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A Cornelius Fudge Up or Not?

A Cornelius Fudge Up or Not?

At the beginning of August, as some of you may have read on here, I spent 6 days living it up in Copenhagen. The primary reason for me being out in Scandinavia was to watch the second leg of Swansea’s Europa League qualifier against Malmö FF, but with my Scandinavian base set up in Copenhagen, of … Continue reading

Los Boyos: Steven Le Cefel – Is he for Rhyl?

Los Boyos: Steven Le Cefel – Is he for Rhyl?

Foreign players making the move to Welsh football is not a common occurrence  Of course, Swansea City have turned themselves into a global club over the past few seasons; a Spanish invasion, a cluster of Dutchmen and a host of other nationals, ranging from the Caribbean to Asian, have all helped propel the Swans up the … Continue reading

The Three Amigos: The Spanish Armada Begins

The Three Amigos: The Spanish Armada Begins

“Oh, lovely Spain! renown’d, romantic land!” Lord Byron, from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Swanselona. Estadio Liberty. Viva La Swansea. Swansea have embraced the continent with particular emphasis on all things España; Byron’s ‘renown’d, romantic land’ is a rather fitting  statement when placed in the modern footballing context with the Iberians being the ultimate embodiment of the beautiful game’. As Swansea’s … Continue reading

Do you know David Ki?

Do you know David Ki?

Who is David Ki? While riding the subway home from an FC Seoul match a few years ago, a brassy young Korean lad seized the chance to practise his decent level of English with the foreigner sitting next to him. With no warning or greeting, he asked me, “Do you know David Ki?” Coming from … Continue reading

Los Boyos: What time is it?…It’s Chico time!

Los Boyos: What time is it?…It’s Chico time!

“They will love him. He’s a character.” Swansea’s original Spaniard, Angel Rangel, on how Chico Flores will be a hit with Swansea fans. On Saturday 18 August 2012, Swansea City fans were introduced to a player who is destined to become a cult hero at the club. By the time the highly impressive Michu was … Continue reading

Asia Pursuit: Kim BoKyung to Cardiff

Asia Pursuit: Kim BoKyung to Cardiff

I’m not a ‘real’ football fan. That was the conclusion I came to after reading Brian Phillips’ excellent piece (The Real Problem) in issue five of The Blizzard. Reading Phillips’ comparison of the more traditional, ‘real’ fan and his modern, global counterpart, it became apparent that I had far more in common with the latter. … Continue reading

Los Boyos: Michael Laudrup – The Manager

“Who is the best player in history? Michael Laudrup.” (Andres Iniesta) Quite simply one of the greatest footballers to ever grace the game. Pele, Maradona, Cruyff, Zidane, Messi – Laudrup sits comfortably in this elite group. No greater compliment can be played to the player than the fact that he is still lauded by BOTH Barcelona and Real Madrid … Continue reading