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Legend Goalkeeper Confident Swans Can Win

Legend Goalkeeper Confident Swans Can Win

Swansea City goalkeeping legend Roger Freestone is confident that Swansea City can come out on top in tomorrow's FA Cup match against Fulham.

In an interview with the Western Mail, Freestone remembers (or hopes to forget!) the last time the two sides met back in 1995.

We lost 7-0 that day and Freestone was in between the sticks, what was even worse was that Fulham were in the League below us.

There is a stark contrast between those days and the present, as the Swans are at their highest League position in 25 years.

Freestone said:

'I'll be honest with you,'

'I think one of those goals was my fault!'

'You look back at those days like the Fulham game and they really were a low point,' said Freestone.

'We were missing some players I remember that day, but, on and off the pitch, things were bad really.

'Frankie Burrows had just walked out, Bobby Smith had taken over as manager, but the club was in a really bad way.

'I remember every time you arrived at training you would hear rumours we were about to go bust. It was a hard atmosphere to play in.

'It is just fantastic to be able to look back at those times and see the amazing progress which has been made.

'Fulham may be a Premiership side now, but you know they are going to have a very uncomfortable afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.

'The way the Swans are playing at the moment they would frighten a lot of Premiership sides. Fulham will not be looking forward to it at all.

'I would not go so far as to say Swansea are favourites, but it is going to be a very close-run thing and I believe Swansea can come out on top.'

'Knowing the way Roberto is, he will want the FA Cup run to go on and the push for the play-offs too,'

'He is doing a fantastic job. If it was previous manger Kenny Jackett who helped start the upward momentum, Roberto has taken things to the next level.'

'I think Roberto could go to a club like Chelsea and be a success even now.

'He is his own man, he knows what he wants to do and is very single minded. That is what you need at the very top.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday February 13 2009
Time: 1:19PM

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