Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Match Reaction vs Forest

Match Reaction vs Forest

Despite not scoring and picking up 3 points, Roberto Martinez was encouraged by his side's performance against one of the favourites to gain promotion this season.

The Swans dominated the majority of the game but their finishing let them down in the final third.

Martinez told the Official Site:

'Even though the result wasn't what we wanted, if we can keep repeating our performances against Oldham and Forest then we'll be okay,''

'I thought we dominated the game; with 16 attempts on goal, seven of which were on target. We restricted Forest had just two attempts on goal, which says a lot about our performance and defensive display.

'I was pleased with the way we moved ball and we opened up a very strong Forest team on numerous occasions.

'So I've got no worries about the number of chances we are creating, I'm just disappointed we couldn't get that first goal. I wish I could have bought one!

'The boys are really disappointed because we didn't win the game, but you have to ignore the league table at this stage of the season - even if we were top of the league.

'We've just got to maintain our level of performance and the rest will come.''

'The support was fantastic. They were very understanding and supportive. But Swans fans are like that if they can see the boys are giving it everything. I think they could see the boys' determination, effort and attitude to win the game. They respect that.''


The 27 year old has established himself as Swansea's No 1 Keeper with the departure of Willy Gueret to MK Dons. His place has been secured in Martinez's starting 11 this does come with no real competition to his place.

Callum Hawthorne who has been drafted in by Martinez as Swansea's no 2 keeper is vastly inexperienced and has no League experience. Encompassed with the failure to secure a loan deal with Liverpool for David Martin Martinez options are limited. The Club have been in negotiations with Liverpool Manager Rafa Benitez over taking Bulgarian keeper Nikolay Mihaylov on loan but the deal has stalled.

The has been due to Work Permit problems and leaves Martinez in a rather compromising position should De Vries get injured.

Not that De Vries has been phased by the pressure and he has been quick to state he feels that he has nothing to prove.

Dorus De Vries
Spoke to the Western Mail:

'This is definitely one of the games that excited me when I joined,'

'They are one of the top clubs in the league and, in the history of English football, they are a massive club.'

Nottingham Forest are going for the title and they have a good squad, so naturally I`m going to have a busy day.'



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday August 19 2007
Time: 4:07AM

Comments

0
Are the quotes the wrong way round?
barrydoom
19/08/2007 09:31:00
0
not now! thanks for pointing it out!
KevinE
21/08/2007 11:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Rate The Players: Swansea City 0-1 Southampton

Rate the players' performances in the 1-0 defeat at home against Southampton

Stats: Swansea City v Southampton

All the stats from Swansea City (0) vs (1) Southampton, Liberty Stadium, 14th February 2016 Att: 20,890

Guidolin Changed Team Shape To Face Southampton's 3-4-3

Francesco Guidolin said he changed the shape of his team due to Southampton's 3-4-3 system

Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Southampton

Team line-ups as Swansea City host Southampton at the Liberty Stadium

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Southampton
Suggested By:
Fabianski34%
Rangel0%
Williams33%
Fernandez0%
Taylor0%
Britton0%
Cork0%
Routledge0%
Ayew0%
Sigurdsson0%
Paloschi0%
Barrow33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
9 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
10 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
11 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 2 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W4
2.eye_nose_hat3
3.Vital Swansea City2
4.Dennis Downing2