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Who R Ya - Swansea City

Vital QPR takes a look at Sunday's opponents Swansea City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1912 (as Swansea Town)

Nickname: The Swans/The Jacks

Ground: Liberty Stadium (20,532)

Manager : Brendan Rodgers

Selected Honours

Football League One - Champions: 2008
Football League Third Division (South) - Champions: 1925, 1949
Football League Division Three - Champions: 2000

Football League Trophy - Winners: 1994, 2006

Football Association Cup - Semi Finalists: 1926, 1964

Club Records

Record Attendance: 32,786 v Arsenal , at Vetch Field (FA Cup 5th Round, 1968)

Record victory: 8-0 v Hartlepool (Fourth Division, 1978)

Record defeat: 1-8 v Fulham (Second Division, 1938)

Record Buy: 800,000 - Craig Beattie from West Bromwich Albion

Record Sale: 2,000,000 - Jason Scotland to Wigan Athletic

Record Appearances: Roger Freestone - 699 - 1989-2004

Record Goals: Ivor Allchurch - 146 - 1950-58 & 1965-68

Squad


Goalkeepers:
1. Dorus De Vries
13. David Cornell
25. Yves Ma-Kalambay

Defenders:
2. Ashley Williams
3. Neil Taylor
5. Alan Tate
16. Gary Monk
17. Albert Serran
22. Angel Rangel
34. Joe Walsh
35. Daniel Alfei
38. Jamie Grimes
(On loan to F. Green)

Midfielders:
6. Ferrie Bodde
7. David Cotterill
8. Darren Pratley
10. Andrea Orlandi
11. Cedric Van Der Gun
12. Nathan Dyer
15. Jordi Lopez
20. Shaun McDonald
(On loan to Yeovil)
21. Scott Sinclair
23. Scott Donnelly
24. Joe Allen
26. Kemy Agustien
27. Mark Gower
28. Thomas Butler
29. Ashley Richards
31. Lee Lucas

Strikers:
9. Craig Beattie
14. Stephen Dobbie
18. Gorka Pintado
19. Frank Nouble
(On loan from West Ham)
36. Casey Thomas
42. Shefki Kuqi
(On loan to Derby)
49. Jermaine Easter
(On loan from MK Dons)

Key Players

Alan Tate : The versatile defender started his career at Manchester United during which he had two loan spells at Swansea and a stint at Belgian side Royal Antwerp. The utility man even featured in goal against the R`s impressively keeping a clean sheet. Tate has been a regular fixture for the Swans since joining permanently in 2004 and has featured 294 times scoring just 4 goals. Tate is regarded as important fixture in the Swans back four and is the club`s vice-captain.

Last Five Fixtures

Win: 0-1 v Sheffield United (a)
Draw: 1-1 v Millwall (h)
Win: 3-1 v Ipswich (a)
Loss: 1-2 v Portsmouth (h)
Draw: 1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (a)

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Swansea City 0-0 QPR on 19th Oct 10
QPR 1-1 Swansea City on 20th March 10
Swansea City 2-0 QPR on 3rd Oct 09
QPR 1-0 Swansea City on 17th March 09
Swansea City 0-0 QPR on 21st Oct 08




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Date:Friday December 24 2010

Time: 1:05PM

 

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