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Monk Expects Tough Battle With Fallon

Monk Expects Tough Battle With Fallon

Swansea City captain Garry Monk is expecting a tough battle with striker Rory Fallon in tomorrow's game away at Plymouth.

Fallon was signed by former manager Kenny Jackett for £300,000 in 2006 but he struggled to make an impact during his 12 month stay.

His one memorable moment was scoring a superb overhead-kick during the Play-off final match against Barnsley.

Much to the amazement of many fans, we got back the £300,000 we paid for him as Ian Holloway bought him when he was manager of Plymouth in January 2007.

Fallon has played in both League games this season and has scored 1 goal - in the 2-2 draw at home to Wolves.

Despite his poor goalscoring form whilst at the Liberty Stadium, Monk is preparing himself for a tough battle against the Kiwi striker tomorrow afternoon:

'Rory's going to be right up for it,'

'Most players tend to be extra keen to do well when they face a former club, and I remember Rory having a great game for us when we went up to Barnsley, another of his old sides.

'He battered their centre-half that day and I'm sure he's going to be looking to do something similar this weekend.'





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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday August 22 2008
Time: 5:24PM

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Comments

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He wasnt really given a fair chance at Swansea and a poll on this site was very one sided in wishing RF had stayed longer and been given more of a chance. Lets hope he doesnt come back to haunt us!
welshboy78
23/08/2008 10:14:00
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i think Fallon wasa poor signing and he hasnt got any better look at the lack of goals at Plymouth but we still have to beware he will be well up for it today just hope he has a normal day POOR
taylor2078
23/08/2008 11:25:00
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We need to eliminate their efforts to get high balls in our box and we'll be alright. He's useless with the ball at his feet. However, in the air he can out jump both Monk and Serran.
Czech_Jack
23/08/2008 12:06:00
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Yeah he's good in the air and could well caue us problems at set pieces, and with our defending i wouldn't rule out him scoring from a corner or free kick.
KevinE
23/08/2008 12:29:00
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He didn't prove to be much of an handful at all, again Williams and Monk worked well together to eliminate their threat.
KevinE
25/08/2008 14:29:00
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