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Angry Garry Monk hits out at referee after Swansea City lose at...

Angry Garry Monk hits out at referee after Swansea City lose at...

AN angry Garry Monk hit out at referee Michael Oliver after Swansea City went down at Stoke. Swansea lost 2-1, with Monk furious that Stoke were awarded a penalty just before the break when Angel Rangel was adjudged to have brought down Victor Moses. At that point Swansea were a goal up — Wilfried Bony had opened the scoring with a penalty — but Charlie Adam's spot-kick levelled matters, with Jonathan Walters winning the game with a header late on. Monk said of the penalty: "It's a...
Garry Monk confident Wilfried Bony will sign new Swansea City...

Garry Monk confident Wilfried Bony will sign new Swansea City...

GARRY Monk is optimistic that Wilfried Bony will end talk of an imminent Swansea City exit by penning a new deal at the Liberty. Swansea are set to open discussions with the striker's representatives in the next few weeks. And though Bony still has almost three years to run on the contract he signed when he arrived in Wales in 2013, Monk reckons an extension would offer proof of the Ivory Coast star's commitment to the Swansea cause. We haven't had any talks as yet, but a new...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk won't worry if Wilfried Bony doesn't...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk won't worry if Wilfried Bony doesn't...

GARRY Monk insists he is not bothered whether Wilfried Bony scores for Swansea City — providing his team deliver points.Bony netted for the first time this season against Newcastle last time out and followed that up with a goal on international duty for the Ivory Coast.But as he waits to see whether Bony will be fresh enough to start at Stoke City on Sunday, Monk is adamant there is no pressure on last season's 25-goal top scorer to repeat the feats of his maiden Swansea campaign.Of...
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Newcastle United's players are still fighting for Alan Pardew, says Swansea City boss Garry Monk

Newcastle United's players are still fighting for Alan Pardew, says Swansea City boss Garry Monk

Newcastle United's players are still fighting for Alan Pardew, says Swansea City boss Garry Monk
Garry Monk: Swansea City deserve much better from referees...

Garry Monk: Swansea City deserve much better from referees...

GARRY Monk has launched a stinging attack on the treatment Swansea City have received from referees this season, claiming his team are being punished for trying to play fair.And the Swansea manager has insisted he will never let his players cheat their way to success after revealing they are fined for diving or complaining over refereeing decisions in training.Monk has analysed every foul given for and against Swansea in the first eight games of the new season.And he believes...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk: TV cameras were bang out of order...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk: TV cameras were bang out of order...

GARRY Monk believes Alan Pardew will turn Newcastle United around — and reckons the Sky cameras were bang out of order as the Magpies lost at Stoke on Monday night. Swansea City hope to extend Newcastle's miserable start to the new season when they meet in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow. Opposite number Pardew is under severe pressure having failed to win a top-flight game all season and finished last term with a whimper. But Monk is convinced...
Hard work pays off for Garry Monk's resilient Swansea City ahead...

Hard work pays off for Garry Monk's resilient Swansea City ahead...

GARRY Monk reckons Swansea City have proved they will fight for the right to play in the Premier League this season. Swansea host Newcastle United this weekend intent on continuing their encouraging start to the new campaign. Against a Magpies side who are currently battling near the bottom of the Premier League, a committed performance will be the minimum requirement for the home side. And Monk has no doubts that his team will deliver, for their desire has been obvious throughout the...
Garry Monk's Swansea City look a good mix as they aim to continue...

Garry Monk's Swansea City look a good mix as they aim to continue...

SWANSEA City host Newcastle United this weekend hoping to continue their best ever start to a Premier League season. Garry Monk's men have taken only one point from their last three top-flight outings, yet they are well ahead of where there were at this stage in their three previous campaigns. And given that performances in Swansea's two defeats to date this term have featured plenty of positives, Monk's side have much to be cheerful about as the second international break of the campaign...
No thrills, but Garry Monk happy enough as Swansea City dig out a...

No thrills, but Garry Monk happy enough as Swansea City dig out a...

GARRY Monk may wish to give the video analysis session a miss this week. Watching Swansea City's goalless draw with Sunderland once was enough, after all.Rather than sit through this forgettable contest again, Monk could spend his time assessing the Premier League table.That will be much easier on the Swansea manager's eye.Swansea may not have been thrilled with some aspects of their performance at the Stadium of Light this weekend, but they came away happy enough with the result.This was their...
Sunderland v Swansea City preview: Garry Monk's men must match...

Sunderland v Swansea City preview: Garry Monk's men must match...

IT was not even five months back, but already Swansea City's last trip to Sunderland seems a long time ago.Swansea's previous visit to Wearside, on May 11, was Garry Monk's first game as a fully-fledged manager.And he won.Swansea's 3-1 success was one of three victories in their last four games in 2013-14, results which carried them comfortably over the safety mark which was their target.But Swansea's sprint finish was not the cue for Monk to clear off on holiday and expect more of the same in...
Wayne Routledge has grown to be a Swansea City star, says Garry...

Wayne Routledge has grown to be a Swansea City star, says Garry...

HE was once a rebel, a player who could not settle despite turning out for eight different clubs.Then Wayne Routledge came to Swansea City.Three years and more than 120 appearances later, he has just signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the Liberty until the summer of 2018, when he will be 33.Routledge has finally put down some roots, and Garry Monk reckons Swansea are reaping the rewards.Wayne would admit himself that he rebelled against things a little...
Garry Monk relishing next stop on "reunion tour" after...

Garry Monk relishing next stop on "reunion tour" after...

GARRY Monk is relishing the next leg of Swansea City's reunion tour after his team were paired with Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool in the Capital One Cup. Swansea's reward for seeing off Roberto Martinez's Everton on Tuesday night is a round-four trip to Anfield at the end of next month. And though Swansea will face a battle to progress, Monk insists they will look forward to the Liverpool clash. It's the reunion tour - first Roberto and now Brendan, he said through a...
The former rebel fighting for the Swansea City cause: Garry Monk...

The former rebel fighting for the Swansea City cause: Garry Monk...

GARRY Monk reckons former rebel Wayne Routledge is playing the best football of his career because he has finally settled at Swansea City. Routledge has signed a one-year extension which keeps him at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2018. And Monk reckons the 29-year-old's new deal is recognition of the fact that after a career spent going from club to club, he has found a home at Swansea. Wayne would admit himself that he rebelled against things a little bit when he was...
Swansea City's Wayne Routledge signs one-year contract extension

Swansea City's Wayne Routledge signs one-year contract extension

SWANSEA City winger Wayne Routledge has penned a one-year extension at the Liberty Stadium. The 29-year-old's signature will see him commit to the Swans until the summer of 2018.Swans manager Garry Monk expressed his delight at the news. He said: "He deserves it because in my time here he's probably been our most consistent performer – and he's still performing. "His time before coming here was well documented but he's now found a home, somewhere he can be...

Garry Monk tells Swansea City stars: I'll worry, you just play

GARRY Monk has told his players not to worry when things go wrong as Swansea City bid to get it right in the top flight this season. Swansea make the long trek to Sunderland this weekend with a spring in their step having chalked up a first ever win over Everton in midweek. But Monk has revealed how he wants his squad to stay upbeat even when results do not go their way. I tell the players that I worry about the results, not them, said the Swansea boss. I tell them to get on...

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