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South Wales Evening Post 18 hours ago
Wales striker Simon Church to leave Charlton

Wales striker Simon Church to leave Charlton

WALES striker Simon Church is looking for a new club after his agent revealed he will be leaving Charlton this summer. Church sees his contract at the Valley expire after this season and it will not be extended. The South London Press report the forward's agent has indicated other Championship sides have enquired about his availability. There has also been interest from foreign clubs competing in the Europa League. Church was a free signing from Reading in 2013 but has featured just 17 times in...

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South Wales Evening Post 11 hours ago
Garry Monk: Swansea City's trip to USA will be toughest...

Garry Monk: Swansea City's trip to USA will be toughest...

GARRY Monk has told his players to expect their toughest pre-season yet when they head across the Atlantic to spread the Swansea City gospel in the USA.Monk has confirmed that Swansea are set to feature in a tournament in Texas in July alongside the likes of Malaga, Newcastle United and Olympique Lyonnais.Some minor details are still to be sorted out, but the likelihood is that Swansea will head to the States in early July, with games scheduled for July 14 and 16.Monk reckons the trip will be...
South Wales Evening Post 16 hours ago
Manchester City trialist Tom Holland set to feature for Swansea...

Manchester City trialist Tom Holland set to feature for Swansea...

SWANSEA City Under-21s are set to include Manchester City youngster Tom Holland when they face Nottingham Forest in the Development League semi-final at the City Ground on Wednesday night (7pm). Chris Llewellyn's side qualified for the end-of-season play-offs having finished second behind Crystal Palace in Development League South. They could deploy teenage midfielder Holland at Forest after he was cleared to play having joined Swansea on trial. Raheem Hanley should feature having been on the...
South Wales Evening Post 22 hours ago
Swansea City star Neil Taylor eyes clean-sheet record

Swansea City star Neil Taylor eyes clean-sheet record

NEIL Taylor says Swansea City's rearguard will go in search of a clean-sheet record in their last three games of the season.Garry Monk's men kept their 12th shutout of this league campaign as they overcame Stoke City last weekend.They are still two short of the club's Premier League record - the 14 clean sheets Brendan Rodgers's Swansea managed in 2011-12.With three games to go this term - against Arsenal, Manchester City and Crystal Palace - Monk's side are outsiders to surpass that tally.But...
Garry Monk: Swansea City will be better next season thanks to...

Garry Monk: Swansea City will be better next season thanks to...

GARRY Monk is convinced Swansea City will be better next season — because his staff will finally get the chance to focus on football.Swansea have enjoyed a sparkling campaign under their former skipper, claiming more Premier League points than ever before.With just three games of the season to come, the class of 2015 are on course to secure Swansea's highest finish in the league pyramid since John Toshack's team ended up sixth in 1982.Yet Monk is convinced there are better times...
PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Carver stays on Toon, Mourinho's moan,...

PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Carver stays on Toon, Mourinho's moan,...

NEWCASTLE United will stick with John Carver despite speculation that the interim boss was set for the sack. Stories circulated on Monday morning suggesting Carver could go after overseeing an eighth straight defeat against Leicester City at the weekend, with Derby's Steve McClaren touted as a possible successor. But a Toon statement said: "Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there have been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players. "The outcome of those...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk plays down talk of Europe despite...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk plays down talk of Europe despite...

GARRY Monk is playing down talk of a late-season push for European football despite Swansea City's 2-0 victory over Stoke City. Jefferson Montero's first Swansea goal and a stoppage-time second from Ki Sung-Yueng handed Monk's men a deserved victory over the Potters. Swansea are now just four points behind seventh-placed Southampton with three games of the Premier League season remaining. If Arsenal win the FA Cup, seventh spot will be good enough for a place in the Europa League - but Monk...
Swansea City close in on eighth-place Premier League finish with...

Swansea City close in on eighth-place Premier League finish with...

SWANSEA City took a giant step towards securing an eighth-place Premier League finish with a 2-0 win over Stoke at the Liberty.Second-half goals from Jefferson Montero and Ki Sing-Yueng – both set-up by Jonjo Shelvey – sealed victory over the Potters, who had Marc Wilson sent off.After a goalless first period, Garry Monk's men upped the ante after the restart.Gylfi Sigurdsson twice went close, striking the crossbar from distance before heading over from point blank range.In between...
Swansea City v Stoke: Half time pictures

Swansea City v Stoke: Half time pictures

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Live: Swansea City v Stoke City

Live: Swansea City v Stoke City

Join Stephen Ware from 2pm as Swansea City entertain Stoke City at the Liberty in Premier League action. With the Swans currently in eighth and the Potters in ninth, you might think that today's game has little riding on it; granted, neither side is likely to make a late dash for European places, but a cool £1.25 million extra is on the line for the team who finishes in eighth position. There was plenty of niggle between the two sides when they met at the Britannia earlier this season,...
LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Ki Sung-Yueng should be named Swansea City...

LEE TRUNDLE COLUMN: Ki Sung-Yueng should be named Swansea City...

KI Sung-Yueng should be named Swansea City's player of the year, though his best work is invisible to many.Lukasz Fabianski is not far behind, but Ki gets my vote because of his faultless positional play.The biggest asset for a holding midfield player is being in the right place at the right time.Leon Britton was a master of that when I was in the team and Ki seems to have the same skill.Not many players can mange to get themselves in the perfect position to break up attacks before they...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk ready to bury the hatchet with Stoke...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk ready to bury the hatchet with Stoke...

GARRY Monk is ready to share a bottle of wine with Mark Hughes when Swansea City host Stoke City today (3pm) — but is intent on toasting a home victory.Monk prompted a war of words with Stoke boss Hughes, No. 2 Mark Bowen and chairman Peter Coates when he accused Victor Moses of cheating at the Britannia back in October.A furious Monk claimed Moses had conned referee Michael Oliver when, with Swansea leading 1-0, he won the penalty which brought the Potters back into a game they eventually...
HEADS UP COLUMN: Garry Monk's Swansea City won't be failing if...

HEADS UP COLUMN: Garry Monk's Swansea City won't be failing if...

A COUPLE of Swansea City managers down the years have ended up banging their heads against brick walls.Garry Monk's problem is that the way things are going, his bonce will soon crash into the ceiling.Beat Stoke City tomorrow and Monk's Swansea side will be well on the way to securing an eighth-placed Premier League finish.And it could be argued that in Swansea terms, that would be the equivalent of winning the title.Okay, so Swansea might find themselves ahead of one or two of the clubs above...
TOM THE TIPSTER COLUMN: £1.25 million is not to be sniffed...

TOM THE TIPSTER COLUMN: £1.25 million is not to be sniffed...

IT'S not exactly the £150 million on offer for winning the Championship play-off final, but £1.25 million is not to be sniffed at. That is the incremental increase paid out for each place you finish higher up the Premier League table. It's basically the difference between eighth and ninth spot.Bar a stonking finish from West Ham or Everton, those spots will be taken up by Swansea and Stoke, who meet at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow. Statistically they have had very similar...
Stoke City will be singing Delilah if they can land success at...

Stoke City will be singing Delilah if they can land success at...

MARK Hughes recently grumbled that Tom Jones could cost Stoke City the chance to play European football.The suggestion is that the Potters lose marks in the Fair Play League because the Britannia crowd make such a row when they are singing Delilah, the club's anthem since the 1980s.Apparently we get knocked down because the fans have a Tom Jones song, Hughes said.If the crowd are a little bit intimidating, we lose marks due to the behaviour of supporters. It's...