. . . Swansea City Association Football Club is a Welsh professional football club based in the city of Swansea, South Wales that plays in the Premier League. Swansea City represent England when playing in European competitions, although they have represented Wales in the past
In 2011, Billy Davies did something that epitomised his relationship with Nottingham Forest fans at that time. Following the Swansea City play-off semi-final defeat, he immediately traveled the four hours back to thank, and shake the hands of Reds supporters’ who had stuck with the side through thick and thin in that campaign. The reasons behind […]
West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel’s future hangs in the balance as crucial clash against Swansea City looms
Gareth Crimmins discusses the importance of good sport psychology in building success, and how Brendan Rodgers and Dr Steve Peters have introduced mental strength to improve players at Liverpool. The modern age of football has become and elevated state of awareness and knowledge. There has been a healthy ascent in education in systemic intricacies involved in a football match across all levels of support.
SWANSEA Crown Court almost ground to a halt yesterday as barristers refused to work to protest over proposed cuts to legal aid. The usually packed Friday list at the court had been vastly reduced to cope with a “day of action” by members of the legal profession. Barristers joined their colleagues from across the country who brought cases to a standstill, including high profile trials
MOVE over Rhod Gilbert — a group of Morris men will now step in to provide the entertainment at a Swansea council dinner.Members of Llwchwr Town Council had invited the Carmarthen comic along, due to his long-running joke about their bid to buy a colour photocopier as the "non-story of the decade."But they have since scotched the idea of having the 45-year-old at the event and are doing away with the idea of having a speaker altogether at the annual occasion.The decision was made…
A BOMB disposal squad was called to Swansea last night after what is believed to have been a Second World War explosive was uncovered on a patch of land.Police cordoned off a 100yard-stretch of Ystrad Road in Fforestfach just after 3.45pm yesterday near St Illtyd’s Church.Cars and pedestrians were turned back by police officers stationed on either end of the closed-off stretch of road.The bomb squad arrived on the scene at just after 7pm to take away the device and the road was reopened.A…
WEDDING bells have been ringing at one Swansea school where pupils planned a blessing for their teacher.Year two children from Clase Primary School pulled out all the stops for their teacher Ceri Davies and her husband Richard Hammond as part of their studies.Head teacher Sharon Hope said the children had been learning about a fairy tale wedding so when Ceri and Richard had a civil wedding in February, the school decided to organise a church blessing for them.Mrs Hope said: "Many children…
SWANSEA City are keeping fingers crossed — again — over Michu amid suggestions Garry Monk could have a fully-fit squad for next week’s crunch clash with West Brom.Michu returned to light training this week as he eyes his latest comeback attempt.And though there are no guarantees over a player who originally hoped to return a month ago, Swansea are hopeful that the end of Michu’s lay-off may be in sight.The Spanish international forward has not played since mid-December having…
In the concluding part of “Making the grade” PJ Vaughan looks at possible solutions to the loan system. He also suggests what changes could be made to the U18 & U21 leagues and to first team substitute benches. Part 1 Part 2 Loans and Affiliated Clubs It is clear that “B Teams” will never work in England
The Jacks want to wrap up a deal for Montero before the World Cup, but the winger is also wanted by rivals Cardiff City
The recent statistics from the last six games, Chelsea through to Everton on Saturday make for interesting, though not unsurprising, reading. The common factor in all of these matches was the paltry amount of possession we had, and this is relevant remember for all of the home games as well involving Swansea City, Norwich City
A BOMB disposal squad was called to Swansea tonight after what is believed to have been a Second World War explosive was uncovered on a patch of land. Police cordoned off a 100yard-stretch of Ystrad Road in Fforestfach just after 3.45pm today, near St Illtyd’s Church. Cars and pedestrians were turned back by police officers stationed on either end of the closed-off stretch of road.
Probable Lineups: Crystal Palace (4-1-4-1): Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Parr, Ince, Joe Ledley, Dikgacoi, Bolasie, Murray Palace got a respectable point last weekend against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium and Tony Pullis could use a similar lineup for the visit of Southampton. The Eagle are also quite solid at home, so expect a rigid display against […]
Roberto Martinez and his Everton side travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in what will be their season’s toughest FA Cup encounter yet. With comfortable wins against Swansea (3-1), Stevenage (4-0) and Queens Park Rangers (4-0) in the bag, their Cup credentials will be tested when they face an Arsenal side at home on Saturday afternoon.
PARENTS in some parts of the UK are being warned to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever in their children. Reports of the disease across England were up by more than a third in the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year, and there were more than 200 new cases a week last month, according to Public Health England (PHE).
FIREARMS officers were called to Swansea street after a drunk man took two knives into the street to “prove a point” to his wife. Zbigniew Bozemoj, aged 35, had a baton round fired at him by specialist firearms officers when he refused to put the knives down. Police had already been called to the family home in Lon Gwesyn in Birchgrove on December 29 after reports of a disturbance at around 8pm
THINGS are looking up for a little dog found abandoned on a train at Swansea station.Precious was discovered in the toilet of a train travelling from Manchester to Swansea in mid-January. The seven-year-old Chihuahua cross dog was in such bad shape that staff at the RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre feared she had hit the buffer. She was so stressed out she struggled to keep down any food.She has been cared for by Llys Nini ever since, and has recovered leaps and bounds since her ordeal.Now she…
THE company behind plans for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon has cleared another planning hurdle.Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay’s development consent order (DCO) application has been formally "accepted for examination" by the UK planning inspectorate.This means that interested parties will now have the chance to take part in the examination process and give feedback.The DCO was submitted early last month – but it will still be months before the UK Government makes a decision on the scheme.Tidal…
POLICE investigating an assault in Swansea’s Wind Street are appealing for information on the whereabouts a 48-year-old woman. Officers say they are keen to speak to Tracy Bruton about an incident on Saturday, February 15. South Wales Police say she had previously lived in the Townhill area of Swansea but that despite “extensive enquiries” to trace her, she has not been found.