Tag: Swansea City

Podcast 68: Gosh It’s Tosh (& Swansea City)

The eagle-eared amongst you mayhave noted that, during last week’s Premier League preview podcast, we completely forgot about the existence of Swansea City. Well this, we thought, was a pretty terrible oversight on our part, so we thought we’d make it up this morning with a podcast about Swansea City’s 1981/82 First Division season. And to mark the occasion, we thought we’d have a go at writing some poetry in the style of the club’s manager of the time, John Toshack. So, there’s something to look forward to. These for our record, are our poems. Here’s Edward’s effort: And...

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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Swansea City, October 1981

It is, of course, a complete coincidence, but this afternoon at The Liberty Stadium Liverpool will play Swansea City shortly after a highly emotional time for the time, and it’s not the first time that this has happened. When the Swans were last in the First Division, the newly-promoted and high flying Swans were the team that were making the trip to Anfield for the first home match since the death of legendary manager Bill Shankly. Shankly had died following a heart attack on the twenty-sixth of September 1981 at the age of sixty-eight, and his funeral came the...

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Video of the Day: Swansea City vs Chelsea, April 1981

Untroubled either by aspirations of the Champions League or stalked by the fear of relegation, Swansea City take on Chelsea at The Liberty Stadium this afternoon in a Premier League match that may be best described as one of the first dead rubbers of the season. These two clubs aren’t clubs whose paths have intersected too many times in the past, of course, but our video of the day for today – which is running slightly more late than usual – is from the end of a season that turned out to be a historic one for Swansea City,...

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Garry Monk & Swansea City, Both Victims of Circumstance

“Nobody ever says thank you,” goes the quotation from Brian Clough. While that is probably the case in the vast majority of managerial sackings and resignations, there are times when a departure is met with a little sadness and gratitude, and this seems to be the case following news of the departure of Garry Monk from Swansea City this afternoon. Press speculation over the previous forty-eight hours had sent mixed messages to the public. On Monday, it was reported that talks between Monk and chairman Huw Jenkins had taken place, but that other commitments had prevented anything further taking...

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Swansea City’s Great Managerial Gamble

So, farewell then, Michael Laudrup. It would be easy to spin the story of his departure from the Liberty Stadium yesterday as being just another case of the insanity of the world of football management in the twenty-first century. True enough, the Swans are just two points from the relegation places in the Premier League, but the bottom half of the table is awfully congested at the moment and it is, of course, equally true to say that Swansea City will go into this weekend’s Premier League matches in twelfth place in the table. It has been clear from...

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