Tag: Roberto Martinez

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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Swansea seasons: 2009/10

“I had to be kicked out as a player and it’ll be the same as manager.” The now infamous words of Roberto Martinez on the pitch at Gillingham when we won promotion in 2008…

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Swansea seasons: 2007/08

This was truly the start of the tika-taka football that we now see to this day. Roberto Martinez reshaped his squad during the summer with, Dorus De Vries, Angel Rangel, Ferrie Bodde, Paul Anderson and Jason Scotland all arrived and formed the basis of the new look side…

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Swansea seasons: 2006/07

Kenny Jackett made a new centre half his top priority in the summer of 2006 but his attempts to sign one were pretty disastrous. Roger Johnson was on his way here until Huw Jenkins went blabbing to the press which alerted Cardiff and he then signed for our arch rivals. That was bad enough but then Dean Leacock’s record transfer from Fulham fell through when he failed a medical…

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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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Swansea seasons: 2003/04

Win our first three league games, then lose a top of the table clash in the next game…

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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 20 Goals at the Liberty – No 19

In the fanzine this term we have been counting down the top 20 goals at the Liberty to mark a decade at our current home. Over the next few weeks we will countdown one per day accompanied with a video of the striker where possible. At number nineteen is a former skipper and manager of

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Opposition View – Everton

We welcome Everton to the Liberty this weekend and once again thanks to Calvin from Royal Blue Mersey for providing the answers in this weeks opposition view… As things stand you have eight points from five games which includes a win over Chelsea last weekend. You must be quite happy with the start you’ve made?

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10 obscure Everton facts

Here’s our regular feature about our upcoming opponents… Formed in 1878 they were founding members of the Football League a decade later and won the first of nine league titles in 1891. A year later they left their original home of Anfield following a dispute with the owner and moved to Goodison Park where they

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