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Friday, 19 August 2011

Now the real work begins

Well, I suppose you could say I was half right in predicting a 0-0 vs. Man City (both in terms of that being the half time score and that's how many Swansea scored!).

Never have I felt less downbeat after losing 4-0, there were plenty of plusses, especially in the first 20-30 minutes when it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say we controlled the game.

Even in this period though, David Silva ghosted in to space on a couple of occasions and looked a different class to everyone else on the pitch - although this standard would be matched later on by Sergio Aguero.

Luckily there are only a handful of people on the planet with a talent to match those two so while Saturday's visit of Wigan is no walkover, it's certainly more of an even contest.

If the bookies are to be believed it is one in which the Swans are strong favourites.  Whilst my heart says the 10-1 at Stan James on a 2-0 home win is the best bet, I am amazed that Wigan are 3-1 (with Red32) to win the game as despite our great home form last season whether we are capable of beating an established Premier league side (even one that is more often than not down at the wrong end of the table) has yet to be proven.