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Quote EverybodyDannsNow at 03 Mar 2014 10.39pm

In the politest way possible, I found your style of play very dull. Plenty of possession, but next to no penetration. Your fans continually applaud backwards and sideways passes, and there seems to be very few players in your side capable of penetrating a defence, particularly when Hernandez went off. Bony and Chico (penalty incident aside) were your most impressive players IMO. Dyer had Parr squared up 1 on 1 numerous times, and each time Dyer would turn and go back. I find it bizarre that any winger at this level doesn't thrive on running at his man (see Bolasie). The whole performance just stunk of passing for the sake of passing.

I believe that possession football really is quite an ineffective way of playing, without the calibre of players Barcelona et al. posess. To try and build a penetrative possession based side requires world class players, and on Swansea's budget, that's not possible. Furthermore, I feel this insistence on playing said way is the reason your league position is as poor as it is, it's simply too easy to defend against.

Absolutely nothing against Swansea, just some views I have on football in general, which were certainly reinforced on Sunday.

Hmm, seems to have been pretty successful for the Swans over the last 5 seasons or so. The two 3-0 performances in the season they got promoted, as well as the 2-0 at home this season have been three of the most comprehensive defeats I've seen us suffer in recent times. This season I think they lack a plan B, but I think with a fully fit squad with Bony & Michu they have that. A bigger reason for their league position is probably having the Europa League run they've had with such a small squad.

 

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Quote paulose17 at 03 Mar 2014 9.03pm

We've got an away section for this

Edited by paulose17 (03 Mar 2014 9.05pm)


Not very welcoming to a friendly thread mate.


Just letting him know there's an appropriate section for his post that's all

 


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Hoof Hearted 04 Mar 14 10.25am

Nice to hear from you Jack lad........ did you see Ledley do the 'Ayatollah' at the end?

It made me laugh!

Hope you beat all our relegation contenders and keep us safe.

 

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Quote BigTimeCharlie at 04 Mar 2014 12.07am

Quote EverybodyDannsNow at 03 Mar 2014 10.39pm

In the politest way possible, I found your style of play very dull. Plenty of possession, but next to no penetration. Your fans continually applaud backwards and sideways passes, and there seems to be very few players in your side capable of penetrating a defence, particularly when Hernandez went off. Bony and Chico (penalty incident aside) were your most impressive players IMO. Dyer had Parr squared up 1 on 1 numerous times, and each time Dyer would turn and go back. I find it bizarre that any winger at this level doesn't thrive on running at his man (see Bolasie). The whole performance just stunk of passing for the sake of passing.

I believe that possession football really is quite an ineffective way of playing, without the calibre of players Barcelona et al. posess. To try and build a penetrative possession based side requires world class players, and on Swansea's budget, that's not possible. Furthermore, I feel this insistence on playing said way is the reason your league position is as poor as it is, it's simply too easy to defend against.

Absolutely nothing against Swansea, just some views I have on football in general, which were certainly reinforced on Sunday.

Hmm, seems to have been pretty successful for the Swans over the last 5 seasons or so. The two 3-0 performances in the season they got promoted, as well as the 2-0 at home this season have been three of the most comprehensive defeats I've seen us suffer in recent times. This season I think they lack a plan B, but I think with a fully fit squad with Bony & Michu they have that. A bigger reason for their league position is probably having the Europa League run they've had with such a small squad.

Agreed it can be successful in the Championship, but I think at Premiership level, it's generally too easy to defend against. Our side that faced swansea earlier in the season was barely premiership level.

Prior to this month they had a long break from Europa league fixtures, and still failed to pick up a significant amount of points.

 

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Quote BigTimeCharlie at 04 Mar 2014 12.07am

A bigger reason for their league position is probably having the Europa League run they've had with such a small squad.

To-date they have played 12 'Europa League' games.


 

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goodersgold Flag Hastings 04 Mar 14 8.21pm

Quote paulose17 at 03 Mar 2014 10.20pm

By far the best home fans this season


This x2
I was right next to them in the corner and they made plenty of noise was impressed.
Only missed Man city this season and Swansea have defo been the best home fans.

 


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Quote goodersgold at 04 Mar 2014 8.21pm

Quote paulose17 at 03 Mar 2014 10.20pm

By far the best home fans this season


This x2
I was right next to them in the corner and they made plenty of noise was impressed.

Only missed Man city this season and Swansea have defo been the best home fans.


And I was right beside gooders and could even hear them above his swearing

Best fans for me so far, they even had a drummer boy.

Edited by Deleagle (05 Mar 2014 7.36pm)

 


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goodersgold Flag Hastings 05 Mar 14 8.48pm

Quote Deleagle at 05 Mar 2014 7.35pm

Quote goodersgold at 04 Mar 2014 8.21pm

Quote paulose17 at 03 Mar 2014 10.20pm

By far the best home fans this season


This x2
I was right next to them in the corner and they made plenty of noise was impressed.

Only missed Man city this season and Swansea have defo been the best home fans.


And I was right beside gooders and could even hear them above his swearing

Best fans for me so far, they even had a drummer boy.

Edited by Deleagle (05 Mar 2014 7.36pm)


Lol
I never swore once in the 2nd half Del

 


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View tazzer's Profile tazzer Flag Basingstoke 05 Mar 14 9.02pm Send a Private Message to tazzer Add tazzer as a friend

The man city home support was awful so you didn't miss much. The Swansea support was the loudest I have heard all this season and in recent seasons. Was impressed and was close to out signing us!

 

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goodersgold Flag Hastings 07 Mar 14 1.34pm

Quote tazzer at 05 Mar 2014 9.02pm

The man city home support was awful so you didn't miss much. The Swansea support was the loudest I have heard all this season and in recent seasons. Was impressed and was close to out signing us!


According to the swans forum we were decent and a lot were disappointed with their own efforts,
Sometimes it just depends on where you are in the stadium I guess

 


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Quote EverybodyDannsNow at 04 Mar 2014 10.56am

Quote BigTimeCharlie at 04 Mar 2014 12.07am

Quote EverybodyDannsNow at 03 Mar 2014 10.39pm

In the politest way possible, I found your style of play very dull. Plenty of possession, but next to no penetration. Your fans continually applaud backwards and sideways passes, and there seems to be very few players in your side capable of penetrating a defence, particularly when Hernandez went off. Bony and Chico (penalty incident aside) were your most impressive players IMO. Dyer had Parr squared up 1 on 1 numerous times, and each time Dyer would turn and go back. I find it bizarre that any winger at this level doesn't thrive on running at his man (see Bolasie). The whole performance just stunk of passing for the sake of passing.

I believe that possession football really is quite an ineffective way of playing, without the calibre of players Barcelona et al. posess. To try and build a penetrative possession based side requires world class players, and on Swansea's budget, that's not possible. Furthermore, I feel this insistence on playing said way is the reason your league position is as poor as it is, it's simply too easy to defend against.

Absolutely nothing against Swansea, just some views I have on football in general, which were certainly reinforced on Sunday.

Hmm, seems to have been pretty successful for the Swans over the last 5 seasons or so. The two 3-0 performances in the season they got promoted, as well as the 2-0 at home this season have been three of the most comprehensive defeats I've seen us suffer in recent times. This season I think they lack a plan B, but I think with a fully fit squad with Bony & Michu they have that. A bigger reason for their league position is probably having the Europa League run they've had with such a small squad.

Agreed it can be successful in the Championship, but I think at Premiership level, it's generally too easy to defend against. Our side that faced swansea earlier in the season was barely premiership level.

Prior to this month they had a long break from Europa league fixtures, and still failed to pick up a significant amount of points.


Another terrible result for the 'too good to go down' Swans. Unless they wake up and realise they're right in the thick of a relegation dogfight, there's a real chance they'll go down IMO.

Doesn't matter though, because they play 'good football'.

 

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