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SWANSEA CITY had a bad Novem­ber.

Paul Cle­ment’s side lost three of the four matches they played, draw­ing the other – and all with­out scor­ing a goal.

And their woes were summed up by the fact they had fewer shots on tar­get over the month (four) than Stoke’s on-loan Chelsea de­fender Kurt Zouma (five).


IT was a good week for fans of funny gifs of foot­ball man­agers.

The re­turns of Alan Pardew (right) and Sam Al­lardyce to the Premier League saw plenty of the old favourites trot­ted out.

There was Pardew’s FA Cup Fi­nal dad-danc­ing when he was Crys­tal Palace boss, and a va­ri­ety of Al­lardyce ex­pres­sions all over so­cial me­dia, as the pair signed on at West Brom and Ever­ton re­spec­tively.

It was an in­sight into just how plenty of fans see two of the char­ac­ters of the English game, but per­haps the most re­veal­ing opin­ion THERE are no maybes about it, Noel Gal­lagher is def­i­nitely a Manch­ester City fan, but that didn’t stop the former Oa­sis star from rolling with it and ac­qui­esc­ing to a re­quest for In­ter Mi­lan leg­end Javier Zanetti (below) to present him with the club’s shirt this week.

Some might say the former Ar­gentina star, now 44, looks just as he did in his play­ing days.

Clearly not much cig­a­rettes and al­co­hol since re­tire­ment.

was shared by Pardew’s former West Ham striker Dean Ash­ton, who played un­der the new Bag­gies boss as they both took the Ham­mers to the FA Cup fi­nal in 2006.

“He’s not short of con­fi­dence,” the one-time Eng­land striker told talkSPORT.

“His nick­name is ‘choco­late’ – be­cause he would eat him­self if he could.”

LIVER­POOL’S Joe Gomez gave an in­sight into the art of de­fend­ing after the Reds’ re­cent 3-0 win at Stoke.

“As soon as we score, we think, ‘Let’s keep a clean sheet’,” he said. “Be­cause if you do that, you win.”

Well, he’s not wrong, is he?

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