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    Birmingham v Swansea

    So, the International Break has ended and League Football resumes.
    The Swans have nine games left to alter the course of club history and get back to the Premier League. After such a fine season surely we canít let it slip from our grasp at the final hurdle.
    Two consecutive defeats for the first time this season before the break has shaken supporters confidence and tonightís match at Birmingham will be a big chance for the players to get back on track.
    There are doubts about the fitness of several players. Hourihane went off injured in the Cardiff game, Guehi and Ayew came back from International duty injured, Roberts must be knackered after three games for Wales in a week, and Arriola has gone back to the States with a season ending injury.
    Birmingham, who have struggled this season, have been boosted by a change of manager, Lee Bowyer taking over two games ago, so another hard game is anticipated. Good luck to the Swans.

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    Here we are, tonight’s teams -

    Birmingham City: Neil Etheridge, Maxime Colin, Kristian Pedersen, Marc Roberts, Luks Jutkiewicz, Harlee Dean (capt), Jonathan Leko, Gary Gardner, Ivan Sunjic, Alen Halilovic, Steve Seddon.

    Subs: Andres Prieto, George Friend, Scott Hogan, Jeremie Bela, Sam Cosgrove, Riley McGree, Mikel San Jose, Jon Toral, Rakeem Harper.



    Swansea City: Freddie Woodman, Kyle Naughton, Ryan Bennett, Marc Guehi, Connor Roberts, Matt Grimes (capt), Jay Fulton, Korey Smith, Jake Bidwell, Jamal Lowe, Andre Ayew.

    Subs: Ben Hamer, Ben Cabango, Joel Latibeaudiere, Ryan Manning, Conor Hourihane, Yan Dhanda, Oli Cooper, Wayne Routledge, Morgan Whittaker.

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    1-0 and another defeat, three in a row and canít even score a goal.
    This is a complete collapse, whatís going on I donít know.
    Autos are gone and we could blow the play-offs our play is so bad.
    Cooper is unwilling to change the system as itís been found out by every team, stop our wing backs and you stop us playing, Roberts and Bidwell were anonymous.
    Cooper is unwilling to use subs to change the game, why was Whittaker coming on with 30 seconds left of the game?
    Sub Dhanda was a disaster and gave away the penalty, sub Routledge hardly touched the ball, all three subs way too late coming on.
    Whittaker should have been on a half-time as you could see the way the match was going.
    I am totally frustrated with this team blowing promotion like a bunch of babies.

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    Hello Jack & Esto.
    Hey, whats happened to Swanny all of a sudden, yes this is worrying form just at the wrong time.
    Did you watch our 1-1 draw with Reading today, which also had a massive influence on the Play off race. Both of us are struggling a bit now for wins and its given the annoying Bournemouth a way back into the mix.

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    Anybody sadistic enough to watch this again:

    https://www.swanseacity.com/news/hig...swansea-city-0

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    Acido, it’s hard watching a team throw away promotion but that’s what they’ve done.
    Last night they could hardly put two passes together and had no fight in them.
    Our system has been found out, but the stubborn head coach won’t change it.
    At the moment we couldn’t beat our way out of a paper bag.

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    Hi Acido,
    I’ve been taking a few days off from football after watching that garbage on Friday night.
    It was sickening to watch your team throw away promotion by losing to a team that had forgotten how to win.

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    Wow lads, I didn't know things had got this bad for Swanny all of a sudden.
    Remember though your still in a good Play off position, whether automatic promotion has been ruined or not.
    We visit the unpredictable mid table Luton tomorrow and I know Reading host inconsistent Derby. Who have Swanny got.

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    Today’s teams -

    Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi, Ryan Manning; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain), Conor Hourihane; Jamal Lowe, Andre Ayew, Morgan Whittaker.

    Substitutes: Ben Hamer, Ryan Bennett, Korey Smith, Wayne Routledge, Yan Dhanda, Joel Latibeaudiere, Jake Bidwell, Kyle Naughton, Ollie Cooper.

    Preston: Daniel Iversen, Sepp van der Berg, Liam Lindsay, Jordan Storey, Andrew Hughes, Ben Whiteman, Ryan Ledson (captain), Emil Riis, Ched Evans, Tom Barkhuizen, Brad Potts.

    Substitutes: Mathew Hudson, Tom Bayliss, Louis Moult, Paul Gallagher, Jayson Molumby, Paul Huntington, Scott Sinclair, Lewis Coulton, Billy Bodin.

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    Oops, put that last post in the wrong thread and this site won’t allow you to alter a post after 15 mins of posting, strange.

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