Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea Start Promotion Assault

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.



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Friday August 10 2007
Time: 9:43AM

Comments

0
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
10/08/2007 18:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Opinions from Holland on Mike van der Hoorn

Some quick and brief opinions on Mike van der Hoorn, the Ajax defender that we look set to sign for around £2m

Swansea City & QPR Agree £4.75m Fee For Fer

Swansea City move a step closer to keeping Leroy Fer after agreeing a £4.75m fee with QPR for the midfielder

van der Hoorn: 'I'm Joining a Wonderful Club'

Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn has told Dutch press that he is set to join Swansea City

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup12%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup64%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup11%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup9%
something else3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City1
2.Phil W1
3.Andyjack781