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Martinez: 'We're Unique In How We Do Business'

Martinez: 'We're Unique In How We Do Business'

Roberto Martinez has praised the club and how they run as a business ahead of tomorrow night's clash at QPR.

There's a huge contrast between the two clubs. QPR have billionaire stake-holders and they were able to spend around £600,000 in January to sign Aston Villa midfielder Wayne Routledge. That's not much less than what Martinez spent in the Summer, to build an improved side ready for the Championship.

The likes of Ferrie Bodde, Angel Rangel and Jason Scotland were all 5-figure sums as we rely on a tight budget to deliver success on the pitch, as well as maintaining a stable financial status.

Swansea City Football Club made a loss of just £91,761 at the end of the 2008 financial year, a superb achievement, considering where we are in the Football League.

Roberto Martinez along with a chairman and board of directors who claim no money for their hard work, have proved that millions of money and wealthy investors aren't always the requirement for quick progress through the League pyramid.

Martinez told BBC Sport:

'We are the only club in the top ten that who are working with our budget,'

'That is a compliment to the way we rely on developing our players - it is extra work but gets you good results.'

'We are very different in the way we do our business, we're unique,'

'We will carry on in this way as we try to get to the next step, we continue to follow players in the younger stages of their career where we can afford them.

'We make sure they have the right mentality and right personality to play for Swansea City.

'It is a little bit extra work but you get a lot of results out of it.'


Swansea City have learned valuable lessons since Martinez took over. Under Jackett during 2005-2007, we spent and wasted money on players who simply failed to deliver during their time at the Liberty Stadium.

Rory Fallon £300,000, Kevin Amankwaah £250,000 undisclosed, Pawel Abbott £150,000, Darren Way £150,000 are among some of the money that current Millwall boss Kenny Jackett wasted during his spell here.

Apart from the record-signing of defender Ashley Williams, the Swans have gone the cheap way and have benefited in more ways than one.

Can Swansea City continue their success by spending low, or will we need to start splashing the cash to make our Premiership dreams a reality?

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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday March 16 2009
Time: 10:06PM

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