Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Roberts: Swans Have 'Team' Advantage Over Cardiff

Roberts: Swans Have 'Team' Advantage Over Cardiff

Former Welsh international and Norwich City striker Iwan Roberts says Swansea City are more of a 'team' than Cardiff City which gives them an advantage for the final run-in.

Roberts says that while Cardiff City have some great individuals in their squad, the Swans and Norwich - who face each other on Saturday, play better as a team which could be 'crucial' as all three teams look to secure an automatic promotion place.

Cardiff City and Swansea City are level on points while Norwich City are 4 points ahead in second place.

Iwan Roberts said:

'I felt before the Preston game that Swansea would need to win five or six of their last eight games if they were going to finish second,'

'I still think they need that many wins and there are only seven games left, so it is going to take something special.

'But Swansea have a chance, and I think it will be between them and Norwich to go up with Queens Park Rangers, who are already there in my mind.

'I know Cardiff are on the same number of points as Swansea but, while they have some good individual players, I don't think they're great as a team.

'Norwich and Swansea both play as teams, and that is an advantage they both have over Cardiff.

'Playing as a team is crucial when you get to this stage of the season.'


Roberts also spoke about his former club Norwich who look to put a big dent in Swansea's promotion hopes on Saturday:

'Norwich play a similar style to Swansea in that both sides like to pass the ball,'

'But Norwich probably have a bit more of a cutting edge. They play a diamond in midfield, so there is not a lot of width.

'But they have Wes Hoolahan who causes havoc in midfield, and Grant Holt has thrived up front.

'Simeon Jackson came off the bench to score a hat-trick last week, and Daniel Pacheco, who has just come on loan from Liverpool, was superb on his debut.

'Norwich have not lost two games in a row since Paul Lambert came to the club and there is huge self-belief in the dressing room.

'They have scored lots of late goals this year and that tells you they never know when they are beaten.

'They are probably not as solid defensively as they would like to be, but they have the firepower to make up for that.

'After QPR, they have been the most consistent side in the division.'




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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday April 7 2011
Time: 7:34PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

PL2 Player Of The Month For November (2/12/16)

The Premier League have now announced the four youngster who are in the running for the November 2016 Premier League 2 Player of the Month.

Welcome Back To Swansea City Brian Flynn

Former Swansea City manager Brian Flynn returns to the club as a scout

Match Day Officials v Tottenham (3/12/16)

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

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw Next Monday

The third round draw for the 2016/17 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Fabianski4%
Naughton0%
Fernandez0%
Amat3%
Taylor0%
Fulton0%
Cork0%
Fer5%
Barrow3%
Routledge1%
Sigurdsson69%
Llorente15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 13 10 1 2 31 19
2 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
3 Man City 13 9 3 1 30 17
4 Arsenal 13 8 4 1 28 15
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 9
6 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
7 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
8 Watford 13 5 3 5 18 -4
9 WBA 13 4 5 4 17 1
10 Southampton 13 4 5 4 17 1
11 Stoke 13 4 4 5 16 -5
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Burnley 13 4 2 7 14 -9
14 Leicester City 13 3 4 6 13 -6
15 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
16 West Ham 13 3 3 7 12 -10
17 Crystal Palace 13 3 2 8 11 -5
18 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
19 Swansea 13 2 3 8 9 -10
20 Sunderland 13 2 2 9 8 -11
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 3 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
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
Write for Vital Football