Bony injury is good news for Swansea – for now

In his press conference ahead of the Leicester game this Saturday, Paul Clement revealed that Wilfried Bony will not be available for selection. Having missed the home win against Huddersfield, Bony remains unavailable due to a hamstring injury. On first reading, this news is not positive for the Swans, as they look to build upon…

Nothing to Lose – Wales’ shot at (more) history

Six nights. Six nights in France that felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Euro 2016 was, for many Welsh football fans, the greatest sporting moment that we thought we would ever see. In our first major tournament in fifty-eight years, Wales achieved far more than seemed possible, reaching the semi-finals only to be defeated by a…

What if Spurs’ Wembley Hoodoo stays true?

With Swansea travelling to London this weekend to face Tottenham Hotspur, I wondered what might happen if the “Spurs at Wembley” struggles that we’ve witnessed in the last few weeks continue to haunt Tottenham throughout the season. What would happen if you applied their ‘home’ form at Wembley so far to the remainder of the…

New Season, Same Old Story: Swansea’s season rests on Sigurdsson

Having narrowly avoided relegation last season, Swansea are able to look at the last 12 months or so and take stock of quite what has happened. In the late summer of 2016, the South Wales club was approaching a new season, having scrapped for top-flight survival in the season prior. There were reasons for optimism,…

#FM17 – The Great Managerial Reset: Who goes where?

Chaos reigned on July 1st 2016. Each and every Premier League manager was summarily dismissed from his job. With Gareth Southgate also losing his position as England manager, twenty-one top level jobs were suddenly available to managers all over the world. Premier league clubs were not slow in appointing new managers, with nineteen of the…

#FM17 – The Great Managerial Reset: Introduction

In the summer of 2016, basking in the glory of what many called the greatest Premier League season, the men behind the Premier League decided to make a change that would spice up the future of the “world’s most competitive league”. Seeing Leicester claim the title against all the odds inspired the bosses to enact…

Football Manager 2017: Should I stay or should I go now?

Let me take you seven years into the future, to the summer of 2024. Newcastle United are busy preparing for the next season, having won the FA Cup and reached the Champions League final in 2023/24. In the season before that, they won the Premier League for the first time in 96 years. They did…

The Daily Swan – 21st July

Tammy makes the perfect start Nice to get my first minutes for @SwansOfficial and to top it off with a goal ⚽️#Jackarmy pic.twitter.com/wMLz1756VB — Tammy abraham (@tammyabraham) July 20, 2017 As with the 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union, it is wise to not read too much into a pre-season friendly that includes around twenty players…

The Daily Swan Special: Where should Swansea strengthen?

With very little to talk about in terms of news updates for yesterday, The Daily Swan takes a look at the transfer window priorities for Swansea City in the coming month or so. Where to strengthen next? At the outset of this summer, Paul Clement stated that there was no need for a huge overhaul…

The Daily Swan – 18th July

Swansea’s new Welsh centre-back Welcome to @SwansOfficial, @Cian_Harries! We’re pleased to confirm the signing of Cian from @Coventry_City: https://t.co/08vryIjKQw pic.twitter.com/q5ITNMxXi7 — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 17, 2017 When you look to your twitter for news of Gylfi committing his future to the club, or an exciting new top-level arrival at the Liberty, it can…

The Daily Swan – 17th July

Swans draw in Philly FULL TIME: All square in Philly! A good workout for the #Swans… 💪 Good luck for the rest of the season, @PhilaUnion. 👏 pic.twitter.com/dRLgIrYW7V — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 16, 2017 A live stream of a pre-season friendly is a very rare event. Thus, when I realised that Saturday’s match…

The Daily Swan – 15th July

Swans Star Six Pick an #mcfc XI with one player per PL boss: Reid, Horton, Ball, Royle, Keegan, Pearce, Eriksson, Hughes, Mancini, Pellegrini, & Guardiola. — David Mooney (@DavidMooney) July 14, 2017 Inspired by @DavidMooney’s tweet where he challenged his followers to make a first eleven consisting one player from the reigns of Man City’s…