Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez Delighted With Potential 4th Round Draw

Martinez Delighted With Potential 4th Round Draw

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez says he is delighted with their FA Cup 4th round draw, but says they have to concentrate on beating Histon first.

The two clubs were in Sunday's draw as their match was postponed due to the freezing weather conditions.

by liam
"It will be good for us to face a Prem side, the bragging rights over Cardiff would be great."
The Swans will now travel to Histon on January 13th, hoping to avoid a repeat of what happened last season in this competition. Havant and Waterlooville beat us 4-2 and were awarded with a tie with Premiership side Liverpool.

Martinez doesn't want to avoid another chance at playing top flight opposition, as we could face either Bristol City or Portsmouth away in the 4th round.

He said:

'When I saw the draw I was delighted because I worried after the last four draws we would end up in another non-league environment,'

'But to have that opportunity to be able to play against Bristol City or Portsmouth is a very good one, even if it might not be the real glamour draw that everyone will have been dreaming of.

'It's still a very good draw for us, but we know we have to be ready for the Histon challenge first. We had the scenario last year when people were getting excited about Liverpool in the fourth round when we had Havant still to play and it never happened.'




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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday January 6 2009
Time: 11:44AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

and then there were none - Gomis Loan Move is Complete

The last striker has left Swansea City...as Bafetimbi Gomis has finally completed a season-long loan move to French side Marseille

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

Premier League International Cup Groups Drawn

With the announcement of an expanded Premier League International Cup for this season...

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are you worried about a lack of senior signings so far this Summer?
Suggested By:
Yes!92%
No - there's plenty of time8%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.KevinE1