Swansea City - Hartson: Rodgers Is My Hero!
UK time is: 10:35:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hartson: Rodgers Is My Hero!

Swansea-born former Welsh international striker John Hartson said Brendan Rodgers is his hero right now for guiding his beloved Swansea City to 2nd place in the Championship.

The former Celtic forward always expressed his desire to play for the Swans before he retired but he never got the opportunity to do so.

Hartson told Swans Player about how happy he is to see Swansea City at the top end of the Championship, and paid compliments to manager Brendan Rodgers for doing such a great job this season.

'Brendan is my hero at the minute.

'Everyone knows how much I love the Swans, it's my club, but I think we are probably doing better than most Swansea supporters ever wished for at the start of the season.

'To be flying the way we are in second place is unbelievable. It's exceeded everyone's expectations, even my own.

'Football fans always want more, but I think our fans do appreciate what Brendan has done this season; what he has brought to the club; the players he has brought to the club; plus the exciting football Swansea have been playing.

'I'm very friendly with some of the Swansea players and they tell me he's fantastic on the training ground. But it's one thing being a good coach, another thing being a good manager - he's both.

'Now being selfish - and I'm one of them - I'd like to see us finish the job off. I don't think the play-offs will be a disaster; it will be a success. But having been up there for most of the season in third, fourth and fifth place, if we can just push on to a top two finish it will be an amazing achievement - even bigger than QPR winning the league for what they've spent.''

Hartson also talked about never playing for the Swans and the possibility of managing them in the future:

'It still wrangles with me that I never played for the Swans,''

'As for managing Swansea, then you can't rule anything out. But at the moment I'm a million miles away, especially with Brendan doing so well and on the verge of taking my club to the Premier League.''

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

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 11 2011

Time: 8:17PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Hartson, Brendon Rodgers is a rookie manager and is making loads of mistakes at the moment. Only time will tell if he's got the necessary quality.
Report Abuse
12/03/2011 19:21:00

So many mistakes that we're 2nd?
Report Abuse
13/03/2011 13:07:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 35
2. eye_nose_hat 19
3. KevinE 15
4. GThomas 8
5. robbie 2
6. jonno1 1
7. CheyeneDog 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 2 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
Norwich 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 3 Arsenal
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Stoke
Swansea 2 - 2 Spurs

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Watford 14 5 4 5 -1 19
12. Stoke 14 5 4 5 -3 19
13. WBA 13 5 2 6 -5 17
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Sunderland 14 3 3 8 -10 12

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Everton : 29/11/2015 10:06:00
Another Dagger In The Heart
Aston Villa : 29/11/2015 10:04:00
The Arsenal Preview
Norwich : 29/11/2015 07:57:00
We Deserved A Point - Garde
Aston Villa : 28/11/2015 19:55:00
AFC Bournemouth : 28/11/2015 19:31:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Liverpool?
Suggested By:  
Liverpool win 72%
Draw 4%
Swansea City win 24%