Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rodgers Hails 'Bravest' Players In The League

Rodgers Hails 'Bravest' Players In The League

Brendan Rodgers believes he has the bravest squad of players in the League as they look to win promotion to the Premier League.

Three consecutive wins, the last at Coventry City on Tuesday night has put Swansea City up to second place in the table, and they'll be aiming to continue their excellent form at home to Leeds United on Saturday.

Rodgers has hailed his team's bravery and also spoke about his tactics to always try and win games:

'It's the mindset, different coaches have different ways of working,'

'Sometimes my education is hard to understand.

'When the game's 0-0, some people would be happy with a point so they bring on an extra defender.

'I've always been one that, even if you're winning the game and people might expect you to put on a defender, I'll put on a striker because the spaces open up.

'I think about the game, the detail and try to get this team to win games.

'I think the team had a record of never coming back from behind in games last season.

'It's difficult if you're defensive to change that mindset if you're chasing the game.

'For me, I like to try to go and win it.

'That's how I've always been really.'


Rodgers says his team are getting stronger and stronger for the vital run-in:

'They take big responsibility in games with the ball and they've got that other side as well, that steel.

'We're just going to keep working on our game because success in anything comes in the company of hard work and talent.

'Lots of teams in this league will do the hard work, but don't have the talent. I'm very fortunate because I've got a team that does both and we've demonstrated that over the course of the season.

'Now we're becoming stronger and stronger and stronger. Success is linked to that.'


Stephen Dobbie was the match winner on Tuesday night, coming off the bench to net the only goal in a tough game against Coventry.

Rodgers says he hopes he has given Dobbie some confidence going into the remaining 13 games:

'He's a wonderful finisher and he did exactly what we wanted him to do,'

'Stephen's performances have been excellent and we're now starting to see the contribution from him as well.

'I've said to him 'hopefully I've given you confidence because I've given you a new contract. We doubled your wages'.

'There are going to be times where he can't play all the time, but the one thing he can get is goals.'




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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday February 24 2011
Time: 6:22PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew’s Threat to Haye

Recent Swansea City Articles

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'

Swansea City FC Walking Wounded - Injury Table

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

Tactical Match Analysis: Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City

Detailed tactical match analysis as Swansea City get another vital win under Paul Clement against fellow relegation rivals Leicester City.

Leighton James Says 'Get Sigurdsson Off Corners'

Former Swansea City winger Leighton James believes that Swansea City should add some variety to their corners

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 win0%
Draw25%
Swansea City win75%
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
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

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
The Vital Football Members League