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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Man City vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City are in action for the first time since the midweek departure of manager Garry Monk as they face Manchester City the Etihad Stadium, a stadium at which they have never avoided defeat. Home boss Manuel Pellegrini has himself seen his position become the subject of speculation over recent weeks, but on Tuesday he finally ended Man City’s wait to finish top of a Champions League group, with a brace from Raheem Sterling helping them to a hard-fought win over Borussia Monchengladbach. It was an impressive display all round from…

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Swansea vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Kept off the top of the Premier League by goal difference only, Leicester City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches when they travel to South Wales to face out-of-form Swansea City. It was a brave effort from Garry Monk’s men last weekend at Liverpool as they put in a strong defensive performance to frustrate their upwardly mobile hosts, but their downfall came when Neil Taylor was penalised for handling in the area and the resultant penalty kick was converted. Lacking in threat going forward, they…

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Liverpool vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be searching for their first home win in the league under Jurgen Klopp as they entertain a Swansea City side that is in the midst of their worst sequence of results for nearly two years. If the Reds can replicate the kind of performance which saw them outplay then leaders Manchester City and come away with a sensational 4-1 win, then the Anfield crowd will be in for a treat. Roberto Firmino gave a real indication as to why the club splashed out £29m to secure his services…

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Swansea vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be ready to pounce on any potential slip-ups by leaders Manchester City as they travel to South Wales for a tricky game against a Swansea City side that did the double over them last term. The hosts’ victory at lowly Aston Villa was a hugely welcome result after a build-up tinged by a number of malicious rumours concerning boss Garry Monk, who has done an exceptional job throughout his 20-month reign. It came after his first real run of poor results, culminating in an unimaginative display against Stoke…

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Aston Villa vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa continue their search for a first Premier League win since the opening day of the season when they take on another out-of-form side, Garry Monk’s Swansea City. There was not a great deal between Villa and defending champions Chelsea last weekend, but they slipped to another defeat which already leaves them four points adrift of the safety line. It was largely self-inflicted, with goalkeeper Brad Guzan and defender Joleon Lescott combining to gift the Blues their opener, and such is the extent of Villa’s struggles at present, they…

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Swansea vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be aiming to collect their fourth Premier League win in succession when they make the trip to South Wales to face Swansea City, who have been badly off form in recent weeks. Something mysterious seems to have happened to Swansea since the international break, which they entered having played some sparkling football in accumulating eight points from a possible 12. As another such interruption looms, Garry Monk is now calling on his side to make a drastic improvement from a run of matches which have seen them score just…

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Five possible replacements for Roy Hodgson as the NEXT England manager

With news breaking on Thursday claiming that England boss Roy Hodgson faces the sack should his side fail to replicate their form in qualifying at France 2016, speculation has been rife over who his replacement could be. However, unlike most years when there’s a changing of the guard at St. George’s Park, there is no clear favourite to take over the reigns. With that in mind we’ve picked who we feel are the five most likely candidates for the job, highlighting exactly why they’d be so suited to the position.…

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Monk: Swansea stars not for sale

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has insisted that only ‘astronomical’ transfer fees would see any of his star players prised away from South Wales during the summer, BBC Sport has reported. It has been suggested that a number of key names in the Swansea squad could be highly sought after thanks to a superb season all round for the club. Ahead of Sunday’s final game of the season at Crystal Palace, they have already achieved their highest Premier League finish of eighth, with a record 56 points, in what has…

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