Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

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.'



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

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

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Set Piece Analysis 2/2 - Defending Corners vs WBA & Palace

The second part of our Set Piece Analysis - looks in depth at a typical defensive corner setup, and some of the causes of Swansea`s failure to stop conceding goals from them

The Swansea City FC Injury Table...

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Set Piece Analysis Part 1- Impact of Conceding from Corners

The first part of our analysis on Swansea's defending at corners, and the impact it has had on their season

Early Signs Are Very Encouraging Under Guidolin Says Taylor

Swansea City left back Neil Taylor says that the early signs are 'very encouraging' as the players adjust to their new head coach Francesco Guidolin

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:
Swansea City win73%
Draw16%
Southampton11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W4
2.eye_nose_hat3
3.Vital Swansea City2
4.Dennis Downing2