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‘Pass Masters’ Swansea Can’t Deal With Newcastle Result

12 years ago

The excellent result, and performance(!), at Swansea has left the Welsh stattos scratching their heads, unable to accept Newcastle United were the better team on the day.

Much as they want everybody to accept that our two goal win was a ‘smash and grab’ the reality was something different.

Newcastle clearly would have preferred more of the possession but equally were quite happy and confident in soaking up the ‘pressure’.

Before our match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea’s previous ‘record’ had been 690 passes in a match, against Newcastle they managed 909 to our 235.

I think it’s really funny actually but seriously, I bet a massive proportion of those passes were in their own half between midfielder Britton (most accurate passer in Europe…) , their defence and the goalkeeper.

Swansea might have a had a point if the nine zillion passes had led to a decent number of shots at Tim Krul but I can only remember him making a couple of saves that were anything more than back passes.

Good for Swansea that they pass it about but the big difference between them and the real deal of Barca is that the Catalans do a lot of their passing at the sharp end and put chances and goals on the end of them.

Get your fill of the Welsh bellyaching here (special bonus is that it is ex-mackem Colin Pascoe doing much of it).


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