Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Bodde Looking Forward To 'Positive Future'

Bodde Looking Forward To 'Positive Future'

Ferrie Bodde says he's looking ahead to a positive future at Swansea City as he aims to return to full fitness by July 1st.

The Dutch midfielder has had a nightmare of knee problems since November 2008 when he suffered a ligament injury in a match against Birmingham City, and since then he has failed twice to recover and return to action.

Bodde will be hoping it'll be third time lucky for himself this Summer, and he also says that a new contract 'won't be a problem':

'That (the contract) won't be a problem,'

'The club made me an offer in November, but I did not put pen to paper then. The main challenge for me was to have fully recovered from the knee injury before I started to think of where to spend the rest of my career.

'I am very honest with myself — if my knee had not felt good, I would have quit the game.

'Swansea are keen to offer me a contract extension and I am keen to sign it, so it shouldn't be hard to predict the outcome. But first the club is targeting automatic promotion.'

'I want to be fully-fit again by July 1— I think that's realistic aim,' he added.

'When the lads go on holiday, I will continue training and I may very well be the fittest player in the squad when we start the pre-season campaign.

'I look ahead to a positive future. My knee feels good so I'm looking forward to making a comeback.'


There were fears that the midfielder's career was over after failed attempts to return to League action, but he still seems strong and in the right mindset to try again to avoid a mature end to his footballing career. He has the potential to be one of our best players in a number of years but it's been a big shame for everyone that we haven't been fortunate enough to see more of his quality on the pitch.

Hopefully he can enjoy a full successful season with us in August.



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday March 16 2011
Time: 8:09PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Swansea City Articles

Ayew Thanks Swansea City: 'I Feel Re-born'

Swansea City's January signing Jordan Ayew has thanked the club for taking a chance on him

Llorente Scores £3.8m Goal as Swans Net £109.5m

Fernando Llorente's winning goal against West Brom in Sunday's final League of the season was worth an extra £3.8m for the club

Swansea City Release Tremmel & Emnes

Swansea City have released goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel and Marvin Emnes

2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever

The Premier League season of 2016/17 didn't see a new goal record set in the top flight of football on Sunday, however the final day got extremely close.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
Nordfeldt4%
Naughton0%
Mawson2%
Fernandez2%
Olsson0%
Fer0%
Britton10%
Carroll2%
Sigurdsson12%
Ayew51%
Llorente17%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.yugo233
2.Phil W3
3.KevinE2
4.stevieray1
5.GilT1
Vital Football Comment