Cusack Is Safe

Monday, 2 September 2002, 0:00
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Over the weekend we have spoken to a club source and they tell us without reservation that Nick Cusack’s job as manager of the club is not in any doubt at all. He has the free reign he has had since he took charge at The Vetch Field, and the talk of Bryan Flynn coming to Swansea is " Utter
nonsense " The quote we were given reads as follows – " Bryan Flynn has not been spoken to about becoming manager of Swansea City Football Club, to even contemplate a change after only five games is complete rubbish. There are one or two people in the Welsh press, and they know who they are who are hell bent on giving Swansea City arough ride. The radio has come a close second to these journalists too in recent weeks, and Swans fans must be switching off in droves after hearing the rubbish being talked about on there ( JA.Net agrees after a talk on Real Radio about the Swansea goalkeeping situation – an absolute farce ) Certain people do nothing for our relationship with the press when we read " Flynn isnext Swansea manager " This is total rubbish and we challenge them to prove it, we are in the business of turning Swansea City around and keeping it stable. Nick’s job is as safe today as it always has been, we know results will improve and he needs time, and he has all the time he needs to get the team performing. We have spoken to him andhe is safe as ever, he has been reassured and is happy "
This will fly in the face of certain news reports, and more importantly certain journalists who have printed negative Swansea City stories for no reason ( other than South Wales club preference ) to deflect from other more important football news in Wales. An example would be a 20,000 pound fine for Cardiff City after the pitch invasion against Leeds in the FA Cup, and going ahead with speculation over Roger Freestone’s wages at The Vetch Field ( as an example, a story which was and can only be described asfabrication )
We have also been told by Swansea City " What sense is there is any of this ? We are choosing our people carefully from now on regards who knows what about the club for news purposes. Apparently there are bigger clubs in Wales so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for these particular journalists anyway. We are now drawing a line and saying – No more "
JA.Net covers Swansea City stories, or features certain articles of a Swansea flavour, and as you know we will also cover the national side this weekend from Helsinki. Maybe some newsworthy stories could be found out there where Welsh supporters are working hard this week to unite Swansea City and Cardiff City supporters behind the national side ? ( unofficially, this isn’t an idea from Westgate Street, can you imagine that ? ) Up to 3,000 fans are travelling from Wales on Thursday and Friday from many of the football league and LOW sides, the impact we hope is a Welsh festival in Finland with Swansea and Cardiff fans uniting behind the dragon as we go for European qualification. Is this a good story ? Surely better then fabricated news about the departure of Nick Cusack. But when you are so far removed from the game itself in pursuit of sensational headlines to deflect the real football stories – it really shouldn’t surprise you.
On the football front ex Swan Nicholas Fabiano who has signed for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership was sent off on his debut yesterday. And the good news for Swans fans is the potential return this week of Jamie Wood and James Thomas after two poor results against York City and Bristol Rovers. The two strikers have been badly missed since picking up injuries. And to bolster the defence Kris O’Leary returns from suspension for Saturdays home game against top of the table Hartlepool
( Vetch Field KO 3PM ) He will be added to the starting eleven for sure, and the only omission will be Andrew Mumford who has been called up to the under 21 squad. The game definitely goes ahead at the moment, the only cause for calling it off will be the inclusion of two more Swans players in either the first team squad ( James Thomas was called up two weeks ago, but withdrew through injury ) or the under 21 squad. However, the question must be asked, and there will be many answers for and
against – If Swans games are moved for Welsh rugby Internationals, why are they not moved for Welsh football Internationals ?
The Vetch Field attendance may give the answer at 4.45 pm this Saturday …………..
In the meantime Nick Cusack has the full support of his employers, and most importantly – the majority of The fans.

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