6:14 PM EDT, Sat August 01, 2015
South Wales Evening Post 3 hours ago
Swansea City warm up for Chelsea with Deportivo La Coruna...

Swansea City warm up for Chelsea with Deportivo La Coruna...

SWANSEA City warmed up for their collision with the champions with a drab goalless draw against Deportivo La Coruna.Garry Monk's men face the demanding task that is a trip to Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League season in seven days' time.It is safe to say Jose Mourinho's team will be considerably tougher opponents than a Deportivo outfit who only just avoided relegation from La Liga in the spring.But while Monk would have preferred to sign off before Chelsea with a home victory, he...
South Wales Evening Post 15 hours ago
Garry Monk to offer Chelsea clues as Swansea City face Deportivo...

Garry Monk to offer Chelsea clues as Swansea City face Deportivo...

GARRY Monk will offer the biggest clue yet about his Chelsea masterplan when Swansea City sign off for pre-season against Deportivo La Coruna today (5.30pm).Swansea begin the new Premier League campaign with a demanding trip to Stamford Bridge next Saturday.And this evening's game is expected to be a dress rehearsal, of sorts, with Monk likely to field his strongest side for the first time this summer.The kick-off for Deportivo's visit has been put back so that Swansea will start at the same...
Swansea City's Eder eyes Jose Mourinho challenge as Garry Monk's...

Swansea City's Eder eyes Jose Mourinho challenge as Garry Monk's...

NEW Swansea City signing Eder today bids to stake his claim for a start at Chelsea as he eyes the chance to upset the Special One.Eder hopes for game-time in Swansea's final pre-season friendly against Deportivo La Coruna at the Liberty this evening (5.30pm).And the Portugal star is already relishing the prospect of making his competitive debut against fellow countryman Jose Mourinho's star-studded Chelsea side.Mourinho is a big name back home, his name and his achievements are always in...
Garry Monk says Ashley Williams is staying at Swansea City

Garry Monk says Ashley Williams is staying at Swansea City

GARRY Monk insists Ashley Williams will not be leaving Swansea City.The Wales defender has been linked with a £10 million switch to Crystal Palace, while Everton have also been suggested as suitors this summer.Williams still has three years to run on the contract he signed a year ago.And Monk is adamant he is not about to sell his skipper.Ash will be here, he'll be here with Swansea, Williams's former centre-back partner told Talksport.I've got a good relationship with...
Swansea City linked with three strikers despite Garry Monk...

Swansea City linked with three strikers despite Garry Monk...

SWANSEA City have been linked with a trio of strikers despite Garry Monk being adamant that Bafetimbi Gomis will not be leaving the Liberty this summer. Dubai club Al-Ahli sparked speculation about Gomis's future after making a firm enquiry about the French international last week.And though Monk has dismissed all talk of Gomis leaving, Swansea have been touted as potential suitors for Steven Fletcher, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jean-Christophe Bahebeck.Sunderland would be happy to sell Fletcher, who...
Swansea City desire pleases Garry Monk ahead of Chelsea test

Swansea City desire pleases Garry Monk ahead of Chelsea test

GARRY Monk reckons Swansea City are on course for Chelsea after saluting the desire his players have displayed throughout pre-season.Swansea have just one warm-up game to go, against Deportivo La Coruna next Saturday, before the new Premier League campaign kicks off at Stamford Bridge in 12 days' time.They remain unbeaten in pre-season, after back-to-back 1-1 draws against Championship sides Reading and Nottingham Forest over the weekend. And while he concedes there is room for improvement, Monk...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk: Bafetimbi Gomis will be fit for...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk: Bafetimbi Gomis will be fit for...

GARRY Monk is confident Bafetimbi Gomis will be ready for Chelsea even though the striker missed Swansea City's pre-season friendly at Nottingham Forest. Gomis sat out the 1-1 City Ground draw after feeling soreness in his hamstring on the training ground last week. But Monk has revealed that the French international frontman wanted to play – and says he will definitely feature in Swansea's final pre-season friendly against Deportivo La Coruna. The Swansea manager admitted on Friday...
Do not put pressure on Garry Monk's Swansea City, urges assistant...

Do not put pressure on Garry Monk's Swansea City, urges assistant...

PEP Clotet has attempted to take the pressure off Swansea City ahead of the new season by asking fans not to get carried away.Garry Monk's men head into the 2015-16 campaign on the back of their highest ever Premier League finish.But despite all the strides Swansea have made under Monk, their assistant manager says there is a need to be realistic about what can be achieved next term."We had a fantastic season last year, Clotet said. "But we have to keep expectations real. "Our first goal...
Garry Monk says Swansea City currently has the best squad in the...

Garry Monk says Swansea City currently has the best squad in the...

GARRY Monk believes Swansea City have built the best squad in their history.Swansea's boss is pleased to have got his transfer business done early, but is even happier at holding on to his star names ahead of the new campaign.Monk declared himself satisfied with how his quartet of new faces settled into their new surroundings on the week-long tour of Germany, which was rounded off with a 2-1 victory over 1860 Munich on Saturday.Andre Ayew, Franck Tabanou, Eder and Kristoffer Nordfledt got...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk pleased with pre-season progress

Swansea City boss Garry Monk pleased with pre-season progress

GARRY Monk insists Swansea City are making good progress in their preparations for the new Premier League season.Swansea played their first friendly of the summer on Wednesday, holding Champions League side Borussia Monchengladbach to a 1-1 draw.The German outfit finished third in the Bundesliga last season and had played two previous practice matches before facing Monk's men.I thought for our first game we did very well, said the Swansea boss. We played against a very good...
Garry Monk says Swansea City's transfer business is all done

Garry Monk says Swansea City's transfer business is all done

GARRY Monk has revealed Swansea City's transfer business is all but done for the summer.While other clubs remain involved in protracted player pursuits, Swansea have moved quickly to bolster their squad.Andre Ayew, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Franck Tabanou all arrived before Monk's men returned for pre-season training, while Eder was on board just a few days later.Swansea are still after a goalkeeper following the departure of Dai Cornell, but that could be the only other addition before the...
Garry Monk confirms Michu will not play for Swansea City next...

Garry Monk confirms Michu will not play for Swansea City next...

GARRY Monk has ruled out the possibility of Michu playing for Swansea City next season.The forward has looked set for the Swansea exit door for some time after an injury-ravaged couple of seasons and the apparent breakdown in his relationship with the club.Michu spent a disappointing loan spell at Napoli last term, making just five appearances as the ankle problems that blighted his closing campaign at the Liberty again flared.After such a low-key impact, the Italian side opted not to try to...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk raises the bar on Germany trip

Swansea City boss Garry Monk raises the bar on Germany trip

GARRY Monk will raise the tempo on the training ground this week as Swansea City step up their Premier League preparations in Germany.Swansea's squad touched down in Munich yesterday before heading to the Bavarian town of Grassau for a week of intense pre-season work.Having focused largely on fitness work for the last fortnight, Ashley Williams and Co will play their first warm-up matches of the summer when they face Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday and 1860 Munich next Saturday.Monk...
New Swansea City contract sends out a message, Garry Monk...

New Swansea City contract sends out a message, Garry Monk...

GARRY Monk reckons Swansea City are ready to prove they mean business in the Premier League this season after signing a new deal at the Liberty Stadium.Monk yesterday put pen to paper on a fresh three-year contract which ties him to Swansea until the summer of 2018.Now the Swansea manager is ready to step up preparations for the 2015-16 campaign by taking his squad to Germany for a week-long trip which kicks off tomorrow.The stint in Bavaria will see Swansea's new-look squad play their first...
Swansea City boss Garry Monk relishes challenge ahead after...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk relishes challenge ahead after...

GARRY Monk is focused on fine-tuning Swansea City for one of their biggest ever seasons after signing a new Liberty Stadium contract.Monk has agreed a new deal which keeps him at Swansea until the summer of 2018 having worked wonders during his maiden campaign as a manager.Now Swansea's former club skipper is focusing on the challenges ahead - and on steering the club through what promises to be an testing Premier League campaign because of the new television deal which is just around the...

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