The Linesman takes the international break to look back at how August went for the Premier
1. ChelseaÂ 9 pts
Di Matteo endured a magical 11/12 season and led Chelsea to the top of the table by nailing 3
out of 3, mostly thanks to new signing Eden Hazard, which the talented attacking midfielder had one
goal and six assists and was the star in August.
Last night, the Los Angeles Galaxy continued their climb up the Western Conference standings
with a win over Vancouver. And as they push to qualify for the playoffs, they could be ready to add
yet another veteran to the fold.
Match just over at Liberty Stadium English Premier League Home Team Swansea Goals & Scorers 66â€²:
Michu;45â€²: Wayne Routledge; Keeper Michel Vorm Midfield Wayne Routledge; Michu; Nathan Dyer; Leon
Britton; Jonathan De Guzman; Forwards Daniel Graham; Defense Chico; Neil Taylor; Angel Rangel;
Ashley Williams; Subs 78â€²: [.
Playing at Liberty Stadium English Premier League Home Team Swansea Keeper Michel Vorm Midfield
Leon Britton; Jonathan De Guzman; Wayne Routledge; Michu; Nathan Dyer; Forwards Daniel Graham;
Defense Angel Rangel; Ashley Williams; Chico; Neil Taylor; Subs Away Team Sunderland Keeper Simon
Mignolet Midfield [.
Match just over at Liberty Stadium English Premier League Home Team Swansea Goals & Scorers 64â€²:
Daniel Graham;29â€²: Michu;20â€²: Angel Rangel; Keeper Michel Vorm Midfield Jonathan De Guzman;
Michu; Leon Britton; Forwards Nathan Dyer; Daniel Graham; Wayne Routledge; Defense Neil Taylor;
Angel Rangel; Ashley Williams; Chico; Subs [.
Playing at Liberty Stadium English Premier League Home Team Swansea Keeper Michel Vorm Midfield
Michu; Scott Sinclair; Leon Britton; Jonathan De Guzman; Nathan Dyer; Forwards Daniel Graham;
Defense Chico; Neil Taylor; Angel Rangel; Ashley Williams; Subs Away Team West Ham Keeper Jussi
Michael Laudrup has made it clear that he would not welcome interest in any of Swansea's best
players and he is determined to keep Joe Allen.
Midfielder Allen has been linked with a move to Liverpool even though Brendan Rodgers has agreed
not to raid his former club.
And Laudrup has now cooled speculation suggesting the Wales international could be on his way out
the Liberty Stadium exit door, insisting that he remains very much a key figure in the club's plans
for the future.
Swansea visit Anfield in the last match before the break, looking to earn points away from home
for just the second time this season. They find themselves in tenth on the strength of three home
wins and two draws, but their only point on the road came via a 2-2 draw at Wolves. Liverpool will
hoping to change things up as well after two consecutive 1-1 draws at Anfield prior to their win at
the Hawthorns last weekend.
So, Swansea City now have their first win under their belt, scoring their first goals and
securing their first â€˜sell out' of the season as the stadium finally hit the 20,000 mark.
It's been a long time coming but the Swans can now breathe a huge sigh of relief, with the vital
three points propelling Brendan Rogers's side into fourteenth and after a superb performance on
Saturday, Swansea fans will be wondering whether pundits may have been too quick to right off the
team as relegation fodder only a few weeks into the new season.
In the 2012 Olympics GB manager Stuart Pearce a former left-back came to the conclusion that Ryan Bertrand, Neil Taylor and Danny Rose were all too good to leave out of his team. That they are all left-backs didn't trouble Stuart: he would fit them in regardless.
Great Britain Coach: Stuart Pearce # Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club 1 GK Jack
Butland 10 March 1993 (aged 19) 1 0 Birmingham City 2 DF Neil Taylor 7 February 1989 (aged 23) 1 0
Swansea City 3 DF Ryan Bertrand 5 August 1989 (aged 22) 1 0 Chelsea 4 DF [...]
Liverpool's Joe Allen will miss Wales' World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia. Midfielder Allen was injured playing for his club against Notts County in the 4-2 win at Anfield on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup. Allen joins Swansea City's Neil Taylor on the sidelines. They will be replaced in Chris Coleman's squad by David Vaughan of Sunderland and Ashley Richards of Swansea City.
Aaron Ramsey has been an active ambassador of Team GB's upcoming Olympics campaign but ahead of
the team's July 26 kick-off, the Arsenal midfielder has identified Manchester United's Ryan Giggs
as one of the keys to success this summer.
Ramsey is one of five Welshmen in Stuart Pearce's 18-man squad squad, with Swansea City duo Neil
Taylor and Joe Allen, Liverpool's Craig Bellamy, and Giggs being the other four.
Ben ArfaÂ certainlyÂ seems to be enjoying theÂ camaraderie Â in theÂ NewcastleÂ dressingÂ roomÂ
theseÂ days. Ben Arfa takes on Neil Taylor on Friday The French International, whoÂ turnedÂ 25 last
month, is back into top form, and we expectÂ heÂ has a good chance to be in the FrenchÂ squadÂ for
the upcoming EuropeanÂ ChampionshipsÂ this summer, along with his team-mateÂ YohanÂ Cabaye.
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Liberty Stadium, Swansea- 11 March, 2012- 14.
Swansea may have only been promoted to the Premiership this summer but with half the season gone
they are comfortably in mid-table and are set to host Arsenal next weekend Their success this
season is mostly due to the excellent form at home in the Liberty Stadium, where they have lost
just once in their [.
Good morning from the windiest place on earth (besides an old folks on home on semolina
A few bits and pieces going on this morning as we head into a kind of natural lull considering
we don't play again until Monday. A report in the Telegraph this morning says that Arsenal have had
informal meetings with Theo Walcott over his future.
Aaron Ramsey is the man for Arsenal according to his fellow countryman Neil Taylor. Ramsey may not
have started off to well for Arsenal this year, but lets be honest who has, but on Tuesday he was
superb for Wales and did not deserve to be on the losing side. The pair will be in [...]
So the Olympic Games are nearly here already, and so here at the Footy Blog we've decided to
preview the possible starting line up for Team GB and talk about our chances of winning the
tournament in London.
Much has been said already of the decision to leave David Beckham out of the team, with manager
Stuart Pearce stating that it was done purely for footballing reasons.
Stuart Pearce has just announced his Beckham-less Team GB Olympic football squad, and it looks a
little something like this (in alphabetical order):
Joe Allen (Swansea)
Craig Bellamy (Liverpool)
Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea)
Jack Butland (Birmingham)
Steven Caulker (Tottenham)
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United)
Jack Cork (Southampton)
Craig Dawson (West Bromwich)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Aaron Ramsay (Arsenal)
Micah Richards (Manchester City)
Danny Rose (Tottenham)
Scott Sinclair (Swansea)
Marvin Sordell (Bolton)
Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)
Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)
Neil Taylor (Swansea)
James Tomkins (West Ham)
Swansea City v Newcastle United full match video, highlights and post match interviews. Teams,
stats etc Swansea City (4-3-3): Michel Vorm; Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams (C), Steven Caulker,
Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Joe Allen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Nathan Dyer (Scott Sinclair 66), Luke Moore
(Danny Graham 65), Wayne Routledge.
This game will go ahead despite the tragic news that Wales manager, Gary Speed, has apparently
taken his own life.Â Naturally, with the game being in Wales and a number of internationals
involved, the game will inevitably be effected in some way. Such sad news.
Alex McLeish has promised a better performance than we were treated to at White Hart Lane and,
in all honesty, it would be difficult to be much worse.
Last weekend was a superb one for Swansea City fans as the club finally secured their first win
in the Premiership, scoring their first goals and securing their first â€˜sell out' of the season
as the crowd finally hit the 20,000 mark.
It's been an anxious time for all at the Liberty Stadium but fans can now breathe a huge sigh of
relief with the vital three points propelling Brendan Rogers's side into fourteenth position and,
after an impressive win on Saturday, pundits may be re-evaluating their views of Swansea as one of
the â€˜whipping boys' of the league.
Spurs are considering a bid for Swansea left-back Ben Davies, according to media reports. The 20-year-old Wales international has been consistently excellent since breaking into the Swans first-team during Neil Taylor's long-term injury layoff. Taylor was linked with moves to some of the Premier League big boys before picking up his injury, but Davies is [.
Having already ran rings round them during the match, Brazil star Neymar soon discovered that Team
GB weren't even capable of getting undressed as well as him. The young talent's shirt was quickly
snapped up by Swansea left-back Neil Taylor at the final whistle. But there then followed an
awkward wait while Taylor Neymar's [.
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