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Saturday, 16th January 2021 Kick-off 19:45
Swansea City Transfer Latest Plus - Lazy Clubs Using The Swans Hard Work - Barnsley Preview
Saturday, 16th Jan 2021 11:33 by Andy Bean

It has been a thing for a number of years.The lazy, ineffective clubs with little nouse, that’s coaches and managers with no accountability for their own lack of intelligence when it comes to player resourcing. They circle the Liberty once again feeding off the hard work of the swans. Swans fan Andy Bean with a swans fan point of view. Plus Transfer latest and Barnsley pre match warm up.


You can make yourself look as intelligent as you like, but under the surface ?

Cardiff City look likely to have joined the group of clubs who have little or no branding or alleged DNA who blood suck the life out of the more forward thinking and intelligent clubs. Swansea City have had it in the past on many occasions with numerous transfers, Sheffield United another leach in the system are repenting at their leisure regards the ridiculous overpriced signing of Rhian Brewster after a successful spell at Swansea, they also found Olly McBurnnie a difficult signing - clearly not understanding that Swansea City as a club are not and never will be Sheffield United. The hypocritical big team in Wales, the club that won an FA Cup that nobody who is alive today witnessed are becoming the lazy, ineffective champions of this league. Max Watters was an hilarious watch, as Neil Harris apparently ‘swooped’ to steal him from under Swansea City’s noses. Well, let’s see how that pans out for Cardiff, they’ve destroyed Harry Wilson in the last four months, his football now eroded to a player with no confidence and who looks completely lost.


David Sullivan, hilarious

West Ham’s owner David Sullivan used to latch on to many swans signings from Michu to Andre Ayew, another hilarious individual who used to come out with comments like ‘ yeah, we knew about Michu’ or ‘ ‘We knew about Ayew’ too stupid to understand that he actually was undermining himself by making these comments about successful Swansea signings.

And now we get this

Hourihane, Aston Villa
Available on loan. Swansea in talks


Hourihane, a Villa favourite the fans want to keep

The Republic of Ireland international has fallen down the pecking order under Villa manager Dean Smith this season. Hourihane has played just five times in all competitions in 2020/21, with new signings such as Ross Barkley and Bertrand Traore keeping him out of the side. Swansea have already spoken to Villa, Dean Smith clearly wants to let him go, the fans are not happy, if the swans sign this player in the coming days it will be a real coup.

Football insider says
Swansea are currently second in the Championship and view Hourihane as the ideal player to help fire them to promotion. Yet what if Hourihane had the opportunity to stay in the Premier League for the remainder of this term? The Blades are known to be in the market for a midfielder and boss Chris Wilder is targeting two loan signings this month. Jesse Lingard has been strongly linked, but apparently the Manchester United man is reluctant to join a relegation fight.

Wilder needs proven Premier League quality if his team are to pull off a remarkable comeback and avoid the drop this season. Which isn’t easy to come by on a temporary basis. It’s why Lingard is such an attractive option. Yet while not as experienced in the division, Hourihane has proven himself in the top flight of English football. In 2019/20, the Irishman scored three goals and provided five assists in 27 league games as Villa avoided relegation on the final day. Hourihane could easily slot into the Blades’ midfield three and would also provide some attacking impetus.

Of course it is to be expected, Wilder hardly comes across as an individual with a lot of grey matter when it comes to the way he communicates and talks in the media. Another club happy to leach away at others expense. If I were this type of person in the workplace I would be extremely embarrassed.

Swansea Independent Owner/ Editor, Keith Haynes
Now it could be that the swans need to work harder and smarter to keep the bin secure as there are numerous clubs ready to dip in at will. Rapid decision making is potentially needed to get these Players over the line. In Watters case he was never going to come to Swansea for the money Crawley wanted, so snatching him from under our noses is not the case As we reported two days ago, the swans were losing interest. Basically Watters chose second best because the swans are not prepared to gamble on a player who is totally unproven. There is a difference. Watters will soon find out if he joins the smaller of the two clubs what a mistake he has made. History says it will happen.

On another point the swans now have three away games in the league on the bounce. Barnsley today, then Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, then Rotherham on Saturday January 30th. The next home game is on Saturday 6th February at the Liberty against Norwich City. It’s a tough three weeks ahead.

More transfer talk


Steve Cooper : This window could easily go down to the wire

Jordan Morris
A wide forward who can also play centrally, Morris recently addressed European speculation while with the USMNT at January camp. While nothing was set in stone then, the Sounders’ star certainly left the door open. “Definitely some conversations are ongoing with Seattle and in Europe a little bit and I think that, for me, it's a similar stance of where I was before MLS Cup: If the right offer and the right team comes forward, it's something that I'd be interested in," Morris said. Morris, who has 10 goals in 39 USMNT games, was the subject of European speculation before turning pro. He was strongly linked to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen back in 2016, though a formal move to the German club never developed.


An ideal addition or the swans

Now, reportedly facing newfound interest from a Swansea City side jostling for a Premier League return for the first time since 2017-18, perhaps the timing makes sense. Any departure would create a sizable hole for Seattle, though, especially with how effective he’s become alongside the likes of Raul Ruidiaz and Nicolas Lodeiro.

Pre Match Chat
The swans go to Barnsley today minus the three loans that have returned to their parent clubs, but it won’t affect Steve Cooper, he has made it clear, I work with what I have. Joel Latibeaudiere and Ryan Bennett are doubtful for the Saturday night clash as they continue to recover from calf and hamstring problems respectively. Brandon Cooper and Steven Benda are long-term absentees with ankle injuries, while Tivonge Rushesha is also on the sidelines. New signing Ben Hamer will be involved provided international clearance is received in time following his move from Huddersfield.

The managers
Steve Cooper: “After the FA Cup game I was thinking maybe we could have played a little bit better and maybe it wasn’t as fluid as we would like. “But I looked at some of the other games from the weekend and at the team we put out with debuts and players who haven’t start for a long while, and actually there were a load of positives to come from it. “The lads deserve a lot of credit for it. It’s one that we are better for, but it’s back to the league now.

Valerien Ismael: “I think we have improved since this game in Swansea. It was a strange one because Swansea played a different kind of football that day, which was a surprise. “It will be a tough game against a club who are going for the Premier League. But we now know more about them and we will be prepared, more ready on this occasion, however they decide to play.

“We’ll adapt if necessary.”

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