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Tate Shows His Passion For Swans Ahead of Derby

Tate Shows His Passion For Swans Ahead of Derby

If there's one thing that you cannot doubt, it's Alan Tate's love and passion for Swansea City - the club he's been at for the best part of 8 years.

The former Manchester United trainee fell in love with the club when he joined on loan and he says how much it'll mean to him if we can beat Cardiff City on Sunday, and do the first double ever in the South Wales derby.

Tate is hated by Cardiff City supporters, simply because of the passion and love he shows towards Swansea City and his enthusiastic celebrations in the games that we've beat them - because we have - a few times in recent years!

Tate said:

'Gary Neville loved the club he played for and I love the club I play for,'

'And there's nothing wrong with that.

'You see other people who will kiss the badge and give it to the other team's fans but it doesn't really mean a thing to them — they just do it for the attention,'' he went on.

'But I think anyone who knows me knows it's not for the attention when I celebrate.

'It's because I love the club and the area.

'It probably means more to me to beat Cardiff than anyone.'


The media also spoke to Tate about Manchester United right back Gary Neville, who surprisingly announced his retirement this week.

He took it as a big compliment when it was suggested that Tate is to Swansea what Nevile was to the Red Devils. Though Tate is a far more likeable character!

'He was the best right-back who ever played in the Premier League by a million miles and, if you guys (in the media) think I'm something like him down here, that's great.

'I'll take that as a big compliment.'


While Cardiff City boss Dave Jones tries to play down the Derby and it's unique importance - instead saying it's just another League game, Tate completely disagrees and says there's a lot more to this fixture:

'This is the game we look forward to most anyway,'

'It just so happens that it's also a big one in terms of where both teams are in the league and what we are trying to achieve.

'It is just three points, but it's not just another game.

''It's more than that.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday February 4 2011
Time: 5:53PM

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