Swansea City Season Review – Monk Leads Swans to Through Impressive Season


Swansea City had a season to remember; to say the least. It was the first full season in charge for Garry Monk, the player turned Manager, and he is already termed as a next big thing in English football. Monk’s remarkable managerial performance throughout the season was clear throughout the campain. A Win at Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium was nothing less than an icing on a cake for the Swans fans, as they are gearing for an improved season next time around.

The season started with a lot of promise against an upset on the first day of the season, when Swansea beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, which was their first ever victory at Old Trafford. Garry Monk used the player with great efficiency, and the team looked more efficient throughout the season than many pundits believed at the start.

Swansea had a season where they did a double over Arsenal and Manchester United, which was an achievement in itself, considering the fact that they become the first team since 2009 Chelsea side to do a double over Manchester United and Arsenal in the same season.

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Throughout the season, Swansea as a team looked stable and was never in a doubt to go down. Their away form was exceptionally good throughout the season, where some key wins and draws were achieved on the road through the season. Apart from winning at the Old Trafford and Emirates stadium, Swansea also manages to get a draw at Goodison Park,  & a win at St. Mary’s Stadium as well, which usually proves to be a tough ground for visitors.

In terms of players, few players stood out for the Garry Monk team, who were the real reason for Swansea’s success. Spurs left out Gylfi Sigurdsson was signed by Monk in the summer, who proved to be a real success in his first season for the club, with 7 goals and 10 assists in the league. It was the midfield quadruple of Swansea, consist of Sigurdsson, Shelvey, Yeung and Montero that was the most effective for the team throughout the season. Combined, they scored 21 goals and provided 23 assists.

Defensively also, Swansea proved to be a tough defense to break, where they managed to keep 13 clean sheets, just 1 behind the best mostly thankful to Fabianski, the real unsung hero. Wilfred Bony, who finished as a top scorer for the club this season as well, was sold to league giants Manchester City in January, which left the clubs attack a bit weaken for the rest of the season. Befetimbi Gomes was brought to the club at the start of the season, to enhance the attacking option and the former Lyon striker did not disappoint the Swans, with 7 goals in 29 appearances this season.

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Swansea also recorded a £1.7 Million post tax profit during the campaign & Monk did not spend the money that he got from the sale of Bony to Manchester City, after the star striker moved to Manchester for a club record fee of £25 Million.

In all, Swansea city is heading in the right direction, and things are looking good for the club. They have a manager who is young, loyal to the club and is being at the club for a very long time. They have a young team, and solid financial to grow on. So nothing other than good things are expected of Swansea City in the next season, and they will try to push for a spot in the Europa League in the next campaign, after strengthening their squad in the transfer market.

Rating (A+)