The thing about soccer, and sports in general, is that you never know. You never know who is going to win or score that equalizer in the last minute. You never know who is going to get yellow carded, or what decision a referee will make during a controversial incident. […]
“Norwich, Q.P.R., Swansea! Come in, come in.” “Well, this is rather nice.” “It is, isn’t it?” “May we take our coats off? And could we trouble you for some seats, we’ve come a long way.” “Erm, I wouldn’t get too comfortable.” Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City join […]
Swansea City, the first Welsh team in the Premier League, have officially revealed their new home shirt for the 2011-12 season. As revealed on EPL Talk earlier this week, the new Swansea home shirt is white with black trim. The sleeves feature the three stripes, while the sides and back […]
A photo has been leaked on the Internet showing a blurred image of what Swansea City’s home shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season will look like. The Swans, who are scheduled to officially reveal their shirt design on Saturday, are the first Welsh team to play in the Premier […]
Unless you’re a keen follower of the Football League or you were watching top flight football back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, this may be the first time many of you readers are coming across Swansea City. Swansea (pronounced “Swonzee”) is situated in a city of the same […]
Like parents watching their children grow up and leave the house for the first time it is with great pride, joy and a tinge of sadness that ChampionshipTalk must we say goodbye to the promoted sides from the Championship.
It is time to say farewell to Norwich, QPR and Swansea, as these teams can now proudly call themselves residents of the Premier League.
We would like to leave you with our best wishes and some friendly advice on what to expect in the next 12 months to help make sure you do not return with your pockets empty and tail between your legs.
I had a sudden realization the other morning that my life has changed. While driving my 7-year-old daughter to school, I said to her “Hey, that was pretty neat that my team, the white team – Swansea, won Monday, wasn’t it?” Each weekend when she sits down and watches about […]
The parties in Swansea may have ended but the smiles on the faces of their fans are probably still as broad as they were the moment Scott Sinclair sealed his hat-trick on Monday. The pain of defeat however can take longer to heal and Kristian Downer was able to cajole […]
On the wall in my office I have a framed photograph of an unremarkable building sitting beside a green bumpy pitch. I keep it as a memory of my childhood and where I came from. That picture of the North Bank, the main terrace of Swansea’s old dilapidated ground (now […]
Over 40,000 fans left their homes in Wales this morning and invaded London to cheer on Swansea City in the Championship Playoff Final against Reading (live today at 10am on Fox Soccer Channel for viewers in the United States). More than 40,000 Reading supporters will be in Wembley too for […]
Monday’s Championship Playoff Final between Swansea City and Reading (10am ET, live on Fox Soccer Channel) offers the winning club the most substantial prize in world soccer, approximately £90 million according to Deloitte, the accountancy group. The £90 million is calculated based on more than £40 million in TV revenue, […]
The race to determine the third team to get promoted from the Championship to the Premier League took a step closer to be finalized yesterday after Swansea City defeated Nottingham Forest 3-1 to qualify for the Championship Playoff Final. Later today, Cardiff City will host Reading (live on FoxSoccer.tv) in […]
Due to the weather it was a much reduced Championship fixture list with Doncaster, Hull, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth all unable to host a match due to pitch and safety concerns. This did not stop this weekend being action packed with each fixture averaging three goals per game. […]
The winger/striker has found a new lease of life since leaving the champions, finding the form that inspired Chelsea to sign him aged just 15 in 2005. He has started his Swansea career with a bang scoring 12 goals in 15 games, helping to propel the Welsh club to third in the table and mount a promotion challenge this season.
We have just passed the quarter mark on the season and it’s time to take a look at how the clubs are faring. This is the first of three installments covering each of the 24 clubs in the nPower Championship. I hope you will feel free to add your comments […]
Swansea City’s busy summer is showing little sign of slowing down after Spanish midfielder Jordi Lopez agreed a two-year deal with the Championship club. The 28 year old will be new manager Paulo Sousa’s first signing and joins on a free transfer, after former club Queens Park Rangers failed to […]
There were some tremendous games at all levels of British football on Sunday. Cardiff and Swansea battled out a thrilling 2-2 draw. Luton gave the Football League a poke in the eye by winning a wonderful Johnstone Paint Trophy Final 3-2 against Scunthorpe. And finally we had the gasp-inducing 3-2 […]
The 5th round of the FA Cup gets underway this Saturday and Sunday and the question is will there be any upsets or will it be business as usual? Watford v Chelsea – Vicarage Road Just last week I would have said there was no chance of Watford pulling an […]