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I hope we take the game to Monk tonight...
at 14:47 17 Aug 2018

We know what he'll be like, especially against us...
'we've got to be better without the ball etc etc'

I hope we can manage the game well but still have a go at them. They'll be no pushovers and have had close games so far this season.

Imagine another 3 points tonight, would be massive. Pretty gutted we haven't brought anyone in before tonight though but, team to face the Monkey man

Mulder

Conner
VdH
Joe Jack
Olsson

Carroll
Fulton
Celina

McKay
McBurnie
Montero

Not sure.why Montero didn't get a run out last week, a bit worrying perhaps he didn't, but he should be fresh enough to give Monks possession game a worry.

It's been a great start but it would've been nice to have freshened it up a bit more. Hopefully it's not a lot of games too soon for our younger lot.

Come on City.
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WE DIDN'T MOVE AWAY FROM WHAT WORKED FOR US, WE WENT BACK TO IT
at 22:17 13 Aug 2018

Dr Winston posted this in another thread...

"""We pissed away gobsmacking amounts of money by moving away from a system that worked. Huw Jenkins presided over that act of stupidity when all he had to do was keep doing what worked. Instead he decided to tear all that up when he promoted his snitch to the managers job and ape what every other club was doing."""

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You'll get too many agreeing with this most simplistic of explanations.

And it's not fair or particularly accurate.

You say we moved away from a system that worked.

But for how long long in the EPL did we have that system?

* We were promoted in May 2011
* From August 2013 to January 2014 we struggle
* There were well documented upsets in the ranks
* We had a manager and his agent who attempted to manipulate our transfer policy to a model that would see them make on every deal

* THIS WAS A CLEAR STEP AWAY FROM WHAT COULD BE ARGUED WORKED FOR US UNTIL THIS POINT

* Garry Monk, who I know you blame for moving us away from our recruiting system stepped up in February 2014
* Monk steered us to safety
* In 2014/2015 Monk took us to our highest finish by GOING BACK TO THE MODEL THAT GOT US TO THE EPL IN THE FIRST PLACE - NOT THE PLAYING STYLE - BUT THE RECRUITMENT MODEL

Now had Leon, instead of Monk, been able and available to take the reigns at that time we would no doubt have seen a completely different playing style and type of player coming in.

But he wasn't available and Monk came in and in the eyes of the footballing world, the EPL finish we had, and obviously from the Board of Directors perspective, did a good job.

OK, we didn't like the style of play and we can all too easily say that's where it all went wrong, but it's such a weak argument in so many aspects it deserves being called out as rubbish.

* In the EPL we had one season under Rodgers who recruited as we did post Monk ie the transfer committee
+ we then had one and a half seasons with Laudrup who changed it to his way
+ we then had the rest going back with the transfer committee

If we moved away from anything it was to accommodate Laudrup's agent and that only brought success for ONE TRANSFER WINDOW..... ONE!!!

it really is now time for people to start evaluating our recent history and not just jump on bandwagons or choose the sound bites that match their own narratives just to confirm their own bias.

It's time to see things as they really were and now are. The blame game is doing us no favours. This is a great chance to rebuild and start again.
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Our fans ARE PRAYING WE WILL LOSE TODAY
at 13:05 11 Aug 2018

This is what we're up against.

Some won't even be there but if we went a goal down they won't be able to get to their keyboards quick enough.

This is what we were up against last season. Some of our fans, especially the ones posting on here, WANT us to fail.

Beware of the enemy within.

SUPPORT YOUR FOOTBALL CLUB - YOU WONT HAVE ANOTHER ONE
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Superb Statement. Well done the Board. Time to get behind SCFC now
at 20:31 10 Aug 2018

Exactly

And I could've written that statement word for word for the simple reason it's brutally honest and blunt.

We needed to cut back.

We needed the big earners gone

We needed the players who didn't want to be here gone.

Ideally they would've gone early into the window but these things never work like that for umpteen reasons.

We had a job to do and as brutal as it was it just had to be done to keep a professional football club in the city.

The best news from all this is the understanding we needed to reset, the fact we're going to be brave on the ball so we'll see some football and the promise we'll be dipping into the loan market.

We can now do this after a breather and from a strong platform.

They've made mistakes, so what, who doesn't. They seem keen to put those mistakes right

Superb statement

Up the Jacks.
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Nordvelt to McBurnie - Fast, Free-Flowing Football FFF (TM)
at 23:40 5 Aug 2018

No, not long, hopeless balls pumped up top but built from back to front with superb precision.

The 2 goals we scored yesterday were up there with the best we ever scored during our halcyon days and I've been worried about Nordvelt but always said his distribution was streets ahead of Fab's.

Twice we went from him in goal to score and wow, the fast, free flowing football has arrived, just a season too late.

These highlights are a joy to watch -
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Right then ye f.....
at 19:26 4 Aug 2018

Have a bit of that.

Young side, trying to play football, dug in and get the rewards.

To the usual fackwits on Planet tvvat, fack you...

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Nmecha on his way
at 18:29 30 Jul 2018

At least that's what he's telling his mates apparently.

If we pull this off there's too many on here going to be sucking egg form all over their respective mushes soon.
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WHO TO VOTE INTO THE TRUST - Candidate 5 DAVE DALTON
at 19:55 14 Jul 2018

His 250 words

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"My name is Dave Dalton and I’m a co-opted member of the Trust Board until 31st July 2018.

In the brief time I have been involved on the Board I am more convinced than ever that it needs a strong and balanced representation to ensure it is best placed to deal with what could well be a turbulent couple of years ahead for the club and its supporters.

The Supporters Trust has been treated poorly and with contempt by both past and current owners and we undoubtedly need to become stronger and more unified to enable us to properly represent the Swans supporters again. I believe I have the qualities to help make this happen.

Recently I have become far more involved in ways to improve the huge range of communication responsibilities within the Trust. I felt this was an area that had been neglected in recent times causing fans like myself to feel distant and apathetic. This needs to change as without the backing of supporters the Trust simply cannot function as intended.

Unfortunately this is not going to be a quick or simple process but I genuinely feel we are now beginning to see improvements in many of our procedures. However more time is required.

I hope that with your support it will allow me the opportunity to continue my work on the Board and we can begin to see a stronger, more proactive Swans Trust that is able to properly engage and represent our supporters as intended."

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WHO TO VOTE INTO THE TRUST - Candidate 4 ANDREW MCGLASHAN
at 19:51 14 Jul 2018

His 250 words

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Since being co-opted to the Trust’s board in December 2017 I believe I have contributed significantly to the board and, in particular, to the ongoing legal matter with the Club’s owners and its previous owners. As part of my role as a corporate solicitor I have worked on a large number of deals with US parties and in particular private equity / venture capitalist houses. I therefore believe I am well placed to continue to provide assistance to this matter and I am fully committed to helping the Trust obtain a successful resolution. I also believe my experience will also assist the Trust in its ongoing relationship with the owners given their background.

In addition to this, I am very keen to continue assisting the Trust in its efforts to engage more effectively with its members as I believe this is an aspect that can be greatly improved. Following on from the disappointment of relegation I see this as a vital time for both the Trust and the Club and Trust members should be central to how the Club moves forward. It is therefore imperative that the opinions of Trust members are not just canvassed but also effectively communicated to the Club’s owners. The Trust must be at the forefront of this process and I will do all that I can to ensure this is done effectively.
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WHO TO VOTE INTO THE TRUST - Candidate 3 TIM BULL
at 19:40 14 Jul 2018

His 250 words statement

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I went to my first match at the Vetch in September 1974 and have been a season ticket holder continuously since 2003. I feel that my professional background provides an ideal background for being on the Trust Board. I moved from the UK Sports Council Research and Planning Unit to become the first Head of Research and Development for the Sports Council for Wales where I was responsible for writing their first ever 10 year Strategy for Sport in Wales (1985-95). This resulted in an 8% increase in Government funding at a time of reductions in public spending due to having persuasively argued and specific targets linked to detailed expenditure estimates. I subsequently worked as Deputy Director of Leisure Services for the progressive Broxbourne BC in Hertfordshire, then ran the University of Wales’ first degree in Sport and Leisure Management at the then Swansea Institute, where I also worked commercially as a consultant to the Leisure industry. I have also been on the Board of Port Talbot Town in the WPL where I was Director of Finance and ‘de facto’ general manager in the 2014/5 season, when we lost in the last minute of the Europa league Play offs. The club’s debts that season were also reduced by £60,000 and I wrote the Business Plan and Club Development Policy Document that was successful in obtaining a £360,000 grant from the FAW- with whom I have excellent relationships – towards the cost of a 3G pitch. In conclusion, I am well connected with both national and local government and I think it would be fair to state that my track record shows that I can ‘make things happen
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WHO TO VOTE INTO THE TRUST - Candidate 2 PHIL SUMBLER
at 19:39 14 Jul 2018

His 250 words statement

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Stood down from the Trust board last year after 12 years as the board in general wanted to take a direction that I did not agree with. It has been obvious since we agreed a partial sale last summer that the Trust has continued to be treated with contempt but with a recent desire to right the wrongs created by the sale of the club I am ready to play my part in correcting some of those wrongs if elected by the members to do so. I have vast experience and knowledge of some of the events of the past which I believe will assist the Trust in compiling the strongest possible legal case and I recognise many of the errors made in the past and would relish the chance to overturn some of these.

Supporters of any club are the lifeblood and I have past records of standing up for those supporters including playing a key part going back as far as 2001 in the ousting of Petty. The Trust is only being fed “scraps” from the top table and after 15 years it is time to show that the organisation is better than that and we’ve got to bring the fans together to not give up without a big fight what we worked so hard for.

There is a generic statement never to go back but watching events of the past 6 months have frustrated me and I believe that I can add value to the fight ahead.
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WHO TO VOTE INTO THE TRUST Candidate 1 RUPERT THOMAS
at 19:33 14 Jul 2018

His 250 words statement


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I am 52 years old and grew up in Swansea. I have supported the Swans all my life through the good years as well as the difficult times.

We are now entering a challenging and uncertain period for both the football club and the Trust, and there are a number of complex issues ahead. I would like to put my energy and experience into ensuring that the Trust plays a strong and positive role in representing Swansea supporters to secure the best possible future for the football club. I believe the Trust membership needs to be expanded significantly and transparency improved in order for the Trust to more effectively represent Swansea supporters and to become more credible.

In my professional life I work for Royal Dutch Shell plc in a Vice President role. I have worked for the company for 29 years in operational, commercial, finance, communications and strategy roles. I have mainly worked in the UK, the Netherlands, and the USA. I have negotiated multi-decade commercial agreements and am experienced in legal and governance matters. I have worked closely with members of the Board of Directors of Shell. I am myself currently chairman of the Board of Directors of IPIECA (an industry association).

I live near London and visit Swansea twice a month to watch the Swans and visit family and friends. If elected I can readily attend the monthly Trust Board meetings and related activities.

Following the Swans has been an important part of my life and I would like to ensure our supporters have a club that we are proud of going forward
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UPDATE : Great Championship side already, or the strong nucleus of one
at 23:11 5 Jul 2018

Can't wait for the new season with our new look,

Nordvelt
(new keeper)

Defence

(new centre half)
McKenna (?)
VdH
Amat
Naughton
Olsson
Roberts
(Jordi Govea)

Midfield

Woods
Fer
Dyer
Routs
Carroll
Dhanda
Celina
McKay

Up front

Nmecha (?)
Asoro
Bony
McBurnie



With the inevitable loss of still a few more players but also spending that money wisely, we've got a massive chance of being a real strong contender in this league.

Time to get fully behind the Club, a big chance for us.

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Can we all get behind a campaign to plea with Alan Lewis & Co on the Trust...
at 23:07 4 Jul 2018

... to step aside. Him, the 2 Viv's, Ron Knuska and anyone else that's been festering for too long on there.

By fack have they had their fair share of time on board and nobody could ever argue it's been a successful reign.

I fear they will ONCE AGAIN decide to continue in their roles on the Trust Board and ONCE AGAIN there will be no real change.

I am genuinely shocked they think the Trust is more about themselves than the good of the Football Club so please, get behind any sort of campaign to plead with them to step aside.

I've asked them on the Trust site for members only in the hope they will communicate with me, and possibly others.

If you feel the same, chip in and make yourself heard

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1048078655332650?ref=m_notif¬if_t=group_comment

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Ifollow stream the Championship games..
at 20:51 23 May 2018

...if your club opts in.

Let's hope we choose to or Jenkins can fack off....!!!
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The Trust have no plan or strategy. Time for Change
at 12:23 16 May 2018

The month of June is an important time for the Trust. It's the time they hold their elections but guess what, and it's the same every year there's virtually no mention of them.

This is the only real strategy they've ever had. One where the mechanism of the organisation doesn't get the chance to evolve or even breathe.

If the Trust had the best intentions of the Football Club and its fans at heart they'd be shouting from the rooftops that elections are due soon and doing their best to blood younger, more hungry and determined volunteers to sweep up their mess and inability to ever get things done.

They're confused, they're silent, they don't know which way to turn, what's up or down or wrong or right.

The set up we have currently with Mute Stu and Alan Lewis has been nothing short of a farce, yet they continue to hide away hoping that June will come and go so they can go back into hiding once more.

Time for Change??

Yeah. But years ago
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Sensible Football Post. Not for 80% of Planet Tvvat
at 17:25 12 May 2018

If you want to take some comfort for next season look no further than Boro.

They were shit last season and folded miserably towards the end.

Yet, even with sacking 2 managers since, they've still got into the play offs
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E20 -Have you had your £100's yet??
at 01:02 9 May 2018

You've cleaned up there mate.

👍👍
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Ashamed of the posters on here, proud as fack of the Support tonight
at 22:40 8 May 2018

Carlos to blame tonight, but not why most of you are thinking.

We had them where we wanted. We were competing better than them, even if we had less clear chances, but then stupidly the cry came for Tammy, same as it did in Bournemouth and we lost shape and purpose.

We were controlling that game and they gambled by putting 3 centre forwards on,
Long, Austin and Gabbiadini... That was their panic button and we didn't need to press ours.

The fans were superb, they clapped every mistake and provided the much needed energy the last few seasons has lacked.

You see, that used to be us, we'd forgive mistakes and look to encourage, lately we Boo them and moan and groan.

This has been one hell of a journey and no one should take it for granted.

We're all angry, we're all frustrated but there's so many things to consider and nothing is as black and white as some of the usual idiots want to make out.

For me, leave it as it was a bit longer, Olsson at left back and
Clucas with his work rate in midfield and see if we could've frustrated them with all their forwards on the pitch.

The last thing we should've been clamouring for is the guy that proved hopeless many times, even as recent as last Saturday.

We were decent in the first half against Bournemouth, we were strong in the first half tonight. We were very much in the game in both of them.

The attack mantra so many have been pushing for hasn't panned out.

We've still got a major chance though and tomorrow's night will tell us more. A 'normal' result will probably see us favourites to survive again.

Keep going til the end.
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Lee Trundle - "Our fans will be so important....
at 08:59 8 May 2018

They've been here before, we had to beat Hull to stay in the league and they will know how important this is"
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