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De Vries: 'Anything Can Happen'

Swansea City's FA Cup campaign starts in earnest this afternoon with a trip to Ryman Premier league Billericay Town fc a team placed 108 places bellow their league counterparts.

You could forgive Dorus De Vries and the non British contingency of players for turning to their A-Z's in search of their opponents today. De Vries along with Angel Rangel, Bauza Mayol and Andrea Orlandi have already sampled domestic cup games in the Carling Cup and The Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Dutch keeper De Vries will step into the unknown this afternoon as he gets his first taste of the roller-coaster that is the FA Cup proper.

He is not under-estimating the opposition and insists the squad must have the right focus if they are to get into the 2nd round.

Last season the keeper was an integral part of Dunfermline Athletics` Scottish Cup run which saw the Pars go all the way to the final against Celtic. The former Den Haag man was left disappointed as the pars sunk to a 1-0 defeat thanks courtesy of a 84th minute winner by Parisian striker Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé.

The FA Cup has a nasty habit of causing shock upsets, something the Beverwijk born keeper is very much fully aware of.

He told
The Western Mail:

'"I had never heard of them.'

But that`s how it can go in cups. Now I know we are going to a very small ground which is not the best, but that`s where we all start as players. We are going back to the roots and we are treating it as a big game.'

can say that the cup is a totally different competition to the league. Anything can happen.'



You can keep up do date will all the action at The New Lodge this afternoon from 1.00pm here on Vital Swansea.



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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 10 2007

Time: 10:27AM

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anything can happen yes but i'm confident we'll outrun and outplay them in the second half when we finally get going.
GThomas
C'mon boys!
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