Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez Reaction On Promotion

Martinez Reaction On Promotion

Jubilant Swansea City manager has declared that the club have gone up in style after the 2-1 win over Gillingham this afternoon. In the process the victory handed the club a place in the 2nd tier of the football leauge for the first time in 24 years.

In a nervy encounter at the Priestfeild Stadium Swansea booked their place in the Championship next season courtesy of a Guillem Bauza brace just before half time. Bauza's double cancelled out Dennis Oli's 22nd minute opener.

Gillingham manager Mark Stimson was out to spoil the promotion party but his side who now face certain relegation could not scupper Swansea's party.

Roberto Martinez has hailed his players following the final whistle and has called for everyone who is attached to the club to feel proud of their achievements. The Spaniard has also proclaimed that some of the football the squad have played this season will go down in club history.

Attentions will focused on next Saturday's fixture against Yeovil Town which if Swansea City should win not only will promotion be achieved but the leauge title to boot.

Roberto Martinez said:

'It's been a very enjoyable campaign - we said right at the start that League One is a very hard division to play in when you have the likes of Nottingham Forest and Leeds to play against.

"Everybody at Swansea City should be very proud about promotion - we worked very hard to get it and we did it in style.

'If you only play pretty football you will end up as a mid table side - you can only do that on certain occasions or certain days. We succeed because we are strong, determined and hungry for success.

"We went one goal behind but we kept the same mentality and once we got the two goals we understood what was needed to ensure we won the game, it was a very good performance in different ways."

"We have shown this season that we have got different dimensions in our play without having to use the percentage game and I think that is the way the Swansea fans would like it to be. Some of the football we played this season has been special and I am sure will be remembered for the rest of our history.

"We've got three games left - it's been 24 years waiting for this moment - and the fans should enjoy it but we now have an opportunity to win the title and we will give it everything that we have got.

'But promotion was the most important aim and we have moved the football club to the next level."


Despite not being everyone's choice for taking over the manager's job from Kenny Jackett, Martinez has proved the doubters wrong, winning promotion in his first ever season as a manager.

The Spaniard will go down in history for delivering 2nd Division football for the first time in 24 years and we all look forward to hopefully another successful season next year.

Fans will now be flocking to get tickets for now what should be a party atmosphere in the last two home games of the season against Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient

Roberto - That was GUAPA!



Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday April 12 2008
Time: 7:19PM

Comments

0
So what do you think will happen next season? Can you do a Bristol City?
will it ever happen
13/04/2008 15:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Sigurdsson Praises Clement's Training Sessions

Gylfi Sigurdsson has praised the new boss' training sessions at Swansea City

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (21/3/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Clement: Difficult To Take Positives From Bournemouth Defeat

Swansea City boss Paul Clement admitted that it was 'difficult' to take any positives from the 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Swansea City stay up this season?
Suggested By:
Yes67%
No0%
not sure33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 1:30PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W7
2.KevinE4
The Vital Football Members League