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28th september 2001 


  • swansea city (home ko 3:00pm)

    This Saturday sees the long awaited reunion of Swansea City supporters and Jan Molby.

    Jan spent 19 months at the Vetch Field as player manager, taking them to the 3rd division play-offs, but differences with the then board bought about his demise.

    After leaving Swansea he took up a television/media role in the North West for two years but the pull of being involved in managing a football club became too strong and he arrived at Aggborough two years later and the rest is history.

    Since Jans time at Swansea there have been many crises involving boardroom, ownership and relegation issues but it all came to a head two weeks ago.

    First John Hollins was sacked as manager to be replaced with Colin Addison, then after the threat of receivership on Monday the club was sold back to it's previous owners, 9th Floor plc, who in turn are expected to sell it on to an Australian company sometime next week.

    Anyway, I think that's what's going on!!

    On the playing front results under Addison haven't really improved with only two wins so far this season. On the opening day against Macclesfield and a month later against struggling Exeter City, both at home.

    They almost got the first win under him on Tuesday when they were 3-2 up against Shrewsbury at home but their opponents grabbed an equalizer in the last few minutes.

    Their other league results are equally divided between draws and defeats, four each.

    They have had few injuries lately with only Steve Watkin and Mamady Sidibie out for various reasons.
    Addison has been looking to bring in striker Steve Brodie on loan from his previous club, Scarborough, in time for Saturday's game.

    Swansea (from):
    Freestone, Jenkins, Howard, Roberts, O'Leary, Todd, Bound, Coates, Phillips, Cusack, Williams, De Vulgt, Appleby, Tyson, Jones, Mumford, Smith, Mazzina, Romo, Lacey, Keegan, Casey, Healey, Draper, O'Sullivan.

    As for us and the Drewe Broughton saga, God knows. One minute he's going the next he's not.
    Meanwhile we have to suffer watching a team that just cannot score to save their life.

    If Drewe hasn't made his mind up by tomorrow then I would expect to see him lining up along side Colin Larkin, if he's not then we have to assume that someone is being a bit pig headed about it.

    If he's available then play him!

    Still not available is Craig Hinton with his, ahem, groin injury and Lee Ayres (foot).

    There should be a return to the starting eleven for Danny Williams after he spent Tuesday on the bench but not for Parfait who looks to be out in the cold temporarily.

    Harriers (from):
    Brock, Murphy, Joy, Stamps, Medou-Otye, Clarkson, Sall, Smith, Williams, Shail, Blake, Bird, Davies, Bennett, Shilton, Doyle, Foster, Hadley, Broughton, Larkin, Ducros, Corbett.

    Other news:
    Paul Webb has decided to stay on a bit longer at Hereford Utd.

    Webby says that he would rather stay there and get first team games rather than coming back to Aggborough to turn out for the stiffs.

    "It took me a few games to get back in to the swing of things and adjust to the pace of the game.
    I have to admit Iím just enjoying playing football again.

    It makes sense to stay there and play competitive games every week rather than play reserve football every other week.
    I have to make sure Iím fit and ready should an opportunity arise at Kidderminster."
    said Paul.

    Sounds like a man leaving Aggborough.

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