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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    I was surprised to see Robben and Van Bommel on the bench, and Diouf before Owen !

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    Great win, after losing one of the group games too.

    Luisao looks great. I'm surprised he, like Tevez, doesn't have more caps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardo View Post
    I was surprised to see Robben and Van Bommel on the bench, and Diouf before Owen !
    Madness!

    They do have some fine players in the squad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Great win, after losing one of the group games too.

    Luisao looks great. I'm surprised he, like Tevez, doesn't have more caps!

    Well, we lost to Roma ODB BEASTS away but great to beat the rival for likely 2nd place in group

    Luisao looks a cracker - can't see it going through tho

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    Away to Lincoln in the 5th Round of the FA Cup!!

    Lincoln are 21st in the Championship so this really is a game we should win!


    Team News

    We have the return game v Leverkusen in 4 days time so a few ineligible players could will play today such as O’Donnell

    Vaughan comes in between the sticks, Salmon and Symes between the lines and Toure in at DC



    The Game

    "Swans granted an easy passage into next round against 10 man Lincoln!”

    Massive decision goes our way in 14th minute when Lincoln are down to 10 men and a pen given away as Bowyers heels are clipped in the area!

    Giggs despatches the pen cooly

    We should have a 2nd by HT but Lincoln hold out

    The game is then won when Toure plays a fine ball into the box and Bowyer nuts it home

    We bring on young Randall for first team debut and Mulryne and Dacourt as we ease to victory – but only after a last minute scare as Lincoln score a pot shot!





    Bowyer was bloody everywhere today!

    Spoiler!


    All the big guns win





    FA Cup Quarter Final Draw

    We get a sweet draw! Wrexham are 22nd in Championship

    We are at home and avoid the big guns – surely a great chance to get to Semi Final!

    Also – a WELSH DERBY! North v South!


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    18 shots on target, former Rangers keeper Neil Alexander coming on as sub keeper and having a worldie!

    It's not Cardiff but a Welsh derby is decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    18 shots on target, former Rangers keeper Neil Alexander coming on as sub keeper and having a worldie!

    It's not Cardiff but a Welsh derby is decent.
    Yeah - he came on as CAPTAIN as well

    Fair play - he kept them in it for a while but a welcome easy game

    Lovely draw next and at home - Wrexham will be up for it though

    North and South Wales always been a bit funny with each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    Nice Welsh derby coming up
    Yes - we haven't had one for a while!

    One we should win easily as well - I hope!

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    Away to Leverkusen in Gameweek 4 of Champions League!!

    Get a result here and we should be good for qualifying

    But it will be VERY tough


    It’s a lovely looking stadium and the trip for the fans results in some nice steins being served to them










    Team News

    Tough decision here – Hull in League in 3 days’ time and that has to be our priority but I don’t want to be losing this match either

    Hull are also bottom of league so we do go quite strong here

    Symes and Bowyer keep their places while the like of Bellamy, Pizarro and Davids in and we bring on our current “first team” full backs (Lee Andrews continues to keep Glen Johnson out)



    The Game

    "Swans in danger of being knocked out of CL after a limp away performance in Germany!”

    Even first half between 2 good teams but Leverkusen start the better and get a goal with the ONLY shot on target in the half from both teams

    We come back into it towards end of half but we go into the break 1 down

    Bowyer has a knock and replaced by Davies at HT

    Bellamy and Davids having a shocker and both given a rocket in my team talk

    Neither improve and both are replaced after Bayer score in 54th minute when Van Houdt drifts past our players and plays in Hersi for a simple finish

    But we fail to create feck all today – 2nd half is back and fore and in an even game Leverkusen were much more clinical today






    Owen Hargreaves was great for them at LB

    Davids and Bellamy were shite today

    Spoiler!


    We need to get a result v Roma now and/or hope Leverkusen slip up somewhere – FFS!





    Player Warned and Transfer Listed

    He was recently warned for the same thing and I’ve had a titful now – he’s transfer listed!








    Fixture Update

    Mad fixture list continue………..but shows we are doing well and wouldn’t have it any other way!


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    Tough loss, and not good that two of your most experienced players in Davids and Bellamy performed so badly.

    Still confident though, can't see Leverkusen getting anything in Rome, and you should beat Austria Vienna so a point will do in your home game against Roma.

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    Double standards... Toure did it a few times and you didn't list him. Webb does it once and you do

    Expected you to smash Lincoln after that red card. Suppose you did statistically though but got the win and a nice draw!

    Leverkusen though.... Not quite playing up to your potential in the Euro games yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    Tough loss, and not good that two of your most experienced players in Davids and Bellamy performed so badly.

    Still confident though, can't see Leverkusen getting anything in Rome, and you should beat Austria Vienna so a point will do in your home game against Roma.

    Just didn't get those shots on target but one of thjose games I just didn't feel we were "at it" and would have been lucky to get a draw

    We didn't NEED to win and usually I don't play "Bellers" in away games but he's been on good form - maybe I should have played a more defensive midfielder and played for the draw

    Not easy to get a point v Roma though is it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Double standards... Toure did it a few times and you didn't list him. Webb does it once and you do

    Expected you to smash Lincoln after that red card. Suppose you did statistically though but got the win and a nice draw!

    Leverkusen though.... Not quite playing up to your potential in the Euro games yet.


    2nd time for Webb

    And he's not performed in ressies or when given chance

    Toure has been immense since joining us!

    Lincoln GK had a blinder when he came off subs bench!

    I am prioritising League over Europe and have been playing "weaker" sides in Europe so understandable

    Where we are in league we have to keep that as priority

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    Away to bottom of the table Hull – surely 3 points!!

    They are very much struggling!







    Team News

    The fixtures don’t stop as we have Chelsea in league Cup Semi Final 2nd leg in 3 days!

    Symes ned a rest – Tevez and Salas start. Salmon (who’s on an awful run), am hoping can come on for Salas early if we can get a nice lead

    Big fat win needed here to keep on Liverpool’s coattails





    We are fortunate that “Ex-Swan” James Thomas is injured for them

    After he finished playing footie, he’s now an ambulance driver!





    The Game

    "Bottom of the table Hull are battered in a game we HAD to win!”

    Perfect start as Salas sticks us 1 up after 5 mins after fine interplay with Simon Davies

    Then Davies gets his goal after heading home from a Finnan corner!

    But then Finnan off with an injury – Rustico on

    At HT I want to keep Salas for the Chelsea game so bring Salmon on – he REALLY needs a goal

    Game safe after 60 mins as Tevez plays in Bellamy to make it 3 zip

    Davies then taken off for the upcoming Chelsea and we see the game out with ease






    The “magician” Davies with a wonderful performance

    Spoiler!


    Man U win

    Spurs lose at home but sadly it’s to league leaders Liverpool.

    Feck all in the game either – lucky buggers. That was an opportunity I was hoping (and Spurs) they would slip up









    Player Banned

    Feck sake – Our Captain, Leader and Legend Matthew Jones is banned for the Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg next





    Injury News

    Will miss next 2 games – not ideal when Yepes already injured – we do have lots of backup defenders in reserves but not the same quality















    Simon Davies shows his displeasure of being subbed, I’ve told him I need him for Chelsea and he tells me he understands but I think he’s still miffed!









    Next Fixture

    It’s a biggie…………..


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    An expected win. but a necessary win as you say.

    Liverpool might just win the double this year, though. Both in your story and IRL

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    Good win for us but was against bottom team

    Liverpool surely has to drop points soon in league (I hope)

    IRL - we have a chance in both comps but not favourites in either

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    Dissent all across the squad. Players turning up late to training, being unfit, moaning if they get subbed. Get your players in line, Redders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Dissent all across the squad. Players turning up late to training, being unfit, moaning if they get subbed. Get your players in line, Redders!
    Wahahahahah - maybe they are being primadonnas now we're playing on a higher level!

    I've had a word with Davies and he is ok but yeah - any more pipe up then i'll be more worried!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post

    Haha, that is well not Leverkusen Their stadium looks very bizarre from the outside, and is right next to the autobahn. Have you seen it?

    United 28 games unbeaten? That is insane for an AI team. They might do the season... and if they do they ain't finishing third.

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    Not seen Leverkusen stadium in the flesh but looks randomly cool from pics!

    Utd are another who are fecking annoying me - both thm and Pool doing thier utmost to stop us winning this league!

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    Just caught up from the Tevez transfer onwards.

    All I can say is Sunderland! How could you?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebfatz View Post
    Just caught up from the Tevez transfer onwards.

    All I can say is Sunderland! How could you?!
    I know

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    Away to Chelsea in Semi Final of League Cup – 2nd leg!!

    We lead 1-0 from 1st leg

    Get a goal here and surely we’re then favourites on away goal rule



    Team News

    West Ham away in league in 4 days but we have to go strong here – we need to get to the final

    WE HAVE TO GET SOME SILVERWARE IN THAT CUPBOARD!

    Symes is now promoted to first team squad and won’t play reserve games for rest of season – he partners Salas up top

    Matthew Jones banned so a HUGE game as I put faith in O’Donnell over Davids

    Giggs and Pizarro in to hopefully help manage this game for us

    Massive decision as Henchoz is on a yellow card and could miss the final. I choose to play Toure who still isn’t happy and actually Chelsea are interested in signing him! Let’s hope it doesn’t backfire






    The Game

    "It’s a nervy match but the Jack Army are on their way to Wembley again!!”

    Chelsea fire right at us from the get go!

    But we hold them off then really come into the game and have some fine chances

    It’s 0-0 at HT but we should have had that elusive away goal by now

    It’s a tense ‘ol 2nd half as the game is on a knife edge but we finally make the game safe as Salas scores VERY late on

    WE ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL!







    The team were superb today to a man

    Spoiler!




    And we’ll be playing Blackburn!

    Man Utd gave it a good go in 2nd leg but got sucker punched






















    Post Match Interview


    Reporter: Redders, congratulations, you must be delighted to get to the final!

    Redders: Indeed we are! It wasn’t easy today but I always knew we could score and when that happened it would have taken a monumental comeback from Chelsea to stop us going to Wembley

    Reporter: So, can you go 1 step further? Do you HAVE to go 1 step further and start winning trophies at this club?

    Redders: Yes, we do. Look, we are still punching well above our weight as “little old Swansea” but we’ve now amassed a top class squad and we need to build on that FA Cup win a few years ago – he needs a buddy in the cabinet



    Reporter: So – Blackburn will be the opponents. Thoughts?

    Reporter: They have done superbly to come through that 2 legged tie with Man Utd so it will be a huge test for us – but one we’ll be right up for on the day!

    Reporter: We look forward to catching up with you in a month’s time – congrats again!






    Finance Update

    We’re losing money every month with wages bigger than receipts but it’s manageable

    Ł10m is available if needed

    frank horrigan time to die

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    samsami will be interested.

    Good luck for the final.
    The Final is usually in February so the big day surely can't be far away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebfatz View Post
    samsami will be interested.

    Good luck for the final.
    The Final is usually in February so the big day surely can't be far away?
    Aye - he'll be wanting his former club to give us a good game for sure!

    Will have to check date for final - for some reason I thought it was a month away

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