10:12 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014
South Wales Evening Post 18 hours ago
HEADS UP COLUMN: Garry Monk's not the only one with a lucky suit...

HEADS UP COLUMN: Garry Monk's not the only one with a lucky suit...

GARRY Monk was without his 'lucky' suit in midweek because it was at the dry cleaner's. Nevertheless, Swansea City's manager continued to look the part. Unlike Monk's two-piece, which was in need of a scrub after last weekend's win over Burnley, Swansea remain unblemished in 2014-15. Three games, three wins and only one goal conceded is a return their young leader could barely have hoped for on the eve of the new campaign. Yet Monk has got an instant return on all the hard work he has put in...
South Wales Evening Post 21 hours ago
Swansea City's Garry Monk hoping for quiet end to "chaotic&q...

Swansea City's Garry Monk hoping for quiet end to "chaotic&q...

GARRY Monk recalls watching past transfer deadline days unfold with a cup of tea in one hand a HobNob in the other.He hopes for a quiet one come Monday night, yet Monk the manager accepts that he will — at the very least — be clutching his mobile phone.With three days to go before the market closes down for four months, Swansea City have work to do.But Monk hopes the finishing touches will be put to his squad long before 11pm on Monday.Swansea's manager has told Huw Jenkins what he...
South Wales Evening Post 21 hours ago
Garry Monk: Swansea City keen to make amends against West Brom

Garry Monk: Swansea City keen to make amends against West Brom

GARRY Monk admits Swansea City are keen to right the wrongs of last season when they face West Brom tomorrow.The Baggies stunned Swansea on their own patch in March, when Monk's men went in front early on but fell away in the second half.And Monk, whose team have won all three games this term, reckons Ashley Williams and Co will be determined to make amends this weekend.We lost at home to them last season and that's something we'd like to put right, Monk said. We have also...
South Wales Evening Post 21 hours ago
Swansea City almost lost Ki Sung-Yueng, admits Garry Monk

Swansea City almost lost Ki Sung-Yueng, admits Garry Monk

GARRY Monk has admitted Swansea City almost lost Ki Sung-Yueng after the South Korean star signed a new four-year contract.Swansea are celebrating after convincing Ki to commit his future to the Liberty until 2018.For a long time it seemed the £5.5 million former Celtic man would say a permanent farewell this summer after he was frozen out — and then sent on loan to Sunderland — by former boss Michael Laudrup.But Monk's appointment as manager has convinced Ki to stick...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk has fingers crossed over double deal

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has fingers crossed over double deal

GARRY Monk has fingers crossed that Huw Jenkins will pull off deals for the two players he believes will complete his squad ahead of Monday night's transfer deadline. The Swansea manager has already made eight signings as part of a major overhaul of the squad Michael Laudrup left behind. But he is desperate to secure two more new faces before the summer transfer window closes, and has identified a left-back and a right-sided wide player. We need two more to make sure I have the 22 men I...
LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Garry Monk has had a brilliant transfer...

LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Garry Monk has had a brilliant transfer...

THE transfer window is about to close and managers up and down the land are frantically working to land last-minute signings.Garry Monk is one of them — but I think he's had an outstanding summer in the transfer market already.The players who have come in at Swansea City are better than the ones they have replaced, and all Monk needs now is one or two more to make sure all positions are covered between now and the January window.But already, Swansea look in better shape now than they did...
Swansea City 1 Rotherham United 0: Garry Monk's men keep on...

Swansea City 1 Rotherham United 0: Garry Monk's men keep on...

GARRY Monk's last game as a player was an embarrassing Capital One Cup defeat against Championship opposition 11 months ago.His first match in the competition as a manager proved rather more satisfying last night as Swansea City overcame Rotherham United.Monk probably did not enjoy it much, for Swansea could not put clear daylight between themselves and their second-tier opponents.That meant there was tension in the air until the end, but Bafetimbi Gomis's first Swansea goal eventually proved...

Garry Monk salutes new boys as Swansea City see off Rotherham...

GARRY Monk paid tribute to his signings as a new-look Swansea City side saw off Rotherham United in the Capital One Cup. Summer recruit Bafetimbi Gomis scored his first goal in Swansea colours to send Monk's men through to round three. The Frenchman made his first Swansea start along with Jefferson Montero, while there were debuts for Federico Fernandez, Tom Carroll and youth product Josh Sheehan. And Monk saluted the fresh faces as they got off to a winning start. He said: They were all...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk hungry for Capital One Cup success...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk hungry for Capital One Cup success...

GARRY Monk insists he is keen on the cups as Swansea City gear up to host Rotherham United tonight. Swansea's prime concern — as ever — is to stay in the Premier League this season. And though he is expected to make a number of changes to his side this evening, Monk believes there is scope for Swansea to give the knockout competitions a good go as well. Winners of the Capital One Cup two seasons ago, Swansea face the Millers in the second round tonight. And Monk hopes the...
Swansea City 1 Burnley 0: Garry Monk's men can play better, but...

Swansea City 1 Burnley 0: Garry Monk's men can play better, but...

THERE were not many highlights to show on the Liberty's new big screens, but at least the scoreline looked good up in lights.Swansea City were short of their best against Burnley on Saturday, particularly in a second half where the Clarets took charge.But to the delight of the manager, Garry Monk's team dug in, fought hard and held on for victory.They have six points on the board already, and have opened the new season with back-to-back wins having managed that particular feat only once...

Garry Monk delighted by resilience as Swansea City see off...

GARRY Monk paid tribute to his team's resilience as Swansea City made it six points from six by beating Burnley. Swansea controlled the first half and deservedly led through Nathan Dyer's goal, but they were fortunate not to concede an equaliser as the Clarets put pressure on after the break. And while Monk conceded that his team can play better, he was delighted with the defensive grit on show as Swansea held on for victory. It was very hard fought, said the Swansea manager....
Swansea City's Garry Monk: Hard work the key at Manchester United...

Swansea City's Garry Monk: Hard work the key at Manchester United...

GARRY Monk has urged his players to put in another shift when they host Burnley today after claiming victory at Manchester United was down to Swansea City's endeavour.Swansea play their first home game of the season against a Burnley side who will be hungry to make an impression following their promotion from the Championship.And Monk insists his players must show the same desire this afternoon as they did at Old Trafford.The biggest reason why we won the game last week was that we worked...
VIDEO: Garry Monk takes part in the #IceBucketChallenge,...

VIDEO: Garry Monk takes part in the #IceBucketChallenge,...

Garry Monk has accepted his fate, and doused himself with a bucket of freezing cold water for charity. Nominated in the ice bucket challenge by former WBO World Cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli, Monk has passed it on to pundits Robbie Savage and Matt Le Tissier - or as he puts it, one very good pundit, one very bad one. I'll let you decide which one's which. The only question is now whether Monk will complete the challenge again, having been nominated for a second...
Garry Monk: Burnley can thrive like Swansea City did

Garry Monk: Burnley can thrive like Swansea City did

GARRY Monk reckons Burnley have a chance of thriving in the Premier League this season because they have taken a leaf out of Swansea City's book.The Clarets are odds-on favourites to be relegated this season having made only a handful of cut-price additions to the squad that finished second in the Championship last term.But Monk reckons Sean Dyche's team could upset the odds — just like Swansea did when they climbed into the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers three years ago.I...
Garry Monk eyes three more signings as clock ticks down on...

Garry Monk eyes three more signings as clock ticks down on...

GARRY Monk wants three new signings before the transfer window closes in ten days' time.The Swansea City manager this week landed his seventh new face of the summer after completing an £8 million deal for Federico Fernandez, who could be involved against Burnley tomorrow if international clearance is received in time.But Monk said: If you look at the numbers in the squad, we are still two or three down on last year. We had 25 or 26 senior pros last season, and at the moment I have...

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