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FA Cup 2019

Enjoying the FA Cup weekend in England and Wales. While the concept of professional sports without playoffs is alien to US fans, the Cup competitions and champions leagues more than make up for it.  Swansea, the team I follow, won. … Continue reading

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Newest Swan

The current longest serving Premier League manager speaking of his newest counterpart: He’s not a beginner, he has traveled a lot and has accumulated experience in the United States. He has been in Egypt, France (recently) and is now in … Continue reading

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English Football Thoughts

With Leicester’s win today, I added the last nine contests of last season for a 38-match total of 24 wins and 82 points. That seems to be something of a consistency that suggests the other contenders this season have a … Continue reading

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Swansea Start FA Cup Run

Swans go to Oxford this weekend. The match is actually on tv at 4am local time. A perfect spot to catch my team before I head to church for 8am Mass. Except for the hideous early morning hour. From a … Continue reading

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Premier League Midpoint

Swansea seems to have found the shutoff valve for opposing goals these past three matches. The team’s number one problem is how to score. I trace that problem back to this time last year when they sold their striker Wilfried … Continue reading

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Swansea Sinks Further

It was an interesting weekend of English football. The punchless Swans have dropped into the relegation zone. Management blamed pink-slipped Garry Monk, but I trace the problem back to January when they sold off their star striker for cash. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Swans A-Swimming

I haven’t posted on English football and Swansea, not because of a lack of interest. Or really, that the team has been floundering. If someone had told me in July that the Swans would be just one run below Chelsea … Continue reading

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Weekend Football

I think David is the only one who follows these posts on football. I’ve been struggling with the Swans for a whole month. Manager Garry Monk was pleased with the effort in yesterday’s 2-2 result, but I think two of … Continue reading

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This Side of the Atlantic … I Wish

Friend and frequent commentator David sent me this image earlier this week. After getting the first goal of this week’s round of the Capital One Cup … and winning easily … they get the young miss’s favorite at home. In … Continue reading

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Hands Off Swans

I see the manager of my favorite football club has told the big Premier League clubs to take a hike if they are coveting any of his players. Of course they are drooling over a few Swans–they are liable to … Continue reading

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Swans in Germany

Swans began their preseason practice games in Germany with a 1-1 result. It was interesting to see Premier League football for the first time in … well, just under two months. I guess that’s not a long time. The EPL … Continue reading

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Swans Strong and Stable

Some heartening news bits out of South Wales the past few days. An expectation that Swansea City will be at their all-time strongest heading into the new season next month. I dreamed the other night I was working hard at … Continue reading

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Swans Top Arsenal, Man City

Friend and frequent football commentator David sent me this link. Swans fans take note: It is probably with some surprise that viewing figures in the USA showed the Swans as the 4th most watched Premier League team out there ahead … Continue reading

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Newest Swans Acquisition

I see my favorite European football team has picked up a great player from Ghana. My Ghanaian staff colleague told me he comes from a big footballing family. Don’t recall his exploits specifically in the World Cup the past two … Continue reading

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British Football

This is probably my last football post for a few months. Somebody sent me a facebook notice about Manchester United playing in Chicago in July. I wonder how the build-up for the big match is going in England’s royal family. … Continue reading

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