UK time is: 06:40:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Pratley Fires Parting Shot At Swansea City

Darren Pratley was prepared to sign a new deal at the Liberty Stadium last summer, but claims that a tabloid headline unsettled him stating that Swansea City chaiman Huw Jenkins wouldn't be offering the 26 year old a new contract.

Speaking at the Bolton Wanderers press conference yesterday: "I was asked after one game by the press if I wanted to stay at Swansea and said 'yes` because I loved living there, liked my teammates and we were doing well on the pitch," he said.

"For whatever reason the chairman then came out over the summer and said he was in no rush to give me a contract.

"When you`re on holiday and read that in the paper, it`s not a nice thing to see when you were ready to commit.

"I`m a professional and knew I had a contract with Swansea and had a good relationship with the people there, so I was never going to throw my toys out. I got on with it and my mind was never elsewhere. You can`t sign a pre-contract now, so nothing could be done.

"As the season went on, my contract wore down and then after the play-off final at Wembley a few clubs were interested and I decided to leave."


Darren Pratley went on to say that Swansea City will 'surprise' some people when the Premier League campaign kicks-off:

"I think they`ll do very well," he added. "Blackpool went down playing the same attacking football but I think they (Swansea) are a bit more solid at the back.

"The football they play will surprise a few. Not too many people going to the Liberty Stadium will take points.

"They`ve just got 90-odd million for going up and I think they`ll attract a lot of players because of the way they play football, the club and the area."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Danny Cosker  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 5 2011

Time: 8:41AM

Your Comments

Sounds reasonable to me!
Timmsy
yeah he was a good player 4 us wish him all the best
SwanPaul
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Swansea City Articles

Report - Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City (Saturday September 13 2014)

Full Time: Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City (Saturday September 13 2014)

Chelsea Waiting To Decide On Costa (Friday September 12 2014)

Congratulations Garry Monk! (Friday September 12 2014)

Monk: 'Anyone is Beatable' (Thursday September 11 2014)

Britton Expected To Return In a Month (Thursday September 11 2014)

Gomis Set For First League Start at Chelsea? (Wednesday September 10 2014)

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Swan_Lady2 50
2. KevinE 39
3. keith margam 34
4. shearers boots 29
5. eye_nose_hat 19
6. GThomas 18
7. ottawa_swan 13
8. Phil W 10
9. justajack 3
10. Come_On_You_Swans 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Chelsea 4 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 WBA
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 +9 12
2. Aston Villa 4 3 1 0 +3 10
3. Swansea 4 3 0 1 +3 9
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 +5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 +3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 +2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 +1 6

Breaking League News

Everton V Wolfsburg Match Preview
Everton : 18/09/2014 04:54:00
The Ped-into-Europe Report...FC Bayern 1-0 City
Man City : 17/09/2014 22:53:00
Man City : 17/09/2014 21:45:00
Lambert Speaks Following Contract Extension
Aston Villa : 17/09/2014 19:13:00
Liverpool: Perseverance Pleases Rodgers
Liverpool : 17/09/2014 19:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Chelsea
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 2%
Rangel 0%
Williams 0%
Amat 0%
Taylor 0%
Shelvey 25%
Ki 12%
Sigurdsson 0%
Routledge 0%
Dyer 12%
Gomis 37%
Fernandez 0%
Montero 12%