Swansea’s first season is finally over! Man City had won the treble and Wolves and Sunderland had gotten into Euro Cup. Initially predicted to relegate, Swansea has done a great job at finishing 10th on the mid-table and being the only promoted side to stay in the Premier League. 🙂 Here are the final standings of the 1st season.
The striker transfer policy in winter worked well and created many goals for Swansea. The number of losses has been reduced from 6 games lost in 2 months (Nov-Dec) to 6 games lost in 5 months (Jan-May). Unfortunately, There is still a problem with defense with the team conceded stupid goals.
Swansea’s first win since the winter transfer window had been against Newcastle in the league. Alberto Bueno made a splendid start on his debut by scoring in on the 3rd minute. Matteo Ferrari then extended lead with a 8th minute header. We would have kept a clean sheet if Ashley Williams didn’t give away a penalty in the 39th minute. But to his credit, Ashley William had provided pretty much consistent performances and this mistake was just a notch on the line. Another interesting note is that Swansea had played with Newcastle 3 TIMES consecutively; having 1 draw, 1win, 1 loss. I can am glad to say we managed to get the win on the most important match. I would rather win 3 points in the league than proceed a round into a cup anytime.
The match against Chelsea is another interesting match. It’s not everyday where you can dominate the field against a team like Chelsea but Swansea did just that during this match. Using a 4-3-3 formation with Danny Graham, Lucas Viatri and Alberto Bueno leading the front, Alberto Bueno is again instrumental to this spirited draw by providing an assist to Danny Graham‘s goal. Lucas Viatri also scored a debut goal in this match.
Swansea’s top crowning achievement had to be this 2-0 home match against Liverpool. This is evident by the clean sheet kept by Swansea against a team which contains the premier league’s top scorer of the season in the form of Luis Suarez. With Matteo Ferrari holding the back line and Alberto Bueno being lethal upfront, this game will remain in the memories of Swansea’s fans many years to come. The only downside is that Lucas Viatri had been sidelined till the end of the season from an injury.
In my next post, I will go through a season review and plot a new direction for season 2’s summer transfer!
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