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MANCHESTER, England -- Ask people to describe Swanseas style of play and most would detail the free-flowing, possession-based approach that has been the hallmark of teams under managers such as Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup over the last decade. Justin Bethel Jersey .Some have even dubbed them Swanselona over the years, a reference to Swanseas passable imitation of Barcelonas preferred style.Bob Bradley has to decide if its time for a change.The American coach was hired by Swansea last week, taking charge of a team that has lost five of its last six games in the English Premier League under the fired Francesco Guidolin and languishes in 17th place.Bradley arrives with a reputation for preferring a more pragmatic, direct style of football, which would be at odds with what Swansea typically produces. A shift in approach might just be what the team needs to stay up this season.The 58-year-old Bradley said in his presentation press conference that he likes good, passing football and that Swansea has been a team that is fun to watch, but its not helping at the moment. Taking the game to Manchester City and Liverpool in the last two rounds, the Swans were brave but ultimately lost both matches. They havent kept a clean sheet since the opening round.Next up is a trip to third-place Arsenal on Saturday, something of a daunting introduction to the Premier League for Bradley. Tightening up and being harder to beat might be the name of the game for the new coach.Whenever theres a change, at any club, its a fresh start for everybody, Bradley said Thursday. You can see that on certain faces, thats clear. Even at a time in a season when its been difficult, when theres been managerial change, you see enthusiasm and a certain amount of excitement.That doesnt automatically mean because youve changed some things, everythings going to come together right away. But, its a start.Arsenal has won its last five games in all competitions and can be a devastating force when the teams sprightly attacking unit -- containing the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez -- is given space to perform. Sanchez, in particular, is thriving as a so-called false nine up front in the absence of injured striker Olivier Giroud.But Arsene Wengers team can struggle and get frustrated when teams sit back and defend in numbers. Bradley, an experienced, savvy coach who has watched the Premier League from afar for years, values teamwork highly and that will be needed at Emirates Stadium.I believe he is equipped to deal with what is requested of him, Wenger said on Thursday, when asked if Bradley would be a success at Swansea.Bradley will look to continue Swanseas good recent record against Arsenal, with three wins in their last five meetings -- most recently a 2-1 win at the Emirates in March.It is a tough first game (under Bradley) but we dont mind playing that, Swansea defender Neil Taylor said. We would be probably written off even if we were in form.Heres what else to look out for this weekend, when the Premier League resumes after the international break:---MANCHESTER CITY VS. EVERTONIts a first managerial meeting Saturday between two disciples of Johan Cruyff: Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman.Koeman acted as a mentor for a young Guardiola when they played together under Cruyff at Barcelona in the early 1990s, with both players central to the style desired by the late Dutch great.Now they are two of the most respected coaches around. Guardiola, in his first season in English football, has guided City to first place in the league with six wins from seven games while Everton is in fifth place in Koemans first season at Goodison Park.---LIVERPOOL VS. MANCHESTER UNITEDWayne Rooney would love nothing more than to score against Liverpool on Monday. He may not get the chance.Rooney has started on the bench for Man Uniteds last two league games and was also dropped by England this week, demoted to a substitutes role against Slovenia on Tuesday.The former Everton forward has previously said he hates Liverpool, comments which are regularly brought up to add an inflammatory edge to what already is traditionally the biggest game in English football. Northwest rivals United (20) and Liverpool (18) have more league titles than any other teams in the country.Liverpool is in fourth place, three points ahead of sixth-place United.---ALSOBoosted by a 2-0 win over Manchester City last time out, second-place Tottenham protects the leagues only unbeaten record when it visits West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, when its also Chelsea vs. Leicester, Bournemouth vs. Hull, Stoke vs. Sunderland and Crystal Palace vs. West Ham.On Sunday, Middlesbrough hosts Watford and Southampton is at home to Burnley. John Brown Jersey . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. Drew Stanton Jersey . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. http:///...n-palmer-jersey.html . Sulaiman, 44, was chosen unanimously Tuesday in a vote by the leadership, the World Boxing Council said. Sulaiman becomes the sixth president of the organization. Former USC linebacker Lamar Dawson filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA and Pac-12 on Monday, seeking minimum wage and overtime payments among other compensation.The lawsuit alleges that Dawson was repeatedly paid a substandard wage insofar as he was denied full pay for all hours worked, including overtime pay, and was frequently permitted to work without receiving required minimum wage payments. It also alleges that, by failing to require time records, the Pac-12 and NCAA concealed the magnitude [the number of hours worked] and financial impact of their wrongdoing. In doing so, they effectively shielded themselves from the scrutiny of their conduct, the lawsuit says.The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where the Pac-12 is based, and seeks a jury trial. USC was not named as a defendant.We are currently evaluating the claim, but strongly disagree with the notion that college students participating in athletics are employees, the NCAA said in a statement. Troy Niklas Jersey. Our experience is that these college students, like their non-athlete colleagues, are very focused on their academic endeavors. Moreover, they have a passion for their sport and a commitment to their teammates that cant be equated to punching a time clock.A Pac-12 spokesperson said in a statement that we have conducted an initial review of the complaint and will vigorously defend ourselves. As has been made clear through the legal process, student-athletes are not employees.Dawson emerged as a starter late in the 2011 season as a true freshman, but injuries derailed his career -- and likely his shot at the NFL -- beginning with a torn ACL in 2013. He missed the second half of that season and redshirted in 2014 before returning to the team last season. He appeared in eight games in his final season and finished with 31 tackles. Cheap Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '
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