UK time is: 02:34:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Swansea Start Promotion Assault

With the new season kicking off in just over 24 hrs ; Swansea City Manager Roberto Martinez has issued a warning to his Squad .

He has warned the side not to rest on their laurels and that in some games it may not be so easy to play the free flowing brand of football that the Squad have shown in pre season games.

Roberto has also outlined that the players may need to grind out results over the course of the season.

With many sides last season at the Liberty Stadium and Away from home some teams set up very defensively which made it very hard to break them down.

Swansea City Manager Roberto Martinez
Told The Evening Post:

'There will be some difficult times for every side in what is a very tough division.'

You can point to teams like Nottingham Forest, who have a great squad, and Millwall, who finished last season on a high and I expect them to do well.'

It's going to be a question of who can play football like we do at home and then go away to places like Oldham and be effective. That's going to be the key to finishing in the top two - knowing how to play but also how to adapt in different circumstances.'



It has been no secret to where Martinez wants to take the club since his return to the club as manager this year. The Newly built squad has categorically shown his intent on securing promotion at the third time of asking.

Swansea City Manager Roberto Martinez
Told The Evening Post:

''I have always said I want to get Swansea City to the Premiership.'

And everything we do every day should be geared towards that.'

But I don't think a flying start is that important and I have other aims for the first three or four games.'

Their (the players)attitude and effort has been 10 out of 10, now I can't wait to see them enjoying their football on the pitch.'

When you look back at last season, we picked up 24 points in the last 12 games which is a promotion ratio.

What we needed to do was add to the squad we had then and we have managed that.



The Spaniards measured approach is a refreshing contrast to the Kenny Jackett and has shown yet again his methodical preparations in all departments.

The Squad will find it tough against Nottingham Forest and Yeovil away from home and grinding out results will be necessary in games.




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



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2007

Time: 9:43AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
It is annoying to see teams come to the Liberty and put 11 players behind the ball! At least Roberto knows this will hapen and is prepared for it and is also preparing the players for it!
jack hammers
Report Abuse
10/08/2007 18:14:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Swansea City Articles

Jack Cork Would Be a Great Signing (Thursday January 29 2015)

Monk: I Don`t Want Another Striker (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (Saturday January 24 2015)

Swansea Injury Table + PL Comparisons (Friday January 23 2015)

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. Phil W 45
2. eye_nose_hat 34
3. shearers boots 9
4. GThomas 4
5. jonno1 3
6. 1871_Biscuit 2
7. pments 1
8. keith margam 1
9. sussexswan 1
10. PencoedJack 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 0 - 5 Chelsea
Swansea 1 - 1 West Ham
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Swansea
Liverpool 4 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Hull City 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36
8. Liverpool 22 10 5 7 4 35
9. Swansea 22 8 6 8 -4 30
10. Stoke 22 8 5 9 -4 29
11. Newcastle 22 7 6 9 -9 27
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23

Breaking League News

Swansea City Agree Fee For Southampton's Cork
Swansea : 29/01/2015 20:01:00
FA Youth Cup - Chelsea 6 Swansea 0
Chelsea : 29/01/2015 19:10:00
Allardyce Talks Liverpool (a)
West Ham : 29/01/2015 18:53:00
Mutch Departs For Palace
Q.P.R. : 29/01/2015 18:46:00
Ameobi Returns
Newcastle : 29/01/2015 17:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:  
Southampton win 64%
Draw 15%
Swansea City win 21%