UK time is: 22:54:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Toshack Predicts All Welsh Play-Off Final

Former manager and current Wales boss John Toshack is predicting a Swansea vs Cardiff Championship play-off final.

Toshack complimented both clubs and their progress so far this season and revealed that the Swans have proved his pre-season predictions were wrong.

While John and many others thought we'd struggle in this League with a lack of experience in the side, Martinez's squad have excelled and look a good bet to achieve a top 6 finish this year.

Cardiff City also look set for a play-off place at least, and they'll also have their sights on automatic promotion, being 8 points behind 2nd placed Reading with 2 games in hand.

Toshack told Wales Online:

"It`s on the cards, it really is,"

"Dave Jones is doing a terrific job for Cardiff and they look really solid, while for me Roberto Martinez at Swansea is manager of the season, let alone manager of the month.

"They could meet in the play-off final. Who would I support? It would have to be my country, Wales, on the day.

"Whether that would be South Wales or West Wales I really couldn`t say.

"Being selfish, I do wish there were more Welsh players in their teams.

"That`s not a criticism because both clubs are making tremendous progress, but it would help my cause as Welsh manager if there were a few more Welsh players in their squads."

"When the season started I felt that if Roberto Martinez could keep them out of the bottom six at the end of the season he would have done a terrific job.

"Look where they are! It`s incredible what they have achieved so far. When you look at the team there is scarcely anybody with a full season of Championship football.

"They have surpassed anything I felt they could do. There is still a difficult time of the season to get through - Pratley and Bodde are big misses.

"But I hope they continue to push on this season."





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 10 2009

Time: 11:30PM

Your Comments

that would be the best play-off final ever!
GThomas
would it ??, how would you feel if we lost ???, do you think there would be much crowd trouble ???, police would have no chance, fighting at every service station, london uderground, all around wembley, would not imo be a safe day for the youngsters
cyjax
come to think of it it might be best avoided! would be good for welsh football but the crowd trouble could hurt the reputation
GThomas
If we continue with our present form, we could finish the season in second place.
willow
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. shearers boots 69
2. eye_nose_hat 26
3. KevinE 22
4. GThomas 18
5. Phil W 12
6. Swan_Lady2 3
7. 1871_Biscuit 3
8. yugo23 1
9. sundowner 1
10. NMASON137 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Arsenal
Everton 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 0 Leicester City
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 2 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17
9. Everton 12 4 5 3 3 17
10. Spurs 12 5 2 5 -1 17

Breaking League News

Liverpool : 26/11/2014 22:00:00
The Ped To Europe Report.. City 3-2 Bayern
Man City : 26/11/2014 20:40:00
Olsson Set For Surgery
WBA : 26/11/2014 20:35:00
Koeman - We Kept Our Belief
Southampton : 26/11/2014 20:30:00
Pellegrini - We'll Fight Until The End
Man City : 26/11/2014 20:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Crystal Palace?
Suggested By:  
Swansea City win 40%
Draw 16%
Crystal Palace win 44%