Swansea | Taking steps forward ?

Swansea | Taking steps forward ?

Swansea City undoubtedly have a lot to thank Roberto Martinez for, a play maker in the bottom tier who brought culture to a poor side, an inspirational captain through the clubs most turbulent times, and a manager who established a style of play which delighted fans and caught the attention of the national media. However it would be fair to say that both club and manager have moved on since his departure. Martinez has now had two seasons in the …
Swansea | Harsh reality or harsh result?

Swansea | Harsh reality or harsh result?

Swansea City’s opening game in their long anticipated Premier League debut didn’t exactly go to plan, with a 4-0 defeat away to Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City on Monday night at the newly named Etihad Stadium. A defeat which on paper and to many looked like a ‘hammering’ for the Swans, but in fact the score-line was harsh on Swansea, for whom at times looked like Premier League veterans, who played teams like Manchester City week in week out. Of course …
Swansea City AFC | Building from the back

Swansea City AFC | Building from the back

Will a strong defence and a good home record keep Swansea City in the Premier League beyond this season? First things first Swansea City had a great season last season, finishing in 3rd place in the Coca Cola Championship, just missing out on automatic promotion. Swansea City were un-fancied for promotion but managed to do so via the play off with their free flowing and brilliant attacking football. For a team very well known for their attacking football and very …
Who will Score the Swansea City Goals?

Who will Score the Swansea City Goals?

With every new promotion team the question is always asked, who will score the goals? In the past it has come down to a person or [caption id="attachment_1619" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Swansea Celebrate at Wembley"][/caption] persons to keep the team afloat and keep them up, so who are those for Swansea? and will it be enough? Swansea City FC is unique in the fact they are a low scoring but an enjoyable team to watch, the defence is tight with only …
Are Swansea City the new Blackpool?

Are Swansea City the new Blackpool?

This is not just an article about Swansea's ridiculous new away kit, which does a good job of making the players look like traffic cones. There are quite a few similarities between the clubs; both came up through the play offs. Blackpool like the Swans have refused to spend big chasing premier league survival, and both sides have a history of refusing to compromise their style of football. So if Swansea are the new Blackpool, does that mean they are …
Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Premier League Goal Scoring Patterns

Our statistical expert Ford Bohrmann analyses Premier League goal scoring patterns by looking at which areas of the goal teams score in. The article focuses on every Premier League side and then also covers their conversion percentages with the use of graphics. The original idea for this post came from a question from one of the readers of my blog. He was curious to know if there were any patterns to where clubs score in the plane of the goal. …
5 Stats | Swansea vs. Sunderland

5 Stats | Swansea vs. Sunderland

[caption id="attachment_2903" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Rodgers looks on"][/caption] So it’s back to a strange normality for Swansea City FC as they return to Premier League action with the visit of Sunderland to the Liberty, after a humbling at the hands of Shrewsbury, Swansea need a boost, and a result here would certainly be welcome. So what are the five in this first of a regular article on EPL Index? 1) Danny Graham averaged a goal every 2.16 on target in the Watford …
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