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Martinez Pleased At Bodde Fan Response

Martinez Pleased At Bodde Fan  Response

Swansea manager Roberto Martinez has praised fans for giving their full backing to Ferrie Bodde despite concerns raised over the reaction the midfielder would get following his comments made to the media.

Despite apprehensions by club officials the Dutchman received a roaring welcome from the Swansea City faithful on Wednesday evening and it firmly seams there are no hard feelings against the highly rated midfielder. Bodde did feature again last night in the 3-0 win over Carmarthen Town and is fully expected to play a full role in the pre season tour of Spain.

Over the course of the summer the former Ado Den Haag man had been subject to bids from Derby County but the Pride Park club saw their bids rejected swiftly by Swans chairman Huw Jenkins. News that Bodde was not travelling to Sweden cast even more doubt on his future at the Liberty Stadium but in a sensational change of heart signed a new long term deal .

Martinez has nothing but praise for the way in which Bodde has handled the situation and believes by very virtue of signing a new deal at the club proves his actions speak loader than words.

Martinez Told The SWEP:

" We said all along that we are a family club and one that is very passionate.The fans can understand the feelings of the players. Ferrie has shown what a man he is by coming out and apologising to the fans, and the fans have accepted him.People make mistakes and are responsible for that, but actions speak louder than words and he has signed a longer contract and that has shown his commitment to Swansea City.In the past we have had players giving the right words to fans but when the option came they went to another club for financial reasons.Without a doubt the relationship between Ferrie and the fans will be stronger now. He has gone away from the financial grounds and signed for footballing reasons. That's a great compliment to the club and especially the fans.They made him very welcome since the beginning of last season. He wants to repay them.'

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Date:Friday July 18 2008
Time: 9:20AM

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