Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Hadziabdic '90% Certain' Swans Will Win Promotion

Hadziabdic '90% Certain' Swans Will Win Promotion

Swansea City legend Jimmy Hadziabdic says he is '90% certain' that his former club can win promotion to the Premier League.

The Yugoslavian, who was involved in Swansea's promotion to the old First Division 30 years ago, is confident that the Swans can repeat that success in May.

Hadziabdic has seen a lot of Swansea's games this season and he believes that they are the best team in the Championship:

'I am optimistic and I believe we can win promotion again. I see the style of the team and the way we play — the players are not afraid of anyone in this league.

'I have watched a lot of games this season — I have been at maybe ten or 15 and have seen others on television — and I don't see a team better than Swansea.

'I have seen Queens Park Rangers, Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff, and I am 90 per cent sure we will go up.

'I thought it at the start of the season — I told Alan Curtis and I told my neighbours that they could finish in the top two. So far, they are doing a very good job.'


Hadziabdic believes Swansea City have a great chance to go up in a 'weak League':

'We now have four strikers, with usually only one on the pitch.

'I was worried when the captain (Garry Monk) was out injured. If it wasn't for (Alan) Tate, we wouldn't have had an option.'

Hadziabdic's biggest disappointment of the season was the home defeat by Cardiff, when 'one loss of concentration' let Craig Bellamy in for a spectacular winning goal.

But he remains optimistic Swansea can get over the line — and reckons it is vital they do not end up in the play-offs.

'When you are in the play-offs you are gambling,'.

'Some of the Swansea players are not very experienced and when the whole season is decided in one or two games, there is lots of pressure.

'Sometimes I think teams can now read Swansea very well. Managers know where Swansea are very strong, and that is with the two wingers.

'Managers would try everything to stop them in the play-offs. I think (Darren) Pratley has not been as strong this year because managers have got to know about him.

'The same thing happened to me when I was playing my second season for Swansea — it is harder to do well when people get to know who you are.'


Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday March 29 2011
Time: 8:06PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Stats: Swansea City v Sunderland

All the stats from Swansea City (3) vs (0) Sunderland, Liberty Stadium, 10th December 2016 Att: 20,453

Team Line-Ups & Updates: Swansea City vs Sunderland

Team line-ups and updates as Swansea City host Sunderland in a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash at the Liberty Stadium

EFL Trophy Round 3 Draw In Full 2016/17

In midweek, the third round draw for this years EFL Trophy was conducted and here's how the balls fell.

Pre-Match Stats: Swansea City vs Sunderland

Swansea City host Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium in a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

After the 5-0 defeat to Spurs, should Bob Bradley be sacked?
Suggested By:
Yes86%
No14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W5
2.Dennis Downing4
3.BrianMannebach3
4.KevinE1
5.Topref1
6.forest fan1
7.Budda2000.51
Write for Vital Football