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Swansea City - Rise to Fame

Started on 21 August 2013 by silas1231
Latest Reply on 22 August 2013 by silas1231
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Laudrup Leaves Swansea City

Today it was announced that Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has resigned as manager of Swansea. It is thought that he has had an arguement with Chairman Huw Jenkins over transfer funds.

Chairman Huw Jenkins had this to say after the announcement had been made "It has been confirmed today that manager Michael Laudrup has left his role as manager. Laudrup did have a very good first season with us, with him getting the team into Europe. But unfortunately him and the club have parted ways, we would like to wish Michael all the best for the future". He also went on to say "As of today we will be looking for a new manager, we do have some names in mind and we will be approaching them in the next few days".

It is thought that the favorite to take the job is unknown manager Silas Harrison but Tony Pullis, Gus Poyet and Martin Jol have all been linked with the job.
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Swansea Appoint Harrison as Manager

It was announced today by Chairman Huw Jenkins that unknown manager Silas Harrison has taken charge of Swansea City on a long term contract. It was announced this morning at 10:00 am with chairman Huw Jenkins saying " Silas is a young, quality manager who I believe can take this club forward, he has got good plans for the future and believes he can take the club forward".

Harrison was caught this afternoon speaking to the press saying "Swansea are a brilliant club with good players and fantastic fans. I believe I can take this club forward within the next few seasons". He went on to say "I will be playing the 4-3-2-1 formation with wingers or the 4-2-3-1 formation with wingers as I think these two formations suit the players well. There will also be some new faces at the club as well as some departures from the club".
Two Leave Swansea

Today its been announced that Leon Britton and Leroy Lita have both left the Swansea team as manager Silas Harrison looks to slash the wage bill. This double deal shows that Harrison wants to get rid of some players whilst still improving the squad.

Britton, aged 29, was part of the Swansea side that got promoted to the Premier League, he was also in the side that won the Capital One Cup last season. He has left for Liverpool for what is thought to be a fee of 3.5 million.

Lita, aged 27, joined the Swans at the start of the 2011/2012 season for a fee of 1.8 million from Middlesbrough. He has left for Leeds on a season long loan deal.
Four More Leave Swansea

Its been announced today that Wayne Routledge, Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk and Luke Moore have all left the club.

Routledge and Monk have both left for Crystal Palace for a combined fee of 4 .5 million. Tremmel has left for Millwall for a fee of 1 million and Moore has left for Watford for a fee of 2 million.
Good luck with this, big Laudrup fan me
Nice Start Silas! I like the fact you have used pics in some of your posts but in my opinion there should be pics in every post!
@corbmiester - Thanks! :)

@Nathaniel - Thanks, I will probably put pictures in all of my posts! :)
Two Join Swansea

Manager Silas Harrison has completed the signing's of Mladen Petric and Manuel Weber. Petric was signed on a free transfer following his released from Fulham. Weber was signed from Austrian side SK Sturm Graz for a fee of 2.5 million.

Petric, aged 31, played 23 games last season for Fulham scoring 5 goals. He has also spent time at big named clubs like HSV, Dortmund and Basel where he has played in the Europa League, which will surely help Swansea out in their Europa League campaign. Harrison was caught after the signing saying "Mladen is a great player with Europa League experience which will certainly help us out this season".

Weber, aged 26, has been at SK Sturm Graz for 4 seasons making a total of 63 games scoring 4 goals. He has also got one international cap for Austia, which he got against Latvia on the 7th June 2011. His natural position is center midfield but he can play defensive midfield and attacking central midfield. Harrison was caught saying "Manuel is a quality player who we got for a reasonably good price, I am sure Manuel can help us this season".
A good start to what I think is your first story here. Keep it up.
You got rid of Britton... Explain?
@Jamesg237 - Thanks :)

@wellsy1498 - I got rid of Britton because he getting quite old now and I feel I can find good replacements for him! :)
Two More Join the Swans

It was announced today by manager Silas Harrison that he has completed the signings of Par Hansson and Josef Husbauer from Helsingborg and Sparta Prague. Hansson was signed for a fee thought to be 900k and Husbauer was signed for a fee thought to be 2 million.

Hansson, aged 26, was signed from Helsingborg for a fee thought to be 900k. It is believed that there were interest from Liverpool, AS Monaco and Roma but Swansea were the team to get him! Hansson natural position is goalkeeper. He has made 121 appearances for Helsingborg, where he has been for the majority of his carrer. He has also had a loan spell at Angelholmes where he sent 3 seasons on loan racking up a total of 79 games for them.

Husbauer, aged 22, was signed from Sparta Prague for a fee thought to be 2 million. It is thought that there was interest from several clubs including West Ham and Napoli. Hausbauer's natural position is center midfield but he can play attacking midfield and defensive midfield.
Husbauer is a good player from my experience playing as Sparta.
Jonathas Joins the Swansea Revolution

Jonathas, aged 23, joined from Italian side Pescara for a fee of 3 million. The big Brazilian forward has made a total of 61 appearances for clubs like AZ and Cruzeiro, in them 61 apperences he has scored 20 goals averaging at just over 1 goal every 3 games. He has also played 3 games for Brazil's under 20 side scoring 3 goals.

In a press conference after the signing was made Jonathas said "Playing for a team in the Premier League is what I have always hoped for. Swansea are a good team who I feel can succeed even more this season and I want to help them do that!"

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