Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Opposition Focus: Sheffield United

Opposition Focus: Sheffield United

As Roberto Martinez prepares for a tough season ahead in the Coca Cola Championship we will at Vital Swansea turn our attentions to our new opposition. Vital Sheffield United editor Ben Shepherd now gives us the low-down on his clubs chances next term.

1) Name?

Ben Shepherd

2)How Long have you been supporting your club?

For as long as I remember, the first time I ever really remember a result would be drawing at Arsenal in the FA Cup then beating them in the replay..the following round we played Aston Villa and lost 1-0 Dwight Yorke scored a penalty after Savo Milosevic was fouled by Alan Kelly. The pitch was surrounded by snow.. Then the first match i went to, was the same season, we played West Brom at home and lost 2-1, Mitch Ward put us 1-0 up with a penalty.

.3) How Do you rate your chances this season?

5th. I think despite the first game, we'll start ok, then when injuries and suspensions kick in through the winter we're going to struggle at the back, as we have only Ehigou to cover at Centre Half. 3 centre backs is simply not enough, and loans will just disrupt the team and defensive unit. Aside from that however, we should be ok.

4) What do you think of Swansea City can they cause an upset?

Last time we played Swansea they beat us 3-0 in the Cup, against a very capable United 11. I think Forest will do the best out of the promoted teams, and I'd like Doncaster to do well, but I think Swansea wil be looking at about a safe 16th, which would be an achievement considering their first season after a promotion.

5) Who do you think is your clubs and Swansea's biggest threat?

Birmingham, it's so hard to look beyond the strength that they have. The likes of Larsson & McFadden in the Championship is ridiculous, they are quality players. Apart from the obvious ones such as them, wolves etc, I can see Coventry pushing for the Play-offs, Chris Coleman is a very good manager who United looked at, and the signing of Freddy Eastwood could prove very worthwile.

6) What places can you recommend visiting fans go to i.e. pubs, hotels and places to visit?

In sheffield? There's plenty of places to go in Sheffield. The peace gardens are lovely especially in nice weather, people sunbathe, and play in the fountains. Just next to these is the Winter Gardens, which is an excellent place full of wildlife & nature.

Thank you Ben:)




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Friday August 8 2008
Time: 7:35PM

Comments

0
i wouldn't mind finishing close to these this season, i think they could do quite well, should be aiming for play-offs.
GThomas
08/08/2008 19:57:00
0
I think they'll be pushing for promotion.
breconjack
08/08/2008 20:14:00
0
i think it'll be the likes of reading and birmingham taking the top 2 positions. qpr and derby and maybe wolves up there as well
GThomas
08/08/2008 20:17:00
0
I don't think Derby will be up there. They may find it hard to get back to winning ways after their disastrous season in the Prem.
breconjack
08/08/2008 20:38:00
0
A safe 16th????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I hope we beat them again 3-0 with comments like that. Think Sheffield Utd will do alright this season. Play offs maybe.
welshboy78
09/08/2008 07:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Swansea City Articles

The Swansea City FC Injury Table News

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Swansea City FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Manchester United (30/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Manchester United this weekend.

Potential Premier League Make Up In 2017/18 (28/4/17)

With a few games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

First Game in 2017, Wins Man of the Match

It was his first appearance in 2017, and he won our man of the match poll, it could only be one player

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Manchester United?
Suggested By:
Manchester United win45%
Draw44%
Swansea City win11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
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 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W9
2.KevinE7
3.GThomas4
4.yugo233
5.Woody1
6.Cloudy1
The Vital Football Members League