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  • A good example of how to handle a player with a poor injury record is Lee Bowyer's handling of Jonny Williams at Charlton. Until his recent knee injury Williams has featured in most games for Charlton, but he's mainly only played 60 minutes or so, o…
    in Rodon Comment by Wyn October 28
  • I feel very ambivalent about the performance. Team selection and shape was much improved, with Byers alongside Grimes, and Celina behind Ayew. I would have had Naughton instead of Bidwell on the left, with Roberts coming in on the right - but to be …
  • To be honest the recent run of poor form doesn't come as too much of a surprise. When we were top of the league we were near the bottom of the expected goals league. It's easy to dismiss these stats when they are so much out of step with the actual …
  • This does strike me as binary thinking. If having a Plan B is such a bad thing God knows what you made of Potter last season, who had plans A, B, C, D and E. What underpinned all his tactical setups was a commitment to building from the back through…
  • One thing's for sure their defence can't possibly play any worse against us than they did second half against Preston:  
    in Oh Dear! Comment by Wyn October 8
  • Mark_Jack_London said: I agree with Jackarme, it wasn't all about the legs. has much to do with the mental tiredness as anything else, which also affects passing, and decision making. Let's not forget Stoke had a way more experienced side on…
  • Jackareme said: The formation didn't hold us back when we were top of the league- we also don't look too dusty defensively at tough places like Leeds Bristol etc.  No need to change the plan - just execute it better. I firmly believe that the…
  • Something that hasn't been commented on to my knowledge is just how poor we were for both goals.  With the first goal Baston should be disappointed how he allowed Edwards to nip in ahead of him - but the biggest error of all was Grimes' failure to …
  • Fatigue may have been a factor, and I agree that some rotation would have been wise, but I don't think that's the main explanatory factor in our defeat. We had the majority of possession (54 to 46%), more shots (22 to 18 - albeit fewer on target 6 t…
  • Grimes isn't perfect as a defensive mid by any means, and his failed attempts to steal the ball in the Reading and Stoke games led directly to the equalisers in both games. But a diamond formation needn't be a rigid 4-1-2-1-2 in all phases of play. …
  • I don't think I could disagree more. For a start Grimes is energetic, and our best tackler, the exact opposite of what you claim. Statistically Grimes is very strong in passing and strong in holding onto the ball, tackling (style of play: "likes to …
  • MarkG said: Wyn, surely we were woeful before and after Byers came on. We kept giving the the ball away and didn't have a clue how to play it out from the back. Hopeless. Stoke passed us off the field.  54% possession and seven corners to …
  • A bit of an over-reaction here, especially given that we dominated proceedings once Byers came on. The winner when it came was against the run of play, and given how we finished the game I don't think fatigue was as much of an issue as some make it …
  • Vastly improved performance on the display against Reading. We should really have gone to win it in the end. Impressed with Rushesha, makes some poor decisions reflecting his age, but also shows a lot of composure on the ball. Class finish from Cull…
  • The one big development I've seen in our game from last season is our pressing of the ball out of possession. We rarely attempted the high press under Potter, and the likes of Celina seemed to be almost exempt from defensive responsibility. This sea…
  • I think Jackareme's assessment is spot on. Bidwell's been great offensively and solid defensively out of possession. It's in possession in deep areas he's lacked composure, and his stats don't lie. Hopefully he'll settle into the Swansea Way of play…
  • I don't know about last night specifically but over the season it's 77.7% -  which is Ok for an attacking mid/winger. I watched the first half just now and in the first 10 minutes Bidwell hoofed the ball down the line 3 times. Roberts, in contrast, …
  • Nice to see a nuanced discussion, rather than the usual binary borefest.  I have to admit to being mildly concerned about the way we're playing. We shouldn't attach too much significance to the results - after all Norwich and Sheffield United were …
  • Disappointed, but not surprised given his injury record and that his best position is as a number 10, where we've got plenty of options. If he stays injury free (a big if admittedly) we'll regret not seizing the opportunity when it arose.
  • Pace isn't the be all and end all, as Rangel has proven over the years. What does matter with respect to the Swansea Way is the ability to pass fluently and accurately, with a high percentage of one-touch passes relative to the norm. In the recent H…
    in First Signing Comment by Wyn July 5
  • Even though some very good arguments have been put forwards why the Bidwell signing is a good one I remain a tad disappointed. If you had to identify a player based on the credentials listed (lots of Championship experience, great engine but no grea…
    in First Signing Comment by Wyn July 5
  • I wouldn't mind if he stayed, but it's his work off the ball, as Mark has pointed out that leaves a lot to be desired. If we can make a profit then I'd be willing to see him leave - especially if leads to us signing Jonny Williams. There's a gamble …
    in McKay Comment by Wyn July 4
  • Imagine if Leon hadn't converted from a decent but not outstanding winger to a defensive mid? Stuart Webber talks at length about assessing a player's capabilities from first principles and shifting them to an unfamiliar role if their skillset sug…
  • A pass completion of 67.1% is very unimpressive, but to give context Rangel's is only 73.5% - so I guess these figures says more about QPRs playing style than Bidwell's capability. Connor Roberts had a pass completion of 85.2% - and Bidwell's pass…
    in First Signing Comment by Wyn July 2
  • Not a bad signing on the face of it, and should help us out with our set piece deficiencies. If there is a concern it's that whoscored.com flag up one of his weaknesses as "passing". Surely, this passing has to be a strength - or at the very least n…
    in First Signing Comment by Wyn July 2
  • Even if Borja is on £50,000 a week (which is the top end of what's been argued about) you're still only talking about £2.5 million for the remaining year on his contract. Yes, it might be desirable to move him on, especially if isn't the sort of pla…
  • No Baston nor Joe from what I could see - not that it has any great significance at this stage, just an observation...
  • When Kees de Boer signed for us his highlights reel was very impressive, showing tremendous technique and composure on the ball. So, I'm a bit surprised that he hasn't made more of an impression. I haven't seen enough of him to form a clear impressi…
    in Loan players Comment by Wyn June 29
  • It's worth remembering that Leon is a converted winger and I very much doubt that many saw a future defensive mid in Leon in his early days with the Swans. A Leon clone would need to have excellent technical ability, a deft touch for those quick per…
    in Loan players Comment by Wyn June 29
  • I'm very much in agreement Jackareme with regards to your views on McBurnie, Grimes and Rodon. Another reason for not selling McBurnie is because he comes across as a strong positive personality, who I get the feeling is an important figure in the d…