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    Nice!!!!

    But a challenge (or two) ahead of you!!!

    Bpth in Europe and in the Premier League.

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    That's how you needed to play against Man Utd Congrats nonetheless! Tough game so you've done well there. Tough draw though?

    At least Man Utd dropped points with that draw against Everton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    Nice!!!!

    But a challenge (or two) ahead of you!!!

    Bpth in Europe and in the Premier League.

    VERY pleased to come through that game

    Tough draw but will be whichever team at this stage

    MUCH to do now in League

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    That's how you needed to play against Man Utd Congrats nonetheless! Tough game so you've done well there. Tough draw though?

    At least Man Utd dropped points with that draw against Everton.

    Indeed - my error in team selection v Utd

    Barca indeed tough but that is priority now I reckon

    Bonus Utd dropping but they have the points on the board...........

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    What are the remaining league fixtures, then, Redders?

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    Dispatching Roma without conceding is a great achievement

    And now to Barcelona...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Dalglish's Smile View Post
    What are the remaining league fixtures, then, Redders?
    Both us and Utd have decent League fixtures - but we have CL to contend with as well...........




    Man Utd........




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    Quote Originally Posted by LucasGills View Post
    Dispatching Roma without conceding is a great achievement

    And now to Barcelona...

    That is crazy when you think of it like that

    Onto Barca next

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    Home to 14th placed Chelsea who are struggling but safe from the drop!



    Team News

    No game for 5 days after this so a full team goes out there and we NEED them to do the job today

    Bit of a defensive switch up as Lee Andrews comes into the centre as Marinho and Pugh not available and Henchoz low on confidence and form. Pisani LB and Hargreaves switches to RB

    Vittek replaces Salas

    Jones jaded so O’Donnell replaces him

    Bellamy and Blondel come into midfield and both need to start performing


    The Game

    "Swans stage remarkable comeback after going down to 10 men!!"

    Real quiet first half as the ball seems to spend more time in the air than on the floor

    Hardly anything happens and tis game is playing into Chelsea’s hands

    Then you know what happens, Chelsea score right on HT as Tanko gets ahead of Tsigalko

    I try and muster up the lads but it’s ANOTHER fecking slack performance

    Then to make things worse, Blondel see’s red as he squares up to Tommy Smith

    But somehow, that sparks us into life like never before as firstly Keane scores from an unbelievable strike and then just 4 minutes later Keane strikes again, parried, and Bellamy is there with the tap in!

    To cap off a crazy day, Chelsea also finish the game with 10 men




    Keane was undoubtably MOM today

    Spoiler!


    5 behind with 2 games in hand…………..(top 4 pretty much safe now which is always good!)






    Suspension News

    Tool…………..





    Wales International Performance

    Hughes STILL isn’t sacked

    Our lads play ok but Vaughan has a day to forget (he’ll be let go at EOS when contract expires)


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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    Ýeah, why don't they sack Hughes?

    Anyhow, you have other things on your mind for now!!!

    Bizarre he has held onto the job for so long despite underperforming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Bizarre he has held onto the job for so long despite underperforming!
    Write the Board a letter and send them your CV. Or a few screenshots

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    Write the Board a letter and send them your CV. Or a few screenshots
    I think they can see what I've already acheieved with my WELSH quota

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    Christ, how did you manage that?! Guess Chelsea are down there for that very reason.

    Here's hoping they aren't as shite against Man Utd to do you a favour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Christ, how did you manage that?! Guess Chelsea are down there for that very reason.

    Here's hoping they aren't as shite against Man Utd to do you a favour
    Stats wise we were easily the better team and deserved the win but most of that only really happened in 2nd half

    Gret fighting spirit though from the lads

    yes - we need some favours now from those playing Utd

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    Injury News

    He’s been shite this season and I’ll likely transfer list him at end of season so no great shakes





    Away to 5th place Newcastle who are fighting for the last Champions League place!

    And their fans are always a passionate bunch ……………





    Team News

    Barcelona at home in CL Semi Final in a few days time

    That is the priority and we also have a couple of tired fellas so a few changes today based on fatigue, CL priority and those ineligible for next game




    The Game

    "Shay Given at his best as Magpies take the points and destroy Swans title challenge!!"

    Excellent first half from both teams who are fighting for different things

    Swans upper hand to start with but then Newcastle come right back into it

    But no goals by HT

    Lee Andrews struggling at CB and booked so we bring on Marinho

    68th minute and deadlock broken as McPhee scores a worldie free kick past Yury!

    But bringing on Marinho was an error as he’s not back to full fitness so Pugh comes on to replace him – manager error

    Giggs on in place of Feies who is again struggling – maybe home games for him going forward

    We really push for an equaliser but are thwarted and we lose the game and probably any chance now of retaining the league title




    Shay Given with a cracker of a game

    Spoiler!


    Man Utd win and the title looks theirs. Spurs also win to get close to us

    Liverpool lose though which is great as TBH, we’re struggling to hold onto Top 4 as it’s going








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    Once again the board vent their anger…………





    Finance Update

    Pretty skint and IMO, we need a MAJOR defence rebuild next season (but we do already have some deals lined up)





    Fans Forum



    I hold a meeting with the fans as we often do during the season


    Supporters Director: Thanks as ever Redders for your time. Another successful season for the Swans under your stewardship with a trophy in the bag already and still in with a (small) shout of league and maybe even, dare we say, the Champions League!

    Redders: Yes – always happy to see you guys. Happy to put another trophy in the cabinet. The league form has tailed off though which is disappointing

    Fan #1: Tailed off? We’ve fecking IMPLODED. We had a huge lead by mid season and we’ve blown it – what gives?

    Redders: Fair point! But we’ve certainly prioritised the Champions League this year and are in the Semi Final – better than what we’ve done before! We should be good for CL qualification next year as well but I agree that league form has very much declined as a result

    Fan #2: Anything else you’ve put it down to?

    Redders: Well, it’s no secret but we do have an aging squad as you can see here. A lot of these guys will be let go this season and our intention is to bring in young fresh blood next season. But those experienced players have been invaluable for how we have progressed in CL




    Fan #3: How are we looking with the WELSH guys as well?

    Redders: Well, we have a couple of young prospects in the reserves and my plan is to introduce them more next season. I know it’s what you guys want so we’ll certainly be playing more WELSH players next year – so much so I will guarantee at least FOUR Welsh players in the matchday squad which is an increase on the THREE we are now

    My contract expires in a couple of years and what my final wishes are is to leave this club in a healthy position on and off the field – so I plan to improve the finances and give more young WELSH players the chance

    Supporters Director: Great to hear and we as a fan base understand that results may take a hit as a result but does that mean you are saying you are walking away from us in a couple of years?!

    Redders: Most likely, but let’s wait and see how things pan out shall we…………………..



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    Amazing how those two defeats on the bounce completely changed the mindset.

    Happy to see The Toon turn you over as well. Sorry mate.
    Can't see Man U slipping up from there I'm afraid. Now you gotta hold on to second!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebfatz View Post
    Amazing how those two defeats on the bounce completely changed the mindset.

    Happy to see The Toon turn you over as well. Sorry mate.
    Can't see Man U slipping up from there I'm afraid. Now you gotta hold on to second!

    Yeah - league is probably gone now after that - was a greatgame for the neutral though!

    I knew you'd enjoy that win

    As long as we in top 4 it's fine (not playing a qualifier woudl be beneficial though) but ALL eggs now in CL basket!

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    You could replace the name Redders with Arsene Wenger in that fan's forum and not sure you could tell the difference... focus on youth, top 4 the most important...

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    ay ay ay

    That is hard to take! But that's Premier League football for you!

    Reminds me of my days with Rovers
    Spoiler!

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    Jack to a King? – A Swansea City Story – by Redknapp69

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Dalglish's Smile View Post
    You could replace the name Redders with Arsene Wenger in that fan's forum and not sure you could tell the difference... focus on youth, top 4 the most important...
    Wahahaha

    I’ve done my job and taken them bottom of the divisions to winning the PL along with some other trophies

    I want to do as well as I can in CL with the time I have left

    But now is the time to plan for the future to make it financially stable and to have good WELSH players there to maintain the club in PL

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    ay ay ay

    That is hard to take! But that's Premier League football for you!

    Reminds me of my days with Rovers
    Spoiler!

    Fair play to Utd they gave gone on a late run

    If we prioritised League I think we would win it but focus is on CL to try and reach a final.

    I’m unsure if priorities next year.

    We’ll have a younger squad and I may concentrate on our bread and butter in PL

    The experienced players have really helped us in CL

    Maybe the younger squad I’m hoping for next year will have no fear - will be interesting to see.

    Also real interested to see how the young WELSH kids do with more game time next year

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    Very good point on your Rovers experiences in PL as well

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    You're still in with a shout. Just win all your games and hope Man United don't.

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    I've a fair bit to catch up on but I'll get there

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    You've always had an ageing squad, keep adding 34+ players every season

    Tough defeat. Only a handful of games ago, you'd lost just one all season and now you've lost four. Crazy stuff. Doesn't look great, you were given a second chance to catch up and failed to take it

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    Oh my..

    Too many high level games in a short time for an ageing squad ?

    Vittek and Feies were poor in this match

    Barcelona confrontation all the more important

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