Date:Friday April 11 2008
Defender Alan Tate has predicted that relegation threatened Gillingham will be a tough nut to crack as Swansea prepare to face the Kent club tomorrow afternoon.
Swansea City's away record to the Gills in recent season would have given Roberto Martinez food for thought as he plots the final pieces in his game plan that should the South Wales club win the clash will secure promotion to the Championship with three games left to play.
Memories only need to be cast back to 4-2 win over Hull City that secured Swansea City's place in the football leauge 5 years ago to understand Gillingham's fraught position.Its a fact that is not lost on Alan Tate who has drawn comparisons with Mark Stimson's position back to Swansea's in 2003.
Not that the stand in captain will be taking any prisoners come 3.00pm tomorrow afternoon. Declaring he wants not only to secure promotion but win the title Tate believes this is the time to break the Preisfield Stadium hodoo.
Tate Spoke To The SWEP:
|'Gillingham are going to be right up for this one.There are lads like Leon Britton, Kris O'Leary and myself who know from our time at Swansea what it's like to be fighting a relegation battle.'|
When you play the teams at the top you're really up for it - you actually prefer it to playing sides who are with you at the bottom.Gillingham will be ready for us, and it's going to be a case of battling for the right to play our football.'
It hasn't been a happy hunting ground for us.The last couple of times we've been there the pitch has been very dry and that hasn't helped.'
But this is a different season with different players and different managers.We want promotion first of all, but we also want the title.History is history. What matters is what happens now.'
Date:Friday April 11 2008
Shelvey Wins 3rd Consecutive MOTM Poll (Sunday December 8 2013)
Injury News Update - Michu, Bony, Britton & Vazque (Sunday December 8 2013)
FA Cup 3rd Round: Manchester United (a) (Sunday December 8 2013)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle Utd (Friday December 6 2013)
Laudrup: Win Will Give Us Enormous Confidence (Thursday December 5 2013)
Pardew: Referee's Decisions Were Crucial In Defeat (Thursday December 5 2013)
Report - Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle United (Thursday December 5 2013)
Swansea City Boss Pleased With Vazquez (Tuesday December 3 2013)
Michu: End Of Injury Is Close (Tuesday December 3 2013)
Rate The Players: Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City (Monday December 2 2013)
|9. Man Utd||15||6||4||5||3||22|
|10. Aston Villa||15||5||4||6||-2||19|
|13. Hull City||14||5||2||7||-6||17|
|Shawcross wins Cardiff man of the match poll
» Stoke : 08/12/2013 22:30:00
|Stoke draw Leicester in the F.A. Cup 3rd Round
» Stoke : 08/12/2013 22:09:00
|Liverpool: Reds Draw Familiar Foes In FA Cup
» Liverpool : 08/12/2013 21:28:00
|City away at Middlesbrough in FA Cup
» Hull City : 08/12/2013 20:43:00
|Shelvey Wins 3rd Consecutive MOTM Poll
» Swansea : 08/12/2013 19:39:00
|All square between Everton and Arsenal
» Everton : 08/12/2013 19:26:00
|Injury News Update - Michu, Bony, Britton & Vazque
» Swansea : 08/12/2013 19:26:00