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Gale: Pressure Is Firmly On Swansea

Gale: Pressure Is Firmly On Swansea

Hawks manager Stuart Gale faces a mammoth task before him as Blue Square South outfit Havant & Waterlooville try and down league one leaders Swansea City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup tomorrow afternoon.

Gale a newcomer to management faces his strongest test yet as he looks to win the tatical battle with Roberto Martinez. His appointment at Westleigh Park in 2007 proved an unexpected step up for the player turned manager.He has seen his side's FA Cup run span back to the 2nd Qualification round win against Bognor Regis Town.

Wins against Fleet Town , Leighton Townand York Town set up a 2nd round tie against league two side Notts County.

It was to be the non league outfit who would book a 3rd round tie against Swansea City after midfielder Tony Taggart came off the bench to round County keeper Kevin Pilkington to consign The Magpies to a 1-0 defeat at Meddow Lane.

The former Barnet player has in recent weeks has been buoyed by a Horsham performance that for 23 first half minutes, looked all but set to cause a massive cup shock and will hope that his side can replicate their non league counterparts.

He Told Portsmouth Today

''This is the biggest game in the club's history and we know it will be tough.'

Getting where we have is a remarkable achievement and, though we have problems, we are not going there just to make the numbers up.'

We proved at York City and Notts County that we are capable of pulling off a shock, though I accept Swansea are a totally different proposition.'

They are a quality side and are not top of their league for nothing.All the pressure is on them, though. They are the full-time outfit and we go there with nothing to lose.'

If we can get amongst them and have that little bit of luck that you need who knows what might happen. It is after all the FA Cup.'


Fans are reminded that only West and East stands will be open.

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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Friday January 4 2008
Time: 4:09PM

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Hopefully we will score an early goal to settle the nerves and we should be able to outclass them whatever the starting line up. As long as we don't give away silly penalties.
barrydoom
04/01/2008 17:47:00
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all depends what side rm puts out. need a decent defence, id ''rest'' lawrence and monk, as well as scotland, de vries, pratley and play orlandi and tate.
GThomas
04/01/2008 19:03:00
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I wouldn't rest Monk or De Vries, Knight hasn't looked good so far this season. I'd agree about "resting" Lawrence, And I would rest Scotland aswell.
jack hammers
04/01/2008 20:05:00
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