All posts tagged with: Wilfried Bony

Sunderland v Stoke: stretched squads

Stoke City’s FA Cup defeat is made all the more frustrating by the fact that they fielded more first team players than visitors Wolves. Mark Hughes has come under criticism lately but there should be no blame attached to him for that defeat – he played a strong side and while the opposing goalkeeper made some… Read more →

The West Ham View: woeful recruitment

Little has gone to plan for West Ham United. Last season, we saw Dimitri Payet light up the Boleyn Ground and the Hammers looked just two or three players away from becoming a Premier League force. Poor recruitment during a change of stadium has instead seen the team become weaker as some fans grow disillusioned with their club. What next?… Read more →

Bony and Allen haunt old employers

Joe Allen and Wilfried Bony had once been important players at Swansea City and the club had previously targeted a return for both. It was somewhat gut-wrenching therefore, for fans to see the two players combine against them twice for Stoke City in a 3-1 defeat on Halloween. Bony’s Allen-assisted brace sandwiched Wayne Routledge’s swift equalizer and… Read more →

Stoke v West Brom: in defence of Bony

Ironically, West Brom’s once-atrocious head-to-head record against Stoke has started to improve since Tony Pulis took over. The Welshman is not universally popular with the Baggies faithful but, as he approaches his 1,000 game in management on Saturday, one must respect the job he has done. Common criticisms of Pulis have been a lack of… Read more →

Advantage Arsenal

Arsenal put themselves in the driving seat for the Premier League title with a 2-1 victory over fellow challengers Manchester City in an entertaining game on Monday night. The visitors were arguably the better side during the opening and closing quarters of the match, but too often lost their positional discipline either side of half… Read more →

Premier League Preview: Gameweek 6

Here are The Football Lab’s predictions for 2 of the weekend’s Premier League games. Swansea look to recover from last week’s 1-0 loss at Watford when they host Everton, who look a much improved side this season. Manchester City can preserve their 100% winning record in the Premier League this season, but to do so… Read more →

Swansea City mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Swansea City supporter Steven Carroll. You can follow him on Twitter @StevenSOS1987 Striker Wilfried Bony had scored 36% of Swansea’s goals, before getting a move to Manchester City. Have the club been unambitious – or prudent – in not signing a replacement during the January window? January is notorious for being… Read more →