Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Toshack Heaps Praise On Martinez

Toshack Heaps Praise On Martinez

Wales boss John Toshack has sung the praises of Swansea gaffer Roberto Martinez for his impact since taking charge at the Liberty Stadium.

Martinez took over in April 2007, and has already been linked to Premiership jobs at Newcastle and Wigan after leading the Swans to the League One title in impressive style.

And Toshack admits he is pleasantly surprised by the way the Spaniard's team have adapted to life in the Championship.

Toshack told BBC Sport:

'He's very bright, I like Roberto a lot.'

'I can see what he's trying to do. His way of playing is different to the way any other side play.'

'Championship sides don't know how to combat it until they're on the bus on the way home normally.

'Outside the Premier League, he is a serious candidate for manager of the year, for the calendar year.'

'What he's done for Swansea is terrific in his first year. I didn't expect them to make the impression they have done. [Ferrie] Bodde's injury is a big loss - he's irreplaceable to the way they play.'

'It'll be interesting to see how that affects them and to see whether the pressure of the league will catch up with some of the players.'


Toshack also added that he believes Cardiff's more experienced squad is the reason why they will finish ahead of Swansea this season.




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

Writer:Andy Morgan
Date:Tuesday December 2 2008
Time: 11:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Laudrup Agent "Received Money" From Swansea Transfers

Reports in Denmark via leaked documents show that Laudrup's agent received large sums of money from transfers made during his spell at Swansea

Normal Service Resumed - Utter Shambles at Spurs

Swansea City were quickly back to their hold habits under Bob Bradley this afternoon with another shocking display at Spurs - who romped to an extremely comfortable 5-0 thrashing win.

After a d

Stats: Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City

All the stats from Tottenham Hotspur (5) vs (0) Swansea City, White Hart Lane, 3rd December 2016 Att: 31,663

Team Line-Ups & Updates: Spurs vs Swansea City

Team line-ups and match updates as Swansea City face Spurs a White Hart Lane

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

After the 5-0 defeat to Spurs, should Bob Bradley be sacked?
Suggested By:
Yes88%
No12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
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)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W1
2.Dennis Downing1
3.Budda2000.51
The Vital Football Members League