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Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View

By Tom Bason
June 4 2013

Last week, I went onto a Swansea City forum, asking a couple of questions about Kenny Jackett. These are a few of the answers:

"Some say (including me) that he did a lot of good work in his time here and delivered the first promotion of our rise. Left us in a much better place than he found us, and left the nucleus of a very good side that Martinez added the pretty football to.

Others will tell you that he was a long ball merchant and that they couldn't wait to see the back of him."#

"Martinez started the ball passing. I liked Kenny Jackett did a decent job, but was not that great with money, maybe that has changed since he left us.

We played some decent stuff under him, but it was a mixture of long balls and passing. We had a couple of our highest wins in recent years under him too.

Think he do a fair better job than Saunders."

"He is a much better hand clapper than Martinez and Rogers. You mark my words, keep an eye out for how fast he is able to clap the fans. Its a remarkable sight."

"Way before McCarthy's sacking, your board's rolling stone of terrible decisions had been picking up speed— Roger Johnson, need i say more. Even though i don't know all the ins and outs of the club's recent history, it seems to me that appointing Kenny J is the most sensible decision that your board has made for a long time.

He's not a glamourous appointment, but will definitely offer some stability to the club and i think he'll do well for you."

"Ok, he'll steady your ship, but don't let him spend over 100K on anyone."

"Good appointment and has a good eye for lower league talent to develop. However he does have a tendency to spunk money on some shocking players."

"Don't let him anywhere near the cheque book or any classy European midfielders you may have on your books."

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Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
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04/06/2013 12:48
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Re: Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
an angry wolf (IP Logged)
04/06/2013 19:26
We heard the same thing last season from the Doncaster forums with Saunders Tom.If you went to forums like the one that wont be mentioned you would see complete drivel being written with less sense than a "credible source" telling us he saw a dancing dodo giving head to its clients on waterloo road dressed in a mankini.

The experts on the forums all thought Johnson was a great signing at the time, the experts all thought Ohara was a great signing. We have heard from more reliable sources how poyet, dimatteo were coming, that Moxey would be leaving, 95% of fans wanting Stale to stay post luton, a poll stating 9% wanted Jackett but then it was suddenly 85% stating he was the man post appointment.

I think it's fair to say forums contain more than its fair share of intellectual cant polish a tu.rd . Its another "saunderesque" type appointment that will on the balance of probablity end in tears. If Mr Jones buried to the nuts in his woolly lover Dolly using the poor blighters front legs to type whilst it assumes the reverse cowgirl position in merthyr t.itville disagrees then fair enough but it's another cheap and nasty appointment IMO. Jackett doesnt deserve criticism and I dont dislike the guy but Id take bets on him being gone sooner rather than later

Re: Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
toomb (IP Logged)
04/06/2013 21:52
I wont lie - the only reason this is up on here is because the site was deactivated and I needed something that I could put together in 5 minutes to get it back up

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Re: Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
an angry wolf (IP Logged)
04/06/2013 22:01
Ah fair enough. I noticed it down earlier, didnt know you had to write an article to get it running again...what a bizarre set up

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barmy army wolf (IP Logged)
05/06/2013 17:27
Even so Tom... It is still nice to see what others fans think from other clubs...

I'm starting to think KJ is/was better than what we already had, so there's a start now we need to do the same with the players...

Re: Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
Penn Wanderer (IP Logged)
08/06/2013 08:24
Regards tranfers Thelwell and the cheif scout are supposed to identify players so that should help him if he is poor in transfer market. A mixture of long balls and passing sounds ok. Sometimes you can over pass it when there is a direct ball to be played I.E; Arsenal. Untd can knock it about but unlike Arsenal they can go long.

Re: Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
an angry wolf (IP Logged)
08/06/2013 10:39
Penn you're 29 , don't be so naive! Saunders told us all this, stale was introducing "evolutionary football" ... my advice is don't believe anything until you see it with your own eyes. I'm sick to death of all the talk coming from the club with no action to substantiate it.

Re: Kenny Jackett - A Swansea View
oldngold (IP Logged)
10/06/2013 12:36
I'm going on holiday.

I suggest everybody else does the same

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