Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

De Vries Ready To Face Carlisle

De Vries Ready To Face Carlisle

In two second half injury time minutes Swansea City's promotion party turned sour something that Dutch shot stopper Dorus De Vries will be hoping to rectify tomorrow evening.

Two late goals from Joe Partington and Jo Kuffour gave the Cherries a much needed lifeline as the financially stricken club look to avoid relegation.Andy Robinson gave Swansea the lead on 50 minutes as he rose high to head home a Thomas Butler corner.It was not to be a Liberty promotion party as new filtered through that 10 man Doncaster Rovers earned a point against Huddersfield.

Lapse of concentration in the dying moments of the game cost Swansea the chance to secure promotion at Carlisle tomorrow evening. De Vries however still incensed by the decision to award a corner to Bournemouth insists that he squad will have to bounce back, to set up a promotion date against Gillingham on Saturday.

Securing a win against the cumbrians tomorrow evening would all but hand Swansea the leauge one title and could drag Carlisle back into the play off mix. Not that would concern De Vries as his determination to win over second placed Carlisle is all to but evident.

De Vries Spoke To The SWEP:

'I can't describe in words how angry I am.The linesman made a foolish decision with the corner. It was unbelievable, an absolute joke. Yes my body was over the line, but the ball was nowhere near out. He was smiling after he gave the decision and that's just annoying. I know officials have a really difficult job and they can't be perfect, but it's nowhere near out and I can't understand why he's decided to give them an advantage.'

We should have defended the corner better, but that doesn't change the fact that we feel robbed.We have to show that we're real men at Carlisle nowWe needed the win against Bournemouth just to secure our promotion, but now we have to pick ourselves up and make sure we do it tomorrow night.'

We have done well against the teams up there with us this season, like at Doncaster and Nottingham Forest, so we're not going to fear anything going into the game.'

Should De Vries's wishes ring true it will be no more than the Squad deserve.

Date:Monday April 7 2008
Time: 9:57AM


he made a mistake for the second, well out of position for the cross, though austin should have done better as well.
07/04/2008 11:32:00
His positioning was awful, a cross that close to the line should have been dealt with
07/04/2008 13:17:00
Think your being harsh on the second goal. First goal i thought he should'v had his mind on the cross and not on the linesman.
07/04/2008 21:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Mawson Aiming To Make Same Impact As Ashley Williams

Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson says he's hoping to make the same impact as Ashley Williams did

Rate The Players: Swansea City 0-0 Watford

Rate the players' performances in the 0-0 draw at home against Watford

Mawson Determined To Keep His Place After Impressive Debut

After an impressive debut, Alfie Mawson is now determined to keep his first team place

2nd Half Performance Pleases Bradley in Goalless Draw

Bob Bradley gave his thoughts after watching his side end their losing run at home with a 0-0 draw against Watford

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Watford
Suggested By:
van der Hoorn6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 9 6 2 1 20 11
2 Arsenal 9 6 2 1 20 10
3 Liverpool 9 6 2 1 20 9
4 Chelsea 9 6 1 2 19 10
5 Spurs 9 5 4 0 19 9
6 Everton 9 4 3 2 15 5
7 Man Utd 9 4 2 3 14 1
8 Southampton 9 3 4 2 13 3
9 Watford 9 3 3 3 12 0
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12 0
11 Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 11 0
12 Leicester City 9 3 2 4 11 -4
13 WBA 9 2 4 3 10 0
14 Burnley 9 3 1 5 10 -5
15 West Ham 9 3 1 5 10 -7
16 Stoke 9 2 3 4 9 -7
17 Middlesbrough 9 1 4 4 7 -4
18 Hull City 9 2 1 6 7 -14
19 Swansea 9 1 2 6 5 -7
20 Sunderland 9 0 2 7 2 -10
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 31 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

7.Dennis Downing17
9.Phil W10
Write for Vital Football