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Blogger Q&A with Swansea Oh Swansea

We spoke to our old mate Steven at the SOS Fanzine

Everton v Swansea City - Premier League
Wayne Routledge of Swansea City battles for the ball with Gerard Deulofeu of Everton 
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Everton host Swansea City on Saturday, and ahead of the game we had great pleasure in chatting with old friend of the blog Steven, who is the editor over at the Swansea Oh Swansea Fanzine.

Read the reverse interview we did over at SOS here.

RBM - Lots of changes at Swansea City since we last spoke. Who are your new owners, and what are they like?

SOS - Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan are the new majority shareholders and they haven't made a good impression thus far. We did nothing of note in the transfer market this summer and made a profit in terms of outlay which was crazy considering the new TV deal. They've also sidelined the supporters trust from some of the major decisions at the club so there's a lot of disillusionment in Swansea right now.

RBM - Yet another manager change with Francesco Guidolin being shown the door. How has Bob Bradley been so far?

SOS - He looks out of his depth to me, my opinion is the old regime would never have appointed him and the two Americans have made this decision. He's made at least three changes for every game so far and changed formations and we look worse now than under Guidolin. He may yet prove me wrong but he hasn't convinced at all in his 6 weeks in charge.

RBM - A bad start to the season hasn't gotten any better. What do the next couple of months look like as far as winnable fixtures?

SOS - There's no doubt we've had a hard start to the season and have faced most of top teams already. December is s big month, we have Sunderland, West Brom, Middlesbrough, West Ham and Bournemouth. If we fail in those games we'll be really up against it then as we face the top teams again in January.

RBM - The January transfer window is coming up - what are the Swans biggest needs? Will Bradley have money to spend?

SOS - A commanding centre half, a full back in each side, dictator in midfield and a classy winger. These deals should have been done in the summer but we either bought cheap or didn't strengthen those positions. That is a key reason why we are struggling, recruitment has been poor for a while.

RBM - How is the youth pipeline at the swanky new Landore Academy looking? Any players breaking into the senior squad?

SOS - None really at the moment as usual. Oil McBurnie scores for the reserves but barely gets a look in while Daniel James made the bench recently. I doubt either will feature much in near future though.

RBM - In lieu of the customary prediction question, tell us who you think your Swans and Toffees MOTMs will be.

SOS - I see a 3-0 home win, we're a shambles at the moment and I think we'll get backlash from your drubbing at Chelsea. Mom would be Lukaku who'll have a field day against our back 4. For us I have no idea, maybe Fabianski who will probably be very busy.


Cheers once again to Steven for popping by. He’ll be at the game on Saturday at Goodison Park with the Welsh contingent, so give him a wave!