Swansea City Latest News

Swansea City Latest News for 2017 – 2018

  • Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:10:00 +0000: Lukasz Fabianski: ‘I needed to build myself up again almost from scratch’ - Swansea City | The Guardian
    West Ham’s goalkeeper on making more saves than anyone in Europe’s top leagues and why it was fair to question his quality at Arsenal

    Lukasz Fabianski looks on curiously as a piece of paper is passed across the table. It shows the 10 goalkeepers who have made the most saves in Europe’s top five leagues over the past five seasons and the player leading the way is the same man who has just been thanked by the photographer for doing a decent job in goal for his fantasy football team. “Oooh, I’ve never seen a stat like that. That’s cool,” says Fabianski, running his eyes over the names and numbers before pausing for a moment. “But you should also include the most goals conceded in there.”

    That last remark, made with the hint of a smile, is typical of Fabianski. Self-deprecating and unassuming, Fabianski is not the sort to get swept along by praise for his performances, or some impressive facts and figures. Asked how he interprets those statistics, the 33-year-old breaks into laughter as he replies: “Well, the first thing that comes into my mind is that I’ve been busy!”

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    I wasn’t really panicking when we lost the first four games. I think this is an exciting team

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  • Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:12:20 +0000: Tammy Abraham’s goal gives Aston Villa’s Dean Smith the perfect start - Swansea City | The Guardian

    It was not without a jittery finish but for Dean Smith, a boyhood Aston Villa supporter, this was an occasion worth waiting for. In the end, a first-half header by Tammy Abraham, relegated with Swansea City last season, proved the difference as Smith celebrated victory in his first game in charge and Villa their first win in five matches, reinvigorating the promotion push their fans so crave.

    Not so long ago, the former Brentford manager was one of them. Smith’s father, Ron, would show Sir Doug Ellis to his seat during 25 years working as a steward here, while he and his brother, Dave, would wipe clean the terraces in exchange for a pie and passage into the Holte End.

    Related: Football League: Leeds continue to slip, Macclesfield avoid unwanted history

    Related: Dean Smith says John Terry will be an asset not a threat at Aston Villa

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  • Sat, 06 Oct 2018 17:23:36 +0000: Football League roundup: Ipswich earn first win of the season at Swansea - Swansea City | The Guardian
    • Trevoh Chalobah scores winner for Ipswich
    • Forest Green only unbeaten team in Football League

    At the 12th attempt, Ipswich secured their first win of the campaign, defeating Swansea 3-2 away. It looked like it would be another desperate afternoon for Ipswich when the defender Janoi Donacien turned the ball into his own net –perhaps one reason he was withdrawn at half-time. By that point the Tractor Boys were ahead thanks to Gwion Edwards and the game’s second own-goal courtesy of Mike van der Hoorn. the former Ipswich loanee Bersant Celina levelled the scores but current temporary Tractor Boy Trevoh Chalobah snuck an effort in at the far post to lift his side off the bottom.

    Related: Pontus Jansson rescues Leeds with late equaliser against Brentford

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  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:59:00 +0000: Swansea’s Oli McBurnie: ‘I wear toddlers’ shin pads, the smallest I can find’ - Swansea City | The Guardian
    The striker discusses cutting his socks for the perfect fit, why being a throwback works to his advantage and how playing for Scotland was inevitable despite being born in Leeds

    Oli McBurnie has only heard the words “your style of play” at the beginning of the question and he is already roaring with laughter. “I can’t wait to hear what you’re going to say,” the Swansea striker adds as he stretches out that lean 6ft 3in frame with a big grin on his face.

    As it happens, McBurnie needs no prompting. “Everyone says I’m a throwback. The Steve Claridge shout – I get that one a lot. The way I look is not the way everybody else looks on the pitch. Even the way I play – people say I look clumsy, leggy, all that sort of thing. I guess I’m unorthodox but it works to my advantage, because I get underestimated all the time.”

    Related: Championship round-up: West Brom score twice in final five minutes for draw

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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:18:00 +0000: Middlesbrough lack cutting edge as Swansea hold off first-half flurry - Swansea City | The Guardian

    Efficiency is always commendable but, in a football context at least, it pays the greatest dividends when combined with cold-blooded ruthlessness.

    If there can be no doubt that Middlesbrough have the first part of that equation sorted – Tony Pulis’s wonderfully stable side are still to concede a Championship goal at home this season and are behind the leaders, Leeds, only on goal difference – their final ball has a nasty habit of letting them down.

    Related: Mike Ashley booed by Newcastle fans as Crystal Palace fluff chances for victory

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  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:13:54 +0000: Britton signs improved Swansea contract - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC
    Midfielder Leon Britton signs an improved one-year deal with Swansea City, with an option for another year.
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:43:20 +0000: Swansea striker Gomis joins Galatasaray - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC
    Turkish side Galatasaray sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:59:28 +0000: Swansea close in on £10m midfielder Mesa - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC
    Swansea City are in advanced talks to sign Spanish defensive midfielder Roque Mesa for more than £10m from Las Palmas.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:46:11 +0000: Swans to sign Chelsea's Abraham on loan - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC
    Swansea City are to sign striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:01:12 +0000: Swans at Southampton for season opener - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC
    Swansea City's 2017-18 Premier League campaign starts at Southampton on Saturday, 12 August.