Posted 18/5/2013 13:09 #122363 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Not sure how the points system works as I've not had to go online to check as my tickets are sent automatically for away games and have a home season. Have a feeling a few floating season ticket holders from the east side of Wales may have changed allegiance with their local club now up with us, leaves room for our local fans to be able to attend, just wish the club were more open with us about ticket allocations and let the public know when and where tickets are available. I know some who don't even try to get tickets to some of our home games thinking every game is a sell out when it is not, the club need to be more consumer friendly and keep us informed. As regard to our away season refund we should be in line for some rebate though I don't think it is much.
Posted 19/5/2013 09:34 #122372 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
With them having to take a further sum of money to cover the away ticket costs,there'll be little or no refund.
I wonder how many neutral fans support both Cardiff and Swans. I remember when I was younger,a gang of us used to travel to see both clubs,so there'd be a football league match to watch every week. First club was Swansea of course,the Cardiff matches were an excuse for a few drinks in the city and seeing live Div 2 league football ,but with no actual enthusiasm for the home team,as only the Swans were our passion,even though they were in a lower division.
Posted 19/5/2013 12:29 #122376 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
You are not alone in travelling to watch both teams years ago, I've always only supported my home team as was able to walk to the ground as a young girl from my home in the terraced streets near to the Vetch. Remember once back in the sixties when we played our neighbours that a group of them took over the North Bank near where I was standing and it was like we'd been invaded by the Nazi's. Have hated them ever since.
Anyway next season we resume our on field battles with them, can't say I'm happy they've come up as I'd much rather they were struggling in the depths of league two. The way they have cheated the system by going into great debt to succeed still angers me, they still owe vast sums of money and yet have been able to get round it by owing even more to their oriental owners. Eventually their chickens will come home to roost and am waiting for that day whenever it is.
Posted 20/5/2013 09:51 #122383 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Wasn't that ref rubbish again yesterday,he must be bottom of the pile in the PL. He slowed the game down,stopped us twice taking quick free kicks,then allowed Fulham to take a quick free kick,and they hit the post.He allowed them to foul and just wagged his finger at them,but booked our players for the slightest demeanor Our marking was woeful though,and a better team than Fulham would have murdered us. What is it with these refs. Someone remarked on another site that Mason was making faces at the fans in the East Stand when he was warming up before the game,did someone shout something at him,because during the match he gave us absolutely nothing,and went out of his way to be awkward,and was booed off at half and full time.
Regarding our form,or lack of,our goal difference went from +9 to -4 recently,and our poor run could not be rectified over the last quarter of the season,which is very worrying.
We are now moving into a crucial period,where we need to make some quality signings. With the massive wages on offer by other clubs,even though they are debt ridden,a player and his agent will only see pound signs,so we have a tough fight on our hands to secure the players we need.
How true is it,and what was Abramovic doing at the Liberty yesterday,accompanied by Laudrup's agent,sighting confirmed by a radio station and a fan who saw them.
Posted 20/5/2013 16:51 #122389 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Thought I heard that Laudrup's agent was at Chelsea not at the Liberty, I'm just hoping it was regarding a possible loan deal for Lukaku...how we could have done with him yesterday.
As for the ref, unbelievable and totally unprofessional display, he couldn't have been more blatantly biased if he's tried. How do these officials get away with it, is there no way of making an official complaint particularly if he did make faces at our supporters before the game. Certainly our players were getting more and more frustrated by his officiating as were the crowd yet nothing will be done to address what were a series of bad decisions to give Fulham the advantage whenever he could. How he could book Hernandes at one point for a 50/50 nothing challenge yet give nothing for some nasty and obvious fouls by Fulham which stopped our attacks progressing, it was so damn annoying. We also were once again denied a chance when the lino put his flag up despite a Fulham player having touched the ball in flight on its way to Wayne who was through on goal...
Posted 21/5/2013 09:29 #122394 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Yes,as a local ref said on another site,this ref and his officials need to learn the rules,second time he's done this,first at WBA and now again. Maybe they can send him to hone his skills with some non league refereeing and a refresher course to learn the rules again.
Second half it was strange to see Britton further forward with Guzman dropping back,as Guzman is no defensive midfielder and can't/won't tackle,maybe that's why we were wide open down the middle on their counter attacks. Fulham had all their players back in defence the second half,yet scored two goals.
Guzman has now returned to Villareal,with nothing agreed about his transfer. I am wondering if he's worth the 5mill+ that they want for him. He's been very good at times,and surprisingly scored 8 goals,but some games such as last Sunday, he's disappeared when needed most. Another to disappoint at times was Ki,who I feel hasn't been used to his full potential as an attacking midfielder.
Posted 21/5/2013 16:38 #122399 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Maybe we can we find someone better than De Guzman for the same price, he certainly hasn't showed much commitment in his final few games infact have been very frustrated at his half hearted approach. He did score some nice goals but of late his shooting has been woeful along with the rest of the squad. Very few of our corners or free kicks were converted into goals, remember in years gone by how Robinson and Trundle were masters of a dead ball situation, wouldn't it be great if we could have someone who at least would test the keeper.
Why are the refs no longer assessed by someone actually attending games, apparently the tv action is deemed to be sufficient for officals performances and reviews by the FA which is ridiculous as much is missed and an overall view unavailable. Was livid that Mason blew up for half time just as we were on the attack, can't remember this happening in recent years particularly in the prem...can just imagine what Fergie would have said had it happened to his beloved United on Sunday.
Posted 22/5/2013 09:17 #122403 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Mason definitely had an agenda,and the more our players protested the worse he got. It's a difficult job,but all we ask is that we are treated fairly.
The Robinson-Trundle combination worked so well for us,but ever since we've seemed to struggle to convert corners and free kicks.
The Fall and Rise programme last night brought back memories. I thought they could have shown more of us in the PL,as it only showed us gaining promotion and the Wembley play off,part 2 coming up?
So many big clubs have dropped down the ladder into oblivion,that our sole aim for the forseeable future has to be just to stay in this league and reap the fortunes available for as long as we can. If Everton can do it then so can we,they're a club that has never dropped out of the 1st Div/PL in their history.Yet strangely,for all the riches that have come their way,they still have a dilapidated ground and a limited budget,and Moyes never won anything in his ten years with them.
Posted 22/5/2013 16:15 #122407 - in reply to #93152 Subject: Re: A - Z Footballers
Enjoyed the BBC prog last night it brought back lots of memories both good and bad, was a bit surprised to see myself on it briefly when signing up for the trust at the Patti which must have been over ten years ago. Can remember Nick Cusack speaking that night and playing a major role in keeping the players together after Petty had tried to sack some of them and sold one of our best players Stuart Roberts cheaply to Wycombe. Those were the most worrying times when we could see how the conman was attempting to take apart the club for his own ends, thank goodness we had people like Mel Nurse who worked so hard behind the scenes to keep us going throughout that terrible period. These days to have a board made up of those who will always have the best interests of the Swans at heart is such a relief, we might not always agree with them but know that they won't try to shaft us like Petty and Mike Lewis attempted to do.