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Monk: 'Beautiful Game Is Over'

Swansea City skipper Garry Monk says all that matters now is getting points rather than performing well.

The Swans had to battle for a 1-0 win at home to Luton on Friday night as it was a frustrating match at times for the 14,000 crowd.

It's been eye candy all the way this season as fans have seen the best football this club has played in over 2 decades.

Excellent results have come together with superb performances which have been a joy to watch this year.

However, that looks set to end according to club captain and defender Garry Monk, and he certainly has a point. He told the Western Mail:

"At this stage it`s all about getting the points. We will take as many one-goal wins now as we can get if it lands us promotion.

"That`s always been the ultimate aim and it won`t always be pretty. Teams come to defend and we have to grind out performances which sometimes won`t be easy on the eye.

"But at this stage you just want to be effective and pick up the points. As long as we do that everyone will be happy.

"The lads have got the belief that we will get a break and we didn`t panic. If it was a boxing match it would have been called off.

"Our supporters were brilliant. They never got on our backs and kept their patience."


With only 14 games to play, the Swans will come up against teams who are battling against the dreaded drop to League Two. Just like Luton did, they will look to frustrate us, defend in numbers and fight for every cause.

According to the form stats, Swansea City need to only average a point a game to win the League championship.

Martinez's side face Huddersfield away next Saturday and after that they are home to Kenny Jackett's Millwall.

The Lions are only a single point away from the bottom 4 so again they'll arrive at the Liberty looking to frustrate us.

They have lost 4 in the last 6 away games though so hopefully we can extend that poor run!






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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 24 2008

Time: 2:22PM

Your Comments

yep can't see many games being great to watch from here on in, its the points that counts now to move us closer to winning the league and promotion!
KevinE
Not sure i agree, while Luton came to sit back for the draw a lot of our problems led from poor passing and control. As the season draws to a close we might end up playing sides with nothing left to play for so they come and attack. I think we'll see a few more attractive footballing games yet.
Jack69
 

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