8:15 PM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014
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Garry Monk on Swansea City training ground row: It was handbags...

Garry Monk on Swansea City training ground row: It was handbags...

GARRY Monk reckons someone outside Swansea City is trying to derail the club's survival push after this week's reports of a training ground bust-up. Speculation about the mood in the Swansea dressing room has been rife after the Daily Mail claimed a practice match held last week had ended in a brawl. Swansea have confirmed that incidents took place, although the Post understands they were not as dramatic as was initially reported. And Monk has today rejected all talk of unrest in the camp - and...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk targets Newcastle after defeat by...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk targets Newcastle after defeat by...

GARRY Monk paid tribute to ten-man Swansea City's desire after defeat by Chelsea but admitted: "We have to get points on the board — now." Swansea were left fighting a losing battle after Chico Flores's early red card yesterday and, despite a brave effort, they were eventually beaten by Demba Ba's second-half goal. Though he admitted Flores should have done better, Monk was upset with Chelsea's reaction to his foul on Andre Schurrle amid suggestions the visitors persuaded referee Phil...
Garry Monk hails Swansea City's effort against Chelsea

Garry Monk hails Swansea City's effort against Chelsea

GARRY Monk believes Swansea City were hard done by to lose Chico Flores to a red card in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea. The Spaniard was dismissed by referee Phil Dowd after just 16 minutes of the Liberty Stadium clash for two bookable offences. The defeat leaves Swansea just three points above the relegation zone with four matches left to play. By the letter of the law it's a red card, said Monk. But if you go by the letter of the law all the time there'd be seven or eight players...
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Mourinho gives his verdict on whether Swansea have changed under Monk

Jose Mourinho believes that Swansea have not changed their style since Garry Monk replaced Michael Laudrup.
Swansea City's Garry Monk aims to prove his worth — by...

Swansea City's Garry Monk aims to prove his worth — by...

THE old line about a manager — or in this case a head coach — being as good as his last game may never have been more appropriate.Garry Monk is getting judged week by week just now, with plenty offering a verdict on his dugout skills even though he is still finding his way around the technical area.That's the way it is, Monk acknowledges.If we win a game, people say 'he's all right, he's doing well,' and if we lose, they say 'he has no experience and he doesn't...
Garry Monk: Swansea City's Wilfried Bony will relish Chelsea...

Garry Monk: Swansea City's Wilfried Bony will relish Chelsea...

GARRY Monk reckons Wilfried Bony will relish the chance to have a crack at Chelsea tomorrow — as he bids to sign off in style before the World Cup.Bony has enjoyed a fine debut season at Swansea City, scoring 20 goals despite being used sparingly by Michael Laudrup in the first half of the campaign.And Monk believes the Ivory Coast star is sure to be a central figure if Swansea are to trouble Jose Mourinho's title-chasing Blues this weekend.Wilf will relish playing against top-class...
HEADS UP COLUMN: Swansea City cannot judge Garry Monk yet —...

HEADS UP COLUMN: Swansea City cannot judge Garry Monk yet —...

HEADS Up tried to go on Britain's Got Talent once. Our escapology act would have been a belter, but we got stuck in the lift. At Swansea City just now, Garry Monk is attempting to ensure the club wriggle out of the mess they have got themselves into this season. And at times over the last couple of months, Monk must have felt like he was performing for judges on a TV show too. After victory over Cardiff City in his first game in charge, Monk got 20,000 yeses from Swansea's jubilant fans. Yet...
Garry Monk expects response as Swansea City take on Jose...

Garry Monk expects response as Swansea City take on Jose...

GARRY Monk is confident Swansea City will make amends for defeat at Hull when they host Chelsea on Sunday.Swansea have just five games left to secure their Premier League status and face a mighty challenge against Jose Mourinho's title-chasing Blues side.But Monk is convinced his players will be ready for the Chelsea challenge after they lost their way against Hull.We'll make sure we get a reaction, said the Swansea head coach.You do that by making sure the players understand...
LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Garry Monk needs experience alongside him...

LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Garry Monk needs experience alongside him...

GARRY Monk should carry on as head coach of Swansea City beyond this season — but I think he needs a more experienced figure alongside him.Overall, I think Garry has done a good job since he replaced Michael Laudrup in February.Swansea have generally played with more purpose and at a higher tempo, which has helped secure some important results.Although experience is an advantage, the main requirement to be a successful coach is knowledge — and I think you can see that Garry...
Hull City 1 Swansea City 0: Garry Monk eyes Chelsea to ease sting...

Hull City 1 Swansea City 0: Garry Monk eyes Chelsea to ease sting...

HIS CV spans seven clubs and 16 years, so Steve Bruce knows the pain that defeat brings for a manager.And, as Garry Monk may note, he is better at dealing with a loss now than he was when he began life in the dugout at Sheffield United back in 1998.You try not to get too carried away either way, Bruce explained after his Hull City side saw off Monk's Swansea City.When you win a game you are not a genius. When you lose it ruins your weekend, but you cannot get too down about it...
Garry Monk salutes "dignified" Swansea City fans

Garry Monk salutes "dignified" Swansea City fans

GARRY Monk has paid tribute to Swansea City's dignified fans ahead of their weekend trip to Hull.Monk reckons Swansea's supporters have grown with the club in the last decade — and says they take setbacks better than most.Our fans have always been with us since I have been here, he said.They have educated themselves along the way in terms of the way we play.Even as players it was tough to get used to it at times, but I think the crowd accepted the style...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk wants foundations in place at Hull...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk wants foundations in place at Hull...

GARRY Monk has called for solid foundations when Swansea City bid to end their away-day blues at Hull City tomorrow.Swansea have not won on the road in the Premier League since a 2-1 success at Fulham way back in November.And Monk admits they must build from the back if they are to end the barren run at the KC Stadium.Of Swansea's eight top-flight wins this season, seven have come when they have kept a clean sheet.And Monk admitted: They are the starting point for any good team.If...
Wayne Routledge reveals Garry Monk's Swansea City challenge

Wayne Routledge reveals Garry Monk's Swansea City challenge

WAYNE Routledge revealed that Garry Monk has challenged Swansea City to remain unbeaten for the rest of the season. Swansea drew with Arsenal before beating Norwich last week, easing their relegation fears. Next comes a match against Hull on Saturday, the first of six games Monk's men have left this term. And Routlede says Monk is urging his players to try and complete those fixtures without tasting another defeat. "It will be a tough ask, but why shouldn't we believe that we can do it?" said...
Garry Monk: Rivals may be keen, but Swansea City won't sell...

Garry Monk: Rivals may be keen, but Swansea City won't sell...

GARRY Monk has conceded there may well be interest in Wilfried Bony this summer - but insists Swansea City won't sell. Bony has netted 20 goals in his first season in English football having arrived in a £12 million deal from Vitesse Arnhem last summer. And though Monk accepts Bony's goalscoring exploits are bound to have been noted elsewhere, he says Swansea won't do business. It may be that there is interest - but you could say that about players in every team, said Swansea's...
Garry Monk urges Swansea City to tie down Ashley Williams –...

Garry Monk urges Swansea City to tie down Ashley Williams –...

GARRY Monk has urged Swansea City to do all they can to tie Ashley Williams to the Liberty for the rest of his career.And Swansea's head coach has revealed how he is encouraging his long-time central defensive colleague to stay right mentally to ensure he delivers his best on the pitch.Williams will have just one year left to run on his Swansea deal when this season comes to an end, and has already been linked with a summer switch to Arsenal.As things stand, Monk cannot rule over players'...

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