Ahead of Wednesday night's game with Swansea City at the The Hawthorns, we caught up once more with Swans' fan Steven from City fanzine Swansea Oh Swansea. He gives us his views on the game, Swansea's season so far, the departure of Wilfried Bony, and more. You can find Steven on Twitter at @StevenSOS1987

Thoughts on Swansea's campaign so far? Have you fared better or worse than you were expecting prior to the season starting?

I was expecting mid-table and that's where we are really, we started the season really well with three wins and that's meant that we've been in the top half all year so we have to be happy with that. 

City's results haven't been great recently with just two wins from the last eight games. How have performances been?

A bit hit and miss really. In our defence we lost Wilfried Bony and Ki Sung Yeung to international duty although the former has of course moved on permanently. A few injuries and suspensions have also caused problems. We were dreadful against Chelsea and Blackburn in the cup but other than that it's been reasonable if not spectacular.

Anything Swans' boss Garry Monk needs to do better?

To be fair he's done an excellent job so far. He's just celebrated a year in charge and we've collected 51 points in that time which over a season would be the most since being at this level. He's made the odd mistake with team selection and subs but nothing to be concerned about, he's learning all the time.

How much of a blow to the club is the departure of Wilfried Bony?

Obviously a big one but it was always going to happen. I just hoped he would stay until the summer but when you get a big offer from a club in the Champions League there's not a lot you can do. We'll manage though, we're used to losing players and getting by. No one is bigger than thθ club. 

Happy with the club's incoming players during January?

Yes I think we've done decent business. We were weak at full back and Kyle Naughton's arrival will improve us in that department. Jack Cork is another solid addition at a bargain price as his contract was running down. Nelson Oliviera is decent back up to Bafetimbi Gomis too. Matt Grimes also arrived from Exeter but he's more one for the future. 

Highlight of the season so far?

Easy, winning at Old Trafford on the opening day. Especially as a lot of so called experts said we'd be in a relegation battle.  

Low point of the season so far?

For me it's Blackburn in the cup. Made so much worse when you see who else fell that day. We had a chance of winning it! 

Player of the season so far?

A few contenders but at the moment it's a road up between Ki Sung Yeung and Gylfi Sigurdsson. The former has been a revelation in the middle of the park while Sigurdsson is the assist king. 

Anyone been particularly disappointing?

Recently I'd say Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge who need to buck their ideas up. Jonjo Shelvey is infuriatingly inconsistent too.  

Thoughts on the first game between the clubs back in August?

One of our best displays of the campaign (back when Dyer and Routledge were on song) but thought you were poor and feared for you after that. Was a very comprehensive victory for us. 

What tactics and line-up can we expect to see from the Swans on Wednesday night?

I think seeing as a few players are still missing we might sit deep like we did at Southampton and try and catch you on the break. If Sigurdsson wasn't banned I'd expect us to have more of a go. 

Prediction for Wednesday's game?

I'll go for 1-1, I'd be quite happy with that seeing as we've always struggled away to a Tony Pulis side.


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