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Francesco Guidolin: Swansea City must get to work after...

Francesco Guidolin: Swansea City must get to work after...

FRANCESCO Guidolin admitted Swansea City must get back to work on the training ground after another set-piece goal cost his team victory over Crystal Palace.Swansea went in front against the Eagles thanks to a spectacular free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson.Guidolin's men were the better side almost throughout, and created enough opportunities to win their first home game under the Italian's stewardship.But Swansea paid the price for failing to build on Sigurdsson's early opener as Palace struck...
LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Signing Adebayor could go either way for...

LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Signing Adebayor could go either way for...

SIGNING Emannuel Adebayor has an even chance of being magical or a mistake — it all depends on the player's attitude. There's no denying that the former Arsenal man has quality, he can be absolutely brilliant on his day. But Adebayor has also had spells in his career where he has contributed absolutely nothing. Look at his record at Spurs, he started like a train, but ended up having his contract paid up. READ MORE: Swansea City v Crystal Palace: Emmanuel Adebayor to be held back...
Alberto Paloschi can fire Swansea City to safety, reckons Gylfi...

Alberto Paloschi can fire Swansea City to safety, reckons Gylfi...

GYLFI Sigurdsson reckons new signing Alberto Paloschi can help fire Swansea City to Premier League survival.Paloschi made a highly encouraging debut after coming off the bench shortly before half-time in the midweek draw at West Brom.He adapted instantly to life in the Premier League, with his blend of energy and sharpness meaning Sigurdsson and Co had a line-leader to play off. The only thing missing for Paloschi was a maiden Swansea goal, with one effort blocked by Baggies keeper Ben Foster...
Former Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez spotted busting some...

Former Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez spotted busting some...

How does a Premier League boss unwind after a day of the unrelenting pressure of top level football management? A glass of red? A spot of classical music? Maybe they go for a jog to blow away the cobwebs. Well if you're former Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez you cut loose and throw some shapes at a Jason Derulo gig. Roberto Martinez cutting shapes at a Jason Derulo gig is everything I thought it'd be. pic.twitter.com/C6UGuEspjU — Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) February 5, 2016 The...
TOM THE TIPSTER: Swansea City's Alberto Paloschi has set hearts...

TOM THE TIPSTER: Swansea City's Alberto Paloschi has set hearts...

UPON the conclusion of the game at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night I declared that: We didn't deserve that. Swansea City played well enough throughout the game to take all three points and so can be deemed unfortunate to take just the one — that was the thinking. I was wrong. Had the boys in blue and green kept playing positive football for the whole of the game — or at least until around the 88th minute — rather than just the first 70, and been unlucky enough...
Garry Monk insists he has no bitterness towards Swansea City

Garry Monk insists he has no bitterness towards Swansea City

GARRY Monk insists he has nothing but good wishes for Swansea City despite being sacked by the club.The former centre-back was a guest on Match of the Day on Tuesday evening where Swansea's 1-1 draw with West Brom was one of the games he analysed.Monk was given his marching orders in early December after a run of just one win in 12 games.READ MORE: West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher accuses Swansea City fans of abuse about his illnessNew boss Francesco Guidolin was recently appointed...
West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher accuses Swansea City...

West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher accuses Swansea City...

WEST Brom captain Darren Fletcher has accused Swansea City fans of chanting abuse about his illness during Tuesday's 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns.Shortly before half-time, Fletcher began angrily complaining to the assistant referee after Stephane Sessegnon had clashed with Ki Sung-Yueng.The Swansea midfielder was laid out on the ground and had to be stretchered off with concussion.READ MORE: West Brom 1 Swansea City 1: Injury time equaliser heartbreak but Guidolin should take positivesDuring the...
Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin upbeat despite painful West...

Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin upbeat despite painful West...

FRANCESCO Guidolin insisted optimism outweighed disappointment as Swansea City were denied a huge victory by a stoppage-time equaliser at West Brom.Swansea seemed set for a second win in two games under Guidolin – and a third in succession – thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson's 64th-minute goal.And the Liberty club would have been good value for all three points after another performance which was full of desire and no shortage of quality.But two points were snatched from their grasp when...
West Brom v Swansea City LIVE: Follow all of the action from the...

West Brom v Swansea City LIVE: Follow all of the action from the...

New signing Alberto Paloschi could make his debut tonight as the Swans travel to the Hawthorns to face West Brom. The Italian, who previously worked with boss Francesco Guidloin at Parma, made his £8m move to South Wales on Friday evening. READ MORE: Swansea City sign Leroy Fer on loan from Queens Park Rangers Last time out Swansea produced back-to-back victories for the first time this season as a 2-1 win against Everton saw them move four points above the relegation zone. Saido...
West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City: The two-minute preview

West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City: The two-minute preview

SWANSEA City head to West Brom aiming to continue their excellent recent form.Victory would make it three straight wins and further boost hopes of beating the Premier League drop.Here's a quick guide to the game.FixtureWest Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns, Tuesday February 2, 8pmRefereeNeil Swarbrick: The Lancashire official was last in charge of Swansea for a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace just after Christmas. He has sent off four players so far this term, but it was a red card produced against...
Leeds United linked with Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley

Leeds United linked with Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley

LEEDS United have been linked with a loan move for Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley.The centre-back had a spell in the Swansea first team at the back end of Garry Monk's reign, and captained Swansea in their FA Cup defeat at Oxford united last month.But Bartley is behind Ashley Williams, Federico Fernandez and Jordi Amat in the battle for a place at the heart of Francesco Guidolin's defence.And Leeds boss Steve Evans is reportedly keen to take the former Arsenal youngster on loan.READ MORE:...
Swansea City ready for last-minute action on transfer deadline...

Swansea City ready for last-minute action on transfer deadline...

SWANSEA City are braced for some last-gasp transfer business with a number of possible deals on the table as the clock ticks down to Monday's 11pm deadline.Bafetimbi Gomis and Eder are wanted by rival clubs and are both likely to be keen if they are offered the chance to leave the Liberty Stadium.And Swansea could also bid to add to their squad, with a forward and a midfielder on the radar for Huw Jenkins.Swansea have made firm enquiries about Crystal Palace frontman Dwight Gayle during this...
Swansea City defender Jordi Amat signs one-year extension to...

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat signs one-year extension to...

SWANSEA City's Jordi Amat has extended his stay at the Liberty Stadium by signing a new contract. The Spaniard has penned an extra year to his current deal. The 23-year-old has struggled for game-time at the club due to the partnership forged between captain Ashley Williams and Federico Fernandez, not helped by a fractured foot he suffered last April. But he has seen more action recently, coming off the bench as Swansea ground out a much-needed win over Everton last weekend. The former...
Swansea City: Charlton, Keegan and Mick Channon - Francesco...

Swansea City: Charlton, Keegan and Mick Channon - Francesco...

BOBBY Charlton, Kevin Keegan and, a little more surprisingly, Mick Channon.Francesco Guidolin has been watching English football since he was a boy growing up in Italy in the 1960s.His face lights up as he thinks back to some of the past stars of the game on these shores.When I was younger, a boy in Italy, we could watch some matches on the television, he says.We used to get transmissions of English football. I remember important players like Bobby Charlton and Mick...

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