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at 12:33 18 Apr 2021

The website has improved dramatically in recent months, all we ask is for debate and an enjoyable forum. It’s happening, so any attacks on another poster will be removed, especially as the cause of this forum doesn’t need direct insults or swearing. It’s pointless. But, as stated thanks people, it’s true things can change if everyone participates. Humbled.
Kyle Naughton analysed yesterday : 0 tackles 0 blocks 0 interceptions
at 12:18 18 Apr 2021

Despite winning the last two games in a 4-3-3 set up, Cooper inexplicably switched to a five-at-the-back for the game against a Wycombe side which look destined for relegation this season, and Naughton looked uncomfortable in a centre-back position throughout the match.

During his time on the pitch, Naughton contributed no tackles, interceptions or blocks, with every member of the Swansea defence contributing significantly more.

Considering that the Englishman has averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 0.2 blocks per game in the Championship so far this season, it is clear that he was below par on Saturday.

Swansea looked far better when Cooper axed Naughton in order to bring on a more attacking option in Morgan Whittaker, which again begs the question why the manager opted to play three centre-backs against the Chairboys.

Naughton, who reportedly earns £20,000 per week at Swansea, struggled to get involved in the game at all during his 54 minutes on the pitch, as he managed just 35 touches and 22 passes, whereas goalkeeper Freddie Woodman had 41 touches and would contribute 26 passes.

Therefore, it seems clear that Naughton was one of Swansea’s worst performers on a disappointing afternoon at the Liberty Stadium, and Cooper will surely be fuming that one of his more experienced players performed so poorly when they desperately needed the three points.
British and Irish Lions Tour 2021
at 12:13 17 Apr 2021

I’m keeping my fingers crossed this can still go ahead without any last minute issues.
Could be all over for McBurnnie and Brewster today
at 11:50 17 Apr 2021

Sheff Utd could go down, what then for them ?
Stephen Humphreys Rochdale Striker
at 08:08 17 Apr 2021

Add him to the list. 10 goals and three assists in 27 games. Age 23.

The 23-year-old offers a decent aerial threat, whilst he is also adept at holding the ball up and taking on defenders, so could offer Cooper more of a physical presence up front. He has also scored some memorable free-kick goals this season, with his effort in the 4-4 draw against Charlton Athletic earlier in the campaign standing out as a goal of the season contender.

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Swans v Wycombe Match day Programme
at 08:04 17 Apr 2021

Click on the link 👍
Free download.

That's it for Cardiff then
at 23:11 16 Apr 2021

Play offs won't be happening.

Champions league tonight
at 21:16 14 Apr 2021

Can’t see the scousers doing it, the Mancs on the other hand could scrape it. How or why did Bellingham leave Birmingham.
The Prague racist gets a ten game ban
at 21:10 14 Apr 2021

For the Rangers incident.
Any thoughts ?
Under 18 result : Swans 1 Colchester 0
at 20:59 14 Apr 2021

Any of our more informed posters like Jasper got knowledge on what seems a very young swans side ?

Official site -

Michael Murphy scored the only goal as Swansea City Under-18s overcame in-form Colchester United to secure their first victory under Byron Anthony.

The attacking midfielder bagged the decisive strike in the 25th minute at Landore.

Latching onto Harry Jones' low cross, Murphy took a touch before sweeping home his third goal of the season.

The young Swans were made to work hard in the latter stages against the visitors, who arrived in South Wales off the back of three consecutive wins.

But they held firm with Murphy's first-half strike enough to seal a first clean sheet of the campaign.

Anthony had made three changes from Friday's defeat at Barnsley.

Josh Hutchings replaced Tyler Evans in goal and Jones took Cian Williams' place in defence, while Ben Lloyd was also recalled in midfield.

Top scorer Cameron Congreve had the hosts' first sight on goal, but the midfielder shot over from distance.

At the other end, Hutchings was called into action with smart reflexes to turn away Tom Stagg's snap shot from outside the box.

But the Swans made the breakthrough in the 25th minute.

Murphy, who also found the net in the reverse fixture between the sides, latched onto Jones' low cross, before his shot was too hot for Colchester keeper Ted Collins to handle.

Fresh from scoring 12 goals in their previous three games, the visitors looked to respond before the break.

One of their trialists tested Hutchings from distance, while Stagg hit the side-netting following a strong run down the left flank.

The Swans went close to doubling their lead seven minutes into the second half, as Lloyd rattled the post with a well-struck first-time effort from Morgan Clarke's cross.

Lloyd also shot just wide on the volley following a good cross by the hardworking Iwan Morgan, while substitute Geoff Bony went close with a neat flick later on.

The hosts remained stubborn in defence with a couple of strong blocks as Colchester sought an equaliser.

But they held out for a hugely impressive victory - their first in eight attempts.

Swans U18s: Josh Hutchings; Harry Jones, Scott Butler (capt), Ryan Bassett, Jacob Edwards (Panashe Makokowe, 77); Joel Cotterill, Cameron Congreve, Michael Murphy; Morgan Clarke, Iwan Morgan (Geoff Bony, 69), Ben Lloyd.

Subs not used: Ewan Griffiths, Daniel Watts, Jada Mawongo.

Colchester U18s: Ted Collins, Lordon Akolbire, Trialist, Gene Kennedy (capt), Trialist (Namory Kane, 82), Frankie Terry, Kai Redgrave (Ellis Sullivan, 56), Kacy Parish, Tom Stagg, Ryan Lowe, Darnell Asare-Williams (Bayan Aman, 56).

Subs not used: Endurance Johnson.

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Would you sign Ayew on a one year deal
at 13:14 14 Apr 2021

40k a week ?
Regardless of the league we play in next season ?
Marc Leonard add him to the rumour list
at 13:12 14 Apr 2021

Brighton reserve player, two assists in twelve u23 games.
Conor Hourihane - Your thoughts ?
at 21:09 13 Apr 2021

I’m struggling with a Hourihane, a remarkable impact at the start of his loan but I’m seriously struggling to see what he is currently offering, seemed to me to be almost anonymous this evening.
Under 23 Result & Report : Swans 1 Crewe 1
at 16:41 13 Apr 2021

The TRIALIST brothers were all happy to get in to the same team. What a day for the family.

Swansea City Under-23s held Crewe Alexandra to a draw as a Brandon Cooper header cancelled out Tyreece Onyeka’s first-half goal.

Kris O’Leary made eight changes from the team that started against Watford in the under-23s’ last fixture in March, with five trialists all coming in to the starting 11. There was also a first-team influence as Steven Benda featured as he returns from injury, while Cooper also started at centre-back.

The first real chance for the Swans came after five minutes when Ali Al-Hamadi drilled a low shot at goal which forced Crewe’s keeper Sam Booth into making a fine save.

The visitors were awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position after Benda fouled outside the area, Crewe’s skipper Joe Robbins stepped up to take the free-kick but it stung the grateful palms of Benda in goal.

At the other end, Rio Campbell unleashed a low effort from the right but he saw his shot blocked by Lewis Billington.

The visitors took the lead in the 16th minute when Onyeka drilled a low shot from close range to beat Benda.

The young Swans had a superb opportunity to level the scores just minutes later when a trialist found himself in space, but he saw his effort narrowly miss the woodwork.

Soon after, Joe Levey whipped a fine ball into the area which found Connor Salisbury in the box, but his flicked header cannoned off the woodwork as the visitors looked to double their lead.

Campbell forced Booth into action once more as he looked to chip the goalkeeper from the right, but it was comfortably stopped by Booth, before a Swansea trialist looked to capitalise on a Booth mistake, only to see his effort denied by Bailey Marsden.

Ryan Bevan tried his luck from distance shortly before the break but it proved no test for Booth to collect.

In the final minutes of the first half, Benda produced magnificent reflexes to deny Crewe as they looked to punish the Swans following a slick attacking move.

After the break, the Swans showed their intent on getting back in the game with some good attacking play, with Al-Hamadi forcing a save from Booth.

The Swans continued to apply pressure and their efforts were rewarded when Cooper levelled the scores with a great header at the far post in the 49th minute.

Crewe looked to take the lead once more but Cooper was on hand to head clear, before Robbin’s driven shot went wide.

The visitors continued to search for a second goal, with an Onyeka shot forcing a fingertip save from Benda.

The Swans appealed for a penalty after Bradley Gibbings was brought down in the box but the referee dismissed their appeals.

Big chances followed for the Swans as a trialist picked up the ball on the edge of the area and swivelled to take a shot which rattled the woodwork, just minutes before a beautiful Bevan strike hit the bar.

Skipper Dan Williams pulled the trigger on a powerful strike from outside the area in the dying minutes but there was too much power on the shot that went well wide as it ended all-square.

Swans U23s: Steven Benda, Trialist, Trialist (Harry Jones 85), Brandon Cooper, Dan Williams (captain), Trialist, Trialist, Ryan Bevan, Ali Al-Hamadi, Trialist (Michael Murphy 65), Rio Campbell (Bradley Gibbings 75).

Unused subs: Jamie Searle, Jake Thomas.

Crewe Alexandra U23s: Sam Booth, Bailey Marsden, Michael Williams, Joe Robbins (captain), Connor O’Riordan, Lewis Billington, Charlie Finney, Joe Levey, Connor Salisbury, Joel Tabinor, Tyreece Onyeka.

Unused subs: Kyle Stubbs, Tom Booth, Sean Lawton, Jack Marrow, Liam Kennington.

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Jordan Rhodes up to the end of last season
at 14:59 13 Apr 2021

Journeyman striker.

Jordan Rhodes earns £35,000 per week, £1,820,000 per year playing for Sheff Wed as a striker. Jordan Rhodes has earned a total of £14,560,000 over his career to date. Jordan Rhodes is 29 years old and was born in Scotland. His current contract expires June 30, 2020.

Can you believe they were paying him 60k a week in the championship in 2017 ?

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Jonson Clarke-Harris At Peterborough
at 14:53 12 Apr 2021

Another one to add to the rumour mill, I would imagine he is two million plus though.
Everyone “rushing” to the pub and shops today as being reported ?
at 13:30 12 Apr 2021

I never did that ever, so I’m assuming it’s a new thing ?
A little bit of European nostalgia
at 10:18 12 Apr 2021

You have to be of a certain age but anyone recall this game, more so the away tie.
I would be interested to hear if anyone was in Malta, me and a mate made the away game, numerous jacks there, but it was quite weird. Not at all like the usual away European football experience. I’m in the process of trying to find the few photos I had of that game. Here’s the first leg info.

Wednesday September 15th 1982, European Cup Winners' Cup First Round First Leg
Swansea City 12 Sliema Wanderers (Malta) 0
Attendance: 5,130

Team: Davies: Marustik, Hadziabdic, Irwin, Kennedy, Rajkovic, Loveridge (sub: L James), R James, Charles, Stevenson, Latchford (sub: Walsh).
Goalscorers: Charles 2, Loveridge 2, Irwin, Latchford, Hadziabdic, Walsh 3, Rajkovic, Stevenson.

Not many clubs can boast that their record victory was achieved in a European tie. Fewer still that 8 different players scored goals in that victory including an eleven minute hat-trick from a substitute, Ian Walsh. However that was achieved by Welsh Cup holders Swansea City when they beat Sliema Wanderers 12-0 in an ECWC First Round First Leg match played at the Vetch Field in September 1982. That total was also the highest score by a Welsh side in any European match and after Swansea won the second leg 5-0 a fortnight later in Malta the aggregate score of 17-0 was another record for a Welsh side

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Telescopes ?
at 00:20 12 Apr 2021

Anyone in to gazing at stuff ( NL don’t say anything ) I’ve just invested in one, it’s on its way via Amazon.ES next day delivery so will be here by Friday ish. The night sky here is relatively unpolluted by other standards, very bright daytimes, coast of light is the clue I suppose. I would be interested in any pointers etc.
Was Prince Philip allowed to get away with comments because he was who he was ?
at 12:54 11 Apr 2021

Here’s one.

1. "Is everyone here called Jones?"
Speaking to members of the Royal British Legion in Conwy, north Wales, in 1956.

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