The 2012 Football League Cup Final Marks A New High For Swansea City

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Johnny says:

    It’s particularly interesting to ponder how Martinez’ Wigan have stagnated somewhat (not taking anything way from the fact that they have been in the top flight for so long, mind) and have been surpassed by his old club now.

  2. Mark Murphy says:

    Glad Swansea are getting credit. I predicted a scruffy, if comfortable, 2-0 win. But they were the antithesis of scruffy. It may have become a cliche after commentators said it so much yesterday evening, but there was no shame on Bradford suffering a record League Cup final defeat to the Swans on that form.

    PS: Has Wembley had a re-vamp, did the east winds of the weekend divest the stadium of part of its roof…or (far more likely) am I missing something obvious about the choice of photo?

  3. Paul says:

    A great article as always Ian. The success is due to a variety of factors, most of which you cover in your article. It is all based on the foundations of financial stability however and I would just make the point that the only reason the club lost £8.2M in the year it got promoted was becasue of the bonus paid due to that promotion. No promotion would have meant no financial loss – we will not take risks like that – unlike our friends up the road in the capital.

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