Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

At a time when terms such as money, commercialism and riches are synonymous with the beautiful game, there are sides like Swansea City, which go against the modern day monotony of the football world. When money is being spent heftily on players, Swansea seem to detach themselves from the surroundings and exist in an isolated environment of their own. How good a sight it is to witness Leon Britton dictate play from the midfield? Or the 33-year-old Angel Rangel maraud …
A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

A Stats Analysis of Swansea City’s Tactics Under Rodgers and Laudrup

The following article is an analysis of Swansea City’s three seasons in the Premiership and is a comparison of Brendan Rodger’s and Michael Laudrup’s styles of play and what we can expect to see from Garry Monk if he is appointed manager at the end of the season. As there are 8 games left to play, the statistics of this season are incomplete, therefore take care when making direct comparisons with this season, but on the whole you can see …
Leon Britton | The Pass Master: 5000 passes and counting

Leon Britton | The Pass Master: 5000 passes and counting

I was recently asked by the guys at The Jack Cast podcast to look at Leon Britton's passing given the fact that he's finally broken his duck with his first assist in the Premier League during the match against Crystal Palace on 2nd March.  Upon looking at the figures I found that this was with his 4,959th pass in the Premier League so obviously not an assist machine, but that's not what he's there for. Over the (almost) 3 seasons Swansea …
Leon Britton vs Ki Sung-Yueng | A Statistical Comparison

Leon Britton vs Ki Sung-Yueng | A Statistical Comparison

The most accurate midfielders in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

The most accurate midfielders in the Premier League | Stats Comparison

Since both the Spanish national team and Barcelona have dominated the world with attacking, possession-based football, such philosophy has become increasingly popular. Some Premier League teams are already trying to implement tiki-taka, hoping it will make them successful. It makes accurate midfield passers much more valuable, as they are fundamental to ball-circulation. Winning the battle in the middle of the park usually means gaining control of the game. That's why so many managers are looking for their own Xavi. But …
Swansea City's Passing Finally Gets Its Reward.

Swansea City's Passing Finally Gets Its Reward.

Revenge is a dessert best served cold. I never fully understood that quote until I looked it up a while back. In case you don’t know, what it basically means is that it’s better to get your revenge over somebody after a significant amount of time has passed, as you’ll enjoy it better having had more time to reflect on things and therefore revel in your retribution when it finally arrives. I’m guessing that at the final whistle yesterday, for …
Leon Britton | Architect of Swansea City Masterclass | Opta Stats

Leon Britton | Architect of Swansea City Masterclass | Opta Stats

Sometimes in football, you have to witness something with your own eyes just to assure yourself that what you just saw actually did happen. I refer of course to Swansea City’s complete demolition of a streetwise and experienced Barclays Premier side in the shape of Fulham, who entered yesterday’s game at Craven Cottage having won six out of their previous eight home matches in the League, scoring an impressive 21 goals in the process, suggesting that Martin Jol had turned …