Phil Sumbler

Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

Forget the excuses, learn from the mistakes

It was a strange one yesterday tuning into a couple of sites where the headlines of “Swansea ace blasts side” and “we only have ourselves to blame” were key reactions to Matt Grimes’ post match interview after the poor display on Saturday against Luton Town at the Liberty. Neither of…
Monday, 29 June 2020, 8:36

Celina absence makes no sense

There are many things that Steve Cooper does that baffles the Swansea fans but the decision to leave Bersant Celina out of a 20-man matchday squad is right up there with some of the most baffling ones and looks more stupid when you reflect back on a poor performance against…
Sunday, 28 June 2020, 8:00

Groundhog day for Swans

Steve Cooper talked about the mentality of his side after watching all the good work in the win over Middlesbrough undone with a poor display at home to Luton this afternoon, a result that damaged the Swans play off hopes. Cooper bemoaned the fact that this kind of thing has…
Saturday, 27 June 2020, 16:23

Swansea 0 Luton 1

If last week was a performance that rightly attracted plenty of praise then today’s should attract an equal level of criticism as the Swans looked lethargic and slow all afternoon before succumbing to a reasonably late Luton goal to damage their play off ambitions. It is fair to say that…
Saturday, 27 June 2020, 14:31

The missing twelfth man

It is often said that the crowd at any football stadium can act as the twelfth man for the home side but tomorrow the Swans will have to make do with just the eleven on the pitch as they welcome bottom of the league Luton Town to the Liberty looking…
Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:45

Cliches galore as Cooper prepares for Luton

Steve Cooper was a man full of cliches as he prepared for the visit of Luton Town to the Liberty this Saturday as the Swans return to the Liberty for the first time in sixteen weeks. It will be a strange environment for the team playing in front of an…
Thursday, 25 June 2020, 20:37
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