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Swansea City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Garry Monk's men suffer...

Swansea City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Garry Monk's men suffer...

BEN Davies did his best not to celebrate, and even some of his colleagues looked a little sheepish after Tottenham Hotspur's Liberty late show.Spurs are used to triumphing over Swansea City — the Londoners have now taken 18 points from the last six meetings of the clubs.Swansea have been well beaten in a number of those encounters.They were not here.To his credit, Swansea old boy Davies opted not to jump up and down after Christian Eriksen's late winner despite the fact that he had laid on...
The Independent Dec 13, 2014
Swansea vs Tottenham: Gylfi Sigurdsson gives Garry Monk a surprise

Swansea vs Tottenham: Gylfi Sigurdsson gives Garry Monk a surprise

Swansea manager Garry Monk admits he never expected to be given the chance to bring Gylfi Sigurdsson back to the Liberty Stadium.
Garry Monk challenges Swansea City to end their Tottenham misery

Garry Monk challenges Swansea City to end their Tottenham misery

GARRY Monk has challenged Swansea City to bury memories of Upton Park by landing a first ever Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.Swansea produced their most disappointing display of the season as they went down 3-1 at West Ham last Sunday.And Monk is demanding a response from his players as they look to end a run of five straight league defeats to Spurs.We need a reaction after West Ham — we need to put a performance on so that we can put what happened there...
Garry Monk admits Swansea City have watched Exeter's Matt Grimes...

Garry Monk admits Swansea City have watched Exeter's Matt Grimes...

GARRY Monk has admitted Swansea City have watched Exeter City starlet Matt Grimes as he bids to bolster his squad in the January transfer window.But the Swansea manager insists suggestions that a £1.75 million deal for the playmaker has already been agreed are wide of the mark.Stories emerged this week suggesting Swansea and Exeter had settled on a package which would see Grimes arrive in Wales next month.But while Monk has not ruled out a move for the England Under-20 player, he has...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk seeks explanation after Lukasz...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk seeks explanation after Lukasz...

GARRY Monk is hoping Swansea City will get an explanation after their appeal against Lukasz Fabianski's West Ham red card was rejected.Swansea were confident Chris Foy's decision to send off Fabianski for bringing down Diafra Sakho in last weekend's 3-1 defeat at Upton Park would be reversed.But the Pole will be forced to sit out Swansea's meeting with Tottenham this weekend after the appeal was rejected.And Monk said: "It's disappointing because I thought we had a very good case and a lot of...
Swansea City's Gerhard Tremmel on Garry Monk and his golf swing...

Swansea City's Gerhard Tremmel on Garry Monk and his golf swing...

GERHARD Tremmel reckons boss Garry Monk needs a golf lesson for Christmas.But the big German is adamant the Swansea City manager does not need any tips on how to run a football club.Tremmel used to play as many as five rounds of golf a week with his Liberty Stadium lookalike when Monk was still part of Swansea's playing staff.Now things have changed. Now Monk is Tremmel's boss, so golf games between the pair have been shelved.You have to keep a bit of distance when you are a player and he...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk slams worst performance of the...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk slams worst performance of the...

GARRY Monk will demand a reaction from Swansea City after slamming yesterday's dismal defeat at West Ham as his side's worst performance of the season.Swansea slipped to a 3-1 reverse in East London as they were again tormented by powerhouse frontman Andy Carroll.The striker scored two of the hosts' goals before setting up the third.All that came after Swansea went ahead against the run of play through Wilfried Bony.Swansea have now dropped 16 points from winning positions this season, but Monk...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk: West Ham are not a one-man team

Swansea City boss Garry Monk: West Ham are not a one-man team

GARRY Monk has warned Swansea City not to put all their focus on Andy Carroll — because West Ham are far from a one-man team.And the Swansea boss insists his side will be proactive at the Boleyn Ground, because the mistake last season was worrying too much about their opponents.Swansea return to Upton Park tomorrow, a venue that has proved an unhappy hunting ground in recent seasons.A Kevin Nolan double handed the Hammers victory last term as Swansea tamely slipped to a 2-0 defeat.But the...
VIDEO: Swansea City boss Garry Monk praises West Ham counterpart...

VIDEO: Swansea City boss Garry Monk praises West Ham counterpart...

GARRY Monk has praised counterpart Sam Allardyce for masterminding a dramatic turnaround at West Ham. The Hammers boss appeared doomed last season as his team struggled and fans protested about the style of play. But West Ham have recovered spectacularly this term to reach fifth in the Premier League table. They host Swansea City on Sunday looking to strengthen that position, and Monk believes Allardyce is the reason for such a stark improvement. "They've done incredibly well and been up...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk calls win over Queens Park Rangers...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk calls win over Queens Park Rangers...

GARRY Monk hailed Swansea City's victory over Queens Park Rangers as their "most complete performance of the season." Swansea struck late against their visitors as Ki Sung-Yeung broke the deadlock in the 78th minute. Five minutes later Wayne Routledge found the bottom corner to make the game safe. "People talk about the Manchester United and Arsenal wins, but I look at the things we've been working on, the details. For me, that was our most complete performance of the season," said Monk. "It was...
VIDEO: Swansea City boss Garry Monk hails Premier League points...

VIDEO: Swansea City boss Garry Monk hails Premier League points...

GARRY Monk believes too much is being made of the points Swansea City have lost from winning positions this season. The two that slipped away when Crystal Palace equalised on Saturday took the tally to 13 in total, more than any other Premier League side. But six of them were conceded away to Chelsea and Manchester City — two sides battling for the Premier League title. And Monk reckons more should be made of the points Swansea have banked so far. The draw secured against Palace took...

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