UK time is: 14:05:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wilson Thanks Swansea Staff

Hartlepool United Manager Danny Wilson has praised Swansea City staff for their magnanimity after the tragic death of 20 Year old Midfeilder Michael Maidens on the weekend.

Wilson and his Hartlepool squad had been in Swansea to play a leauge one fixture vs Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.By mutual agreement both clubs immediately postponed the fixture. The match then was was subsequently called off officially at 11.45 am.

Swansea City Chaplain The Reverend Kevin Johns , Roberto Martinez and Assistant manager Graham Jones visited Hartlepool Players , Staff and representatives at their Marriott Hotel in the marina.

Wilson has thanked Swansea City for their understanding and kindness shown in the aftermath of the news from North Yorkshire.South Wales police also were praised for their actions.

Pool's manager Danny Wilson
spoke on the Official Site:

"Swansea were fantastic from start to finish.'

They were very supportive from the moment they heard the news to when they agreed not to play the game.'

They were exceptional from the management to the secretary, as well as South Wales Police.'

Nothing was too much of a problem for them.'

Not only was he a very good footballer, he was a fantastic boy and our thoughts are with his parents,'


Hartlepool United players will all play with Maidens number 25 shirt against Brighton and Hove Albion on the weekend.

The rearranged fixture will now be played on Tuesday 27th November at 7.45pm




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



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 24 2007

Time: 11:24AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Was the least we could have done in those circumsatnces. It would not have been respectful to the players or more importantly the family to have gone ahead with the fixture!
jack hammers
Report Abuse
24/10/2007 21:02:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Swansea City Articles

Report - Spurs 3-2 Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Spurs v Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Full Time: Spurs 3-2 Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Monk: 'They Weren't Penalties At All' (Saturday February 28 2015)

40 Points, Up to 8th In The League! (Saturday February 28 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
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. eye_nose_hat 4
2. Phil W 3
3. KevinE 3
4. Wozza 1
5. shearers boots 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 3 - 2 Swansea
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 1 Sunderland
Southampton 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Southampton 28 15 4 9 19 49
7. Spurs 27 14 5 8 6 47
8. Stoke 28 12 6 10 -1 42
9. Swansea 28 11 7 10 -4 40
10. West Ham 28 10 9 9 5 39
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30

Breaking League News

Lowton - Villa Park Will Be Rocking
Aston Villa : 06/03/2015 14:00:00
Grealish Goes Under Sherwood's Wing
Aston Villa : 06/03/2015 14:00:00
The Men in Black - QPR v Tottenham Hotspur
Q.P.R. : 06/03/2015 13:52:01
Milner - We've Been Sloppy
Man City : 06/03/2015 13:52:01
Motm v Arsenal
Q.P.R. : 06/03/2015 13:50:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Spurs
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 10%
Naughton 0%
Williams 0%
Fernandez 0%
Taylor 0%
Ki 30%
Cork 10%
Shelvey 10%
Routledge 0%
Sigurdsson 30%
Gomis 0%
Oliveira 0%
Montero 10%