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Swansea City dish out contracts to five rising stars

SWANSEA City have offered first professional contracts to five youth academy scholars. Having impressed in Swansea's youth set-up this season, Corey Francis, Tom Atyeo, Joseph Jones, Alex Samuel and Connor Roberts have all been offered deals for next season. Francis, Atyeo, Jones and Roberts are all from the Swansea area, while Samuel hails from Aberystwyth. From our perspective, it's fantastic to have five local boys coming through the system, said Academy Manager Nigel Rees....
Ashley Williams soccer academy at Play football, Llangyfelach

Ashley Williams soccer academy at Play football, Llangyfelach

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Dean Norwood's rocket clinches third for Blaenymaes

Dean Norwood's rocket clinches third for Blaenymaes

BLAENYMAES look certain to take third in division one of the Swansea Senior League after beating St Joseph's 4-2.It was Blaenymaes's first win in three matches after defeats to Ragged School and Swansea Dockers.Saints went 1-0 up but were pegged back when Jack Green grabbed a well-taken equaliser. Lee Williams put Blaenymaes 2-1 up prior to Lee Williams making three in an absorbing contest.Saints narrowed the deficit to 3-2 but were undone by the goal of the match when Dean Norwood struck a...

Former Swansea City star Leighton James recovering after...

FORMER Swansea City star Leighton James is recovering after suffering a suspected stroke. The Evening Post columnist was taken ill over the weekend and underwent hospital tests. But he has responded well to treatment. His weekly column will appear in Thursday's Evening Post. James played in the Swansea team who won promotion to Division One in 1981 and was a key part of John Toshack's team who took the top flight by storm the following season. He also played for Burnley, Derby County, Queens...

Leighton James not surprised Manchester United have sacked David...

LEIGHTON James admitted he is surprised David Moyes lasted so long following news of the Manchester United manager's sacking. Moyes was dismissed as United boss after only ten months in charge, having taken over from Sir Alex Ferguson last summer. Hugely successful under Ferguson, the reigning Premier League champions have struggled for form this term. They look like finishing well short of the top four, have been eliminated from the Champions League and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea...
Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes could resurface at Swansea...

Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes could resurface at Swansea...

DAVID Moyes has been installed as an 8-1 shot to restart his managerial career at Swansea City following his Manchester United exit. United confirmed Moyes's departure this morning, with Welshman Ryan Giggs appointed interim boss at Old Trafford. And speculation has already started about where former Everton manager Moyes will resurface. Newcastle (9-4) is his most likely destination according to Coral, with West Ham 6-1 and Swansea, Aston Villa and Celtic all 8-1. Norwich (10-1) come next in...
Marvin Emnes happy to help Swansea City after Newcastle...

Marvin Emnes happy to help Swansea City after Newcastle...

MARVIN Emnes insists he's ready to deliver whenever called upon by Swansea City after making a crucial contribution at Newcastle United last weekend.The on-loan forward was introduced with nine minutes of Saturday's game at St James' Park remaining and the score locked at 1-1.But Emnes made a big impact during his brief spell on the pitch.First he sent Wilfried Bony through on goal only for Tim Krul to rescue Newcastle.Then, in injury time, Emnes raced towards the Newcastle goal after a home...
David Moyes to be sacked by Manchester United, say reports

David Moyes to be sacked by Manchester United, say reports

MANCHESTER United manager David Moyes is facing the sack, according to reports. United's miserable season continued yesterday as last season's champions were beaten 2-0 at Everton. The result confirmed that the Red Devils will not qualify for next year's Champions League. Moyes has endured a painful 11-month stint as United boss since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson. And the suggestion is that the Old Trafford hierarchy have now lost faith in the former Everton boss despite handing him a...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk hopes Wilfried Bony will shine at...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk hopes Wilfried Bony will shine at...

GARRY Monk hopes Wilfried Bony will thrive at the World Cup - because he doesn't want the Swansea City striker to kick off next season with a frown on his face. Bony continued to build his reputation as a high-class Premier League striker with a double strike in Swansea's win over Newcastle last weekend. The £12 million man now has 22 goals this season, and is already being touted as a potential summer target for rival clubs. Bony will win even more admiring glances should he shine in...

Swansea City fans invited to training session

SWANSEA City fans will get to see exactly what goes on in training when Garry Monk's men hold an open session this week. Swansea hit the headlines last week after reports surfaced about a series of clashes between players during a practice match. But now Swans supporters have an opportunity to see for themselves how their team prepare for games. A special session will be held at the Liberty on Wednesday at 11am ahead of next Saturday's meeting with Aston Villa. Garry Monk dedicated this...
Newcastle fan makes crazy bet to get Shola Ameobi's name tattooed...

Newcastle fan makes crazy bet to get Shola Ameobi's name tattooed...

Whoops! Seems like this Newcastle fan had a severe case of forgetting to think before you tweet. Twitter user @GTEazyx posted this tweet yesterday before the Newcastle v Swansea game at St James Park. If Shola scores I will get his name tattooed on me— Lee. (@GTEazyx) April 19, 2014

Five things we learned from Swansea City's defeat of Newcastle

Hi mate, Using dongle, so can't log in to WPS. Would you mind putting this up please? 1. Swansea City have introduced long throws. Renowned for a patient passing game that relies on subtle build-up rather than playing the percentages, Swansea broke from tradition somewhat by hurling balls into the box on a couple of occasions in Newcastle. Angel Rangel aimed for Wilfried Bony from the touchline, suggesting Garry Monk is open to more varied tactics than his predecessors. 2. Newcastle fans are...
Barclays Premier League: Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2

Barclays Premier League: Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2

SWANSEA City claimed a precious victory that could secure their Premier League status as Wilfried Bony struck in injury-time against Newcastle. That means they now sit six points above the relegation zone, with three games of the season remaining after Cardiff drew and Fulham lost. And Swansea have a better goal difference than both of those sides. Garry Monk's men looked to be heading for a draw as the clock ticked down at St James's Park. But with just seconds remaining, a Newcastle attack...

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