Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez Hails His Dutch Ace Bodde

Martinez Hails His Dutch Ace Bodde

After turning down a £500,000 + add ons bid from Derby County for Dutch ace Ferrie Bodde , Roberto Martinez has insisted that there could be more to come from the midfielder.

Signed from Ado Den Hagg just under a year ago for a fee believed to be around £85,000, the Delft born player has become a instant fans favourite and has been a pivotal part of the promotion push over the course of the season. It comes as no surprise that Bodde has become hot property in recent months and with a place in the PFA league one team of the season also under his belt, there is no denying there will be more interest in the midfield maestro.

In his first season in British football, Bodde made 34 appearances and has scored 8 goals in all competitions. Despite this high praise there have been low points for the former Ado Den Hagg man . Bodde's discipline record has been under close scrutiny after receiving two red cards, one after a head butt on Doncaster Rovers midfielder Brian Stock. The Dutchman also saw red after a 37th minute challenge on Leeds United's Jonathan Howson on 29th December.

Speculation surrounding Bodde's future has even led to calls from within the squad for midfield general to stay with the club. Diminutive midfielder Leon Britton spoke out in praise of his team mate and declared the quality that Bodde brings to a squad will be very hard to replace.

It is a sentiment that is shared by his manager Roberto Martinez who believes that he can play at the highest levels of the international game with The Netherlands. Already capped at U-23's level by his country the desire of the player to play at the highest echelons of the game is all to evident to see, and is something Martinez is at pains to point out.

Martinez Told the SWEP:

It does not surprise me,there is interest in Ferrie because of the part he has played in the club's success. With the style we play and the results we have had, there's going to be interest in our players - it's a sign of doing well."

We all know how much we want Ferrie to be part of this club's future. It is difficult sometimes for a player when there is interest shown in him, but the important thing is to stay focused on the challenge ahead.I have spoken to him and he has always said he wants to progress and play at a higher level. You want to see that ambition in players."

He has the potential to play for a Champions League club. He can do what he did in League One when we move into the Championship and then the next task is to get to the Premier League with Swansea.He has then got to look at playing in the World Cup for Holland."



Season Tickets are on sale and season ticket holders have until the 14th June to retain their seats for next season .



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Saturday May 24 2008
Time: 10:30AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Who Will Swansea City Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Ayew In Team Of The Week (2/5/16)

Swansea City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Swansea Confirm Safety With 3-1 Win Over Liverpool

Swansea City confirmed their Premier League status early Sunday afternoon with a convincing 3-1 win against a Liverpool side that still looked hungover from their Europa League campaign.

Guidol

Rate The Players: Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool

Rate the players' performances as Swansea City beat Liverpool 3-1 to guarantee their Premier League status for next season

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski2%
Rangel0%
Williams0%
Amat3%
Taylor0%
Cork78%
Britton7%
Routledge0%
Montero0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ayew10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Vital Swansea City1