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Premier League
How Graham Potter can revitalise Swansea City
15:00 Thursday 7th June 2018

So, Swansea City has its man. Graham Potter, formerly of Östersunds FK, is charged with the task of rebuilding a club that has sagged under the weight of short-sighted player recruitment, short-term managerial appointments and the desperate…

Why Reading FC should appoint Paul Clement as their new manager
22:00 Wednesday 21st March 2018

Championship side Reading have sacked their manager Jaap Stam after a dire run of form. The Dutchman guided the Royals to the Play-Off final last season but they were denied promotion to the Premier League on penalties by Huddersfield Town.…

Premier League
What's Carlos Carvalhal doing differently at Swansea?
08:30 Thursday 15th February 2018

Albert Einstein is broadly credited with defining insanity as "doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result." Swansea's Portuguese manager may be a fan of the renowned physicist. Carlos…

Managerial News
Sheffield Wednesday- 5 potential candidates to replace Carlos Carvalhal
09:00 Thursday 28th December 2017

There is not much surprise at the news that Carlos Carvahal has been sacked as manager of Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls have made a poor start to the season and now find themselves looking for a new boss. Despite getting them into the Play-Offs…

Premier League
Two teams who shouldn't be celebrating Christmas
08:35 Tuesday 26th December 2017

Christmas has passed. As fans all know, it's a day without football. For these two clubs who weren't, but should have been out on the training pitch, that was probably the best possible gift. Swansea City: After rescuing the…

European Football
Exclusive: IRAIW reveals footballers' letters to Santa!
09:00 Sunday 24th December 2017

Footballers are no different than fans when it comes to the holidays. No matter their religious persuasion, they get caught up in the festivities. They’re excited and filled with good spirit, except maybe Dani Carvajal. Most can’t…

Premier League
Can Swansea swim out of relegation waters without Paul Clement?
10:00 Saturday 23rd December 2017

Paul Clement has breasted the tape in the sack race as was already predicted. The Swansea City hierarchy was left with no other choice than to make the hard call given the position of the club on the league table. When a club finds itself at…

Premier League
How do Swansea City expect to progress?
12:00 Friday 22nd December 2017

Swansea City has sacked Paul Clement. That is as predictable sentence to write as it is saddening. This is a club that was heralded not only for the style that they played on the pitch but for the stability that they established off it. Not…

Managerial News
Which Premier League manager is due the sack?
17:30 Tuesday 19th December 2017

As is often said, when it comes to football managers, they can broadly be divided into two categories: those that have just been sacked and those that will soon be sacked. The reason for this is not far-fetched. The world of football is dynamic…

Premier League
Roy Hodgson is proving doubters wrong
09:30 Tuesday 19th December 2017

Roy Hodgson has led Crystal Palace to a seven-game winning streak. Sit back and absorb that for a moment. Hallowe'en is seven weeks gone. Palace were then bottom of the table. Roy Hodgson had taken charge in September. In four league games…

Premier League
Swansea must reinforce its squad in January to retain top tier status
09:30 Tuesday 12th December 2017

Swansea City is experiencing ill fortune this season in the Premier League. Having accumulated just 12 points in 16 games, its bad run has seen it drop into the relegation zone. Swans may be in worse condition come the New Year. December…

Premier League
Paul Clement: the next managerial casualty?
14:00 Wednesday 6th December 2017

Just three months into the new season, we've already seen five managers get the boot at their respective clubs. Swansea City's dreadful run of form means Paul Clement's future in South Wales is under serious scrutiny. Will…

Premier League
Are the current Premier League bottom three doomed to relegation?
11:00 Saturday 2nd December 2017

Although there are 24 Premier League games still to play, West Ham United, Swansea City and Crystal Palace are firm favourites for the drop. They look incapable of overtaking the teams placed 17th upwards in the table. The three sides will…

Premier League
Chelsea 1-0 Swansea City: 3 lessons for the Swans
11:30 Thursday 30th November 2017

Premier League Matchday 14 saw Swansea City lock horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The underdogs went under, crumbling to yet another defeat. The game provided many lessons for manager Paul Clement.  Taking points off the defending…

Premier League
Another one bites the dust: which Premier League manager is next?
12:45 Thursday 23rd November 2017

After being humbled by Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion lost patience with Tony Pulis. He was gone by Monday morning. The Welshman left the Baggies in a precarious 17th position in the Premier League having failed to win since August. So, his…