Lovely here in S. Wales. Well done West Ham on Tuesday, but not their fans pre-match, though understandable?
That leaves us with just a point needed at Swansea, who’ve had a good end to the season, and can afford to rest a few players for the Euros. Let’s hope we take advantage, are not in Euro mood and can give Manuel a great send off, otherwise it could get nasty. Here’s the IAF extract from 233
38) SUNDAY MAY 15TH SWANSEA AWAY KO 3PM
No history - The Swans were formed in 1912 and have had a turbulent history, but are now established in the Prem. Just the one trophy, League Cup in 2013.
Recent connection is Wilf Bony, Roy Paul, apart from Scott Sinclair. 28th League meeting.
Some celeb fans : Catherine Zeta Jones, Dylan Thomas RIP, Spencer Davis.
This season so far - They’re in 11th place with 46 points from 37 games and 8 wins 5 draws and 5 losses at home.
At The Etihad in December it was a 2-1 City win. Bony (yes him) opened in the 26th minute but Gomis whacked one in just before the end but Yaya miraculously swerved one in off Kelechi’s
back for 2-1. Crowd was 53,052 with 954 Jacks.
In the Capital One Cup they beat York 3-0 at home in the 2nd rd but went out 1-0 at Hull in the 3rd rd.
In the FA Cup they lost 2-3 at Oxford in the 3rd rd.
Our form at Swansea - at the Liberty on our last away game of the season in May it was a 4-2 City win. We went 2-0 up through Toure (21) and Milner (36), but Sigurdsson (45) and Gomis (65) levelled it before Toure (74) and Bony (90 +2) secured all 3 points although Joe’s miraculous save at 3-2 helped somewhat. Crowd was 20, 669 with 1,870 Blues.
Last season’s win made it for City 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 visits ie WWDL
Comment - Last game of the season and it’s been a topsy turvy one for the Swans, with Garry Monk going and being replaced by Alan Curtis and Francesco Guidolin, the job promptly making him ill! Sigurdsson, Williams, and Fabianski seem to be missing, and Gomis is on the bench.
So much for it being a relaxing day out now Swansea are safe as we need at least a point
to secure a top 4 place, and a draw could be good for both teams, though a win would be nice.
Groundwise - The Liberty Stadium - Capacity 20,500 (2,000 for City). We’ll be behind the goal in the usual spot.
Tickets : £45
Pubs/Parking - It’s a lovely part of the country close to The Gower, so well worth a weekend (if your daughter doesn’t live in not too far away Newport that is!)
Plenty of decent city centre pubs, and the ground is on a retail park so parking’s OK if you fancy a snack too.
WWTWTWShite - Averaged 3,367 in 1991/92 and this season it’s 20,682.
There’s only one City. Us. We were City long before them.Sat Nav - SA1 2FA