Date: 16th December 2012 at 11:33am
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Hello. 

Being a stickler for such matters I have had a butchers at the law and discovered that doing damage to a mute swan is a moot point.  

Whilst the Crown (the British monarch) retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, the Queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the Thames and its surrounding tributaries. That was until 1981. As native wild birds, swans enjoy statutory protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is an offence to intentionally injure, take or kill a wild swan. So we gotta be gentle with ’em this afternoon. 

And on the subject of going easy, today should see the return (to the bench at least) of Scotty Parker and the man himself, Benny. 

The team is likely to a mix of the same gang we’ve been fielding with occasional variations so far this season. The real issue I guess is who to play upfront and it would make me happy if we played both Defoe and Ade. I worry about our power of concentration and wonder if attack might be the best form of defence until we have Moussa back to full fitness and see the return of Bale. 

I’m not suggesting we played a containing game after going a goal up at Goodison, it wasn’t the case. But I am saying that we need to score more goals aside from any other blindingly obvious reasons it gives us a buffer against slip ups. The lack of a settled back four and a decent midfield are frequently stretching us to breaking point and so we can’t just act like that isn’t happening. 

Azza Blud needs to put in a real shift today and by this I mean a shift that achieves. Not looking up and crossing to nobody is pointless. Siggy needs to find some space and start pulling a few strings alongside Moussa to create opportunities for whoever is in front of them. Walker needs to keep it simple. 

Swansea have never won at The Lane. Let’s keep focused and keep it that way. Prediction? 3-1 to the Tottingham.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Its a bit like going out on a first date on this new site,every body’s being so nice :In-Love:

    • Hartley December 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      What a load of B :Censored: LLOCKS!

      • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        Thank you foureyes

  • Alspur December 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Still not lost when Dembele’s been on the pitch… just sayin’… 😉

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Good to see Townsend get a run out,surprised he ain’t seen more action seeing as he was one of our best pre season players.
    Its hard to cheer on the porn stars,but a mans gotta do…blah blah blah.

  • DAVID December 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Made hard work of that but got there in the end.

    Now have a run of winnable games, prior to ManU coming to the Lane.

    Need to take advantage of these fixtures, just hope the close proximity of matches does not add to our shortening sick list.

    • LLL December 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      They are a decent team who would’ve gone above us with a win. They had a game plan to contain and defended well, we were still the better team and edged out a win, didn’t concede. I call that a good shift to be honest.

  • Kojac December 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    (k) (K) (y) 😛 :-p :Thinking:

  • Kojac December 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    vertonghen the wonder man (k),needed that

    how did we lose to the everton,nipped out came back and :Cry: ,good we have some smileys to annoy people with :Approve:

  • Boasconstrictor December 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Walker was :Distort:

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Defoe was on holiday :Movie-Time:

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Lennon was :Angel:

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Lloris was :Cool:

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Dembele and Sandro were MONSTERS :The-Incredible-Hulk: :The-Incredible-Hulk:

  • LLL December 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    That’ll do. Tough game, 3 points, thanks you very much,

  • seattlespursguy December 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Not pretty but home and dry

  • Fist December 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    :THANK-YOU: :Happy-Grin: :Happy-Grin: :Happy-Grin: :Happy-Grin:

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Love Llori He uis better than Manny Pachau

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Its funny watching Parker Jump

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Where’s the 5 mins come from ?

  • LLL December 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    5 minutes? :Amazed:

  • calebray December 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    defoe is a right royal bollock
    that is all.

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    The good thing:

    We are continuing to attack as we are wining every ball in midfield

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Defoe wrong decisions all say

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The one good thing about Swansea is they let you play football

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Its all down to Dembele and Sandros great midfield play and Jans desire too
    l

    • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      I’ve smoked 3 cigs since we scored and I gave them up 30 years ago.

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Flores delayed reaction dive !

  • seattlespursguy December 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Lewis Hamilton with a run

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Vertonghen Captain next Sunday against Stoke ?

    • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Saturday even

  • Alspur December 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Siggy’s delivery is definitely a bonus!!! 😀

    • UnkleKev December 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      How Dempsey continually starts ahead of him is a mystery to me.

  • seattlespursguy December 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Same game plan, lads; Forward!

  • LLL December 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    :Superman: SuperJan

    Now, no late goal please… :I-Wish:

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    AVB looks more nervous now than b4 we scored !

  • UnkleKev December 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    …and cue 15 minutes of panic.

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hello!

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Sweet as

  • Fist December 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    :Superman: :Superman: :Superman: :Superman: :Superman: :Superman:

  • seattlespursguy December 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Great take!

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Vert

  • UnkleKev December 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    And with Townsend coming on finally we can have some width on both flanks.

  • UnkleKev December 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Sigurdsson for Dempsey .About f*cking time.

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Bring Caulker on and put Vert up top at striker

    • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Worth a shout now as Ade’s going off.

      • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        Vert can at least shoot and has the stregth to muscle the Defence

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Big Ade must be so frustrated at Defoe continually shooting off target while he is unmarked in the box!

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Defoeis playing terribly.He has had the best positions todo well but made bad decisons all day.Running into the capable defence.
    He has a chance to score if anyone does and we need it.Will he come through?????????

  • LLL December 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Maybe Sig for Dempsey. His old club and that, can’t do much less than Dumper…

    • Alspur December 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      His dead ball delivery would be an asset…

      …and HOW toothless is our left side without BAE and Bale???

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Came to Walker a millisecond too late and his brain kicked in.

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    C**T!!!!

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      (Walkers shot)

  • Razspur December 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    So much for the Swansea passing game, nothing like Barcelona. They are playing 10 men behind the ball, packing midfield and stiffening the game, I assume they intend to break out and attack in the last minute.
    Lennon looks very dangerous, must make the final pass more telling though. Cracker thunderbolt from Walker 30 yes out, wasn’t saved, it just struck the Swans keeper, that type of shot reminds me of Krankie at his best.
    Defoe looking sharp but should look up occasionally for better placed options.

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I think they have to play behind the ball as we are winning the ball through Dembele and Sandro in midfieldbut they are keeping their shape

  • Boasconstrictor December 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    :Thinking:

    Is it me or does Walker either screwup or pass back to negate any advantage we have gained? What is the point of him getting ahead if all he does is pass back all the time.Where is his confidence to go round a man now and again?

    :Weary:

    • LLL December 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      That’s right and he was doing it all last season too. Runs up really fast, hits wall of defenders, stops and either panics and gives it away or passes backwards hence negating the advantage his pace to get up the pitch in the first place, as you say.

      Given the collective pace of Lennon and Walker, our right side should be much more effective, but it isn’t and Walker is the culprit.

      • Hartley December 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        Everything that we have created so far….has come from the right! :Woodstock: :Woodstock:

        • LLL December 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          BECAUSE OF LENNON

          • Hartley December 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

            No need to shout brother……by the way you’re wrong but at least you’re consistent

            • Hartley December 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

              Walker assist….from the right….hmmm

              • LLL December 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

                yeah, he gets loads of assists doesn’t he. :Who-s-the-man:

  • Alspur December 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    A mere 8 goals (unopposed), this half, and we go 3rd!!!

    COYS!!!

  • UnkleKev December 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    It took our midfield 25 mins to realise Bale wasn’t playing. Up to that point they were looking to play it down our left side only to realise there was no outlet there because Dempsey keeps drifting inside. He is a serious impediment to our progress and the sooner he is dropped the better.

    • Biffy December 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Your obsession with dempsey is getting boring.

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Impotency

    • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Very harsh,that’s a good first half performance,can’t remember any other teams forcing Swansea into playing a ten man defence,and having more possession.

      • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        wrong answer.

        Defoe has been terrible

        We have no answer for their shape

        We have had most of the possession but havent got close apart from Defoes inability to score when he should have.He is quick but not bright

        • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

          Didn’t know it was a question :Conceited:

          • Spurstacus December 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm

            Have you met Ronnie?

            :Daze:

            • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

              No,but i think he might be a walking Emoticon :Doctor:

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The fate of Tottenham if we sold Bale is being shown right now

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    We are lacking some clever players.

    Thats something that VDV had a lot of

    Defoe has been walking into trouble.Most of them have no idea what to do with the ball

    Best players so far

    Sandro,Dembele,Vert

    Defoe,Ade and Lennon have been asleep

    • LLL December 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Lennon and Ade have been involved. What does Lennon have to do to get a break around here??

      • Biffy December 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm

        Start by being able to deliver a ball perhaps? Or to know what you’re going to do once you get past a full back? Not dither on the ball? Practice shooting? Pick one

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    When ever Walker stop with the ball at his feet,he fucks up

    • seattlespursguy December 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Thunderbolt shot. Right at the keeper though.

      • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

        He didn’t have to think though.

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    A bit more greedy Lennon

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Thank God for Sandro thats all

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Ade runs to the wing and wonders why there is no one up top to head it

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Great shape the swans have

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Defoe should think about beating a man instead of falling over or shouting at the linesman

  • Hartley December 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Naughton at LB, Gallas on the field…… :Pondering:

  • Teddyboy December 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    It is my birthday today, my wish is to see Benoit, even just for a few minutes, anything, would be LOL…

    • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Ain’t gonna happen Ted

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Take a look at the biggest putz in the world

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Parker on the Bench,no Benny

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    He must be a hit with the ladies

    • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      It don’t work like that :Liar:

      • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

        He about four foot two, I reckon that conch is his big asset

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The thing is like a keel on the bottom of a boat

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Marko Marin has the biggest nose I have ever seen

  • Bruxie December 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    They know what they are….

    NOT WORlD CHAMPIONS!

    :Happy-Grin:

  • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    You really seem to have a bee in your bonnet when it comes to Lennon,most Yids I talk to think he has been one of our best performers,put your bins on :Geek: and look with new minces

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Any team news yet?

    • Bruxie December 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Verts in the middle.

      Naughton LB

      No Bale.

      Usual rest.

      • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        Mmm, not sure I like big Jan in the middle, can’t we play him where he belongs at CB…

        • BrizzleSpur December 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

          I’m almost positive that’s what he meant.

          • Bruxie December 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

            Yep!

  • UnkleKev December 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    We’ve had a full week to rest and prepare. I think we’ll do ’em big time.

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Little blokes 5th birthday party (complete with “Spurs Star in Training” t-shirt), Blue Racists mugged in Yokohama, fat waiter sweaty, Cahill sent off, Torres last gasp goal chalked off.

    3-1 to the mighty Spurs and a beautiful day is complete

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I cannot see AVB going ahead by one or two and then resting on it this time.
    Dembele has to play a true centre midfield,meaning that he has to combine helping the D and also be part of the flow going forward.
    Sandro should not be so adventurous.
    While Ade,if he plays has to stop thinking he is on a beach in Hawaii.
    Defoe has to make himself a part of the action and not simply waiting for it to come to him.He is best when he gets into it earlier,even from the half way line,picks the ball up early,drops it off and finds new space.
    Swansea can sometimes play like Real Madrid. They are not. Take the game to them and show we mean business for all 94 minutes

  • calebray December 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    we will get passed to death at times. creatively, we need to be on the money. looking forward to parker coming on for the last twenty and protecting our 2 goal lead.

    coys and coygfg

  • TMWNN December 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I wish you hadn’t written Swansea have never won at the Lane. :Ssshh:

    • BrizzleSpur December 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      :Ssshh:

  • Fist December 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Love the prediction, hope your right :I-Wish: