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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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10 yearsEdited

Premier League - 21/01/2012




Team Line-Ups


NEWCASTLE UNITED

TEAM: Harper; Santon, Tomkins, Coloccini, Simpson; Marveaux, Gosling, Cabaye, Obertan; Best, Ba.

SUBS: Krul, Smith, Gutierrez, Krohn-Dehli, Diogo, Guthrie, Ben Arfa.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Alan Tate; Nathan Dyer, Dean Parrett, Ferrie Bodde, Wayne Routledge; Andrea Orlandi; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Joe Allen, Darnel Situ, Stephen Dobbie, Hakan Yakin, Leroy Lita.

Match Report & Information


A spirited defeat at St James' Park. Had Swansea been able to keep 11 players on the pitch then things may have been different but a sending off for Morel odriguez made a difficult task impossible.

13 Swansea City (Morel Rodriguez}
22 Swansea City (Graham)
48 Swansea City (Morel Rodriguez}
50 Newcastle United (Ba)
75 Swansea City (Graham, pen)
80 Newcastle United (Ba)
89 Newcastle United (Santon)

FINAL SCORE: Newcastle United 3-2 Swansea City
ATTENDANCE: 39,794
MAN OF THE MATCH: Demba Ba (Newcastle United)
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Carling Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg - 25/01/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Vorm; Taylor, Caulker, Williams, Tate; Orlandi, Allen, Britton, Dyer; Yakin; Graham.

SUBS: Tremmel, Rangel, Richards, Bobson, Monk, Routledge, Cotterill.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

TEAM: Foster; Shorey, Olsson, Tamas, Jara; Mounier, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt; Dorrans; Cox.

SUBS: Lewis, Reid, Morrison, Long, Klein, Pereira, Gera.

Match Report & Information


Another capacity crowd at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea were 5-4 up from the first leg and extended that to 6-4 after only 11 minutes. West Brom pulled it back to 6-5 before Graham extended the lead to 7-5, then 8-5. An own goal by Foster, his second of the tie made it 9-5 before half-time. Again Hodgson must have thrown a few tea cups about in the dressing room as West Brom pulled it back to 9-7 with 20 minutes to go. Swansea held on for the win which saw them reach the League Cuo Final for the first time in their history. I am very proud and after having to put up with constant cardiff City comments 'we are the only welsh team to win the fa cup', perhaps we will be able to say the same about the Carling Cup.

11 Swansea City (Graham)
20 West Bromwich Albion (Scharner)
23 Swansea City (Graham)
34 Swansea City (Graham)
44 Swansea City (Foster, og)
64 West Bromwich Albion (Long)
70 West Bromwich Albion (Cox)
72 West Bromwich Albion (Scharner)
73 West Bromwich Albion (Reid)
87 West Bromwich Albion (Tamas)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 4-3 West Bromwich Albion (Swansea win 9-7 on aggregate)
ATTENDANCE: 20,520
MAN OF THE MATCH: Danny Graham (Swansea City)

FA Cup with Budweiser 4th Round - 28/01/2012


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Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Darnel Situ, Garry Monk, Daniel Alfei; Stephen Dobbie, Dean Parrett, Ferrie Bodde, Wayne Routledge; Mark Gower; Leroy Lita.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Alan Tate, Leon Britton, Luke Moore, Ashley Williams, Hakan Yakin, Danny Graham.

READING

TEAM: Federici; Harte, Gorkss, Khumalo, Pearce; Robson-Kanu, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff; Hunt, Beciraj.

SUBS: Andersen, Morrison, Mills, Mensing, Church, Cummings, Gunnarsson.

Match Report & Information


With fixture congestion becoming a reality due to League Cup success, Swansea made a number of changes for the visit of Reading and paid the price. Leroy Lita got has first start as did young Daniel Alfei who had just returned from a loan spell at Exeter City. Swansea paid the price and lost heavily at home.

3 Reading (Beciraj)
50 Swansea City (Routledge)
52 Reading (Hunt)
57 Reading (Hunt)
60 Swansea City (Alfei)
61 Reading (Hunt)
80 Swansea City (Lita)
83 Reading (Hunt)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 2-5 Reading
ATTENDANCE: 16,410
MAN OF THE MATCH: Noel Hunt (Reading)
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January Round-Up


Swansea City Results

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Premier League Table

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Player of The Month


1st Danny Graham (Swansea City)
2nd Connor Wickham (Sunderland)
3rd Nani (Manchester United)

Young Player of The Month


1st Connor Wickham (Sunderland)
2nd Jack Rodwell (Everton)
3rd James McCarthy (Wigan Athletic)

Manager of the Month


1st Andre Villas-Boas (Chelsea)
2nd Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
3rd Robert Mancini (Manchester City)
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Premier League - 01/02/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Vorm; Taylor, Caulker, Williams, Rangel; Orlandi, Allen, Britton, Dyer; Yakin; Graham.

SUBS: Tremmel, Morel Rodriguez, Bodde, Lita, Tate, Routledge, Moore.

ARSENAL

TEAM: Szczesny; Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Ansaldi; Arouca; Arshavin, Ramsey, Arteta, Walcott; van Persie.

SUBS: Almunia, Freeman, Murphy, Santos, Gibbs, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Benayoun.

Match Report & Information


Another capacity crowd at the Liberty Stadium for the visit of Arsenal. The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead inside 7 minutes. Goals from Graham and Orlandi made it 2-2 at half-time but Walcott finished the scoring midway through the second half to give Arsenal a 3-2 win.

2 Arsenal (Walcott)
7 Arsenal (van Persie)
23 Arsenal (van Persie)
25 Arsenal (Koscielny)
30 Swansea City (Graham)
34 Swansea City (Orlandi)
38 Swansea City (Caulker)
58 Arsenal (Gibbs)
62 Arsenal (Arteta)
68 Arsenal (Walcott)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 2-3 Arsenal
ATTENDANCE: 20,520
MAN OF THE MATCH: Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

Premier League - 05/02/2012




Team Line-Ups


WIGAN ATHLETIC

TEAM: Al-Habsi; Figueroa, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Boyce; Diame; Sako, Whelan, McCarthy, Santana; di Santo.

SUBS: Pollitt, Stam, Thomas, Sammon, van Aanholt, Jones, McArthur.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel; Andrea Orlandi, Dean Parrett, Ferrie Bodde, Nathan Dyer; Hakan Yakin; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Leroy Lita, Alan Tate, Wayne Routledge, Luke Moore.

Match Report & Information


A disappointing 1-1 draw.

44 Swansea City (Morel Rodriguez)
57 Wigan Athletic (Alcaraz)
65 Swansea City (Caulker)

FINAL SCORE: Wigan Athletic 1-1 Swansea City
ATTENDANCE: 13,946
MAN OF THE MATCH: Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan Athletic)
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Premier League - 11/02/2012




Team Line-Ups


MANCHESTER CITY

TEAM: Pantilimon; Glichy, Kompany, Jagielka, Zabaleta; de Jong, Nasri; Ganso, Silva, Aguero; Dzeko.

SUBS: Lawlor, Bridge, Barry, Kolarov, Ongenda, Johnson, Onouha.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel; Andrea Orlandi, Joe Allen, Leon Britton; Ferrie Bodde, Nathan Dyer; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Alan Tate, Hakan Yakin, Leroy Lita, Neil Taylor, Wayne Routledge, Luke Moore.

Match Report & Information


Golas, goals, goals, yet more evidence that the defence needs to be strengthened in the summer.

7 Manchester City (Ganso)
16 Manchester City (Ganso)
22 Manchester City (Ganso)
32 Swansea City (Bodde)
42 Manchester City (de Jong)
48 Manchester City (Silva)
65 Swansea City (Allen)
67 Manchester City (Nasri)
81 Swansea City (Morel Rodriguez)
90+1 Swansea City (Moore)
90+1 Manchester City (Zabaleta)

FINAL SCORE: Manchester City 5-3 Swansea City
ATTENDANCE: 47,047
MAN OF THE MATCH: Ganso (Manchester City)
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Premier League - 22/02/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Tremmel; Bessone, Caulker, Williams, Rangel; Sinclair, Allen, Parrett, Routledge; Yakin; Moore.

SUBS: Vorm, Taylor, Dyer, Lita, Tate, Britton, Graham.

ASTON VILLA

TEAM: Given; Warnock, Nestor, Dunne, Beye; N'Zogbia, Collison, Petrov, Albrighton; Jenas; Bent.

SUBS: Guzan, Curri, Hutton, Cairney, Delev, Cuellar, Stevens.

Match Report & Information


Swansea's fifth game since qualifying for the League Cup Final and still no win. Not the best form to take into the final against Fulham. At least Scott Sinclair came through the game with no ill effects and may be available for selection for the final.

4 Swansea City (Moore)
16 Swansea City (Rangel)
21 Aston Villa (N'Zogbia)
46 Aston Villa (Bent)
59 Swansea City (Petrov, og)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 2-2 Aston Villa
ATTENDANCE: 20,079
MAN OF THE MATCH: Darren Bent (Aston Villa)

Carling Cup Final - 26/02/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams, Alan Tate, Angel Rangel; Andrea Orlandi, Ferrie Bodde, Leon Britton; Stephen Dobbie, Danny Graham, Luke Moore.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Darnel Situ, Joe Allen, Scott Sinclair, Garry Monk, Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer..

FULHAM

TEAM: Simon Pouplin; John Arne Riise, Aaron Hughes, Rafik Halliche; Chris Baird; Simon Davies, Dickson Etuhu, Danny Murphy, Bryan Ruiz; Bobby Zamora, Moussa Dembele.

SUBS: Mark Schwarzer, Lauri Dalla Valle, Clint Dempsey, Philippe Senderos, Orlando Sa, Damien Duff, Zdenek Grygera..

Match Report & Information


A tactical surprise as Swansea changed to a 4-3-3 formation. Although Scott Sinclair made the last team he had not fully recovered and started on the bench. Stephen Dobbie made a rare appearance having impressed during reserve team games.

Fulham raced into an early lead as Moussa Dembele scored after only 3 minutes after a good exchange of passes with Bobby Zamora. Fulham continued to dominate the game and had six shots on target against Swansea’s one and just before half-time Dembele got his, and Fulham’s second goal.

Nathan Dyer replaced Danny Graham early in the second half as Graham had one of his most disappointing games in a Swansea shirt. Stephen Dobbie missed a penalty for Swansea on 70 minutes and after that Swansea did not look like troubling Fulham. Fulham had won the Carling Cup and Swansea had fallen at the last hurdle but can be proud of reaching the final.


3 Fulham (Dembele)
45+1 Fulham (Dembele)
56 Swansea City (Bodde)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 0-2 Fulham
ATTENDANCE: 90,000
MAN OF THE MATCH: Moussa Dembele (Fulham)
A fantastic match over the 2 legs with West Brom :) reminded me of that game between Portsmouth and Reading when it finished 7-4 to pompey
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Premier League - 03/03/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel; Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen, Ferrie Bodde, Nathan Dyer; Andrea Orlandi; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Hkan Yakin, Stephen Dobbie, Alan Tate, Wayne Routledge, Luke Moore.

EVERTON

TEAM: Howard; Baines, Distin, Heitinga, Neville; Lumb, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman; Cahill; Saha.

SUBS: Mucha, Gueye, Coleman, Dier, Stracqualursi, Bilyaletdinov, Mustafiz.

Match Report & Information


A Carling Cup Final hangover and continues poor form as Swansea suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Everton.

34 Swansea City (Allen)
44 Everton (Fellaini)
58 Swansea City (Rodriguez)
64 Everton (Saha)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 0-1 Everton
ATTENDANCE: 19,634
MAN OF THE MATCH: Tim Cahill (Everton)
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Premier League - 10/03/2012




Team Line-Ups


BLACKBURN ROVERS

TEAM: Robinson; Olsson, Dann, Samba, Salgado; Gamst-Pedersen, N'Zonzi, Jali, Hoilett; Rochina, Goodwillie.

SUBS: Bunn, Diarra, Grella, Formica, Nelsen, Dunn, Vukcevic.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Alan Tate; Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen, Ferrie Bodde, Nathan Dyer; Andrea Orlandi; Luke Moore.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Hakan Yakin, Stephen Dobbie, Angel Rangel, Wayne Routledge, Leroy Lita.

Match Report & Information


And the run continues as Swansea manage only a 2-2 draw at Ewood Park against Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers.

9 Blackburn Rovers (Goodwillie)
17 Swansea City (Williams)
22 Blackburn Rovers (Rochina)
24 Blackburn Rovers (Salgado)
52 Swansea City (Sinclair)
86 Swansea City (Morel Rodriguez)

FINAL SCORE: Blackbrun Rovers 2-2 Swansea City
ATTENDANCE: 21,259
MAN OF THE MATCH: Ashley Williams (Swansea City)

Premier League - 17/03/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Vorm; Morel Rodriguez, Caulker, Williams, Tate; Sinclair, Allen, Britton, Bodde, Dyer; Moore.

SUBS: Tremmel, Taylor, Orlandi, Lita, Angel, Routledge, Graham.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

TEAM: Fulop; Shorey, Dawson, Klein, Jara; Mounier, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt; Johansson; Odemwingie.

SUBS: Foster, Reid, Mattock, Pereira, Long, Olsson, Tamas.

Match Report & Information


Perhaps these two teams knew too much about each other having played each other 3 times already this season but a tight game ended in another 2-2 draw stretching Swansea's unbeaten run to 8 games, the last win being against this team in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg.

13 Swansea City (Williams)
22 Swansea City (Caulker)
26 Swansea City (Moore)
33 Swansea City (Bodde)
34 West Bromwich Albion (Mounier)
38 Swansea City (Moore)
43 West Bromwich Albion (Odemwingie)
86 Swansea City (Moore)
90+3 Swansea City (Morel Rodriguez)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion
ATTENDANCE: 20,361
MAN OF THE MATCH: Luke Moore (Swansea City)
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Premier League - 26/03/2012




Team Line-Ups


CHELSEA

TEAM: Cech, Cole, David Luiz, Terry, Ivanovic; Mikel; Malouda, Lampard, Ramires, Lavezzi; Torres.

SUBS: Gordon, Diver Drugsbaron, Mata, Bertrand, Anelka, Danny, Alex.

SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Alan Tate; Scott Sinclair, Kemy Agustien, Ferrie Bodde, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer; Luke Moore.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Andrea Orlandi, Leroy Lita, Angel Rangel, Wayne Routledge, Danny Graham.

Match Report & Information


And now the run stretches to 9 games against a team competing for the league title. Graham recalled to the bench but Luke Moore retains his starting slot.

4 Chelski (Mikel)
17 Chelski (Lampard)
40 Chelski (Torres)
44 Swansea City (Agustien)
59 Swansea City (Dyer)
64 Swansea City (Moore)
68 Chelski (Ivanovic)
87 Chelski (Caulker og)

FINAL SCORE: Chelski 3-1 Swansea City
ATTENDANCE: 41,829
MAN OF THE MATCH: Ashley Cole (Chelski)

Premier League - 31/03/2012




Team Line-Ups


SWANSEA CITY

TEAM: Michel Vorm; Claudio Morel Rodriguez, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel; Scott Sinclair, Joe Allen, Ferrie Bodde, Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge; Danny Graham.

SUBS: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Andrea Orlandi, Leroy Lita, Alan Tate, Nathan Dyer, Luke Moore.

SUNDERLAND

TEAM: Westwood; O'Shea, Turner, Bramble, Angeleri; Bordachov, Vaughan, Cattermole, Obraniak, Larsson; Bendtner.

SUBS: Mignolet, Richardson, Kilgallon, Sessegnon, Wickham, Elmohamady, Cargdner.

Match Report & Information


And the run...............ends as Swansea finally grab a last minute win, 2-1 at home to Sunderland.

45+1 Swansea City (Allen)
48 Sunderland (Elmohamady)
63 Sunderland (O'Shea)
90+3 Swansea City (Britton)

FINAL SCORE: Swansea City 2-1 Sunderland
ATTENDANCE: 20,185
MAN OF THE MATCH: Scott Sinclair (Swansea City)

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