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Nice To See
at 05:32 30 Aug 2018

Isn't it nice to see many young welsh players making their way into our first team and still able to play the football we used to love? I am not one for Wales first... but if we are able to play good attractive football with many players being young welsh footballers... then that can be only a good thing for Swansea and Wales football itself!!

also.. is this the most welsh players we have had in the first squad(first 11 and subs) in the past 10 years??
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Class act by Barnsley!
at 14:28 15 Aug 2018

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45185521?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_mchannel=soci

Mental health and depression is not a joking matter... so it's nice to see this from a club to their fan! And it's nice tgat we also have included the mind charity on the shirts!
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Genuine Question About The Board...
at 05:00 12 Aug 2018

If we sign a couple of good loans and keep bringing in cheap players (mainly young).... do well in the league (promotion of close to it) whilst playing good football that resembles the old "Swansea Way" like we have in the first 2 games....... Would you still want the Americans and HJ gone????

genuinely interested in having a discussion about this (hopefully one without childish behaviour).

I honestly am not that much of a fan of the board... I appreciate what HJ did for the club before.... but also realise he majorly messed it up post Laudrup. Now there is a whole costcutting and pretty much a big reset happening this season. I will always have the annoyance of what happened for the past 4 seasons... but at the same time.. this season has made me excited about the club and the team again... and I genuinely feel happy and excited when seeing the team play so far this season.

Pros - We have got rid of nearly all of the mercenary type players who were on big wages. This I think has been the best move by us.. not afraid to get rid of anyone who doesn't have the attitude to play for us.

We have also mixed in youth in the first team. I feel this might give us more loyal players in the first team. Players who have been here since young, are used to the old way of how we liked to play and have a connection to the team.

Manager - Have to say GP has had a great start.. him and his team have brought great players in (who don't really look like the mercenary type). And he is getting us to play good football again. And the fact that GP and hist team have a bigger part in recruiting players this window is a big plus.


Cons - We are pretty light with players...this is very dangerous but could all be solved with 2 loan signings.



what are your thoughts??
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Our Fixtures....?
at 16:02 11 Aug 2018

Sheff Utd - 2-1 win
Preston North End - 1-0 win
Birmingham
Leeds
Bristol City
Millwall


These our first month fixtures.... can anyone tell me if this is a decent start for us? or is this classed as a tough start?

I think my idea of these teams and what they are actually like now is different. haven't seen championship games since we were last in the championship.

edited as I should have included the first 2 games.
[Post edited 11 Aug 17:00]
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Swansea japan Twitter
at 13:48 8 Aug 2018

Take a look at スウォンジー・シティJAPAN🇯🇵 (@SwanseaJapan): https://twitter.com/SwanseaJapan?s=09

Interesting to see an account for swansea city in japan. Didn't think we had a following there... haha what is one of the weirder countries you have seen fans and followings of the swansea fc team?
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Leroy Fer
at 21:22 4 Aug 2018

https://www.swanseacity.com/news/leroy-skipper-swans

Just been announced that Leroy Fer is now Captain with VDH as number 2.


GP still expecting Fernandez to leave??
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Swansea's Team Age
at 21:01 4 Aug 2018

Just noticed in todays game we had:

7 - 23 and under players who played a part in today's game

9 - 25 and under players who played a part in today's game

with 1 more player under the age of 23 on the bench.


also had no players aged 30 or over playing... with Nordvelt and Fernandez being the oldest who played at the age of 29.......

Amazing we can have a team that young and still manage a win against a team who are usually a tough team to play against in the championship.
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Interesting About Potter...
at 21:19 31 Jul 2018

Seems like he used pre season exactly how it should be used.... played the games with the squad he was given... tried different formations played players in different positions. Found out the problems then signed players to fix the pre season problems (with 3 more looking like they will possibly be coming aswell)

I think many fans (especially on here) are too impatient.. and that is also the main problems.. GP looks like he can be the manager to bring us back to the football we used to love watching (use of wingers with passing play) but as he said.. it is not going to be a quick fix, it will take time and these days in football that is hard to come by because of many fans.

So far I think this transfer window has been excellent, signing 4 young plays with big potential in positions we were looking for to improve and for decent prices. with possibly another 3 young high potential players coming in.
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Swansea VS SC Freiburg
at 14:55 27 Jul 2018

Will be interesting to see what the team is like. I am guessing:

-------------------Nordvelt-------------------
Roberts------Amat------VDH--------Grimes
--------------Fulton------Carol--------------
Asoro-------------Dhanda-------------Montero
-------------------Mcburnie------------------

Maybe Naughton instead of Roberts... and maybe Narsingh instead of Montero. I hope routledge isn't starting and we try attacking wingers on both sides to start with! I think if J.Ayew doesn't feature this game then he is definitely going I guess.

Would also like to see Asoro play more as he was fatigued last game so didn't feature. I think we will look more attacking with him on aswell.
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Swansea vs SD Eibar
at 15:11 24 Jul 2018

Game is tonight right??

now that we don't have to split the teams into 2 I would like to see this team starting:

------------------Nordvelt-------------
Roberts----Amat-----VDH--------Naughton
-------------Caroll------Fulton-----------
Asoro------------Dhanda-----------Monterro
----------------Mcburnie-------------------

subs: Mulder, Rodon, Grimes J.Ayew, A.Ayew, Narsingh, Routledge

Either Naughton (or maybe try Routledge) as LB.

I want to see Mcburnie feature more to help teamwork and getting used to working with the wingers. See if Monterro and Asoro can do decent crosses and passes for Mcburnie. Mayeb change Monterro for Narsingh.

If A.Ayew is anywhere near to leaving then he shouldn't feature.. but if it is just all speculation then I would like to see him come on in the second half.. and see how he links up with the wingers.
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Things To Take From...
at 02:25 11 Jul 2018

The first friendly.

looks like we played a 5 3 2 formation? with Naughton being a CB in the first half. Atleast that is what I think happened. Then after conceding we changed to 4 at the back.. hope that means GP will try 4 at the back and have wingers more often.


1 - GP used Amat as a Midfielder apparently. Interesting choice, did he do it for us before??

2 - Some of the youngsters seemed to have a good game - Grimes, Dan James, Dhanda etc.

3 - No Bartley as he should be gone soon apparently... interesting to see A.Ayew though.. if there is interest probably at early stages or maybe nothing is happening yet, otherwise I thought he would have been like Bartley.

obviously it will take some time, fitness and just teamwork to get better...wonder if next game we will get to see Jordi play some games?

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Anyone Excited?
at 12:18 9 Jul 2018

To see how we play tomorrow... yes I know it's against Yeovil and only pre season..... I'm just curious what shape we play, who GP sees as the go to players. Few things I hope happen in this first game:

1 - we have wingers..... I really hate us not playing with wingers and going so narrow and through the middle.

2 - How Jordi gets on.. guessing he is pretty much the only player that will definitely start surely.. with olsson not back.

3 - Where he will play J.Ayew.. would GP think of him as a winger... AM or Striker..

4 - Will Mcburnie feature.... and what type of striker would GP want him to be for us.

I am actually really happy to see it going again, Hope GP does well for us.. plays nice football and even though transfers have not happened... I am stil feeling positive about the squad that we have at the moment..

Also during this game... would HJ and others try to sign the Yeovil RB or get a deal sorted if we are interested.... I am pretty sure we have done that before in a pre season game.
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Player Outgoings Thread
at 02:12 27 Jun 2018

Do we have one? hard to Keep track of everything sometimes so would be nice if we can put reports and completed transfers in a thread:

Fabianski - WHU - 6-7 mill
Mesa - Sevilla - near completion - 7mill??
Ki - contract
Britton - retired
Rangel - out of contract
Kenji Gorre - free


Possible:
Bony - Beskitas (looks like a loan)
Narsingh - Fenerbache (knows the manager so makes sense)
Mawson - WH (don't know what is happening with that one)

write below if there are any other likely runours/reports.


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Signing The Next Eden Hazard??
at 16:36 17 Jun 2018

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/swansea-city-move-swe

dubbed the next eden hazard. some class him as a midfielder some as a striker... looks like he plays the number 10 role so finally a replacement for Siggy???


14 goals in 60 games is ok and at 24 it is a good age.. also contract runs out in December so we can get him for a reduced price. looks quite a skillfull players.
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Will An Ex Player Join The Club This Season?
at 10:21 29 May 2018

Should make a bet on it haha

Just read that Ashley Williams is interested in a move so he can get more game time.

Also read Fabio Borini will be sold by AC Milan this window (after playing 40 games with them and getting 5 goals and 7 assists)

anymore ex players making noise on moving club? and will we get any..
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Loanees
at 01:21 20 May 2018

Who do we have out on loan that could make the team again next season?

Mesa (probably sell)

Amat (probably sell)

Jay Fulton (probably can do a job for us in the championship. Looked decent for us before)

Mcburnie (again could do a job for us in the championship... if we don't sell him)

Matt Grimes - 4 goals and 10 assists in League one (in 40games) still young and looked close to breaking into the team a couple of seasons ago... possibly a decent squad player for us.


Borja Baston - would you keep or would you try to ged rid? Maybe he can get his goals and better performances in the Championship if good wingers are brought in.
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Laudrup To Arsenal?
at 15:27 17 May 2018

Well that is a random rumour coming out... wonder if that is why his agent was talking more about us again explaining that it was the club and players and not Laudrups fault... it is being reported in France. bit of cleaning up his reputation before trying it with Arsenal..

http://www.sports.fr/football/transferts/articles/arsenal-laudrup-entre-dans-la-
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Sell Mawson and.....
at 16:07 15 May 2018

If possible would you sell mawson for 20-25mill and use most of that money to try and bring Joe Allen back?? He is also in the championship and maybe Stoke would be willing to use that money for other players..... would you pay a high price (possibly a risk) to bring Joe back? would show intent on us trying to play the old way... also would have Bartley, VDH, Amat (if comes back) and FF(or replacement if he leaves) I think that is a decent defence.. especially for the Championship.
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New signing...
at 11:46 15 May 2018

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44120950

That was fast an AM from Liverpool... wonder if he can step up from the u23's... and I wonder if this is a squad buy.. or a youth buy.. could be either
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Time for a formation change?
at 08:42 8 Apr 2018

I think our defending is good enough but we need more in midfield. that was our problem yesterday.. there was hardly no link up with the strikers until dyer came on... I really do think CC was looking for a point yesterday which is a shame as 3 points could have been possible.

----------------Fabianski-----------
Naughton-----FF------AM-------Olsson
-------------Clucas-----King--------
---------------------Ki----------------
------Dyer------A.Ayew------J.Ayew

Have dyer(or narsingh) and ayew on the wings but also J.Ayew coming in almost like a second striker with his brother. Have A.Ayew come a bit deeper to help play the balls to dyer and J.ayew. and have Ki make more of the forward passes with clucas and king playing the shorter possession type passes.

if we had wingers and also use our fbs for crosses and making the teams wider.. would give us more space to pass the ball and we could do possession plays much better whilst also linking up midfield with attack. and during the game if the crosses seem to be doing well Bring Tammy on for Ki (moving A. Ayew deeper) as he is the striker who needs more passes/crosses and link up play for him to work well.
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