UK time is: 22:06:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hodgson: Swans Would Be Near Bottom In Premiership

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson says Swansea City would be near the bottom of the League if they competed in the Premiership.

While he says over a full season the top flight would be too much for us, he says the difference between the 2 leagues won't make much of a difference for Saturday's one-off game.

Hosgson said:

'I don't think the gap makes much of a difference,'

'Look at the results in games this season involving Championship teams even against top Premier League sides.

'Look at Cardiff-Arsenal, Derby-Manchester United and Swansea-Portsmouth, and I don't think you are looking at a vast difference in one-off matches.

'I think probably over a full season the strength in depth of the Premier League teams and the fact that they play every week at a more intense level might have an effect.

'I think if Swansea were in the Premier League they might not be in the top four and they might be closer to the bottom.

'But, having said that, in a one-off game like this it makes no difference. In fact it can even go the other way because they have so much to play for.

'With the bragging rights on offer in the cup, it can work against you.'

'The cup's important to us and we would love to go as far as we can,'

'We have got a third draw away from home (in a row), but the lads feel they have the ability and the quality to continue in the competition.

'I'm delighted that we're still in the cup and we will look optimistically towards the game believing we can go further.'


At the moment, the Swans are looking good for a play-off place this season but there has been that argue that promotion to the Premiership could come too early for us, we may not be fully prepared and capable for a season in the top flight.

Boss Martinez doesn't believe that though and says that promotion to the Premiership couldn't come too soon for the club.

Meanwhile, Fulham will fancy their chances of reaching a cup final this season, considering that Portsmouth won it last year.




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



For the very latest Championship odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 12 2009

Time: 9:24PM

Your Comments

Negative tactics from fulham probably coming to defend and prevent us play so my bet is a 1-0 win for us.
GThomas
obviously if we were in the Prem our squad would be a lot stronger than it is now, and for intensity of the games, we play a lot more games in a season than an average Prem team, giving thier players more rest time
cyjax
whats your score predictions for tomorrow's game lads i say 2-0 swansea with scotland scoring for sure lol and il like to see Joe Allen score he deserves a goal for his good form this season plus with it on itv then the top teams will be scared of the MIGHTY SWANS :D
WayneCollins
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived 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. keith margam 94
2. Swan_Lady2 85
3. shearers boots 19
4. KevinE 15
5. ottawa_swan 14
6. eye_nose_hat 7
7. Aussie_Swan 7
8. Phil W 3
9. bluebird 2
10. jonno1 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 1 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Chelsea
Hull City 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 Norwich
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Everton 3 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33

Breaking League News

Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00
Unsubstantiated Guff!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 19:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you want Garry Monk as the next permanent manager?
Suggested By:  
Yes 20%
No 80%