UK time is: 02:42:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

De Vries To Play His 100th Game On Saturday

Dorus De Vries is set to make his 100th appearance tomorrow when Blackpool visit the Liberty Stadium.

The Dutch shot stopper told BBC Sport how he can't believe how quickly his time in South Wales has flown by.

The 28 year-old could also make it into the Swansea City record books and beat a record currently held by a legend - Roger Freestone for the most clean sheets in a season - 22.

De Vries already has 7 after just 13 games, compared to Roger Freestone's 5 at the same time during the Championship-wnning 1999/2000 year.

De Vries said:

'It'd be nice to get in the record book but it's about all the team,'

'My time here has flown, there've been some great times, we're still progressing - I hope I have many years and games to come.'

'The play-offs have always been a target,'

'I'm really confident of another clean sheet against Blackpool and of keeping our run going.

'We're working so hard in training and it's showing on the pitch.

'We can still make a lot of progress, we're doing it bit by bit.

'There's great potential in this team and the future's bright at Swansea City.'


The goalkeeper also talked about his decision in the Summer to sign a new 2-year contract after on-going lengthy talks.

Eventually pen met paper and thankfully it did because he's performed superbly so far this season, making some superb saves to help us win games and keep clean sheets.

He added: 'Talks went on for a long, long time and other clubs became interested, including teams from abroad,' said de Vries, who eventually agreed a new two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

'I wanted to see what would happen with all the changes going on at Swansea, to make sure that I was making the right choice.

'But I feel so welcome at the club, I have a great connection with the fans and we play football the right way.

'I made the right choice to sign up for another two years.'




Bookmark and Share




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:Friday October 23 2009

Time: 1:09PM

 

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. Phil W 9
5. GThomas 9
6. Swan_Lady2 3
7. 1871_Biscuit 3
8. yugo23 1
9. NMASON137 1
10. johnjubal1958 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

Poyet Points Out The Improvement.
Sunderland : 24/11/2014 00:07:00
Pearson Happy With Goalless Draw.
Sunderland : 23/11/2014 23:56:00
Ings Brings First Away Win
Stoke : 23/11/2014 22:35:00
Does Michu Require Ankle Surgery?
Swansea : 23/11/2014 22:17:00
Newcastle : 23/11/2014 20:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Manchester City
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 50%
Rangel 0%
Williams 0%
Bartley 10%
Taylor 0%
Ki 10%
Carroll 10%
Dyer 0%
Montero 0%
Sigurdsson 10%
Bony 10%