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Garry Monk insists mediocre won't do as he demands Swansea City...

Garry Monk insists mediocre won't do as he demands Swansea City...

GARRY Monk has told Swansea City's players that mediocre will not do as they bid to get back on track at Southampton this weekend.Monk has spelled out his frustration over his team's displays in their last two games, the grim home thrashing by Chelsea and the embarrassing FA Cup reverse at Blackburn Rovers.Swansea are rank outsiders with the bookmakers to bounce back with a victory at in-form Southampton.But Monk insists a quality performance is the minimum requirement after two poor...
Swansea City are still keen for business, says Garry Monk

Swansea City are still keen for business, says Garry Monk

GARRY Monk has fingers crossed that Swansea City's January shopping is not finished despite clinching a deal for Jack Cork.The midfielder becomes Swansea's fourth signing of the winter window following Nelson Oliveira, Matt Grimes and Kyle Naughton.But Monk hopes Huw Jenkins can complete at least one more deal before Monday night's transfer deadline.The Swansea boss has long been chasing a new left-back, with St Etienne's Franck Tabanou thought to be high on the agenda.Swansea have also bid for...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk excited by Jack Cork's physical...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk excited by Jack Cork's physical...

GARRY Monk has toasted Swansea City's £3 million move for Jack Cork, declaring: He gives us something we haven't got.Cork is not eligible to face Southampton tomorrow, but could make his Swansea debut against Sunderland a week today after snubbing the offer of a new deal at St Mary's in favour of a move to Wales.And Monk believes the 6ft former Chelsea youngster will bring something different to Swansea's midfield.Jack can play but he can also mix it up, said the...
Jack Cork can thrive at Swansea City, says Garry Monk

Jack Cork can thrive at Swansea City, says Garry Monk

GARRY Monk reckons Jack Cork has the quality to become a Swansea City star as he closes in on a £3 million move for the Southampton midfielder. Cork is undergoing a medical today after telling Saints he wanted to join Swansea rather than sign a new contract at St Mary's. And with a deal all but complete, Monk is celebrating what he believes will be a key signing for Swansea. "Jack will be very good for us," Monk said. "We pushed for him last summer but it didn't happen because he was...
HEADS UP COLUMN: What more could Garry Monk have done in a year?...

HEADS UP COLUMN: What more could Garry Monk have done in a year?...

SWANSEA City's last couple of games have been about as much fun as a trip to accident and emergency.But one painful patch should not see sirens sound amid calls for surgery on the club's management team.Nobody has been left feeling more sore by Swansea's recent defeats than Garry Monk, who came close to meltdown on the back of a couple of lousy questions in his post-match press conference at Blackburn Rovers last weekend.The Swansea boss would not have been much angrier if PGMOL chief Mike Riley...
Southampton v Swansea City preview: Garry Monk's men must dig...

Southampton v Swansea City preview: Garry Monk's men must dig...

A YEAR ago on Sunday, Swansea City capitulated at West Ham United in the game which brought the curtain down on Michael Laudrup's Liberty Stadium reign.There would be no such consequences should Swansea endure another bleak February 1 afternoon in front of the Sky cameras.But Garry Monk will lead Swansea back to his former club knowing a result would be timely.Swansea have not lost three successive games since March 2013.After their thumping by Chelsea and that bleak FA Cup exit at Blackburn...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk has fingers crossed in search for...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has fingers crossed in search for...

GARRY Monk has fingers crossed that Swansea City will get more transfer business done as he bids to bolster his squad for a top-half Premier League push.By their standards, Swansea have already been busy in this window, signing striker Nelson Oliveira, young midfielder Matt Grimes and Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton.But Monk is keen to bring in more new faces ahead of Monday's 11pm deadline.Swansea have sold Wilfried Bony in a club-record £28 million deal this month, and have already...
Garry Monk issues Swansea City rallying call ahead of Southampton...

Garry Monk issues Swansea City rallying call ahead of Southampton...

GARRY Monk has issued a rallying cry to his Swansea City players as they bid to bounce back from their most difficult spell of the season at Southampton this weekend.Monk has admitted his side are not performing at their best as they lick wounds following last Saturday's FA Cup exit at Blackburn Rovers.The Ewood Park defeat followed a 5-0 thrashing by Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium — Swansea's heaviest home reverse since 1991.In all, Monk's men have managed only one victory in their last...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk could abandon Martin OIsson bid as...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk could abandon Martin OIsson bid as...

SWANSEA City could turn their attention to St Etienne's Franck Tabanou as they consider scrapping their bid for Martin Olsson because of the asking price.Garry Monk has admitted Olsson is on the radar as he looks for a natural left-back to compete with Neil Taylor.But it could be that the Swansea manager looks elsewhere ahead of next Monday's transfer deadline because he is not prepared to pay over the odds for the Swedish international star.And it has now emerged that Tabanou is also on Monk's...
Victor Moses "dive" referee Michael Oliver to take...

Victor Moses "dive" referee Michael Oliver to take...

MICHAEL Oliver will take charge of Swansea City this weekend for the first time since triggering Garry Monk's memorable referee rant at Stoke City. Oliver awarded Stoke a penalty when Victor Moses went down after a near non-existent challenge from Angel Rangel. Monk branded Moses a cheat - and called Oliver's decision to give the game-changing penalty disgusting. Oliver, who is just 29, has not refereed a Swansea game since, but he will have the whistle when Monk's men face...

Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City: Garry Monk insists season won't...

THE FA Cup was more tragic than magic for Swansea City. Now Garry Monk faces the challenge of conjuring a dramatic improvement from his side at Southampton next weekend.Things are not so bad that Monk needs to pull rabbits out of the hat this week.But he does need to reach into his box of managerial tricks to help Swansea get their act together.Saturday's grim defeat at Blackburn Rovers, after all, was the latest poor day during a fairly gloomy run since the back-to-back Premier League wins...
Angry Garry Monk admits Swansea City were not good enough at...

Angry Garry Monk admits Swansea City were not good enough at...

ANGRY Garry Monk pointed the finger at his players – and the referee – as nine-man Swansea City were dumped out of the FA Cup at Blackburn Rovers. The Swansea boss was left simmering after watching his team go down 3-1 to Gary Bowyer's mid-table Championship side. Swansea's day started badly when Kyle Bartley was sent off for a professional foul on Josh King after only seven minutes. And though Monk's men took the lead thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson's stunning long-ranger, they ended up...
Nine-man Swansea City out of FA Cup after 3-1 loss to Blackburn...

Nine-man Swansea City out of FA Cup after 3-1 loss to Blackburn...

SWANSEA City crashed out of the FA Cup as Garry Monk's nine-man side were beaten 3-1 by Championship Blackburn Rovers. The clubs stand 21 places apart on the league ladder, but Kyle Bartley's sixth minute red card instantly closed that gap. And Gylfi Sigurdsson was also given his marching orders at the death for a frustrated lunge on Chris Taylor. That came in added time after Blackburn had sealed victory with a third goal, scored by Craig Conway. His near-post shot squirmed out of Lukasz...
Norwich Evening News Jan 23, 2015

Swansea City boss Garry Monk wants to sign Norwich City’s Martin Olsson

Swansea City boss Garry Monk aims to tie up a deal for Norwich City left-back Martin Olsson after clinching the signing of another former Canaries’ full-back Kyle Naughton.
Garry Monk tells Bafetimbi Gomis: Swansea City can be a...

Garry Monk tells Bafetimbi Gomis: Swansea City can be a...

GARRY Monk has told Bafetimbi Gomis he can use Swansea City as a springboard as he bids to get the best out of the striker for at least the rest of the season.Monk has held a meeting with Gomis after the forward's contentious appearance on French television last weekend.The Swansea manager has refused to disclose the details of what was said, stating only that he told Gomis his comments may not have been perceived well either inside or outside the Liberty Stadium.Instead, Monk has...

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