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Jackett Still Has Self Belief

Kenny Jackett still believes he's the man to take Swansea forward, despite in the increasing criticism from the fans.

'I've never doubted I'm the one to see this through,' Jackett said.

Just less than 10,000 fans witnessed our worst performance of the season as we lost 1-0 at home to Oldham.

Speculation is growing over his future at the club as the Swans' boss is showing no signs of motivating the squad to produce match-winning performances.

Jackett now concedes however that hopes of automatic promotion are all but over, he said: 'It's not impossible but very difficult, we're probably looking at the play-off places now,'

'The loss was disappointing, but Oldham were the better side and deserved the points.

'When you lose at home at this crucial stage of the season you expect to take stick from the fans. You have to accept it and move on.'


Pratley again stuck up for the manager and said: 'The supporters target the manager, but it was the players who were out there on the pitch and we'll hold our hands up - we feel that we let Kenny down,'

'It's disappointing to get heckled by your own fans, but they've paid their money and are entitled to their opinion.

'We have no complaints about the defeat, Oldham were the better team in all positions and are the best team we've played this season.

'But our performance was embarrassing, to be honest, and we're all bitterly disappointed.

'We'll never say never to automatic promotion while there's a chance, but it's a big gap to make up and we have to start performing.'


Despite what Pratley says, you can't possibly put all the blame on the players. Of course, they provided a gutless performance but it's down to the manager to pick-up and motivate the players before games.

They play like a bunch of individuals and show no understanding of how to play together as a team. Will to win and hunger shines through like an eclipse and the club will need a big sort-out in the summer, as at this rate, we'll struggle to get a play-off place.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 11 2007

Time: 1:55PM

Your Comments

what a load of bollox they honistley cant beleive anyone will take any notace of that. they would swear we dont know a bloody thing about the club weve supoted lnger than the lot of them have been there. *****ers the lot of them. i thought it would never happen but im starting to lose faith in the club itself. the way its bieing run is nothing short of shambolic. get rid of jenkins and put dai morgan in.
swansea_till_i_die
i wudn take it that far .. bu we r like a bunch of *****ers
naythan_swan
Jackett out, and Pratley step down from the captaincy, the amount of money spent on players and the wages, we should be top of this weak league.
cyjax
The performance on Saturday was worse than Rotherham last season when we lost 2-0 and Monk scored an own goal, I have never agreed with this before but Jacket's time seems almost up. Again weaknesses from Lawrance heading back to Willy was shocking. Give Oaks a chance
eastjack
I have been screaming for jackett to go since the summer and couldn't believe he was given a contract extension. The standard of players he has brought to the club, and for a lot of money, is disgraceful. With the exception of pratley and tudor jones the rest have been woeful. I have been subjected to some rather personal abuse when i have critiscised the imbecile and his backroom staff especially on the evening post web site, and it really doesn't give me any pleasure to be proved right when i said we would never get out of this division this season with jackett in charge. Sorry clot keeny but your time is not only up but long overdue.
ronnie1731
Tactics were all wrong on Saturday. Knowing Oldham had a speedy left side attacker, why have Tate to mark him when he is one of the slowest in our squad. Pratley is a workhorse, but why does everything have to start with him ? The opposition close him down and the only way out is to go backwards. Do we not have a midfielder who has the vision to to go forward and put in passes that will split beat or turn a defence.
willow
...no willow. we dont ;)
bdazzler1
Opposition Managers are always saying that Swansea are a big club and have a very strong squad. But this is not the case when players come in through injuries. Other clubs must believe that we pay our players very high wages for Division 1. If this is the case, then it is about time the players showed they are worth it.
willow
Trouble is they are not worth either the transfer fees or their wages. A massive clear out is required and it should start with clot kenny and his carboot backroom staff. Jenkins, also i believe to be part of the problem, has one of two choices: (a) we struggle on as we are, blindly ignoring the facts hanging onto the belief that we will get promoted and have the best squad in the league, while the crowds dwindle and the momentum we built up after moving to the new stadium fast disappearing. The coffers will disappear and we will be as broke as we were before and possibly slip down the divisions again. or (b) we don't wait until jackett has utterly detroyed this club, forget this season sack the imbecile now and get someone else in to start asssessing the club now and maybe have new players ready to sign in the summer and get a head start on the clear out. Tough though the decision may appear to some, but not to me, I personally see it as a no brainer.
ronnie1731
it dident take him long to chnge his mind did it.
swansea_till_i_die
 

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