Premier League Season Review – Swansea City

Swansea City: 12th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three After guiding the club to eighth and attaining 56 points in his first full season in charge, it was always going to be a difficult ask for Swansea manager Garry Monk to improve on that this time around. Still, he had players in form and full of confidence, and they looked well capable of fighting for another top half finish, so nobody could have envisaged that one of English (or indeed Welsh) football’s brightest coaching prospect would be out of a job by early December. It…

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Swansea vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

As they continue their search for a new manager, Swansea City will hoping to pick up only their second win since August as they take on a West Ham United who themselves have struggled for positive results of late. Chairman Huw Jenkins clearly did not have anybody lined up to take charge of Swansea when he dispensed of the services of Garry Monk, as he has spent most of the last week in South America approaching current front-runner Walter Bielsa, so time will tell if he made the right decision. The club…

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Swansea vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides in desperate need of a positive result clash at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea City face a Bournemouth side which has slipped into the drop zone following four successive defeats. The Swans have dropped to 14th place after a run of just one win in eight, and their home form of late has been uncharacteristically poor, with goals also at a premium. They really need Bafetimbi Gomis to rediscover his sparkling early season goalscoring touch if they are to lift themselves back up the table, but for that…

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Norwich vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Norwich City will be desperate to end a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats by getting the better of a Swansea City side who themselves have one just one of their last eight outings in all competitions. Nobody gave Alex Neil’s side a chance when they travelled to leaders Manchester City last time out, but they gave a very good account of themselves and only lost due to a rush of blood from goalkeeper John Ruddy and Russell Martin’s subsequent handball to give away the crucial penalty with just…

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Watford vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Watford will be looking to end a run of four games without a goal in all competitions and secure their first Premier League victory of the campaign, but face a tough task on Saturday as they host in-form Swansea City. While in their opening three matches – which all ended in draws – they did not hold back and attacked with purpose, the Hornets were forced into a rearguard action on their trip to leaders Manchester City just before the international break. They succeeded in holding out until half-time, only…

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Swansea vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides who boast unbeaten records after two matches meet at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea City aim to have the better of Manchester United for the fourth time in five meetings in all competitions. There was a tinge of disappointment for Garry Monk and his players after they were held to a draw by Sunderland last weekend, having missed a number of chances to put the game beyond doubt during a period of dominance early in the second half. On the bright side, it was another positive, dynamic performance…

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Sunderland vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides which have experienced contrasting fortunes in the opening two weeks of the new Premier League season meet on Wearside as struggling Sunderland take on soaring Swansea City. The Black Cats have been so woeful in defeats to Leicester City and Norwich City that Head Coach Dick Advocaat called an emergency meeting with his players on Sunday, evidently concerned that the team have allowed a pre-season malaise to continue into their competitive outings. The Dutchman is very aware that if it carries on for much longer, the club would be…

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