at linking our defence, midfield and attack by driving forward with the ball in our own half, taking on a player or two to drag opposition players all over the place. Those who frequent the matchday threads know I repeat this every week. Why Clement has him playing as a defensive midfielder under clear instruction to barely cross the halfway line is baffling.
Here is an example of what I mean, last night against Columbia.
|Dan Altman - Senior Adviser for Football Operations at Swansea City|
at 16:49 4 Nov 2017
A quote from him;
"In December 2016 I joined Kaplan-Levien Sports as head of strategy. At that time I also became senior advisor for football operations at Swansea City AFC, where I played a small part in the greatest turnaround in the history of the Premier League. "
This is presumably the man behind the analytics that decided £16,000,000 was worth paying for Clucas.
|England Win The U17 World Cup|
at 18:08 28 Oct 2017
What a fantastic achievement by what can only be described as one of the most exciting crops of youngsters ever seen in British football history. This is in addition to the U20 World Cup victory and the U19 European Championship victory, as well as the second string retaining the Toulon championship.
|Unforgivable, lazy defending from defensive midfielder and captain, Jack Cork.|
at 17:02 11 Mar 2017
He sees the attacker making the run in behind. Yet all he does is point, despite the fact he is marking absolutely nobody.
There were many other examples of this throughout the game, however they did not result in goals. He offers very little protection to the defence and his contribution going forward is almost nil. He plays purely to protect the defence, yet he fails to do this so often.
Carrying lower league players like him is why we are in the position we are.
|Kyle Naughton is a lazy coward|
at 22:21 5 Feb 2017
He sees the cross coming in. He correctly is goal side of Jesus. He then realises he is going to have to compete for a header, so what does he do? He WATCHES Jesus jog towards the goal and he decides to just stand there, arms out, he doesn't even move one centimetre towards the ball. He freezes. Even when Fabianski spills the poor header, he remains frozen in his spot.
He is a coward and if he starts another game for us anytime soon, it will be reminiscent of Monk's reluctance to drop Bartley.
|Donald Trump's travel ban is what many Muslim countries have done to Israel|
at 17:23 31 Jan 2017
As I'm sure many are aware, if you have visited Israel, and have evidence of it on your passport, you cannot visit Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Meanwhile, 16 Muslim states, including Yemen, Iran, Iraq and Syria have a blanket ban on Israelis entering their countries.
Apparently this is okay though and not worthy of all these protests or continuous media reports. Where are the protests at Dubai airport, in Doha, in Riyadh? There's no protests because in those countries you'll be jailed for years for doing so. Why so many are defending these backwards countries and their medieval laws baffles me.
Does anybody know when the protest against this racist blanket ban of Jews is happening? Has Lily Allen set a date yet?
|Congratulations to Brendan Rodgers |
at 01:54 26 Jan 2017
He has assembled a brilliant squad on a very modest budget which has now equalled the Lisbon Lions' 26-game unbeaten record from 1966/67.
It still baffles me that many are still scarred emotionally after Brendan left us and did not want him back, instead happy to pursue with Guidolin.
|Premier League Players Who Can Attend AFCON 2017|
at 15:58 23 Nov 2016
AFC Bournemouth : Max Gradel, Benik Afobe.
Arsenal : Mohammed Elneny
Crystal Palace : Pape Souare, Bakary Sako
Everton : Yannick Bolasie, Idrissa Gueye, Arouna Kone, Oumar Niasse
Hull City : Ahmed El Mohammady, Dieumerci Mbokani
Leicester City : Islam Slimani, Riyad Mahrez, Jeffrey Schlupp, Daniel Amartey
Liverpool : Sadio Mane
Manchester United : Eric Bailly
Middlesborough : Adama Traore
Southampton : Sofiane Boufal
Stoke City : Ramadan Sobhi, Wilfried Bony, Mame Diouf
Sunderland : Papy Djilobodji, Lamine Kone, Didier Ndong, Wabhi Khazri
Watford : Brice Dja Djedje, Adlene Guedioura , Nordin Amrabat
West Brom : Allan Nyom
West Ham : Sofiane Feghouli, Cheikhou Kouyate, Andre Ayew.
Most notably, Sunderland will be without their two first choice centre backs and a first choice midfielder. Other relegation threatened clubs are missing first choice players too.
Capitalising on this will be crucial. These sides will not be weaker all season.
|Tottenham vs West Ham|
at 19:09 19 Nov 2016
West Ham are currently protecting a lead away from home against a side high up in the table.
However, I'm a little confused. They are sitll playing their way out, creating chances, getting shots on target and are capable of stringing 5 passes together.
I was told earlier that what we attempted was the perfect away performance. West Ham's performance must be the best performance in the history of football.
Or.. too many people on here are giving far too much credit for what was a poor display which we undeservedly came away with one point. This leads to standards and expectations sinking to embarrassing levels like what many now deem a good performance, which is actually not good enough.
|How Former Directors Have Profited By Using The Club|
at 16:02 7 Nov 2016
I would like to fully understand just how much former/current directors have indirectly profited form the club via dealings with their personal businesses. If you know of any other dealings or below are incorrect, please comment.
John Van Zweeden - Selling travel packages including match day tickets to Dutch supporters via his http://visitswansea.nl/ website.
Huw Cooze -
-Holding a printing contract with the club
Martin Morgan -
- His company was chosen to build part of the two training grounds
- The club regularly spends thousands paying for rooms at Morgans Hotel
- The club purchased over £110,000 of something from his company Cwmdu Park Ltd
Leigh Dineen -
- The club uses his company to provide, presumably, food
S R Penny-
- His business was paid £63,000 in 2015.
Clearly many have leeched off the club for some time. Only Van Zweedens dealings are not publicised in the 2015. accounts. Could anyone with a background in business tell me if we can report him to HMRC or whoever the relevant authority is?
[Post edited 7 Nov 2016 16:07]
|PLEASE DIRECT YOUR PROTESTS AT HUW JENKINS|
at 17:16 6 Nov 2016
HUW JENKINS is the man who sold players and failed to replace them.
HUW JENKINS is the man who hires and fires managers
HUW JENKINS is the man WHO WILL BE BUYING / SELLING PLAYERS IN JANUARY
HUW JENKINS IS THE PERSON WHO HAS RUINED OUR CLUB. WE WILL NOT BEGIN TO RECOVER UNTIL HE IS GONE.
Yes we want the Americans gone too but that is no the immediate concern. We need Jenkins gone to stand any chance of staying up.
Many fans still believe all this is the Americans fault. They were not the ones who assembled THE WORST SQUAD WE HAVE HAD SINCE BEING IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
[Post edited 6 Nov 2016 17:17]
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