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South Wales Evening Post 9 hours ago

Swansea City to lose Wilfried Bony and Ki Sung-Yueng after Queens...

SWANSEA City will bid farewell to Wilfried Bony and Ki Sung-Yueng after their trip to Queens Park Rangers on January 1. Bony will join up with Ivory Coast ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, while Ki Sung-Yueng heads off to play for South Korea at the Asian Cup in Australia. Bony could be required by his country until February 8 if the Ivorians go all the way to the final, while the Asian Cup runs until the end of January. And while boss Garry Monk concedes the loss of two such influential...
South Wales Evening Post 17 hours ago
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng calls on team-mates to cut...

Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng calls on team-mates to cut...

KI SUNG-Yueng has called on Swansea City to cut out the errors as they attempt to bounce back to form at Hull on Saturday.Swansea have lost back-to-back games for only the second time this term after defeat at West Ham was followed by a home reverse to Tottenham last weekend.South Korea international Ki reckons a lack of clinical finishing cost Swansea victory against Mauricio Pochettino's side.But at the same time, defensive lapses played a major part in the Spurs loss — as well as...
Swansea City linked to World Cup ace Alexander Mejia

Swansea City linked to World Cup ace Alexander Mejia

SWANSEA City are being linked with a January move for World Cup star Alexander Mejia. The 26-year-old midfielder has revealed that he is set to leave current club Atletico Nacional, having spoken to more than one European club. And there are suggestions that Colombian international Mejia is on his way to Wales in a deal which could be worth around £2.5 million. Mejia made his name with Colombian side Deportes Quindio before joining Nacional, one of the biggest clubs in his homeland, in...
MARK ORDERS COLUMN: No mixed message – James King is up for...

MARK ORDERS COLUMN: No mixed message – James King is up for...

THERE is an art to conveying the right message, as a BBC Breakfast reporter highlighted not so long ago when giving an update about Prince William and his past employers.On camera, the poor chap told viewers: "William went to an aircraft factory where he revealed his passion for flying, despite having left the IRA — er, the RAF." Fair play, if you are going to blunder you may as well do it on a spectacular scale. Then there was Chris Hollins introducing swimmer Rebecca Adlington to the...
Swansea City Neil Taylor tries a new language to help Jefferson...

Swansea City Neil Taylor tries a new language to help Jefferson...

NEIL Taylor is trying his hand at Spanish as he bids to ensure Swansea City talk a good game down their left flank.Taylor is getting used to life operating behind one of the paciest wingers in the land after Jefferson Montero established himself on Swansea's left flank.And the Denbighshire- born star has revealed that he is learning a new language to help Montero settle in the Premier League.Ecuador international Montero could not manage a word of English when he arrived from Mexican club...
Swansea City to face Tranmere in FA Cup third round as Merseyside...

Swansea City to face Tranmere in FA Cup third round as Merseyside...

Swansea City will play Tranmere away in the FA Cup third round after the Merseyside club beat Oxford 2-1 in a second round replay tonight.Goals from Kayode Odejayi and Max Power were enough to guarantee Tranmere with a glamour tie against the Swans to be played on Saturday, January 3.The third-round games will be played on the first weekend of January.Here is the full third-round draw:Arsenal v Hull CitySouthampton v IpswichStoke v WrexhamCharlton v BlackburnDover Athletic v...
Swansea City's top 10 free transfers

Swansea City's top 10 free transfers

NINETEEN years ago this week Jean-Marc Bosman changed the face of football when he won a court case that meant players could leave a club for free once their contract expired.A number of high-profile players have taken advantage of the ruling, including Steve McManaman and Sol Campbell.Not all of these were Bosman deals, strictly speaking, but here we profile 10 of the best Swansea City free transfers since the ruling. Lee Trundle: The striker quickly became a Swansea legend after switching...
Alan Tate to return to Swansea City as Crewe Alexandra consider...

Alan Tate to return to Swansea City as Crewe Alexandra consider...

ALAN Tate is due back at Swansea City next week with Crewe Alexandra mulling over whether to make a fresh move for the defender in January. Swansea great Tate has had a positive impact at the Alex despite seeing his game-time limited by injury problems. The 32-year-old has managed only six appearances for the League One club during his three-month loan stay. But Tate has been influential when he has played, helping Crewe to three of the four wins they have managed this season before injury...
Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams targets Christmas charge...

Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams targets Christmas charge...

ASHLEY Williams is demanding a Merry Christmas — starting against Hull this weekend — as Swansea City bid to ease the pain of back-to-back defeats.Swansea are still licking their wounds today after their agonising home loss to Tottenham Hotspur.Christian Eriksen's 89th-minute strike meant Swansea took nothing from a game which they ought to have won.And after that sorry setback at West Ham the previous weekend, Williams admits Garry Monk's men need to deliver when they go to the KC...
Swansea City star Jefferson Montero named in alleged case of...

Swansea City star Jefferson Montero named in alleged case of...

SWANSEA City star Jefferson Montero is one of 41 people named in an alleged case of match-fixing involving a La Liga game in 2011. Montero was part of the Levante side beaten 2-1 by Real Zaragoza on the final day of the 2010-11 season. The game has been probed amid allegations that Levante's players were paid to lose a fixture which Zaragoza needed to win to avoid relegation. Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor filed its case in a Valencia court on Monday. The prosecutor alleged that Levante's...
Ben Davies: I had to respect Swansea City fans on return with...

Ben Davies: I had to respect Swansea City fans on return with...

BEN Davies declined to celebrate Tottenham Hotspur's late Liberty winner because he wanted to match the respect shown to him by Swansea City's fans. Local lad Davies returned to SA1 for the first time since leaving for Spurs in a swap deal involving Gylfi Sigurdsson. And despite laying on Christian Eriksen's late winner, the left-back was determined to keep his emotions in check. Swansea's supporters did not give their former favourite a frosty reception. And Davies said: It was quite an...
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony calls for lessons to be...

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony calls for lessons to be...

WILFRIED Bony insists Swansea City will learn from their last-gasp defeat to Spurs on Sunday. Swansea recovered from conceding an early goal to take control of the match, but again were not ruthless enough in front of goal. Bony missed several opportunities before firing Swansea level. Garry Monk's men then pushed for a winner, but again chances went begging And they were hit with a sucker punch in the dying minutes as Ben Davies seized on a mistake to feed Christian Eriksen for Spurs'...
Swansea City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2: How the Swans players fared

Swansea City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2: How the Swans players fared

Swansea City manager Garry Monk said that if the game between the Swans and Tottenham Hotspur was a boxing match, it would have been stopped such was the home side's dominance. Here, we rate how the Swans players fared. Gerhard TremmelThe German made his first Premier League start since May and didn't do much wrong. He chose to punch when maybe catching was the better option, He could have done little about Spurs' goals. Angel RangelOut-jumped by Harry Kane for Spurs' opener, he did...
Ragged hold their nerve to down Cwmfelin in shootout

Ragged hold their nerve to down Cwmfelin in shootout

RAGGED School squeezed into the third round of the Swansea Senior League's Senior Cup by beating Cwmfelin Press 3-1 on penalties after it had finished 2-2 after extra time.Press took an early lead when they won the ball in midfield and attacked down the right and a good cross was converted by their centre-forward.This stung Ragged into action, and a cross was headed across goal by Matt Coley for Tom Spooner to head home the equaliser.Ragged then went in front when Jon Clarke drove home a loose...