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Is James Right To Say No To Caulker's Return?

Is James Right To Say No To Caulker's Return?

Former Swansea City player and now football pundit Leighton James says the Swans should look elsewhere in their search for a defender than ex centre back Steven Caulker.

Leighton James has given us a number of reasons why he thinks a return for Caulker would be a bad move for the Swans, but do you agree?

Some of those reasons include his transfer fee, the competition for his services, but arguably most important, the fact that James doubts him as a quality defender.

James said:

'I don't think he's the answer. For one thing, Caulker cost Cardiff around £9million and they will likely want to recoup most of that, pushing him out of Swansea's range.

'There could also be a string of clubs chasing the former Spurs man, another factor which will push his price up.

'I have watched a lot of Cardiff's games this season and lost count of the number of times I've seen Caulker marking no-one when his team concede.

'In my opinion, Swansea could do better and shouldn't be scavenging players from relegated sides.

'For the most part, teams and players are down there for a reason.'


James also believes that Swansea City need to strengthen their defence, as there's not enough aerial quality in the side. You can understand those claims, as you can't forget the amount of defensive actions top goalscorer Wilfried Bony has made over the entire season, particularly headed clearances from corners and crosses.

He added:

'Swansea are simply not strong enough at the back aerially, something that has led to many of their problems over the last nine months.

'Ashley Williams does his bit, but he can't be expected to win every header.

'I'm not suggesting Swansea go out and buy a seven foot hammer-thrower, just that they need a new defender.

'Some people have mentioned Caulker, who did well on loan at Swansea two seasons ago. But I don't think he's the answer.'


Leighton James doesn't think Caulker is the answer, but do you? Let us know in the Message Forum here



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday May 10 2014
Time: 10:43PM

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I agree, we don't need Caulker....I feel that Kyle Bartley is far superior to him and we can save our money. Caulker hasn't progressed like he should have and playing at a sinking club like Cardiff may have been demoralising.
Phil W
11/05/2014 19:05:00
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I see what he's saying, I seen him too often at fault for goals Cardiff conceded and it's time to move on now.
eye_nose_hat
11/05/2014 22:52:00
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