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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 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
  3. Despite bumps, Laudrup's project is on course

    Max Hicks

    You have to credit Michael Laudrup for trying. When he came to Swansea, he joined a small club punching happily and convincingly above its weight. Brendan Rodgers had made sure that his evolution of the Swans system made the side competitive at the t...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  4. Swans set to benefit from Rodgers nostalgia

    Max Hicks

    Brendan Rodgers is a man with a curious quirk -- a seemingly unbending loyalty to players from his own past. Swansea City may once again be set to cash in on Rodgers' penchant for nostalgia with Ash Williams the subject of increasingly plausible-soun...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  5. Stand in Swans no match for S-A-S

    Max Hicks

    Swansea prepared for next week's league cup final in which they'll face a league two team by playing like one, and in the process made the 2013 Liverpool look like the 1988 Liverpool. The 5-0 battering at Anfield flattered to deceive; Michael Laudrup...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  6. Swansea success hard to duplicate

    Max Hicks

    The Premier League may not have long to wait until Swansea City's archrivals Cardiff join the party to re-establish one of British football's fiercest derbies. Until then, it is Liverpool who bring the most edge to the Swans' fixture list following t...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  7. Five reasons for Laudrup's success

    Max Hicks

    Swansea City have recently been taking care of some important business behind the scenes, offering new contracts to the likes of Leon Britton, Gerhard Tremmel and Michu. Now the board have turned their attention to their coveted manager, Michael Laud...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  8. Swans need punch from strikers

    Max Hicks

    Steve Clarke was among the names being thrown around in the summer as successor to Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty. While Swans fans are over the moon the board settled on Michael Laudrup as manager, Baggies fans are just as glad Clarke didn't come to...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  9. Striker shopping for scoreless Swans?

    Max Hicks

    After all the pre-match focus on Ash Williams's comments regarding Luis Suarez, the actual battle between the Swansea defender and the Liverpool forward on Sunday provided no controversy. Of greater significance to the Swans is that Williams's antago...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  10. From cold streak to cold shoulder for Danny Graham

    Max Hicks

    I've recently suggested that Danny Graham could be on his way out of the Liberty Stadium, following the striker's quick slip down the pecking order this season. I'm not the only one to notice Graham's fall from favour, either. New reports that Norwic...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. Danny Graham on the out?

    Max Hicks

    Is it a good idea to field players in matches against the teams they've supported since childhood? Conventional wisdom probably suggests it is. What the stats have to say about it might make for an interesting discussion at a later date. The bigger q...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. Laudrup set to resurrect the bench for Halloween?

    Max Hicks

    When the Premier League season fixtures were announced in the summer, one of the first matches Swans' fans looked for was the first meeting with Liverpool, the reunion with Brendan Rodgers and Joe Allen. It was to be on Sunday 25th November at The Li...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  13. Swans play the proper way, on and off the field

    Max Hicks

    Swansea City are expected to announce a GBP;14.6 million profit from their debut Premier League season, and in doing so will once again position themselves as the poster boys for a perfectly run football club. The amount includes the GBP;5 million or so th...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  14. Swansea's defensive decline under Laudrup

    Max Hicks

    At the last international break, I compared the Swans attacking stats under Michael Laudrup (so far) and Brendan Rodgers (last season) to see how things have changed under the new manager. It's another international break, so now seems like a fine ti...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  15. The Laudrup era begins

    Max Hicks

    Whilst the football world was preoccupied with the discovery that 'tiki taka' is actually the sound Spaniards make when they snore, the Swans underwent a significant makeover. Brendan Rodgers departure has been eased somewhat by the impressive appoi...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  16. Swansea stats round-up part three : Attack

    Max Hicks

    With the commotion of Brendan Rodgers' move to Liverpool now waning and Huw Jenkins yet to announce a new manager, news on the Swans front has gone quiet... for the moment. So it's a perfect time to continue my end of season stats round-up. In part t...

    Blog | June 05, 2012