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Category: Swansea City

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Middlesbrough lack cutting edge as Swansea hold off first-half flurry

Efficiency is always commendable but, in a football context at least, it pays the greatest dividends when combined with cold-blooded ruthlessness.If there can be no doubt that Middlesbrough have the first part of that equation sorted – Tony Pulis’s won…

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Pablo Hernández puts Leeds on top of table after draw with Swansea

This was not quite the suffocating or swaggering Leeds performance supporters have already to come to expect under Marcelo Bielsa but the revolution lives on after Pablo Hernández rescued a draw at his former parish.Leeds twice allowed Oli McBurnie, th…

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Swansea City v Leeds United and more: Football League clockwatch – live!

Live scoreboard! Follow all of the day’s goals and gamesWhat is iFollow and how will it impact watching Football League?And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 6.55pm BST Derby County: Carson, Forsyth, Bryson, Tomori, Keogh, Mount, Lawrence, Evan…

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Swansea’s on-form Erwin Mulder keeps out Birmingham for a draw

Swansea’s goalkeeper Erwin Mulder proved he was worth the wait as he played a significant part in his side holding on for a point at Birmingham.Mulder – in for the injured Kristoffer Nordfeldt – had to wait 408 days for his Swans debut, which he made l…

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Yan Dhanda goal sinks Sheffield United as Swansea come from behind to win

For manager and scorer alike, it ranked as a dream debut. Graham Potter marked his bow as Swansea manager with a remarkable victory secured by another newcomer. Yan Dhanda, a 19-year-old signed from Liverpool, had barely been on the pitch for 30 second…

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Sheffield United v Swansea City: Championship – live!

Championship updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offGraham Potter: I did not move the family from Sweden just for a jobAny comments or thoughts? Feel free to email Scott Murray 4.49pm BST Chris Wilder scribbles down three new names on the Sheffield United…

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Fulham sign Alfie Mawson from Swansea on four-year contract

• Fee for centre-half understood to be in the region of £15m• Move follows signing of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic on MondayFulham have made another big-money move by signing Alfie Mawson from Swansea. The centre-half has moved to Craven Cottage on a fo…

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Graham Potter: I did not move the family back from Sweden just for a job | Stuart James

Swansea’s latest manager forged his career in the Arctic circle but has uprooted for a major challenge in the ChampionshipGraham Potter probably knew it was a matter of time before Swan Lake got a mention and he was asked if the ballet production that …

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Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the cl…

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Crystal Palace close to signing Cheikhou Kouyaté and Jordan Ayew

• West Ham midfielder Kouyaté set for medical ahead of transfer• Jaïro Riedewald set to move to Swansea as part of Ayew dealCheikhou Kouyaté and Jordan Ayew both look set to complete moves to Crystal Palace as Roy Hodgson steps up his recruitment drive…

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Championship 2018-19 season preview

Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictableThe Championship has a reputation as an exciting, unpredictable division and this season the outcome seems even more uncertain than usual. Wi…

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Fulham set to sign Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson in deal worth up to £20m

• Defender due to undergo medical for London club on Tuesday• Mawson understood to prefer move to Fulham over BurnleySwansea City’s Alfie Mawson is set to undergo a medical at Fulham on Tuesday in a transfer that could cost the new Premier League side …

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West Ham sign Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea

• Fabianski joins on three-year deal after Swansea’s relegation• Transfer announced day after £22m signing of Issa DiopWest Ham United have continued to bolster their rearguard by signing Lukasz Fabianski for an undisclosed fee from Swansea City.The Po…

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profitFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2…

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Swansea to appoint Graham Potter as their new manager

• Englishman will become Swans’ fifth manager in 19 months• Compensation package already agreed with ÖstersundSwansea are set to appoint Graham Potter as their manager after finalising a compensation package with the Swedish club Östersund for his serv…

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Graham Potter interviewed for vacant manager’s position at Swansea City

• 43-year-old has made his name at Swedish club Östersund• Frank De Boer also in running for vacancy at Liberty StadiumGraham Potter has been interviewed by Swansea City with a view to being appointed their new manager. The 43-year-old, who has enjoyed…

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Carlos Carvalhal best Swansea City quotes: ‘Sardines can become sea bass’– video

Carlos Carvalhal’s tenure as Swansea City manager has come to an end after they were relegated from the Premier League. However, the Portuguese manager has always been creative with his words, providing us with some wonderful moments throughout th…

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Carlos Carvalhal loses job as Swansea manager after relegation

• Portuguese’s deal has not been renewed after five months• Östersund’s Graham Potter is among candidates to succeed himCarlos Carvalhal has left Swansea City following their relegation from the Premier League. The manager was appointed in December on …

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There is more to lament about fallen Swansea than relegation | David Conn

Swansea’s cooperative, supporter-led ownership ideal once admired in the game has also fallen through the trapdoor in resentful circumstancesA wider sadness surrounds Swansea’s relegation from the Premier League after an acrimonious couple of years tha…

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Premier League 2017-18 review: what we learned tactically from the season | Jonathan Wilson

As the gulf grows between rich and poor clubs so, too, does a culture in which some teams enter games accepting the only way they can compete is by not competingTactics are always contingent, never discreet. No manager can ever casually decide how he w…