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Swansea City - Back in the top flight

My FM2012 story as manager of Swansea City
Started on 19 March 2012 by welshwiz1972
Latest Reply on 20 April 2012 by Special1603
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With Swansea City only getting to the premier league through the play offs, hopes were not high and the aim is just to avoid relegation in the first season.

The first thing I wanted to address was the staff. I always find that the quality of backroom staff, wherever I go, is poor so time to get rid of the deadwood and replace.
#45901 welshwiz1972 : With Swansea City only getting to the premier league through the play offs, hopes were not high and the aim is just to avoid relegation in the first season.

The first thing I wanted to address was the staff. I always find that the quality of backroom staff, wherever I go, is poor so time to get rid of the deadwood and replace.

did you get the update on fm2012? i think then you can easily finish top half or in mid table with the likes of sigurrdson and mceachran joining on loan and the current players you have :). to start off with i got a budget of £7,000,000 as i felt i could reach a top half finish.
No i have started pre update so don't have sigurdson or mceachran
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10 yearsEdited

By welshwiz999 at 2012-03-19
I always like to have an intra-squad friendly so I get to see the full squad available to me. A good exercise on this occasion with the reserves winning 3-2 with 2 or 3 players putting their hands up for 1st team selection.
Next up were defeats at the hands of Dunfermline and ADO Den Haag with my assistant in charge. Time for me to step up and take control. Ostersunds FK held on for a 1-1 draw before we returned to Wales to face Port Talbot and Neath. Two good wins were followed by a disappointing defeat away at MK Dons. In the showpiece friendly, AC Milan were the visitors to The Liberty and we did not disgrace ourselves losing by the odd goal in 3. Ready for the big kick off!

By welshwiz999 at 2012-03-19

Swansea Transfers


With a budget of just under £6million I was never going to set the transfer world alight, but the majority of my targets wanted wages with which the board would not let me compete. Only four players joined with Kevin Bobson and Jamil Adam joining on a free. Hot prospect Jack Robinson joined on loan from Liverpool and Hakan Yakin made the move from Luzern for a fee of £425,000. The only exits from the Liberty were to be loan deals to give some of the youth some first team action.


By welshwiz999 at 2012-03-19

Premier League Transfers


Elsewhere in the Premier League there were big deals involving Manchester City and Arsenal.


By welshwiz999 at 2012-03-19
Good Luck for the season.


I see you getting a possible mid-table position
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10 yearsEdited

Premier League - 13/08/2011


Swansea opened their Premier League campaign at home to Wolves



Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Federico Bessone, Ashley Williams, Alan Tate (c), Angel Rangel; Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer; Hakan Yakin; Danny Graham.
SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Wayne Routledge, Leroy Lita, Mark Gower, Andrea Orlandi, Luke Moore.

WOLVES

TEAM: Wayne Hennessey; Stephen Ward, Christophe Berra, Roger Johnson, Ronald Zubar; Stephen Hunt, Jamie O'Hara, Karl Henry, Nenad Milijas, Michael Kightly; Kevin Doyle.
SUBS: Dorus De Vries, Richard Stearman, Kevin Foley, Matt Jarvis, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Jody Craddock, George Elokobi

Match Report & Information

Nice to start at home in front of a crowd of 20,520.

An own goal by Roger Johnson gave Swansea the lead in the 59th minute. Danny Graham extended the lead to 2-0 with under 10 minutes to go. Jamie O'Hara pulled one back for Wolves on 85 minutes before Sylvan Ebanks-Blake equalised on 89.

2-2 is how it was to finish. A win would have been good, and it was disappointing to throw it away in the dying minute.

9 Wolves (Karl Henry)
27 Wolves (Stephen Ward)
59 Swansea City (Roger Johnson og)
65 Swansea City (Federico Bessone)
80 Swansea City (Danny Graham)
85 Wolves (Jamie O'Hara)
89 Wolves (Sylvan Ebanks-Blake)
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Premier League - 21/08/2011




Team Line-Ups


FULHAM

TEAM: Simon Pouplin; Matthew Briggs, Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland,Chris Baird; John Arne Riise, Steve Sidwell, Danny Murphy, Bryan Ruiz; Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson.

SUBS: Peter Mollez, Marcello Trotta, Marcel Gecov, Philippe Senderos, Pajtim Kasami, Bjorn Helge Riise, Zdemek Grygera.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Federico Bessone, Ashley Williams, Alan Tate (c), Angel Rangel; Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer; Hakan Yakin; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Wayne Routledge, Leroy Lita, Mark Gower, Andrea Orlandi, Luke Moore.

Match Report & Information


Following the draw at home to Wolves it was time to hit the road and face Fulham at Craven Cottage. The tem had played well at home and no changes were made to the matchday 18.

Danny Murphy put Fulham ahead in the seventh minute with a great 20 yard goal. Leon Britton equalised just before half-time with a good turn and shot on the edge of the Fulham penalty area. Neither side could come up with a winner in the second half and Swansea picked up their second point of the season.

7 Fulham (Danny Murphy)
43 Swansea City (Leon Britton)
55 Swansea City (Alan Tate)
84 Swansea City (Federico Bessone)
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Carling Cup 2nd Round - 23/08/2011


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Team Line-Ups


SHEFFIELD UNITED

TEAM: Steve Simonsen; Lescinel Jean-Francois, Neill Collins, Harry Maguire, Matthew Lowton; Stephen Quinn, Lee Williamson, Nick Montgomery (c), Ryan Flynn; Richard Cresswell, Chris Porter.

SUBS: Mihkel Aksalu, Elliott Whitehouse, Matthew Harriott, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Elian Parrino, Michael Doyle, Kevin McDonald.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Gerhard Tremmel; Jack Robinson, Steven Caulker, Darnel Situ, Alan Tate(c); Wayne Routledge, Mark Gower, Jazz Richards, David Cotterill; Kemy Agustien; Luke Moore.

SUBS: Michel Vorm, Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair, Leroy Lita, Ashley Williams, Andrea Orlandi, Danny Graham.

Match Report & Information


With just 2 days having passed since the game at Fulham, and Newcastle next up in the league, a few changes were made to the starting line up to keep people fresh. Tremmel was to make his Swansea debut as were a number of other players.

Luke Moore opened the scoring on 37 before Mark Gower wade it 2 just after half-time. Chris Porter scored 2 for the home side before Luke Moore got his second. Neil Collins pulled another back to make it 3-3 before Mark Gower got his second and Swansea's fourth. Through to the next round.

37 Swansea City (Luke Moore)
42 Swansea City (Mark Gower)
47 Sheff Utd (Steve Simonsen)
48 Swansea City (Mark Gower)
50 Sheff Utd (Chris Porter)
58 Sheff Utd (Lescinel Jean-Francois)
70 Sheff Utd (Chris Porter)
72 Swansea City (Luke Moore)
74 Sheff Utd (Neil Collins)
79 Swansea City (Mark Gower)
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Premier League - 27/08/2011


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Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Federico Bessone, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel; Scott Sinclair, Mark Gower, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer; Hakan Yakin; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Wayne Routledge, Leroy Lita, Darnel Situ, Andrea Orlandi, Luke Moore.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

TEAM: Harper; Kadar, Coloccini, Tomkins, Diogo; Gosling, Cabaye; Lovenkrands, Inman, Guttierez; Ba.

SUBS: Krul, Ameobi, Simpson, Taylor, Best, Proudfoot, Gomaa.

Match Report & Information


A bore draw brings Swansea their third league point. An ill-tempered game that saw 5 players booked and an injury to Scott Sinclair. Although only a bruised rib, Sinclair was set to be out for 7 days. Fortunately due to the international window he will not miss a game.

45 Newcastle (Tomkins)
51 Newcastle (Kadar)
65 Swansea City (Bessone)
80 Swansea City (Yakin)
87 Swansea (Sinclair)
90 Newcastle (Diogo)
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10 yearsEdited

August Round-Up


Swansea City Results


By welshwiz999 at 2012-03-19

Premier League Table


By welshwiz999 at 2012-03-19

Player of The Month


1st Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
2nd Anthony Mounier (West Brom)
3rd Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham)

Young Player of The Month


1st Andile Jali (Blackburn)
2nd David De Gea (Man Utd)
3rd Rafael (Man Utd)

Manager of the Month


1st Sir Alex Ferguson (Man Utd)
2nd Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
3rd Tony Pulis (Stoke)
Not bad mate, but a lot of draws...maybe tinker around with formations and tactics to get the best our of your team
#46181 nakulp : Not bad mate, but a lot of draws...maybe tinker around with formations and tactics to get the best our of your team

Arsenal next so will be tough
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10 yearsEdited

Premier League - 10/09/2011


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Team Line-Ups


ARSENAL

TEAM: Szczesny; Andre Santos, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Sagna; Song; Van Persie, Arouca, Arteta, Gervinho; Chamakh.

SUBS: Almunia, Park, Walcott, Vrsalijko, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Federico Bessone, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel; Scott Sinclair, Mark Gower, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer; Hakan Yakin; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Wayne Routledge, Leroy Lita, Darnel Situ, Andrea Orlandi, Luke Moore.


Match Report & Information


Life in the premier league becomes a reality as Arsenal romp to a 4-1 win. Too many players have been caught out at this level and only Hakan Yakin and Nathan Dyer appeared comfortable.

17 Arsenal (van Persie)
30 Arsenal (Arteta)
40 Swansea City (Yakin)
45 Arsenal (Ashley Williams, og)
76 Arsenal (van Persie)
77 Swansea City (Vorm)
79 Arsenal (van Persie)

FINAL SCORE: Arsenal 4-1 Swansea City
ATTENDANCE: 60,361
MAN OF THE MATCH: Robin van Persie (Arsenal)

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