Up The Swansea Without A Paddle

Or a clue. For we didn’t really have a response to Swansea’s quick passing game. Having said that, if we hadn’t given way the first two goals with basic errors, we might have salvaged something from the game. But we gave ourselves too much to do and were always vulnerable to the counter. We looked dangerous from set pieces in the first half, and could have pulled a goal back just before the break, but for a goal-line clearance from a Cole header. Second half we were fairly clueless. Our midfield was too ponderous, slow getting the ball away, and too easily closed down.

This was my first visit to the Liberty Stadium. It is pretty much like all modern “flat-pack” stadiums , with nothing particularly special to mark it out from the rest, other than there were plenty of toilet facilities, which is not common at many grounds. Home support was very noisy – they did have plenty to be noisy about of course.

M4 was busier than I expected on the way down, so got into the ground a few minutes late, having made the last bus from the park and ride facility off the M4. This was a useful option after the game though, as the buses got a police escort back to the car park. so we were back on the motorway in reasonable time.

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