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 …
Would Liverpool part with Sterling?

Would Liverpool part with Sterling?

Could Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers be ready to let Raheem Sterling head down to South Wales for a 6 month loan deal with his former club Swansea City? The story is that Liverpool plan to bring in Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah and then make space for him by letting Raheem Sterling join Swansea City until the end of the season. Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is known to be a big fan of Sterling and would relish making him a part …
Tottenham Hotspur News: Glenn wants to restore faith at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur News: Glenn wants to restore faith at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur are all over the news once again and it it down to Daniel Levy's decision to terminate the employment of Andre Villas-Boas on Monday afternoon. There will be no shortage of applicants for the role of Head Coach at White Hart Lane. Names such as Fabio Capello, Frank De Boer, Michael Laudrup and Roberto Di Matteo have already made their way to the top of most bookmakers lists. However, there is one man who has already thrown his …
Swansea City v Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Swansea City v Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Michael Laudrup will be hoping his Swansea City side can bounce back from their defeat at Manchester City with a win over Newcastle United on Wednesday night. Swansea aren’t enjoying themselves as much this season as they did at the same time last year, having only 15 points after 13 games. Newcastle on the other hand are having a much better time after their average start to the season, winning their last four Premier League games. Alan Pardew will be …
Fulham Vs Swansea Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Fulham Vs Swansea Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Swansea travel to Craven Cottage this Saturday as the Premier League continues on after the international break. This is Fulham’s first game since Rene Meulensteen was brought in as head coach to assist manager Martin Jol. Fulham fans will be hope that Meulensteen’s arrival will bring a change in fortunes for their club as they currently sit in 18th place.  Swansea have had a mixed start to the season juggling European football with the Premier League. This has meant Michael …
Expelling the Clichés Within the Laws of Football

Expelling the Clichés Within the Laws of Football

As Marouane Chamakh was brought to the ground 45 yards away from goal, meters from the edge of the pitch and with little evidence that he would be able to produce any meaningful goal attempt, Michael Owen proclaimed from the commentators box that it was a certain red card because Arteta was the “last man”. Whether it was for that reason or another, the referee agreed that a red card was warranted and Arteta was sent from the pitch leaving …
EPL Manager Index Week 5 | Laudrup, Pellegrini & Wenger on top

EPL Manager Index Week 5 | Laudrup, Pellegrini & Wenger on top

What a weekend for the Premier League.  And what a weekend for the Manager Impact Index. There were some surprises, a bit of sulking and even a sacking, that, when all added up means the Manager Impact Index had its busiest weekend so far. 277 points were distributed overall, an increase of 38 points on the previous week.  When you consider that 6 of the 20 managers earned nil points (said in a poor French accent) it means that the …
Why signing another striker was vital for Swansea and Michu

Why signing another striker was vital for Swansea and Michu

Last season, no one expected Swansea to do well in the Premier League because they had set the bar so high with their exploits the season before. In their debut season in England’s top flight, Swansea upset the odds to not only survive relegation, but to finish 11th place in the league. Given the size of their budget and their inexperience, most if not all pundits were tipping Swansea to go straight back down. Few would have seen what was …
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