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Can The Swans End Their Run Of Draws?

So with Swansea one draw away from setting a new record of 9 consecutive draws, I've spoken to some football fans who think we as Swans fans should take a draw in the next game so that at least we will have set a new record during this incredible and frustrating run.

The half-full and half-empty debate has been gone over many times in recent weeks so I won't bore you by going over it, because unquestionably as Martinez tells us, there are far more positives than negatives.

The developments since our game against Birmingham nearly 2 weeks ago have also lead to great excitement amongst fans, and I'm sure players alike. The way Nathan Dyer has conducted himself in the press, and the way he has spoken about the club and team can only have endeared him to even the fans that have condemned him somewhat. The acid test for him, however will be his performances, and I think we can be excited.

As a player who clocked just 11.03s in the 100m once, he has natural pace, and will offer us something that no-one can at the moment. Our counter-attack, devastating sometimes, but too slow at others, will now be twice as effective, and will also push opposition full-backs back, for fear of being exposed for their pace.

What is very unlike Martinez, is that Dyer is set to go straight into the Swansea side tomorrow. Usually, any loan or permanent signing goes through a transitional period of substitute appearances before making their full bow, a la Gomez, Williams and the like. I think what this shows is just how desperate Martinez has been for someone in the Paul Anderson mould. He may not have shown it, but clearly now he has one, he wants to utilise them immediately. What is great about that of course is that even in that desperation, he has not rushed out and bought the nearest quick player as some might have done. He has waited for the right man, and the fact that there is a view to permanent deal only bodes well for us frankly.

So if Dyer is to come in and everyone else is fit, how will Martinez fit everyone in, with Gomez having shown so much promise early on, and Allen having played so well of late. I think he will go with De Vries, Tate, Williams, Monk, Rangel, Gower, Allen, Pratley, Britton, Dyer, Scotland. With Gomez having looked leggy recently, no doubt because of his first full season in football, I think he will have the opportunity to rest up, and make an impact as a substitute for Allen around the hour mark.

The signs are good. It's been a while since we performed terribly non Sky (save Horsham last year), and I think, with Burnley having no wins in 4, and having played out the miserable second half on Tuesday night, the Swans will emerge 2-0 winners, Jason Scotland and Darren Pratley earning us the spoils...

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Writer: Dominic O'Shea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 9 2009

Time: 7:06PM

 

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