Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Jones Hits Back At Histon Claims

Jones Hits Back At Histon Claims

Assistant boss Graeme Jones has hit back at Histon's claims that Swansea City pressurised the officials into postponing Saturday's FA Cup game.

Histon chairman Gareth Baldwin said after the postponement:

'The Swansea officials were on their phones to the FA from nine o'clock this morning saying the pitch was not safe.'

'I spoke to the referee on the telephone at 0930, and he said that Swansea were already in Cambridge, so there was no issue - so let's get the game on.'

'But when he arrived, he had the assistant manager of Swansea and a number of their staff in his earhole, saying the pitch was not fit.'

'Swansea didn't want to play it, there's no question about that.'

'They were saying it is not safe and not playable but you can see it's already got a bit of give in the surface.'


Graeme Jones denied any of these claims that the Swans wanted the game off, saying:

'It was the last thing we wanted.''

'I was at the ground at 9am with (physio) Richie Evans and the only people we saw were the groundsman and their physio,'

'I was back at the team hotel by 9.30am. When the referee arrived to do his pitch inspection at 11.30am, the only representatives of Swansea City who were at the ground were Richie and our kit manager Sue Eames, who would always be at an away ground at that time.

'I can assure you that the last thing we wanted was to see the game called off.

'We wanted the game played 100 per cent, but the fact is that the pitch has to be playable.

'There is a health and safety issue here and the referee made the decision that the pitch wasn't safe.'


The accusations made by the Histon chairman will surely spice up the encounter, now to be played on Tuesday January 13th.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday January 6 2009
Time: 12:05PM

Comments

0
why would we not want to play? it means now we got 3 games in 8 days. these chairmans at non league clubs not experienced with the media, should learn to shut up, reminds me of what jenkins was like.
GThomas
06/01/2009 12:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea Confirm Safety With 3-1 Win Over Liverpool

Swansea City confirmed their Premier League status early Sunday afternoon with a convincing 3-1 win against a Liverpool side that still looked hungover from their Europa League campaign.

Guidol

Rate The Players: Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool

Rate the players' performances as Swansea City beat Liverpool 3-1 to guarantee their Premier League status for next season

Stats: Swansea City v Liverpool

All the stats from Swansea City (3) vs (1) Liverpool, Liberty Stadium, 1st May 2016 Att: 20,972

Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Liverpool

Team line-ups as Swansea City host Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium at 12pm

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski1%
Rangel0%
Williams0%
Amat6%
Taylor0%
Cork75%
Britton6%
Routledge0%
Montero0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ayew12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Vital Swansea City1