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Port Vale vs. Swansea

Vale Park

8/4/06

3pm

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Swansea City now focus fully on trying to win a second successive promotion.

Their attentions have lied with 2 cup finals last week as we won the Premier Cup and the Football League Trophy, netting 500,000 or more in the process.

We now have 7 'cup finals' left and these final games will determine whether we're playing Leeds at Elland Road or playing in front of 3,500 at Layer Road.

Vital Quotes:

Port Vale boss, Martin Foyle:

'Swansea have spent a lot of money this season and have the squad to change things around when they need to,''

'I saw them win the LDV Vans Trophy at the weekend and they look like they are full of confidence. But I'm sure the lads will be up for it.

'We've tended to do well against the top teams this season and I'm expecting the more of the same against Swansea.

Port Vale Team News:

Port Vale will be without Nathan Lowndes who has a twisted ankle but Lee Matthews could make his way back after a lengthy spell on the sidelines - not playing since New Years Eve.

Skipper Tony Dinning could also make a return after recovering from a twisted ankle.

Player to watch: Leon Constantine

The top scorer has netted 9 times in the league this season in 24 starts. Cummins has also scored 7 goals.

Swansea Team News:

Jackett has Rory Fallon and Tommy Williams back available after they were both cup tied for the Football League Trophy final.

After cup success, the manager could field the same side that beat Carlisle last Sunday.

Monk, Robinson and Tate should be available despite picking up knocks in that game against Carlisle.

Player to watch: Akinfenwa

Played brilliantly on Sunday, lets hope for more of the same from the big striker tomorrow.

Match Facts & Stats

The Swans need as many wins as possible in the remaining 6 games and 1 more defeat will rule out the possibility of automatic promotion.

Vale are 15th in the league are safe from relegation and they don't really have a lot to play for, having only won 8 points in their last 8 games.

Match Prediction:

The two cup wins should have given the squad a big boost in confidence and now that they can focus totally on winning promotion, I think we can get a vital 3 points tomorrow against a side that don't really have much to play for.

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 11th April,
Swansea vs Swindon
7:45pm




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 7 2006

Time: 10:03PM

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Do u rekon we can do it
kevzy118
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07/04/2006 22:09:00

i reckon about a 3-0 win to the swans. i think BAYO will get one, Rory Fallon could get one but im not sure about trunds after all trouble this week. Maybe robbo can get one. what ever the score i think we will play very well and i think this is another must win game because oldham are right behind us but if we win our game in hand against i think its Swindon we should keep our place in play-offs.
mattyjones
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07/04/2006 22:19:00

I think a win is a must today and i'll go with 2-0 .
JACK_THE_LAD
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08/04/2006 08:28:00

WELL DONE LAST WEEK, A GOOD ENTERTAINING MATCH.
millers4eva
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08/04/2006 08:47:00

c'mon da jackss :D !!
swanzea_gal
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08/04/2006 11:00:00

i think we gonna do it. we've won 2 trophies in the past week and this had boosted there confidence 100% :D
s_w_a_n_s
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08/04/2006 11:26:00

if we get the points today ill be chuffed
troika dog
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08/04/2006 11:58:00

we have got 21 points to play for and if we win them all i rekon we got a chance of auto promotion
troika dog
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08/04/2006 11:59:00

i actually agree with you for once troikadog.
mattyjones
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08/04/2006 14:01:00

we will get automatic promotion if we win all our remaining games but i just can't see that happening .
JACK_THE_LAD
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08/04/2006 14:06:00

i think swans can get automatic premotion too. they got a lot of points too play for and we are going to get all of them. c'mon da swans :D
s_w_a_n_s
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08/04/2006 14:41:00

any news about tate & trundle?
mvmiller
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09/04/2006 02:14:00

three nil to swansea! dont, make me laugh, you cant honestly expect to go up playing like that!?
vertigo_red
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09/04/2006 18:38:00

 

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