Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
Goalkeeper Dorus De Vries says the Swans didn't play that well during Sunday's derby match at Ninian Park.
It was a big improvement from our recent poor performances, but you could easily argue that we weren't at our absolute best against Cardiff City on Sunday morning.
Having said that, despite being under the cosh for most of the second half, we thought we had done enough to win the game with 2 minutes remaining as Joe Allen came on to fire in a superb strike from outside the penalty area.
Minutes later though, Mike Dean decides to help Cardiff City enormously by denying the Swans massive bragging rights. Instead of Joe Allen winning the game with his first ever goal, Dean decides to award the home side a penalty, and what a soft decision it was.
De Vries performed well during the game but I'd be hugely surprised if one Swansea fan had a glimmer of hope that he'd save McCormack's effort. He didn't and dived the wrong way.
It felt like a defeat for De Vries and many others, he said:
'I thought we'd won it after Joe scored, but the smile was certainly wiped off my face.'
'It was very difficult to take because it was the last derby game at Ninian Park and we were desperate to win it.
'We wanted an historic win and we wanted to give the supporters that extra bit of happiness.
'It felt like we lost in the end, but we have to look at the positives.
'We didn't actually play that well, but we very nearly dug out a good result.
'That's a real positive and that's what we have to take into the Norwich game.'
Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
VIDEO: Top-10 Finish Bigger Than Cup Triumph (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Report - Man United 2-1 Swansea City (Sunday May 12 2013)
Line-Ups & Updates: Man United 2-1 Swansea City (Sunday May 12 2013)
Laudrup: Michu Could Return For Final Game (Saturday May 11 2013)
Laudrup Will Stay At Swansea Promises Agent (Friday May 10 2013)
383 Premier League players sign up to Support Stan (Friday May 10 2013)
Jenkins: Laudrup Would Turn Down Everton Job (Thursday May 9 2013)
Report - Wigan Athletic 2-3 Swansea City (Wednesday May 8 2013)
Liverpool Board Block Williams Move? (Monday May 6 2013)
Rate The Players - Swansea City 0-0 Man City (Sunday May 5 2013)
|10. West Ham||37||11||10||16||-10||43|
|Jay Relishing Stoke Challenge
» Southampton : 18/05/2013 17:00:00
|Barmpot Decision - I'm Not Frustrated - Honest
» Wigan : 18/05/2013 16:49:00
|Issues Resolved - Time To March On
» Southampton : 18/05/2013 15:22:00
|Shaun Maloney - Vital Latics POTS - The Video
» Wigan : 18/05/2013 14:46:00
|We Deserve To Finish Higher
» Aston Villa : 18/05/2013 14:31:00
|West Brom v United Preview
» Man Utd : 18/05/2013 13:37:00
|Chelsea v Everton Preview
» Chelsea : 18/05/2013 13:10:00