UK time is: 04:54:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rodgers Gives Dobbie A Big Boost

Stephen Dobbie says he's 'loved it' playing for new Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers after scoring his first League goal for the club on Saturday, as we romped to a 4-0 home win against Preston North End.

The Scottish striker wasn't given a chance under former boss Paulo Sousa - who foolishly loaned him out to Blackpool where he scored 5 goals to help them win promotion to the Premier League.

Thankfully, he's back at the Liberty Stadium, instead of staying at Bloomfield Road permanently, and it hasn't taken him long to prove his goalscoring quality.

He scored a superb goal from outside the penalty area against Cheltenham Town in a friendly and his strike on Saturday was equally as impressive - turning on the edge of the box before a low drive into the bottom corner.

Dobbie now says he's looking to push on, he'll be happy with 15 goals this season but he's hoping for 'many more':

'Any striker will tell you, if you get more than 15 you're doing pretty well and with the players around me hopefully I can get many more,'

'It makes a difference with the manager, whether he fancies you or not, and I've loved it under the new gaffer.'


Dobbie also praised his fellow team-mates, which helped him to get more goalscoring chances on Saturday:

'That's what you get when you've got the likes of Nathan Dyer, Sinclair, Cotterill and Pratley playing in behind you,' said Dobbie. 'You're going to get chances so it's up to me to try to take them.

'When we go away from home we play with a sitter (in midfield), but on Saturday the gaffer tried Cotterill in behind me and it worked fantastically.

'David is skilful enough to thread little balls through and when you've got wingers like ours, they're a joy to play with.'

'I'm glad to be back and it's always good to get your first goal of the season early on because if it drags on for four or five games it plays on your mind,'

'I can kick on against Norwich next week and I know the boys will be in high spirits.

'I think our possession in the game was more like last year, but then we just couldn't get the goals.

'We scored 40 all last year so with four on Saturday we're nearly there already.

'I'm sure we'll beat that total this year.'





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:Monday August 16 2010

Time: 6:23PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Swansea City Articles

Stats: Hull City v Swansea City (Saturday December 20 2014)

Bruce: We're Missing Our Big Players (Saturday December 20 2014)

Wholesale Team Changes Pay Off For Monk (Saturday December 20 2014)

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - vs Spurs (Monday December 15 2014)

Report - Swansea City 1-2 Spurs (Sunday December 14 2014)

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. Phil W 29
2. KevinE 21
3. eye_nose_hat 12
4. GThomas 7
5. shearers boots 4
6. R20EastStand 2
7. jacko 1
8. Derekobrien 1
9. david 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Hull City 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 2 Spurs
West Ham 3 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Swansea 1 - 1 Crystal Palace
Man City 2 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27
8. Swansea 17 7 4 6 3 25
9. Newcastle 17 6 5 6 -5 23
10. Liverpool 17 6 4 7 -3 22
11. Everton 17 5 6 6 0 21

Breaking League News

Totally Deserved, says Gus Poyet
Sunderland : 22/12/2014 01:34:00
Pardew Will Have To Live With 4 In A Row Tab.
Sunderland : 22/12/2014 01:12:00
4 In A Row @NUFC
Newcastle : 22/12/2014 00:52:00
Sunderland Beat Newcastle Yet Again
Sunderland : 21/12/2014 22:31:00
Anfield Points Lost, Saved, Won And Dropped
Arsenal : 21/12/2014 21:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Aston Villa?
Suggested By:  
Swansea City win 84%
Draw 16%
Aston Villa win 0%