SWANSEA HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT LAUDRUP’S SUCCESSORCHRIS WATHAN of the Western Mail says that planning ahead has been a significant part of the Capital One Cup finalists’ success
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
SOME CLUBS have found it difficult going on impossible to appoint – and keep - the right manager. Swansea City have made the task seem so easy you wonder why others have such problems.
CAPITAL ONE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THIS FINALBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
SIMON PARKER, the football writer closest to Bradford City, on the rise and rise of the Bantams
"In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes" – Andy Warhol, 1968.
BRADFORD CITY are one win away from securing a place in the Europa League. Old sages may say nothing in football surprises them, but the rise and rise of the Bantams is up there with all the tales of the unexpected the occasionally beautiful game can offer.
Liberty Stadium facilities reportBrian Scovell reports on our Facilities Committee visit to Swansea City FC on April 17, 2012...
Tony Hudd and I visited the highly impressive Liberty Stadium on a very windy day and we concluded that many of the Barclays Premier League clubs have yet to match its standards. For example, the two press boxes are on the half-way line - the 52-seater higher up and the other one, which has more than 40 working stations along a wide corridor, on a lower level - whereas more clubs are now placing their corporate boxes on the halfway line.
Liberty Stadium report, May 2011Dylan Thomas famously wrote "Swansea is the graveyard of ambition." Championship promotion hopefuls Swansea City Football Club beg to differ with the great man.
When Football Writers' Association national committee members Brian Scovell and Tony Hudd visited the Liberty Stadium to check out their press facilities ahead of the Swans' push for promotion they found a lively, vibrant club willing and able to meet the challenge of Barclays Premier League football.