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Swans TV with VPN
at 15:54 19 Oct 2019

I'm actually in Spain and it's not working. Just audio.
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Oh Mr Cooper
at 13:13 30 Sep 2019

There are some excellent points on here.

I noticed (on the TV) that Fulton's legs had gone about 10-15 minutes before he was hooked. I've no idea why he was so 'leggy' but he wasn't the only one. The whole of midfield looked leggy. Perhaps, as someone has already said, Cooper needs to make sure that the players are fully fresh for match days, especially when they don't play a league game midweek.

I also agree about no.10 needing to be Celina or Ayew. I think both are wasted and less effective out wide, even if we have won some games with them playing there. Baston needs service and he's not getting it often enough. This, in my opinion, is due to the lack of width. Dyer and Routs aren't what they once were but they're also both capable of creating for a striker. Baston's not the type to create from nothing but seems to be able to put away decent chances when he gets them.

I was also wondering if we could accommodate Ayew, Celina, Baston and two wingers (or wing backs) by playing a back 3 of Rodon, Mike and one other. Maybe we don't need to tweak things this much, but it might be worth considering as I don't like seeing players being played out of their best (most effective) positions, just to get them into the starting XI.
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Swans TV
at 18:13 22 Aug 2019

Did anyone else also scream 'zooom in' to the cameraman last night? I know it's not the Swans fault, but I could hardly see who was on the ball most of the time :))
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Swans TV
at 12:13 19 Aug 2019

For various reasons (mainly female ones!) I only got a chance to try to watch the game (via the app on an android tablet) about 15 minutes before the end of the game. It took 15 minutes of trying to eventually give up and try logging in (via the same app) on my mobile, which worked immediately.

It's quite frustrating.........
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Fulton
at 15:20 5 Aug 2019

I thought Fulton had an ok game, to be honest. He got stuck in well, kept it simple and was the only person showing bite until last 2nd half.

Also, his tackle set us for the the attack for the 2nd goal.

I actually like Jay and think he'd be ok if he's capable of getting forward a bit more as he would chip in with his fair share of goals.

As someone else said, Byers/Jay/Grimes aren't strong enough to work and I don't think Celina moving back to his best/ONLY position (as no.10) will change this. Fer would have bossed that midfield yesterday, in my opinion, and I still think we need someone with his presence in midfield. Or someone LIKE Pratley.

Ps. I've noticed that Connor Roberts seems to have avoided any criticism. I thought he was poor on Saturday and we might see Naughton coming back in if he doesn't improve over the next few games.
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Freddie the Woodman
at 15:10 5 Aug 2019

I was expecting someone bigger and physically more opposing when I saw that he was starting.

He flapped a bit and badly punched when he could easily have caught the ball, but it's his first game and he deserves a lot more time. At least he's coming off his line and making it a bit more difficult for the opposition to score from set pieces.
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IFL International pass £110
at 14:02 25 Jul 2019

I was back in Swansea last week and my parents mentioned something that they'd read in the Evening Post about being able to watch nearly all the games from Swansea on a legal site other than Swans TV.

Or maybe it was just Swans TV offering matches to UK residents, but I doubt that.

Apparently they read something in the Evening Post......

Can anyone help please as I need to renew their and my subscription for this coming season?
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Laudrup
at 18:47 13 May 2019

Look, there's a difference between getting very well paid (I'm happy with that) and raping the club, causing all sorts of issues by sending our players' CVs to all and Sundry as well as doing deals with incoming players to get an illegal cut from their salaries.

He is absolute scum and not the type that we should want associated with the club.

Is he the only agent capable of bringing in good talent for us? No, he's not, so we didn't have to deal with him.

The biggest problem we had, for many years, has been finding better than we previously lost. That includes players, managers and agents.
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Laudrup
at 16:17 10 May 2019

That's what I thought too, until I did my meniscus playing with a coach last Saturday and am now waiting for an operation to fix it! Can't wait to get playing again though.....doing sport in the sun, what more can a man want, apart from the obvious? :)
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Laudrup
at 15:52 10 May 2019

You're confusing my dislike for ML's agent with my disappointment and frustration at seeing Jenkins waste almost every penny we spent on recruitment after ML's departure.

ML's agent was a parasite and was happy to porn our players around to other clubs, despite the club being unwilling to sell them. We didn't want key players to be unsettled, but ML's agent didn't care about that. He was taking backhanders from players and clubs to secure a transfer to our club and is as low in the hierarchy of agents as one can be.

Did he secure some magnificent signings? Yes, but we had also secured some great players in the many years before ML's arrival - sadly, very few since! Let's not forget the ones that didn't quite cut the mustard too, so it wasn't all magic tricks from him.

I know that the deal that HJ gave ML's agent was a stupid and crazy one to hand out, and that's his fault, but you don't have to be a genius to work out that ML's agent is absolute pure thieving scum. Just google his name and any of the words scandal, dodgy, etc.

As I said before, what he stole from our club is less than Jenkins wasted, but I honestly don't think Jenkins deliberately bought bad players - he was just useless at attracting good players by the end....or lazy.

Ps reading your message again, I'm blaming Bayram, but ML will have known what was going on, and more probably profiting from it too.
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Laudrup
at 18:00 9 May 2019

ML did the same at every club - one season of magic and another planning an exit. It's what he's done everywhere. He's invented issues with chairman/presidents/owners at every club, whilst filling his pockets with 'secret' deals via his scum of an agent.

His first year will still go down as my 2nd favourite ever (1981 was the best for me as I was younger at the time and it was just incredible) but it was our best football ever, without doubt. ML deserves huge credit for that.

Our mistake, as with several key players, was the replacement. I wasn't against Monk's appointment, at the time, but I was wrong.

Ps Laudrup plays football most Wednesdays right next to where I play padel and he's still gliding around the pitch like a PL footballer. It's wonderful to watch, actually.
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Cameron Carter Vickers
at 18:50 15 Apr 2019

When many of our first-teamers were in the U23s, there was quite a soft underbelly to that team too. It's very reminiscent of how I feel about our current team - going forward they were a dream to watch (at times) but looked like conceding almost every time the opposition got in our half. I sometimes feel like that now too.

It should be no surprise that we're showing the same sort of weaknesses, so it's up to Potter to look to improve it, but I'm not sure we have the players for him to do that this season. We haven't got a Bony who can leap 12 foot to clear headers and, quite often, it seems that only VdH can head the ball when we're defending a corner.

I don't think any of Grimes, Roberts, Dyer, Routs, Grimes, Byers, Dan James, Fulton Celina or Naughton are 6 foot tall. Only VDH (6ft 1 ), Rodon (about 6ft 4) and CCV (6ft 1) and Ollie (6ft 1) are 6ft or over and not all of them can dominate in the air as consistently as VDH.

We had the same issue under Rodgers, Sousa and Martinez but I feel that we need a dominant centre half next to Mike (maybe Rodon will become this player) and someone as big as Fer (6ft 2) in midfield. Over the years, when we've been successful, we've often had a taller central or attacking midfielder to compliment the small team that we've had. Pratley and Michu were both ok in the air and at least added some height.

I don't want to move away from what we're doing right with the players we have, but it's hard seeing all the hard work being undone every time the opposition have a corner.

Another option would be to have a keeper would comes off his line once in a while and doesn't flap when he does!
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McBurnie
at 16:17 9 Apr 2019

Agree totally. It was slightly similar to the Routs, Dyer and P. Hernandez style under Laudrup.

Although Ollie's practically our only out-and-out striker, I do wonder if we're better without him.
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Trust Update
at 12:55 8 Apr 2019

It looks to me as if we have more than 'a very decent case' and an even stronger case if we tick every single box (and a few more for extra brownie points) regarding mediation.

As far as I'm aware, Judges look carefully at who's made the 'best efforts' to settle out of court, so by following every single step of the advised mediation process, the Trust is just ensuring that we have a stronger case each time the Yanks & Co fail to turn up.

There's no way that the Trust, especially with their in-house legal adviser being as big a fan as any of us, would take a risk on just 'a decent case'. I really think we have a strong case but going to court against Americans is never easy, as they're generally absolutely ruthless in court.
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Trust Update
at 17:31 5 Apr 2019

Whoops.....thanks! I've edited it now......
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Trust Update
at 17:04 5 Apr 2019

Whilst reading all of this (above), it made me think that there are no excuses for not going 'nuclear' at the moment.

When we were struggling near the bottom of the Premier League, many said (and I agreed) that it might be better to avoid the absolute nuclear option whilst the team was facing relegation. Sadly, we had 3 years, or more, of that.

Usually, once that season was over, people drifted off on holiday and the potential for gaining some momentum was lost.

Right now, we're not going up or down. Next season we could be struggling and the calls for backing off might happen again, which means less support (or weight) behind the Trust.

This is absolutely the right time to go nuclear, even though I understand that the speed of the process is dictated by the legal advice being received.
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Was the new Chairman at the match last night?
at 15:19 3 Apr 2019

I'm hoping this too. A club with next to no losses is a lot more attractive than one haemorrhaging money at a massive rate.

I really hope the Yanks want out, although I do wonder how a potential court case with their business partners would effect that. Maybe that's the next PR plan for the Yanks!!!???
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Was the new Chairman at the match last night?
at 14:14 3 Apr 2019

You're right, to an extent, Neathy. We need to get rid of the ones on PL wages but we NEED to see a bit of ambition from the owners too.

I'm hoping (blind faith does that to me!) that they get silly money (20m+) for Dan James and then don't need to sell other key players like Ollie, VdH, etc. Of course we need to get rid of the Ayews, Narsingh and several others but I think we are all happy with that.

All I ask if for a BIT of ambition from the Yanks. Back a decent manager and build on an already decent team. We need more quality like Celina than McKay, Asoro etc but that costs a little bit more money.

I know....I'm deluding myself! Hope dies last, as they say......
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Dan James to sign new deal
at 15:16 27 Mar 2019

I think we could get about 7m for either if their agent does his usual work. If there's a team out there that doesn't know that we're a basket case, we could get that...they are still quite decent players and international footballers.
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Dan James to sign new deal
at 10:34 27 Mar 2019

Good first point, but there's no way DJ will be with us next season.

The Yanks will cash in on him and our only hope is that we get full value, not just a 10m bite off some team looking for a quick punt. I really think we could get 20m for Dan but I don't think we (our squad) will see any of it.

I expect several key departures (DJ, Ollie, VdH and others) and the quality of their replacements depends on whether Potter & Co can improve on their recruitment in the next window...with peanuts to spend!

Getting a combined 20m+ for the Ayews would help, even if it is a tad unlikely.
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