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Swansea fans will be hoping that their team gives them plenty to shout about this season.
After winning promotion in 2011, Swansea are preparing for their second season in the Premier League after they won plenty of admirers for their fluent possession-style football last season.
Michael Laudrup has been appointed the surprise successor to Brendan Rodgers who left the Liberty Stadium to join Liverpool and there is no doubt the Dane will attempt to continue with the passing game that served the Welsh club so well.
One factor Laudrop must overcome this year however is there is no longer an element of surprise about the Swans.
It didn't take Laudrop long before he made his mark at the club; he has confirmed publicly his intentions to cut the squad to a maximum of 22 and has also made a number of new signings, the most exciting seemingly being the Spaniard, Chico, who arrived from Genoa. Two other Spanish signings, Michu from Rayo Vallecano and Johnathan de Guzman from Villarreal appear to confirm Laudrop’s liking for players adept to the Spanish game and style of play.
Swansea's schedule means they are fortunate enough to avoid top of the table opposition until October and this will allow them to make a reasonable start, but it will be hard to repeat the season they enjoyed last term and a relegation battle looks to be on the cards.