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…

The Daily Swan – 14th July

With very little else to discuss, the Daily Swan looks at today’s Sigurdsson news, and what it means for Swansea. Gylfi stays, in order to go We can confirm that Gylfi Sigurdsson will not travel with the squad for our pre-season tour of the USA. pic.twitter.com/8qgAQewUG3 — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) July 13, 2017 It…

The Daily Swan – 13th July

Mesa Roque-s the 51 A pleasure to announce my new number // Un placer para mí anunciar mi nuevo número #51 #jackarmy pic.twitter.com/L3NiQRt6vi — Roque Mesa (@RoqueM26) July 12, 2017 Nothing brings me greater pleasure than having my shirt numbers perfectly set up, so that the numbers 1-11 go to the first team. Therefore, I…

The Daily Swan – 12th July

News of a firm stance, a popular player leaves, and Borja burns bridges…  Clement: Sigurdsson goes only on our terms Paul Clement on Gylfi Sigurðsson: “I am planning for him to be here, but there is clearly some very strong interest in him.” pic.twitter.com/uy2yRWQbXF — Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 11, 2017 We discussed the weekend…