It’s amazing just how fine the margins are in the Premier League. Yesterday, Bob Bradley’s Swansea City side were just five minutes away from recording their first win since the opening day of the season.
And had the Swans have held on in those final stages against Everton, they’d be heading into a run of fixtures against the likes of Crystal Palace, Sunderland, West Brom and Middlesbrough with great confidence.
But, as we all know, that wasn’t to be, as Seamus Coleman’s perfectly placed header meant the points would be shared.
That means it’s now five matches under the new manager’s watch that the Swans have failed to win.
And David Moyes’ apparent revival at Sunderland now means the American is the 6/4 favourite to be the next top-flight boss to face the boot – despite arriving at the Liberty Stadium just over a month ago.
Bradley’s men find themselves five points adrift of safety at the bottom of the pile as the Welsh outfit head into what may just be the most important four weeks of their campaign.
Of their five games between now and Christmas, four of the teams they have to play are in the bottom-half of the table. That means Swans’ fans will be expecting a handful of points which will hopefully see their side outside of the relegation zone come Boxing Day.
However, with their upcoming opponents equally knowing the importance of the next month of fixtures, Swansea have it all to do in their fight for safety.
Next up for Bradley is a home tie against a side with the worst record in the division of late, as Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace visit the Liberty having lost their last five matches.
While a win against the Eagles could kick-start the former USA head coach’s career in English football, a defeat may just have the opposite effect.
So what do Swansea fans think? Were the board right to give Bradley the job? And does he deserve more time in charge? Have your say in the comments section below!
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