Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Horsham Gear Up For The Cup

Horsham Gear Up For The Cup



Horsham FC secured safe passage to the 2nd round of the FA Cup with an solid 4-1 win over Maidenhead United.

Their reward for securing a 2nd round place for the first time in their history a tie against Swansea City FC.

Hornets Manager John Maggs had already targeted Swansea City along with Leeds United and Nottingham Forest as his dream ties for Round two.

Club Secretary John Lines has been gearing up for historic clash at Queens Road.John Lines took some time out of those preparations to talk to Swansea Vital.

There is a great deal of excitement at the prospect of this game in Horsham how are preparations going to make sure they Atspeed Ground is up to scratch?

"We are of course very excited at the prospect of entertaining Swansea City and we are working towards making this a memorable occasion. You must bear in mind we are a Ryman Premier league Club and as such our ground qualifies for that standard. We have of course had the Police and Fire Safety Officers involved in making security arrangements but the ground is what it is.'"

Can Horsham fc cause a cup upset after the convincing win against Maidenhead in the first round a lot is expected of the club?

"Nothing is expected of us, we are clearly the underdogs as we were with Maidenhead United but our team has immense character and team spirit as well as ability. We are not nervous of the occasion and it will be a good game."

Manager John Maggs was delighted at the draw how did the players react to being drawn against league opposition?

"The Players love playing at Home.The added bonus is that it is against quality opposition."

Sky sports will be broadcasting the game how much does the £75.000 extra revenue from the FA Broadcast fund help a non league club ?

"Like most non-league clubs, we have a negative balance sheet!We do not have wealthy Directors and we try to make our books balance as best we can with good business sense.The payment received from Sky will go a long way towards keeping our bank manager happy! Naturally a game like this also costs a very large amount in additional costs to stage. For instance, we have to pay for ancillary floodlighting to meet the requirement of Sky's high definition cameras and there is a strong possibility we will have to pay several thousand pounds to have the pitch covered in case of frost or heavy rain. Its not all profit but it is a welcome windfall."

As Per FA Cup rules and guidelines Horsham fc are required to pay travelling expenses for players and staff of Swansea City fc. Have Swansea City fc waived those costs?

"Our discussions with Swansea's representatives have been very amicable and professional. The waiving of expenses has not been raised or expected to be raised.'"

The game will be likely a sell out as far as Horsham fc fans are concerned what arrangements will you be making for away supporters?

"Based upon our given Ground capacity of 2854, Swansea have received 15% as required by the FA, numbering some 428 tickets. In accordance with Police requirements, the Swansea supporters will be in a covered terraced section of the ground. Indications from Swansea are that possibly only 200-250 will travel and we will monitor that position."

Interview copyrighted to Swansea Vital express permission for reproduction must be sought.Image courtesy of Horsham Football Club and Kindly used with express permission by Official Site web master Mr Mark Wells. Not to be transmitted or copied without express permission

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Wednesday November 28 2007
Time: 10:09AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
lets hope it is a not a big slippery banana skin for you guys............
ernshaw
30/11/2007 19:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Pre-Match Stats - Swansea City vs Liverpool

Pre-match stats ahead of Sunday's early kick off as Swansea City host Liverpool as 12pm

Hamstrung Injury News For Swansea City

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Swansea FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Liverpool (1/5/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Liverpool this weekend.

Long Term Plan Needed - Is Rodgers Right Man To Deliver It?

Swansea City are in desperate need of a new long-term plan to take this club forward again, but is former boss Brendan Rodgers the right man to deliver it?

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who do you want as Swansea manager next season?
Suggested By:
Francesco Guidolin37%
Brendan Rodgers21%
Marcelo Bielsa6%
Paul Clement0%
Jorge Sampaoli2%
Frank de Boer22%
Roberto Martinez0%
Lucien Favre0%
Unai Emery2%
Someone else10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 12:45PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W16
2.GThomas8
3.Vital Swansea City4
4.Dennis Downing2
5.paulf0041
6.glasgowjack1