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Jackett Criticises Woeful Defending

Kenny Jackett criticised his defence after they gifted Nottingham Forest two goals on Saturday as the league leaders romped to a 3-1 victory.

Rory Fallon scored his second goal in as many games after heading home Robinson's cross, but in a 13 minute spell early in the second half, Forest scored 3 goals to take home all 3 points.

The Swans are now 8 points off top spot and our terrible lack of consisntency this season is costing us dear.

Kenny Jackett said: 'We can't give goals away like we did,'

'The first and the third goals were gifts, which we don't ever get.

'The goals put Forest in a commanding position when we had as much possession and were in a strong position.

'We've conceded three goals in each of our last two away games. If you do that you can't expect to get any points.'

'We're halfway down the league and we need to be challenging at the top,'

'Since I've been at Swansea we've needed to be near the top of the league and it's no different now.

'The pressure is always on weather you want to go further ahead or claw something back. So I'm not feeling any different.

'Football is a simple game and you need to get your basics right and that's the reason we lost to Forest.'


Things need to be put right as our defence are continually giving away sloppy goals.

A few weeks ago it was set pieces we couldn't defend against, now it seems to be defending balls along the floor that we can't seem to deal with.

Tranmere visit the Liberty Stadium Friday night, who currently sit in 5th place as they try to compete for a place in the top 2.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 1 2006

Time: 5:10PM

Your Comments

it was just pure class from the mighty reds really
jono_forest
not from what i heard.
bdazzler1
Most defences would've been had by the throughball Commons put through - although it does beg the question how the lad playing at left back seemed to be on the end of it, probably explains why nobody was marking him! Forest easily deserved to win on their performance in the last 35 minutes - we were awful in the first half, and Swansea only edged that, once we started playing there was only going to be one winner. Heartening for us, because it's the first time I've seen us actually look convincing this season. I would wish the Swans luck over the season, but I wouldn't mean it ;)
goddammit
i dont think ya defence can be much of the blame for the goals. they was just well worked goals
kyle
nice to see sportsmanship from notts fans - well dun u. come one swans lets see some more scores on the doors
donknina
It would be less sporting to come out with false platitudes... I freely admit we were poor in the first half, but why should we deny when we play well in the second? Oh, and it's Nottingham Forest.
goddammit
Jackett obviously is not coaching the defence too well, if we dont let him go why dont we just get a defence coach in?
oasistrundle
y dont we just get a new manager soon !
shaun swans fan
Have seen the goals on TV - Tate caught out of position by miles for the first goal and a little closer for the second. Lawrence not quick enough to react to the third and gave up. The friday night write-up on the site stated that Kris Commons was their danger man. He made the first and scored their second. We took the warning lightly.
willow
i agree bdazzler i wouldent go that far jono you were luck not to be beat if it wernt for our defence we would have won and u know it
swansea_till_i_die
at the end of the day our defence isnt what it should and is costing us dearly i think jackett needs a big shake up in the defence down there and the club in general out with jackett and nugent and in with an older head with a good assistant to sort out our problems and hopefully put our promotion push back in top gear.
hillo
well said hillo mate i totaly agree with you
swansea_till_i_die
 

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