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Swansea City Signs Striker Bafétimbi Gomis While Likely Losing Michu

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Swansea City has finalized the signing of striker Bafétimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Lyon. The 28-year-old passed his medical having agreed to a four-year deal with the South Wales club. Gomis was sought after by multiple Premier League clubs. The French International has 12 caps for his country but was not selected by manager Didier Deschamps for the World Cup.

Is it legal to kill a Swan?

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Given our home form we should and probably will beat Swansea. Does this make us "flat-track bullies" (where the hell did that ridiculous expression come from)? Who cares? Whether we lose to Stoke or Chelsea it is still 3 points lost, same goes for when we win.

We beat Swansea away thanks to goals from Ramsey and Gnabry.

Is it legal to kill a Swan?

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Given our home form we should and probably will beat Swansea. Does this make us "flat-track bullies" (where the hell did that ridiculous expression come from)? Who cares? Whether we lose to Stoke or Chelsea it is still 3 points lost, same goes for when we win.

We beat Swansea away thanks to goals from Ramsey and Gnabry.

Swansea City’s Great Managerial Gamble

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So, farewell then, Michael Laudrup. It would be easy to spin the story of his departure from the Liberty Stadium yesterday as being just another case of the insanity of the world of football management in the twenty-first century. True enough, the Swans are just two points from the relegation places in the Premier League, but the bottom half of the table is awfully congested at the moment and it is, of course, equally true to say that Swansea City will go into this weekend's Premier League matches in twelfth place in the table.

Liverpool vs Southampton EPL Projected Lineups include Moses and Lambert

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Liverpool return to Anfield this weekend after narrowly escaping with a draw against Swansea City in the Monday night match of week four. The Reds traded goals with the Swans in the opening few minutes thanks to former Red Jonjo Shelvey, and then again he could be the culprit and the savior for Swansea in the later stages.

Tottenham vs Swansea City Projected Starting 11’s include Soldado and Bony

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Tottenham needed a penalty goal from new summer arrival Roberto Soldado to secure a 0-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last Sunday. However, the low scoring match saw Spurs start to come back to life in the absence of multiple first team players.

Gareth Bale is expected to get his wish to leave the club and this weekend will see them in front of their home crowd for the first time this year as White Hart Lane welcomes Swansea City.

Jonathan de Guzman Agrees New Season Loan Deal At Swansea: Daily Soccer Report

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Jonathan de Guzman has agreed a new season-long loan at Swansea City. The talented Dutch midfielder is still registered as a Villarreal footballer, but the Spanish club agreed a new one year deal with the Swans to keep him in Wales until the end of the 2013-14 season.

De Guzman started off slowly at Swansea last season, but his performances improved greatly to such a point where he was one of the first names on the team sheet each week.

Swansea 1-1 Man Utd – Michu Strikes Again As Swans Stifle Red Devils (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Swansea City 1-1 Manchester United Premier League 23rd December

The £2million purchasing of Michu by Michael Laudrup must go down as one of the canniest signings of this season at least, with the attacking midfielder flourishing in a striking role for the Swans.

Liverpool Want £30M Rated Spaniard To Cover For Suarez

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Liverpool have joined the race to sign Swansea City star striker Michu, according to the Mirror. The report states Reds manager Brendan Rodgers will move for the 26-year-old if he fails to sign Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge.
Michu signed for the Swans in the summer from La Liga club Rayo Vallecano, and has since impressed hugely.

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West Ham lose Andy Carroll’s Swansea red card appeal

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DISGRACEFUL!!! Andy Carroll (@AndyTCarroll) February 4, 2014 West Ham striker Andy Carroll has failed in his bid to have his red card in last weekend's win against Swansea overturned. The England international branded the decision as "disgraceful" on his Twitter account. Carroll's flailing arm hit Swans defender Chico Flores, but most pundits agreed that [.

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 22: Open Thread

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We have two massive matches in the Premier League in store today. The first is going to be a real fight between Swansea, who desperately need a win to not get pulled into the relegation dogfight, and Tottenham, who need a win to climb into fifth place and remain in the fight for a top four place.

And then, of course, there's the Chelsea-Manchester United match afterwards.

Swansea tell Arsenal they’ll ‘fight tooth and nail’ to keep Michu and Ashley Williams

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Swansea have warned Arsenal that they will not let Michu and Ashley Williams leave without a fight. The Swans stars have been repeatedly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer and the Welsh club are clearly concerned that Arsene Wenger might be plotting a last-ditch bid to sign both players.

Video: Swansea 5-1 Petrolul Ploiesti

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Swansea pretty much secured their place in the group stage of the Europa League with a 5-1 win against Romania's Petrolul Ploiesti in last night's playoff first-leg. Wayne Routledge gave the Swans the lead a comfortable first-half lead with two goals either side of Michu's effort. Goalkeeper Peterson Pecanha turned the ball into his own [.

Video: Swansea’s ‘we thought your were dead’ chant to Man Utd’s Robin Van Persie

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Swansea fans delivered a chant of "we thought you were dead" to Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie during Saturday's match. The song was a reference to comments made by Sir Alex Ferguson last season. The former United boss claimed that Van Persie was lucky to be alive after Swans defender Ashley Williams kicked the [.

Arsenal weigh up £25m bid for Swansea forward Michu

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Arsenal are considering a £25m bid for Swansea star Michu as they seek alternatives to Luis Suarez. With Suarez now staying at Liverpool for the coming season, the Spanish forward has been tipped as a second-choice option for Arsene Wenger. Saturday's disappointing 1-3 home defeat to Aston Villa has given the Gunners' transfer activity a [.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Swansea fan on Cardiff’s promotion and admiring Chicharito

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In our penultimate fan preview, Chris Carra from Forza Swansea discusses all things Swansea. Follow @ForzaSwansea on Twitter.

Scott: How did you rate 2012-2013 for your club?

Chris: Last season couldn't have gone better! It's been hailed the best season in the club's history and rightly so, with the club recording their highest ever league finish and winning the league cup.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup warns Arsenal off Michu

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has warned Arsenal that Michu is not for sale at any price. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Spaniard as they struggle to secure the signing of Luis Suarez. But Laudrup has told them that the Swans don't need to sell their star striker and have no [...]

Arsenal ready to pay £8.5m for Swansea defender Ashley Williams

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Arsenal are preparing to resurrect their attempts to sign Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams. The Daily Mirror reports that the Gunners are back in for the Wales international after getting word that his £10m asking price is negotiable. The Swans would apparently let Williams leave for £8.5m if it meant him getting his shot with one [.

Who Are Ya? Wilfried Bony (Swansea City)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Wilfried Bony Age: 24 Position: Striker Signed from: Vitesse Arnhem Fee: £12m Did you know? Bony is nicknamed Daddy Cool, for obvious reasons. What's the deal? The Swans have smashed their club record transfer fee to boost their goalscoring options for next season.

Liverpool accept bid from Swansea for Jonjo Shelvey

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Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is on the verge of completing a £6 million move to Swansea. The Reds have accepted a bid from the Swans, and Shelvey will now travel to south Wales to discuss personal terms, the BBC reports. Shelvey had seemed set to flourish under Brendan Rodgers, at first playing a key role [.

Swansea’s official Twitter account makes unfortunate typo about Itay Shechter’s goal

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Itay Shechter gets his first goal for Swansea as his shit flys past Joel Robles and into the far corner. Good response from the visitors. Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) May 7, 2013 Swansea scored one of the messiest goals in Premier League history last night if their Twitter commentary of the victory over Swansea [.

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio claims he won’t watch Wigan vs Swansea, calls himself Pinocchio

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Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio said he would not be watching tonight's Premier League match between relegation rivals Wigan and Swansea but then admitted he was telling porkies. After his side's 1-1 draw with Stoke last night, Di Canio was asked in his interview with Sky Sports whether he would be settling down in [.

Liverpool join the hunt for Swansea’s Ashley Williams

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to continue his efforts to rebuild Swansea on Merseyside with a summer move for Swans captain Ashley Williams. The centre-back has been in imperious form this season, sparking a reported £9 million bid from Arsenal in January. That offer was turned down, and The Sun reports that a bid [.

Gareth Bale could make the difference against Swansea

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Spurs face a potentially tough trip to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea and are a top priced 2.38 with William Hill to get back to winning ways.

After being in superb form they have lost there last three matches in all competitions, but if the stats are anything to go by then they have every chance of coming away with all three points.

Top five Capital One Cup Final conclusions: Bradford City 0-5 Swansea City

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1. This was distinctly the Capital Swan Cup Final. The ginormous Wembley pitch and Swansea's passing game did for Bradford. 2. In the battle of the birds, the Swans were unsurprisingly more powerful than the Bantams. Perhaps Bradford will consider becoming the Ostriches ahead of any future Wembley exploits.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup to frighten his side with Bradford giant-killing DVD

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Michael Laudrup is hoping to scare his Swansea players into action for Sunday's Capital One Cup final by showing them a DVD of opponents Bradford's giant-killing exploits to date. The Swans boss wants to guard against complacency from his Premier League stars when they face the League Two Bantams at Wembley, and he thinks a [.

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea – Reds Batter Weakened Swans At Anfield (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 5-0 Swansea City Premier League 17th February 2013

Liverpool brought to an end their five-game winless run with a thumping 5-0 thrashing of Swansea on Sunday afternoon.

Penalty goals from Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge book-ended a stroll in the park for the home side, with new-signing Philippe Coutinho getting on the scoresheet at the start of the second period and goals from Jose Enrique and Luis Suarez completing the mauling.

GIF It: Branislav Ivanovic’s double balls-up (Chelsea 0-2 Swansea)

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Things are really hotting up in the Crappyteam Won Cup, the competition no self-respecting team wants to win. After Premier League side Aston Villa attempted to give League Two Bradford a bye to to the final in their semi-final first-leg on Tuesday night, last night it was the turn of European champions Chelsea to give [.

Swansea: A tough test for Spurs?

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Spurs face a tough home game against Swansea and are a best priced 1.67 with William Hill to emerge victorious.

The visitors have been a revelation this season and come into the game in 8th place just three points behind the Lilywhites.

The Welsh side have also won three of their last five Premier League games in London, including last time out at Arsenal, so clearly should not be underestimated

However the stats are good as far as Spurs are concerned, as they have won 12 and lost none of their 14 league meetings at home against the Swans.

Capital One Cup: Swansea 1-0 Middlesbrough – Swans Need Late O.G. To Edge ‘Boro At The Liberty (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Swansea City 1-0 Middlesbrough Capital One Cup 12th December 2012

Michael Laudrup's Swansea faced promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night, in what proved to be a very tight encounter.

Tony Mowbray's side were well disciplined and for most of the game, coped well with the Swans passing game.

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Bid £12 Million for Zaha, Laudrup Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Chances, Gervinho Set to Start Against Swansea, Gazidis’ New UEFA Jobs and More

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Laudrup Dismisses Arsenal's Title Chances

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has discarded Arsenal's title chances and believes that only the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea are fighting for the Premiership trophy.

Capital One Cup: Liverpool 1-3 Swansea – Rodgers’ Past Comes Back To Haunt Him At Anfield (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 13- Swansea City Capital One Cup 31st October 2012

Brendan Rodgers could only look on in disappointment as his former side knocked holders Liverpool out of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night at Anfield.

It's fair to say that, on the night, the better side won with the Swans producing some fabulous football.

Swansea 2-1 Wigan – Spanish Swans Sink Latics At The Liberty (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Swansea City 2-1 Wigan Athletic Premier League 20th October 2012

Swansea secured their first win in six games at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, courtesy of strikes from Spaniards Pablo Hernandez on 65 minutes, and then Michu, just two minutes later.

Stoke 2-0 Swansea – Crouch Shoots Down Swans As Potters Finally Get A Win (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 2-0 Swansea City Premier League 29th September 2012

Peter Crouch was the goal-hero for Stoke on Saturday, with the gangly former England man netting a first-half brace to inflict a third straight defeat on Swansea.

Michael Laudrup's side started the season well but seem to have lost their mojo, with their backline looking particularly shaky.

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Video: Man Utd boss David Moyes praises Wayne Rooney’s performance

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says Wayne Rooney showed that he's a good player with some of his actions during yesterday's victory over Swansea. The wantaway striker came off the bench to play a part in two of United's goals in a 1-4 win over the Swans. Despite Rooney not always looking like he was [.

West Brom sweep aside Everton for their best start, 2-0

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The clash of two unbeaten teams playing attractive, attacking soccer and it was the Baggies walking away with the full three points. Deservedly so. They were the dominant team bossing Everton in the midfield because of the excellent Youssuf Mulumbu. And a constant threat down the flanks through Peter Odemwingie and Liam Ridgewell.

Champions League

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The race to qualify for next season's Champions League kicks into top gear in England, with both Chelsea and Arsenal in action today against quality opponents.

Chelsea will welcome Swansea City to Stamford Bridge, where The Swans will attempt to secure their first league win since early March.

Mertesacker: Arsenal’s defending improved after video analysis

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Per Mertesacker admitted that Arsenal's two important clean sheets came after their manager Arsene Wenger had them watch video playback of the loss to Spurs last weekend.

The Gunners completed consecutive 2-0 away wins over Swansea City and Bayern Munich this week, the latter being Bayern's first home loss this season.

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Laudrup Expects Much Improved Liverpool Side

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Manager Michael Laudrup expects his Swansea side to face a much-improved Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
The Swans enjoyed a 3-1 success over the Reds when they met on Merseyside in the Capital One Cup in October, putting one over on former manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Welsh club also claimed a point in the league meeting at the Liberty Stadium, and sit above Rodgers' team in the table after the Reds lost to West Brom on Monday.

Allen Loving Anfield Life

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Joe Allen claims to be 'loving every second' of his time at Liverpool, with the Anfield new boy living the dream after securing a summer switch to the Reds.
Brendan Rodgers raided his former employers Swansea during the summer transfer window for Wales international Allen, with a £15million deal taking him to Merseyside.