Date:Saturday August 12 2006
Swansea City dissapointed fans again today after suffering another defeat, at the hands of Oldham at Boundary Park.
We dropped down to 19th in League One as the Swans are still yet to record their first win of the new season.
Kenny Jackett changed to a 3-4-3 formation today and decided to move Amankwaah and Williams into midfield as left wingers Kevin McLeod and Thomas Butler were left on the bench.
Trundle started his first game of the season alongside Knight and Fallon up front while O'Leary returned to the starting line-up in defence. Alongside new captain Darren Pratley in midfield was Leon Britton, who returned from injury and Tommy Williams.
With Tate suspended and Monk and Robinson injured, Austin started ahead of Steven Watt in defence.
The home side made the brighter start as the Swans found it difficult to make any clear-cut chances in front of goal.
Trundle had an excellent chance to put us ahead though after receiving the ball from Williams on the left. He lobbed the keeper but unfortunately the ball bounced off the bar.
Trundle also had a penalty shout turned down after being sandwiched between two defenders inside the box.
The Latics made a change at the start of the second half. Match winner Molango replaced Chris Hall.
We really should have scored not long after the re-start. Knight did well to meet Trundle's cross with his head and Fallon really should have done better when the ball fell to him from just 7 yards out.
Amankwaah was impressive down the right, and he created an opportunity to Knight whose shot was saved by the goalkeeper, he then kept out Trundle's effort from the rebound.
On 67 minutes though, Molango grabbed the only goal of the game to give Oldham their first points of the season.
The Swansea defence is still a shambles as they gave the opposition far too much time and space on the ball, and Charlton's cross was missed by everyone apart from Molango, who was unmarked at the far post to head the ball in.
As he usually does when we go a goal down, Jackett then decides to finally make some changes. We returned to a flat 4-4-2 formation as he introduced Butler, who replaced Knight while McLeod also came on for Williams.
3 minutes later, and Butler won us a penalty when he was brought down by Charlton.
You'd put your house on Trundle equalising but Howarth saved his attempt from the spot.
Another defeat and Swans fans are starting to get fed up with Jackett and his tactics of playing 'hoofball'. Failure to show a vast improvement and get a good result will put his job under pressure as some supporters are now beginning to call for his sack.
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Date:Saturday August 12 2006
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