2:57 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
Garry Monk wears a smile as Swansea City become a Premier League...

Garry Monk wears a smile as Swansea City become a Premier League...

THE Premier League table suggests there are only seven teams in the country who are better than Swansea City right now.And for that, Garry Monk and company can take a bow.The top-flight standings will make happy viewing for Monk, his staff and his players throughout the season's last international break.With just eight games of the campaign remaining, Swansea are currently one place higher in the table than they have ever finished before.If they are eighth come full time at Crystal Palace on May...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk salutes "immense" Jack...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk salutes "immense" Jack...

GARRY Monk has paid tribute to the immense Jack Cork as the midfielder's supreme start to life at Swansea City continues.Cork delivered a towering performance at the base of midfield as Swansea chalked up victory at Aston Villa last weekend.It was the latest in a line of high-class displays from the 25-year-old since his £3 million switch from Southampton in January.And Monk admits he has been delighted — but not surprised — by Cork's contribution.Jack's...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk ready for Scott Sinclair reunion

Swansea City boss Garry Monk ready for Scott Sinclair reunion

GARRY Monk has skippered Swansea City to Scott Sinclair-inspired celebrations at Wembley and tussled with the winger in training.Next the centre-back turned manager will attempt to stop his old team-mate from the sidelines.Swansea City head to Villa Park today, where Sinclair is on loan, attempting to rebuild his career after a frustrating spell with Manchester City.The former Chelsea flyer left Landore having restored his reputation following a spell at Stamford Bridge short on...
Former Swansea City star Owain Tudur Jones on parties with Garry...

Former Swansea City star Owain Tudur Jones on parties with Garry...

THERE was the dartboard featuring an image of Roberto Martinez and the pinata full of brown loafers.And there were lessons about the club Christmas party which were taken by Garry Monk.Owain Tudur Jones does not simply pick out the landmark victories when assessing the highlights of a career blighted, and eventually cut short, by his troublesome right knee.Instead the former Swansea City star picks out the moments off the field and behind the scenes that taught the former lifeguard about life as...
Garry Monk won't have regrets — he is working overtime for...

Garry Monk won't have regrets — he is working overtime for...

OWAIN Tudur Jones has revealed how Garry Monk is working overtime in a bid to shine at Swansea City.Tudur Jones and Monk have been close friends since they played together at the Liberty between 2005 and 2009.And the ex-Welsh international believes his old mate has done a remarkable job in his 13 months as Swansea boss.Monks knows the likelihood right now is that he is going to get one crack at the top level so he wants to do it right and to be successful, Tudur Jones...
Swansea City 0 Liverpool 1: Garry Monk's men left feeling hard...

Swansea City 0 Liverpool 1: Garry Monk's men left feeling hard...

GARRY Monk rates Brendan Rodgers as the most complete manager he knows. No wonder, perhaps, given that Rodgers's Liverpool side keep on getting the better of Swansea City. Jordan Henderson's scruffy goal settled a high-quality game which deserved to be decided by something more stylish. And it meant that for the fourth time in four meetings since Monk became a boss, Rodgers emerged triumphant. But not for the first time, the scoreline did not tell the whole story. Swansea were thumped when they...
Liverpool Daily Post Mar 15, 2015
'Lazy' Jonjo Shelvey has wised up says Garry Monk

'Lazy' Jonjo Shelvey has wised up says Garry Monk

Former Liverpool star has learned his lesson says Swansea boss
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers — Garry Monk will...

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers — Garry Monk will...

BRENDAN Rodgers reckons Garry Monk will continue the Swansea City success story by turning his team into European regulars.Former Swansea boss Rodgers returns to the Liberty on Monday night with his in-form Liverpool side.The Reds will be desperate for points as they bid to continue their charge towards Champions League qualification.Swansea are under less pressure to get a result, for there is only a slim chance of Monk's men landing a place in the Europa League via their Premier League finish...
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers on the run-in, the Liberty...

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers on the run-in, the Liberty...

BRENDAN Rodgers has backed natural manager Garry Monk to lead Swansea City beyond his record Liberty points tally this spring.And Rodgers has warned his Liverpool side that for all their good form, a top-class display will be required if they are to chalk up a first ever win at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night.Rodgers is in regular contact with Monk, who was club skipper at Swansea when he was the manager.These days he keeps a close eye on his former player's progress in the...
Liverpool Echo Mar 11, 2015
Brendan Rodgers is my inspiration declares Swansea boss Garry Monk

Brendan Rodgers is my inspiration declares Swansea boss Garry Monk

But Liverpool FC manager's record points total of 2011/12 season at Liberty may now be under threat
Former Swansea City boss Paulo Sousa takes a swipe at Garry Monk

Former Swansea City boss Paulo Sousa takes a swipe at Garry Monk

PAULO Sousa has taken a swipe at Garry Monk by claiming Swansea City's success is down to the club's board rather than any particular manager. And the former Swansea boss has also criticised Monk for failing to confront him over any issues he had with his management. Sousa spent the 2009-10 campaign in charge at the Liberty, when he guided the club to a more than respectable eighth-place finish in the Championship, before quitting to take over at Leicester City. But throughout his time at...
Daily Mail Mar 4, 2015

Garry Monk: Bafetimbi Gomis wanted to play on after collapsing at White Hart Lane

Bafetimbi Gomis' collapse had those inside White Hart Lane fearing the worst, but manager Garry Monk revealed the Frenchman wanted to carry on playing against Tottenham.
Swansea City boss Garry Monk confident over Bafetimbi Gomis after...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk confident over Bafetimbi Gomis after...

GARRY Monk believes there is nothing seriously wrong with Bafetimbi Gomis despite the striker's collapse at Tottenham Hotspur. Gomis is tonight heading to hospital for tests having fallen to the turf after just seven minutes of Swansea's 3-2 defeat at White Hart Lane. But Monk is confident the 29-year-old will be given the all-clear after revealing that the striker was conscious on the pitch and wanted to stay on. Gomis has a history of fainting while on the football field and, while he...
Garry Monk fights for Swansea City focus ahead of Tottenham...

Garry Monk fights for Swansea City focus ahead of Tottenham...

GARRY Monk insists Swansea City will not relax at Tottenham tonight despite hitting their top target for the season with victory over Burnley.Swansea have reached the traditional Premier League safety mark quicker than ever before thanks to last weekend's triumph at Turf Moor.Monk admits the club have previous when it comes to easing off once top-flight survival has been secured.But the Swansea boss is determined to ensure his players keep on battling right through until the season ends on May...
Garry Monk misses twins' first birthday party as Swansea City...

Garry Monk misses twins' first birthday party as Swansea City...

GARRY Monk will miss his twin sons' first birthday party as he bids to inspire Swansea City's first Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur.Monk concedes that Theo and Louis, who turn one today, won't care whether Swansea win, lose or draw at White Hart Lane.He is also well aware, of course, that plenty of others do.Such is the life of a football manager.Originally, Monk thought he would be around for his sons' bash.But Tottenham's progression to the Capital One Cup final meant their...

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