Author: Steven Carroll

Cooper deserves respect, but I’m not sorry he’s gone.

So the saga of the summer has finally reached it’s conclusion and Steve Cooper is no longer the manager of Swansea City. There had long been rumours of this happening since the Play-Off final defeat to Brentford at the end of May and yesterday’s news finally put an end to the speculation. The manager had

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A Challenging Window, But A Successful One

When the transfer window opened at the beginning of last month, the Swans didn’t look like a side that needed to do much business. A striker seemed to be the biggest priority, but other than that the squad looked to be in rude health. But this was a January like no other, very few clubs

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Ashley Williams – A Tribute To An All Time Great

When John Toshack broke Swansea City’s record transfer fee to sign Colin Irwin in 1981, no one could have foreseen that the fee of £350,000 would not be broken for over a quarter of a century. As the Swans dropped back down the leagues shortly after that, very little money was spent on transfers and

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Leeds – Ten Years On

We bring you a nostalgic piece about a classic Swansea City game. This was originally published in SoS fanzine for the tenth anniversary of the match in December 2017. Things were very different in this part of south Wales a decade ago. We were in League 1, the Swansea Way had only just been implemented

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The derby like no other.

Saturday will be the 27th league game the Swans have played behind closed doors since football resumed in June, after the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world earlier this year. Logging on to Swans TV has become the new norm rather than making the journey to the Liberty, as football has continued without its soul and

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Which striker could we target in January?

The Swans did some very good business during the off season if you discount the miserly fee we accepted for Joe Rodon. The majority of the squad has adequate cover and two players for each position, but we do appear to be a striker short of mounting a real promotion push. Andre Ayew has been

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Swansea seasons: 2004/05

Kenny Jackett was embarking on his first full season at the club and it was obvious where he needed to strengthen.

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Roberto Martinez. The Legacy.

He’s one of the most influential people in the history of Swansea City, he was a huge crowd favourite as a player, and as a manager presided over 28 month spell that will never be forgotten. Of course it could and arguably should have been far longer, and his departure for Wigan in 2009 was a bitter pill to swallow and has certainly tarnished his reputation in SA1. But what will the legacy of Roberto Martinez be at Swansea City? Let’s go back to the beginning…

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Top Twenty Away Days This Century. Number 16.

If you take one thing from this feature once it’s been concluded, it’s that if you’re debating a London away trip then always decide to go. This is the fourth game running from the capital and there’s no doubt whatsoever that after just five minutes of this match, the chances of it featuring in a top away days list appeared to be very slim…

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Swansea seasons: 2002/03

People moaning about being in the top six of the Premier League? Imagine what they would’ve been like the year we spent all season in the bottom six on what is now League 2!

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