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Everton vs Swansea City: Q&A with SOS Fanzine

With Everton taking on their favorite Premier League opponents Swansea City this weekend, we chatted with SOS Fanzine about their season as a whole.

We had the pleasure once again of speaking with Steven, the editor of the excellent Swansea City site SOS Fanzine. Here's what he said:

RBM - A season that looked to be full of promise has somehow gotten away from Swansea. What happened?

SOS - A combination of things really. The main one being I don't think any of our players have consistently performed to their capabilities. We've rotated a lot because of the Europa League which didn't help, tactically we haven't been great either. I guess the best way to sum it up is we've done enough to get by when we should be doing a lot better

RBM - How is Garry Monk doing? Is there any chance he becomes the full time manager at the Liberty?

SOS - In general he's done well. Performances have drastically improved since he took over even if results don't suggest this. The exception was West Bromwich Albion last week when we had a shocking second half which cost us the game. Before that I thought he had a good chance of getting the job but that result will have hurt his chances.

RBM - What is the way forward for Swansea should they stay up in the Premier League? How do they improve?

SOS - Revert to the performances in the last few weeks aside from the Baggies. We've looked more dangerous going forward, creating more opportunities and taking them. We need to continue to do this but the defence has been too leaky. We've given away some daft goals which needs eradicating.

RBM - Who have been the best players for Swansea over the last month or so?

SOS - Nathan Dyer's done well but he's had a coue of knocks which have halted his progress. The main two though would be Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan De Guzman who have had a new lease of life under Monk which is quite surprising when you consider they were two of Brian Laudrup's favourites.

RBM - Everton are the Swans' bogey team, with the Blues having never lost to Swansea. What will it take for Swansea to win on Saturday?

SOS - An apocalypse! In all honesty we played quite well in our recent FA Cup match at Goodison with half a team so that should give us confidence. We'd have to replicate that display to have a chance.

RBM - Finally, a score prediction for Saturday. Who do you expect to shine for either side?

SOS - 2-1 to you, I think Romelu Lukaku will cause us problems along with Ross Barkley who played really well at our place in December. For us I'm hoping Wilfried Bony has a big game, we need him to if we're going to get something.