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Garry Monk's Swansea City inspired to Newcastle United victory by...

Garry Monk's Swansea City inspired to Newcastle United victory by...

IT was not an exact repeat of Rochdale 2003, for this time there was no history lesson involved.But in the week of his 60th birthday, Alan Curtis once more stepped up to deliver a pre-match team-talk that will live in the memory for Swansea City.Eleven years ago, Curtis interrupted the warm-up at Spotland to stress to Swansea's players how crucial it was that they stayed in the Football League.He talked of past heroes at Vetch Field, of all the fine players that Swansea had produced and of how...

Swansea City fans invited to training session

SWANSEA City fans will get to see exactly what goes on in training when Garry Monk's men hold an open session this week. Swansea hit the headlines last week after reports surfaced about a series of clashes between players during a practice match. But now Swans supporters have an opportunity to see for themselves how their team prepare for games. A special session will be held at the Liberty on Wednesday at 11am ahead of next Saturday's meeting with Aston Villa. Garry Monk dedicated this...
Garry Monk is expecting Swansea City to face a reaction from...

Garry Monk is expecting Swansea City to face a reaction from...

SWANSEA City head to St James' Park aiming to bounce back from a trying week that brought reports of infighting and training ground bust-ups — while Garry Monk is also expecting a reaction from Newcastle.Miles apart and with very different objectives on the agenda, Swansea and the Magpies have faced similar trials of late.Newcastle's manager Alan Pardew accused the North East press of contributing to his side's miserable recent run, which resulted in a front page story attacking him and...
Swansea City's Garry Monk on crisps, wages and scraps in training

Swansea City's Garry Monk on crisps, wages and scraps in training

GARRY Monk spoke to the written media yesterday in a corner of the Liberty Stadium's home dressing room.The Evening Post can reveal that there was not a packet of crisps in sight.A light-hearted Monk was adamant the savoury snacks had not been cleared away just because the press were coming.He was also jovial when it came to the suggestion that Wilfried Bony earns £58,000 a week at Swansea City.If his contract says that, I think Wilf will be a bit disappointed that somebody is...
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...

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