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Morning all, was just thinking with the Trust documents due to drop into letter boxes what the owners are thinking ?
We have lost a lot of out goings on the wages front since last season and still more could go , we all know who, but what about backing the new manager with at time of writing 1 player in , a free transfer, and the clock ticking  will our owners allow our hard working  chairman some scope to bring in players needed or not ?
With in todays world only miniscule funds been made available in the past and a possible legal action not far away will they open the purse strings?
If they want to win over the fans why not meet the trust and have an open discussion ? why not sit down at arbitration ? what if anything are they afraid of? Why have they put obsticle after obsticle in the way of resonable dialog ?
I am still more than a little worried about the future of Swansea City F C under their stewardship as they in my opinion are not showing any tangable plans for the future short or long term,but would love to be proved wrong
Know many will disagree with above but this is just my thoughts and their track record to date , well make your own minds up.



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  • The fans forum went very well last night with Birch, britton and Cooper being very open and honest. If the American owners have left the running of our club to Birch then so far, he has been doing very well and I hope it will continue.

    My concerns are that with our transfer windows, we usually leave things until last minute and this does not do us any good. The better teams get their transfers done quickly therefore giving their new players time to bond and have a good pre-season training. 

    If we are selling any players we should try and get these done quickly too, even if it means accepting less than we want, we could then concentrate on completing our incoming transfers quicker to give us a better pre-season.

    It will be interesting to see if the usual pattern of taking ages to get any transfers done continues or if Birch being here will make a difference.


    Jackareme
  • Not being at the forum last night - I am wondering whether the comments around prioritising a centre back and two strikers makes the signing of the Spurs midfielder less likely?

    Ben Woodburn appears to be a player that has Swans written all over him - I would like to see this or similar deals done, and agree with @rob_h on timelines - as soon as possible!
    rob_h
  • edited July 12
    @Jackareme

    We have players in midfield that are coming through. The Spurs youngster may have injury issues so it could be better to concentrate more on the strikers and center back. 

    If it means a small amount of money to buy a striker who has a good goalscoring record, as long as we can do it soon and not take weeks over it this would help us.
    Jackareme
  • In recent windows we have left things til the last minute because other clubs have refused to meet our valuation for players they have tapped up and strung out negotiations accordingly. If Llorente or TL Siggurdsson had gone for less than we valued them, there would have been fury on here and other forums. Or take this window - would you rather Birch contacted Palace and said ‘we will give you Ayew for £1m if you just sign the contract this week’?

    As to the owners putting their hands in their pockets - would you, with the Trust about to vote on legal action that could result in you having to buy shares for £1m per 1% when they are worth a quarter of that - or even, in an extreme case, quit the club entirely? Not a chance. 
  • In recent windows we have left things til the last minute because other clubs have refused to meet our valuation for players they have tapped up and strung out negotiations accordingly. If Llorente or TL Siggurdsson had gone for less than we valued them, there would have been fury on here and other forums. Or take this window - would you rather Birch contacted Palace and said ‘we will give you Ayew for £1m if you just sign the contract this week’?


  • I thought TB said a CB and two forwards. I assumed one of them would be a winger and the other a goalscorer. Can anyone else remember what exactly was said?
  • I think it was mentioned a replacement for DJ and another attacking player.
  • as for what was said we needed, Steve Carroll tweeted from the fans forum that Birch said we needed left back, Dan James needs replacing. Emphasis on top end of the pitch. Wants exciting and athletic players.
  • I think we need to start from a position of assuming the worst happens what is our plan?
    Nordfeldt breaks a hand - no problem we have options
    Wayne snaps an ageing hammy - we can cope with Dyer, McKay, Asoro Garrick etc
    VdH breaks a bone - err lets hope our youngsters are more talented/mature than we think
    Ollie starts all night gaming - answers on a postcard please

    Gives a very clear idea on where our priorities lie (or at least should lie).
    rob_h
  • edited July 12
    @Pete

    Squad strengthening should be a priority, 2 more good strikers  would help.
  • I’d prefer a winger plus a goalscorer
    Jackareme
  • Kasey Palmer on loan from Chelski Reece Oxford on loan from west ham Both linked. Surprised Oxford hasn't broken into west hams team. Rate him highly
  • Hi there guys. Dutch Fortuna Sittard fan here. Registered on here to see if any of you got some information on your academy player Cian Harries? Asking as it seems that he's currently on trial at my club. Any information on strengths, weaknesses and potential are welcome.

    Cheers in advance and good luck for the season.
  • Hi @Sittard68 and welcome. There are others on this site who have seen more of Sian than me..but for what its worth - when he came to us he looked at the head of the queue in our academy to step up, but has since fallen behind and now really needs a change of scene to get back on a positive track.
    He has a lovely left foot and is technically quite good with using the ball and is competitive in the tackle and in the air without being dominant. 
    My questions are - he looks a little on paced against high class opposition and does not seem to read the game and react to danger as quickly as some. This, of course, might well improve with exposure to a higher grade of football.
    Will be interesting to see whether others (many better qualified) think the same. Good luck!
    Sittard68
  • Oops hat should have read Cian (not Sian) - he does not tackle like a girl...darnn predictive text!
  • Jackareme said:
    Hi @Sittard68 and welcome. There are others on this site who have seen more of Sian than me..but for what its worth - when he came to us he looked at the head of the queue in our academy to step up, but has since fallen behind and now really needs a change of scene to get back on a positive track.
    He has a lovely left foot and is technically quite good with using the ball and is competitive in the tackle and in the air without being dominant. 
    My questions are - he looks a little on paced against high class opposition and does not seem to read the game and react to danger as quickly as some. This, of course, might well improve with exposure to a higher grade of football.
    Will be interesting to see whether others (many better qualified) think the same. Good luck!

    Thanks for the reply. Noticed he's a left footer. Don't have many of them in our squad. Any idea if he can also play as a left back?

  • Sittard68 said:
    Hi there guys. Dutch Fortuna Sittard fan here. Registered on here to see if any of you got some information on your academy player Cian Harries? Asking as it seems that he's currently on trial at my club. Any information on strengths, weaknesses and potential are welcome.

    Cheers in advance and good luck for the season.
    I was a big fan of Cian during our u23s 17-18 season, when we finished 4th in the top development division over here. Good partnerships established with Joe Rodon and in the second half of the season a trio of u18s.

    Left-footed, good passer of the ball short and long. Reads the game well but can take time to settle in to a rhythm; will often look awkward during the first 10-15 minutes of a game and needs to be starting regularly. Struggled with us (and Wales u21s) last season when he was moving between senior and development training and not getting regular games. Sometimes he looks an elegant player, others he looks clumsy and agricultural. 

    Played left back a bit for Coventry in League One before he joined us, but physically he's not up to defending wide areas. Too slow and stiff. Connor Roberts called him an old man in an old man's body. Likes to put a heavy challenge or two in during a game, usually resulting in a booking, but he's clever with it so it's often to stop a dangerous situation before it develops.

    I like him and think he deserved more of a chance than he got here last season. Only made two starts in the league, both against Aston Villa in strange one-off systems. He wasn't awful in either but had to be sacrificed to fix the system (once to bring on Dan James, who should never have been dropped). Had an excellent second half against Crystal Palace in the cup a year ago.
    Sittard68
  • jasper_T said:
    Sittard68 said:
    Hi there guys. Dutch Fortuna Sittard fan here. Registered on here to see if any of you got some information on your academy player Cian Harries? Asking as it seems that he's currently on trial at my club. Any information on strengths, weaknesses and potential are welcome.

    Cheers in advance and good luck for the season.
    I was a big fan of Cian during our u23s 17-18 season, when we finished 4th in the top development division over here. Good partnerships established with Joe Rodon and in the second half of the season a trio of u18s.

    Left-footed, good passer of the ball short and long. Reads the game well but can take time to settle in to a rhythm; will often look awkward during the first 10-15 minutes of a game and needs to be starting regularly. Struggled with us (and Wales u21s) last season when he was moving between senior and development training and not getting regular games. Sometimes he looks an elegant player, others he looks clumsy and agricultural. 

    Played left back a bit for Coventry in League One before he joined us, but physically he's not up to defending wide areas. Too slow and stiff. Connor Roberts called him an old man in an old man's body. Likes to put a heavy challenge or two in during a game, usually resulting in a booking, but he's clever with it so it's often to stop a dangerous situation before it develops.

    I like him and think he deserved more of a chance than he got here last season. Only made two starts in the league, both against Aston Villa in strange one-off systems. He wasn't awful in either but had to be sacrificed to fix the system (once to bring on Dan James, who should never have been dropped). Had an excellent second half against Crystal Palace in the cup a year ago.
    Thanks, deal confirmed now.
  • Sittard68 said:
    jasper_T said:
    Sittard68 said:
    Hi there guys. Dutch Fortuna Sittard fan here. Registered on here to see if any of you got some information on your academy player Cian Harries? Asking as it seems that he's currently on trial at my club. Any information on strengths, weaknesses and potential are welcome.

    Cheers in advance and good luck for the season.
    I was a big fan of Cian during our u23s 17-18 season, when we finished 4th in the top development division over here. Good partnerships established with Joe Rodon and in the second half of the season a trio of u18s.

    Left-footed, good passer of the ball short and long. Reads the game well but can take time to settle in to a rhythm; will often look awkward during the first 10-15 minutes of a game and needs to be starting regularly. Struggled with us (and Wales u21s) last season when he was moving between senior and development training and not getting regular games. Sometimes he looks an elegant player, others he looks clumsy and agricultural. 

    Played left back a bit for Coventry in League One before he joined us, but physically he's not up to defending wide areas. Too slow and stiff. Connor Roberts called him an old man in an old man's body. Likes to put a heavy challenge or two in during a game, usually resulting in a booking, but he's clever with it so it's often to stop a dangerous situation before it develops.

    I like him and think he deserved more of a chance than he got here last season. Only made two starts in the league, both against Aston Villa in strange one-off systems. He wasn't awful in either but had to be sacrificed to fix the system (once to bring on Dan James, who should never have been dropped). Had an excellent second half against Crystal Palace in the cup a year ago.
    Thanks, deal confirmed now.
    Hope he plays well for you and you have a successful season!
    Sittard68
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