Is Hollins The Next Messiah?

Is John Hollins worthy of the elite mantle of one of Swansea’s finest managers? He has yet to reach the mantle of John Toshack and promote us to our deserved position in the 1st division, for a city the size of Swansea it is really what we deserve, for all the hardships we suffered in …

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Alan Cork

Now for the future

ANOTHER season over, and it’s one we all want to put behind us very quickly and get on with planning for a new campaign. But like everything in life there are lessons to be drawn from the past winter and we must take them on board to build a stronger squad of players. The club …

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Alan Cork

Making a night of it

ONE more match to go but I am already looking forward to next season. It could be the most exciting in the club’s history – on and off the field. When we kick off again on August 8 we will be stronger as a team and a lot fitter. There will also be new faces …

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Alan Cork

Give them their cards

WHEN the season is over and clubs and players sit down to assess the more contentious issues of the 1997-98 campaign, I hope referees and their masters do exactly the same. After all, we are in the same entertainment business, we want the same things, or at least we should, and we all strive to …

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Alan Cork

Well done Ritchie but don’t forget the others

WHEN you get asked immediately after a match about the performance of one particular player it’s difficult not to get drawn into looking at the wider picture. That is exactly how I felt in the tea-time discussion after our 3-0 win over Rochdale on Easter Monday. Everyone wanted to know what I thought about Richie …

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Alan Cork

Corky’s Chatter 8th April

I’VE BEEN clocking up the miles again this week with just one aim – to find the players who can put us in the promotion frame next season. With no midweek match, it has been ideal for both Alan Curtis and myself to hit the road in search for those players who could make a …

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Alan Cork

Corky’s Chatter 1st April

IT WAS a pretty sickening sight watching that Barnsley fan trying to attack the referee in the Liverpool match last weekend. We do not need that violent side giving our great game a bad name but I can honestly see it happening more and more next season. Why? Simply because FIFA are outlawing the tackle …

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Wrexham beat Swans on Penalties

Tuesday 24th March, 1998 – Wrexham 2 v 2 Swansea City (AET) – Wrexham win 5-4 on penalties – Quarter-Final FAW Trophy ROGER Freestone went from hero to villain in a split second last night as Swansea lost their grip on the richest prize in Welsh sport. The normally reliable goalkeeper defied Wrexham almost single-handed …

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