Can Swans Swim the English Channel?

swan-in-attack-mode-2I took a day off to clean up around the house and pack. Took a break to watch Swansea City poach three points off Arsenal. It wasn’t the most exciting ninety minutes of sport, but it was an effective display of bend-not-break defending. Always good to see a top-four club get their noses tweaked.

And the soap opera near the drop zone of the Premier League–what’s up with that? In American sport, bottom dwellers maneuver for a top draft pick from college ranks. In Britain, they open the drain to let the bottom three drop. Watching Newcastle unravel these past few weeks is sort of like watching a disaster in slow motion. I was wondering if they were going to be one of the sides to get relegated.

And what if a team gets relegated, but the next league down doesn’t want them? Far more interesting than watching the NFL-NCAA meat market.

Go Swans. 6th place has a nice ring to it.

Three months of off-season coming up. Time to catch up on soccer stateside.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Can Swans Swim the English Channel?

  1. David D. says:

    Great win. With Chelsea having won the Capital One Cup and Arsenal likely, isn’t 7th the magic spot for Europe?

  2. Todd says:

    7th place unless Villa take the FA Cup. But Spurs and Southampton are both reeling a bit, and 6th place will be a guarantee. Never in American sport would a 6th place finish be considered a plum.

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