Swans skipper may have got it all wrong!

ashleySwansea City captain Ashley Williams has sent a rallying call to his team-mates and fans – but may have got his message 100 per cent wrong.

In the absence of a manager, Williams has been talking up his team’s chances and telling them how to approach tomorrow’s clash with the Irons as they await the arrival of Marelo Bielsa (or whoever!).

Speaking on the club website he says: ““It’s about getting back to what we have done for years at home, and that’s playing on the front foot and winning games.

“We haven’t been playing like we’ve done in the past. We’ve not pressed the ball enough and kept hold of it, which is very disappointing.

“We’ve tried to feel our way into games in the past and it hasn’t worked. For us, especially at home, we need to start the game well and get on the front foot and take the game to West Ham. ”

That sounds all well and good on the face of things but our entire game away from home is based on absorbing such pressure and hitting the opposition on the break.

Nobody’s taking anything for granted at the Liberty tomorrow but that sort of public team talk isn’t designed to have anybody in east London quaking in their shows…probably just the opposite.


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9 comments on “Swans skipper may have got it all wrong!

  1. obviously they’ve looked at the Tottenham game the Watford game etc. We’ve struggled against teams that press the ball and don’t allow us to play. We’ve done better against the bigger teams because generally they like to play a slow passing build up game which is easier to counterattack against.

  2. Obviously they looked at the arsenal , man city and Liverpool games !!
    Obviously not a clue ???
    Obviously we need the hippo back !!!!!
    I want what ever you are on cos you are definatly slavin a laugh !!
    Beam him up Scotty Ffs !

  3. Calm down johnham. Have another pop at jenkinson if it makes you feel better.

  4. Maybe I have a memory lapse – did we actually beat Arsenal, Liverpool and city ? errrr

  5. Pretty much Hugh !
    It appears as already stated in the past that some people lead very blinkered lives when it comes to football !!!
    Especially some west ham supporters who will by all accounts not let the clown prince ( HIPPO ) debacle rest in peace !!!

  6. Your never make Hippo,s 2nd love child Kevin’s brother ( not our Kevin but Nolegs )
    Slaven for adoption happy,he wants to see this great club fail just so he can say I told you so,
    Hugh you got it right and maybe with AC missing and Enner adding pace to Antonio and Zarates skill we could do wheel on the break,but even with Jelavic included we will give them a hard game

  7. Would love to Reece Oxford have a run out ,, that would surprise Swansea as it did Arsenal.
    I think even with a depleted team we will be too much for Swansea . We need a win , obviously , and this is the telling game before Christmas . But , we also need three other games to go in our favour .. Hell , we need some kind of break . Wonder what the whole truth is behind the Carroll story ,, injured , recovered , not on the bus , wants to play or might be availble .. All interesting stuff and rather mysterious .

  8. Might be keeping him safe and sound to join Hippo ?
    Better get our money back,
    Looks like Marinio might end up at Man U after today’s result ?

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