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Swansea City vs Hull City, Premier League Gameweek 15: Open Thread

liberty stadium 600x450 Swansea City vs Hull City, Premier League Gameweek 15: Open Thread

Have a drink today every time a pundit or commentator mentions the 2003 match between Swansea and Hull City where the Welsh club was one match away from being relegated to non-league football (and possibly going out of existence altogether). Ten years later, the two clubs face off against each other in the Premier League for first time, with Steve Bruce’s high-flying Tigers taking on the Swans at Liberty Stadium.

For viewers in the United States, the match kicks off at 3pm ET on NBCSN.

Starting line-ups:

Swansea: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams (c), Davies, Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu

Subs: Zabret, Amat, Taylor, Lamah, Routledge, Pozuelo, Donnelly.

Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Graham, Livermore, Sagbo, Elmohamady.

Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Koren, Brady, McShane, Boyd, Faye.

In team news, Swansea welcome back Michu after the Spaniard has been out for several weeks due to injury. Bizarrely, though, the Swans have been playing better without him, so it’ll be interesting to see how his return to the side makes a difference or not.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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11 Responses to Swansea City vs Hull City, Premier League Gameweek 15: Open Thread

  1. Stature says:

    How nice to hear Ian Darke again!

  2. abdirahman says:

    Who is commentating tonight?

  3. jtm371 says:

    nice job Danny way to get off the snide.

    Hey Arlo take some hints and listen to Darkie. you don’t have to talk every possible second.sometimes silence is golden.hear the ball being struck the crowd.Darkie you are an English treasure.

  4. Bishopville Red says:

    Well, that’s a slow, boring one. Anyone declaring this fascinating is up for Anorak of the year.

  5. abdirahman says:

    good news! ian darkie finally is back the last time i hear him on premierleague production commentry box was august 2010 remember, fulham 2 m.united 2at craven cottage.but did he really back?he is got a job to fight because peter drury and jon champion are doing really good job week and week out.

  6. Guy says:

    DidI just see the Hull goalie yawn?

  7. Guy says:

    Wakey, wakey! :-)

  8. Mark Williamson says:

    I know this has been said already, but did not just want to give a thumbs up, but when the game started and Lowe said,” Here are your commentators Paul Walsh and Ian Darke.”, Mark was very happy man. How did this happen, I thought he was with BT Sports?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Ian Darke is still with BT Sport but he still does work for TWI/IMG at times, so there’s always a chance we may hear him doing commentary now and again, as we heard yesterday on the world feed.

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