Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Dobbie Warns Swans of Middlesbrough Threat

Dobbie Warns Swans of Middlesbrough Threat

Stephen Dobbie has warned the Swans that Middlesbrough have the quality to rise up the table under new boss Tony Mowbray.

Former Boro boss Gordon Strachan brought in a number of new players from the Scottish Premier League, and fellow Scot Stephen Dobbie is well aware of the quality in tomorrow's opposition.

The frontman also believes that under new manager Tony Mowbray, they'll begin to rise up the table after a disappointing start to their Championship season.

'I know quite a few of the lads at Middlesbrough and they are all wanting to impress their new manager,'

'I came through with Kevin Thomson at Hibs, and I have played against people like Boydy, Robson and (Scott) McDonald.

'They are all good players and they don't suddenly become bad. Maybe it's just a matter of settling in and getting used to the Championship for them.

'I think you can see they are improving with the new manager — it makes a difference when a new man comes in.

'That will have given them a little extra boost and they will be fighting to win another game for him against us. They won 3-0 down here last season, so it's going to be a tough game for us.'


Following Marvin Emnes' return to Middlesbrough this week, Dobbie is now looking to return to the first team:

'Marv did well for us, scoring a couple of goals including one in the derby,'

'I don't look at it as good news for me that he's gone. Craig (Beattie) and Gorka (Pintado) will be fighting for the shirt as well and whoever plays has to try to stay in the team, as Marv did. We all have to try to make the same impact that he did.'

Barely given a chance by Paulo Sousa last season, Dobbie insists he is enjoying life under Brendan Rodgers despite his recent stint on the bench.

'I have scored some goals and I have been involved in most games, so I have been happy,' he said.

'The gaffer wants another striker — he is always looking to enhance the squad — but I just have to work hard and try to get the jersey back.'




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday November 13 2010
Time: 1:04PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Swansea City Articles

First Game in 2017, Wins Man of the Match

It was his first appearance in 2017, and he won our man of the match poll, it could only be one player

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Rate The Players: Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City

Rate the players' performances in the 2-0 home win against Stoke City

Limited Progress Made On Disabled Access

It's been reported that 13 Premier League clubs are still failing to provide the required number of wheelchair spaces for disabled supporters.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Manchester United?
Suggested By:
Manchester United win51%
Draw37%
Swansea City win12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W9
2.KevinE7
3.GThomas4
4.yugo233
5.Woody1
Vital Football Comment