Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Monk Backs Club Over Anderson And Brandy Position

Monk Backs Club Over Anderson And Brandy Position

Club veteran and captain Garry Monk has backed the clubs position over Paul Anderson and Fabien Brandy who have yet made their decisions known where they will play their football next season.

It comes after Chairman Huw Jenkins sent a clear warning to the Liverpool and Manchester United youngsters, that they would pursue other targets unless a decision was forthcoming in the next few weeks. As the clock ticks down until the squad return for pre season training at the end of the month the more likely it seems that the duo will not return for a second loan stint at the Liberty Stadium.

Anderson is subject to interest from league rivals Nottingham Forest who were thought to have made a bid of £750,000 for the winger. However after talks with representatives and Liverpool the hugely influential player signed a long term deal with the Anfield club. It is widely believed that the winger will opt for a move to the City Ground which is closer to the Players home in Melton Mowbray.

Meanwhile Brandy who is set to return from Holiday could yet still take his place in Roberto Martinez's championship side.

Swansea captain has supported the clubs position over the ongoing situation regarding the pair but has been critical over Fabien Brandy declaring he believes the striker is yet to fully grasp the attacking role. Talking about the influx of new Spanish blood into the ranks at the South Wales club, the former Southampton player believes Jordi Gomez and Gorka Pintado will settle in well.

Monk Told The SWEP:

'It would be great if we could get Ando back, but that situation is out of the club's control. The club can only do what it's done and give them a chance to prove themselves at a higher level. I know Forest are interested in Paul and his old man lives in Nottingham and is keen for him to go there."

'In football, things don't always work out and if he doesn't come, I'm sure someone else will. Febian is still really young. His talent's still quite raw and I don't think he knows how to play a striker's role fully yet.The Championship will be much better than League One, but if Febian comes back I'm sure he's good enough to adapt.'

Monk on New Signings Jordi Gomez and Gorka Pintado

'We have to try and get the new boys settled in. Everyone's been away so we haven't met them yet, but we'll make them feel welcome. There are plenty of Spanish boys here now, so there should be no problems.'



Governing body of Welsh football the FAW have outlined their bid with the Scottish FA to host the 2016 European Football Championships. David Collins had announced the first tentative steps in the bid process but believes that the two nations are not a million miles away from the Euro 2008 co hosts Switzerland and Austria.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Friday June 20 2008
Time: 10:09AM

Comments

0
I am not expecting either player to return. They have had long enough to make a decision.
willow
20/06/2008 21:39:00
0
Anderson is a very good winger and I'm so disapointed in his attitude to a club that gave him a chance to play and showcased his talents. Where is the loyalty ? I know that Nottingham is close to his family but speaking in terms of football it would be a huge leap into the unknown for him. Forest were dead lucky to get promoted last season. Donny and carlisle were far better than them and only a lack of resources due to finances stopped either going up automatically. The manager is clueless and their style of football rubbish. What is going on in Anderson's head? They WILL struggle next season. I can't believe they wasted over 2.5 mill on Earnie who is realistically worth no more than 700 grand. At swansea he knows he's guaranteed first team football in an exciting environment with a tremendous manager and set up.IT'S A NO BRAINER !!!!!!!
Stevieg03
21/06/2008 15:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Clement Now Looks Ahead To 'Vital Period'

Swansea City manager Paul Clement insisted his side's 3-1 defeat at leaders Chelsea won't damage their confidence

Stats: Chelsea v Swansea City

All the stats from Chelsea (3) vs (1) Swansea City, Stamford Bridge, 25th February 2017 Att: 41,612

Team Line-Ups & Updates: Chelsea vs Swansea City

Team line-ups and match updates as Swansea City take on League leaders Chelsea

Fer: Boss Wants Me To Be A Box-To-Box Midfielder

Leroy Fer has told the Official website that Paul Clement wants him to be a box to box midfielder

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 Chelsea
Suggested By:
Fabianski34%
Naughton0%
Fernandez0%
Mawson0%
Olsson0%
Cork66%
Fer0%
Carroll0%
Routledge0%
Sigurdsson0%
Llorente0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
16 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
17 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
18 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 5:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrianMannebach3
2.yugo233
3.Phil W3
4.KevinE2
5.GThomas2
6.Dennis Downing2
7.London Pete1
8.deano1
Vital Football Comment