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Swansea City vs. Gillingham

Liberty Stadium

2nd November 2007

7:45pm

Swansea vs Gillingham

Swansea City will be looking to go top tonight when they play hosts to Gillingham at the Liberty Stadium.

After winning every game in October, Roberto Martinez and the squad will be looking to extend that form into November and to keep the momentum going.

Gillingham visit Swansea with a new manager in Mark Stimson who takes charge of his first game.

Vital Quotes:

Roberto Martinez:

'Psychologically it is very important we go back to the top,''

'It will send a message out to everyone that we aim to stay right up there.

'It will also put the pressure on a few other clubs when they come to play on Saturday.''

'Gillingham may have had a difficult start to the season, but their league position is not a realistic one,''

'They are a better side than that and capable of getting results against anyone in this league. They'll come here with a side full of experience and nothing to lose.

'They are going to be very dangerous and we will have to repeat the level of performances we've produced over the last month to be successful.''

Swansea City Team News:

Roberto Martinez will be forced to make 1 change from his winning side as Ferrie Bodde will sit out the game with a hip injury he picked up in training.

Tudur-Jones is also unavailable after picking up an injury recently. He'll be sidelined for 2 to 3 weeks.

Player to watch: Jason Scotland

After scoring his goal in 6 games at Yeovil last week hopefully he has regained the form he showed earlier in the season. Lets see if he can add to his tally again tonight.

Gillingham Team News:

New boss Mark Stimpson has a full squad to choose from tonight.

Player to watch: Chris Dickson

Dickson has scored 2 goals in 3 league starts and has also scored a hatrick in a recent Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie.

He scored the winning goal last weekend against Bristol Rovers.

Match Facts & Stats

Gillingham have lost every away game this season, scoring just 1 goal on their travels.

Match Prediction:

Swansea to win 2-0.

Click here to predict the score in our Prediction League

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday, 06 November 2007
Millwall v Swansea, 19:45

Saturday, 10 November 2007
The FA Cup
Billericay v Swansea, R1, 13:00

Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Swansea v Yeovil, SQF, 19:00




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Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 2 2007

Time: 12:54PM

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aparently they are coming for a win looking for more than a goal and at least a point from tonights game
swans11
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02/11/2007 13:00:00

then they could take beating if thats the case
KevinE
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02/11/2007 13:21:00

Nice wrong facts in the preview. Our first away win (not win) of the 05/06 season was in January. And our manager is called Stimson.
JonP
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02/11/2007 13:36:00

thanks for pointing it out, i removed it.
KevinE
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02/11/2007 14:40:00

I think we should beat these guys and go top!
barrydoom
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02/11/2007 14:40:00

referee was awfull... he had driven roberto martınez crazy...
YILtheRAYfromTURKEY
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02/11/2007 21:33:00

how can robbo miss the penalty at the last mınute.. ı can't imagine...... what a shame....
YILtheRAYfromTURKEY
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02/11/2007 21:46:00

ref was poor wasnt he
rhysjones1
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03/11/2007 11:05:00

although cant belive robbo missed that penalty.and the rebound. He'l be thinking about that for a while
rhysjones1
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03/11/2007 11:06:00

yeah but we must move on now. I thought we did brilliantly with 10 men in the second half to dominate like we did. The goal was just a matter of time before it came and I really thought we were going to take all 3 points, even when he missed I thought he'd net the rebound.
KevinE
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03/11/2007 11:18:00

 

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