Swansea City - Hartson Predicting Tough Times Ahead For Swansea
UK time is: 00:40:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hartson Predicting Tough Times Ahead For Swansea

John Hartson is predicting a tough season ahead for his hometown club.

Not that the former Celtic star believes that Swansea City do not have enough quality to stay up in the Championship for the 2009/10 season. In the vastly competitive league that has seen once Premier League side's fall by the wayside Hartson has forewarned the club he supports that clubs will not be intimidated as easily as some of the League One sides last term.

Hartson Told The WM:

"At home will be more difficult for them because the teams that visit will have more quality. So when teams come to the Liberty Stadium they will enjoy playing on the great surface there, in front of a big crowd. I think Swansea intimidated a lot of teams in League One but there are a lot of hard games now and they will be under no illusions that it is going to be tough. I think it will be difficult for Swansea. I don't think they will finish top six but I think they have enough quality to stabilise and stay up."

Swansea City will face Dutch side ADO Den Haag in the last of the pre season friendlies on Tuesday evening.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 3 2008

Time: 10:01AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I dont think we should be aiming top 6 IMO! Top 6 would be a bonus but my main aim for the club would be safety in mid-table, avoid a relegation fight and possible have a decent cup run and I would be very happy!
jack hammers
Report Abuse
03/08/2008 12:10:00

most of the teams in the league though are used to playing in front of big crowds and good surfaces. we'll be fine hartson.
Report Abuse
03/08/2008 17:01:00

"So when teams come to the Liberty Stadium they will enjoy playing on the great surface there, in front of a big crowd." said John Hartson. I would hope that all clubs in the Championship will have excellent surfaces and big crowds. So it will be something we are used to. I believe we do have more quality this season and will be able to compete against all the teams.
Report Abuse
03/08/2008 21:30:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. GThomas 4
2. KevinE 3
3. shearers boots 3
4. eye_nose_hat 3
5. Phil W 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 2 - 2 Spurs
Southampton 3 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 0 Everton
Watford 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Spurs 8 3 4 1 4 13
9. Southampton 8 3 3 2 3 12
10. Liverpool 8 3 3 2 -2 12
11. Swansea 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Watford 8 2 4 2 -1 10
13. Norwich 8 2 3 3 -2 9
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool: LFC Confirm Klopp As Manager
Liverpool : 08/10/2015 21:24:00
Stoke's December Manchester games live on TV
Stoke : 08/10/2015 19:03:01
FA Give Jose Something Else To Cry About
Arsenal : 08/10/2015 18:37:00
Arsenal Selected For TV
Southampton : 08/10/2015 17:51:01
Chelsea Fined by the Friends of Arsenal (FA)
Chelsea : 08/10/2015 17:49:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Spurs
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 2%
Rangel 33%
Williams 40%
Fernandez 0%
Taylor 6%
Ki 0%
Shelvey 0%
Ayew 6%
Montero 0%
Sigurdsson 13%
Gomis 0%