Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Boothroyd: Swansea Set The Benchmark For Us

Boothroyd: Swansea Set The Benchmark For Us

Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd complimented Swansea City ahead of tonight's match at the Ricoh Arena, saying their opponents the set 'benchmark' for where they want to be.

Boothroyd also talked about the game against the Swans at the Liberty Stadium, saying despite losing 2-1, they dominated possession in the second half and were unlucky not to get a point.

'Kenny Jackett did a wonderful job there, Roberto Martinez and Paulo Sousa carried on the good work and made them very difficult to beat, and then Brendan came in, recognised that they needed a little bit more pace and he has got Scott Sinclair and Nathan Dyer who can catch pigeons,'

'Sinclair in particular is an outstanding player at this level.

'They work on manipulating the ball, shifting it from one side to the other, and they've got power, pace and goals.

'In many ways they are a benchmark for where we want to be, but it's taken them five or six years to develop that style and get where they are so we can't suddenly try to play like them.

'I don't want to play Swansea's style of football, or Barcelona's or Arsenal's, or Wimbledon's or anybody else's — I want to play our own brand.'


He also said that Swansea are beatable and are 'nothing to be afraid of':

'We showed them far too much respect that night and then awarded them a second goal at the start of the second half when Martin Cranie's back pass went astray,'

'But after that it was pretty much all us. We gave it a real go, dominated the second half and were disappointed not to get something out of the game.

'They're a good side, of course they are, but they are nothing to be afraid of. Like every team in the Championship they've got strengths and weaknesses, and we exposed those weaknesses at their place just as they exposed ours.

'We know it's going to be a tough game, but I can't think of any easy games in this division.'


You can follow tonight's match with our Live Match Feed right here on Vital Swansea. We'll providing all the pre-match build up more than an hour before kick off, including team news, stats, comments and player quotes, as well as regular updates during the game. You can also get involved via twitter. Selected Match related tweets will be shown in the feed, give us a mention @VitalSwansea or use our hashtag #vswans to have your messages shown in the feed.



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday February 22 2011
Time: 5:51PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Match Day Officials v Chelsea (25/2/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Chelsea this Saturday.

3rd Time Lucky For Paul Clement at Swansea City

Paul Clement revealed in tonight's fans' forum that it was the third time he had been in talks about the manager's job at Swansea City

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (22/2/17)

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

Mawson: Fans Helped Us Through a Bad Patch

Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson has praised the fans for helping the team 'through a bad patch'

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 Chelsea?
Suggested By:
Chelsea win18%
Draw16%
Swansea City win66%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
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)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 5:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrianMannebach3
2.yugo233
3.Phil W3
4.KevinE2
5.GThomas2
6.Dennis Downing2
7.London Pete1
8.deano1
Vital Football Comment