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Attended game last night with my son. We met a family of 3 on holiday in Cornwall wearing Swansea shirts.They said they were season ticket holders.
As to the game.
It ended 1-1 after we scored a late equaliser from a penalty.
The team fielded was very young with only Benda, Reid and Baker- Richardson familiar to me fron watching the u23's on stream last season.
Truro were much the more powerful team and it showed in the second half when we rarely looked like troubling their keeper.
Benda made some good saves in the second half to keep us in the gameas we tired and Truro won more and more of the ball in midfield.
Reid was poor, bulky but little else, and faded badly before being subbed off.Same for Baker- Richardson, poor control and very little distribution.Why we keep players like these is beyond me,they are never going to get anywhere near the first team in a month of Sundays.
Truro's goal at the end of the first half came from a classic cross from the right and a peach of a header past Benda.Their overlapping full back was much more the real deal ,and if I was a scout I would be recommending we take a close look at him.He was so much better than Reid for sure.
A young lad sitting near us said he thought our player, whoever he was, had struck the penalty very well; and I had to agree with him.It was just about our only chance to score in the second half.
For the record: it was a fine but increasingly chilly evening at Treyew Road in Truro. The official attendance was 159 of which 5 were Swans fans.That's all folks.
What if we were to win 3-0 or 4-1,5-2 etc, on Saturday against West Ham ? Surely not impossible ,even if unlikelyas it would be our biggest win this season in the league.
We might then end up 13 th on Sunday, as we would be above them on goal difference. The other teams in between us and them at present have fixtures this weekend which on current form they would be expected to lose, apart from Southampton who would need to draw or lose to Stoke.
We have to be realistic here.
6 points from safety now and the gap growing week by week.
We are not able to compete with the top teams any more.
Liverpool will have all the three points sown up on Monday well before half time.
Same when we play THE Arsenal.
I think HJ et al realise it is a waste of money to try to patch up a sinking ship in this January window.
Best to wait til the Summer, get the high earners off the books- Fab, Ki, Fernandez, Bony and plan for life in the Championship with Roberto here to get in some inexpensive gems from Spain.
My comments were based entirely on our season up until then. Having been a supporter for almost 60 years I am as delighted as anyone else that we are seeming to turn things around under Carlos.
It is amazing what a change of manager can do for a team and certain players in particular, long may it continue.
I now look forward to us achieving 40 points before April is out.
However, we must show the same grit and determination against the lesser lights of the Premier league.
The only condition should be that at least one parent is a season ticket holder; otherwise free and selected by drawing names from a hat.
When I used to go to watch Hereford United in the 70s they had a penalty shoot out at half time ,when two local clubs/schools were given the opportunity of shooting against their reserve keeper.
I always thought this was a good idea; encouraging youngsters, male or female, to become involved with the club and possibly to forge a lifelong link with supporting the club.