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Andrew Coleman blames years of bad recruitment
Thursday, 14th Mar 2024 08:00 by Liam Walters

Astonishingly Swansea City Chairman Andrew Coleman has blamed previous incumbents in the clubs recruitment department for the poor state of the squad since he took over last summer. Like a new political party in government the blame was heaped upon those approved by Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien. So why ?

It seems an odd thing to say, especially as the majority owners approved the recruitment teams of the past two or three seasons. Thereafter a protective speech stating that Sporting Director Paul Watson was going nowhere - and is the right man for the recruitment job. That’s as maybe, we have actually explored Watson’s season to date and you can read that below.

⚽️ Watson this week

This was cleverly counteracted by a very astute Swans fan who stated that if this is the case then Jason Levien and the majority ownership were responsible for the poor running of the club. Immediately Andrew Coleman took over the microphone and spent fifteen minutes saying not a lot but the usual chest beating rapport that failed from last summer until December. It really was much ado about nothing. However, his enthusiasm and soap boxing rallying call was hardly met with an enthusiastic response. He is right, the majority are not convinced.

The ‘player trading model’ is now a thing of the past as the ‘model is broken’, Luke Williams and Andrew Coleman stated this as did Paul Watson. That’s the player trading model talked about so much in the past that is broken then ? The past was apparently not right, that's the past that the majority ownership insisted upon even when it was clear it wasn’t functioning. Absent owners never work.

If the Chairman is stating after he took over in August, and his mistakes that led to the sacking of Michael Duff over some five months are his errors - then the last three months are what we judge him on. It really isn’t convincing, and no matter what he says he sounds like he is still convincing himself as well. There seems to be a complete change in what the club was aspiring to under Steve Cooper and Russell Martin. Both who left the club when seemingly on the cusp of realising promotion, Cooper especially, or at least giving some hope to the fans.

It all sounds a bit fuzzy, a tad uncoordinated, and very confusing, even when the clubs hierarchy try to explain it. So now we have a new broom by all accounts, it’s just been announced, ah, but the only one available is Trigger’s.

Maybe the Swans can edit it, you know just like the fans forum footage the club have on their website. With one big question not included. But we will be answering it very shortly. Someone has to.

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