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  1. Monk hiring has positives and negatives

    Max Hicks

    In news which has come as a surprise to absolutely no-one, interim boss Garry Monk has been officially appointed Swansea City manager on a two-year deal. Monk, a former Swansea defender, has been groomed for the position for a while, but is still ear...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  2. Swansea set for interesting summer

    Max Hicks

    Swansea made sure of their Premier League safety with last week's convincing 4-1 romp over Aston Villa, so it was surprising to see manager Garry Monk field a more or less full strength starting XI for the 1-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday. Gran...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  3. Bony's brilliance can't paper over Swansea's issues

    Max Hicks

    The gift of a rare penalty in the final moments of Saturday's match against Newcastle gave Swansea a precious 2-1 victory. Now with 36 points, Swansea are a hair's breadth from safety largely due to the continuing excellence of Wilfried Bony. Bony...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Playing for safety

    Max Hicks

    The minimum Swansea need from their last four games to be virtually sure of safety is probably only three points. That's one win, which will ideally come before the visit to Sunderland on the last day of the season. Three more points give Swansea 36,...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. With safety near, Swans can experiment against Chelsea

    Max Hicks

    Swansea City will face the toughest of their remaining five matches Sunday when Chelsea come to town. As far as the relegation battle goes, things might have to get worse for the Swans before they get better, but with all the teams below Swansea faci...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Swansea prove mettle against Arsenal

    Max Hicks

    Lee Probert's decision to whistle for full-time thirty seconds early on Tuesday night while Jonathan De Guzman was on a breakaway might seem pretty baffling, but it makes sense to me. Probert was making a decision about which set of complaints he...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. Defensive errors doom Swans at Everton

    Max Hicks

    A beaten Swansea City maintained their four point safety margin from the relegation places on Saturday, but only because every team beneath them in the table also lost. The 3-2 away defeat to Everton -- a side Swansea have never beaten -- probably wa...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  8. An exercise in development

    Max Hicks

    This time last season, Swansea had just capped off their League Cup final win with a 1-0 Premier League victory against Newcastle. The Swans would go on to take just six points from their remaining ten matches, but with 40 points in the bank already,...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. Laudrup vs. Monk - were Swans right to act?

    Max Hicks

    It's been over a month since Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins sacked Michael Laudrup, and the fans are still arguing the toss. Although it's still very much early doors in Garry Monk's reign, I thought it might be interesting to compare the two managers'...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  10. Monk's inexperience rears head in Swans' draw

    Max Hicks

    When Garry Monk was installed as Michael Laudrup's successor as Swans manager a month ago, it was because chairman Huw Jenkins wanted a return to "the Swansea way" of doing things. Although in principle Jenkins' motive was a noble safeguard against w...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  11. Swansea making strides under Garry Monk

    Max Hicks

    Liverpool have scored 70 goals so far this season. That's roughly 2.6 per game on average, best in the league, and twice what Swansea have managed. For the record, the Swans are still the 9th best scoring team, which only underlines the goal-scoring ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. Draw with Napoli proof of Swansea improvement

    Max Hicks

    Premier League teams haven't fared well in European competition over the past week. Arsenal and Manchester City both succumbed to home defeats in the Champions League, while Tottenham were surprised by Dnipro in the Europa League. With a 0-0 draw at ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  13. Emphatic derby win signals Swans return

    Max Hicks

    There really is something special about Swansea City Football Club. On the evidence of Saturday's convincing 3-0 victory over arch-rivals Cardiff, the sacking of manager Michael Laudrup looks entirely justified. - Report: Swansea 3-0 Cardiff Th...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  14. Swansea's low-profile window not a surprise

    Max Hicks

    An underwhelming transfer window in general saw Swansea haul in a bag full of spare parts and promises. The bigger names might not have made it over (Nacer Chadli, Tom Ince), but the Swans' conservative activity is still a good sign. Evidentially, Mi...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  15. Swans stop the rot to ease relegation fears

    Max Hicks

    All this talk of Swansea and relegation has made the last few weeks feel like some sort of alternate reality, one in which team-mates (allegedly) brandish bricks and the Swans' talented manager Michael Laudrup threatens to walk out. I even read o...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  16. Swansea realising ambition

    Max Hicks

    Beyond a shared footballing philosophy, there is another reason Michael Laudrup is a perfect fit for Swansea City. Neither Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins nor Laudrup are happy to subscribe to the accepted narrative of British football: that small teams...

    Blog | January 07, 2014