Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City Sports Review 2008

Swansea City Sports Review 2008
It's a few years now since the BBC reinvented it's annual Sports Review of the year, someone undoubtedly getting paid an obscene amount of money to come up with 'Sports Personality of the Year' in 1999. Correct me if I'm wrong, but winners of the award in this guise include Jonny Wilkinson, Kelly Holmes, Zara Phillips, Paula Radcliffe, Chris Hoy and Joe Calzaghe.

Wonderful sportsmen and women they all are (Phillips aside-Ofcom should investigate the phone votes of that one), but personalities?? If anyone can remember anything significant that they've ever said, please let me know.

David Beckham only escapes a mention because despite his boring voice, he has an insanely big profile and he often says ridiculous things like that quote about his dad always being there for him since he was 8!!!

Anyway,onto our beloved Swans...by the time this is read we'll have completed our 2008 fixture list, and so I'm going to pre-empt another 0-0 result. I don't think any of us could deny what a wonderful year it's been, and so here's some memories and very special awards from 2008....

Man least wanting a Christmas card from the Liberty....Stephen McPhail- Having picked up 6 cards at the Liberty already this season (4 yellow and subsequently 2 red), a seventh signed by the whole of Swansea is probably the last thing he'd want.

Ref of the year - a multitude of contenders, but for commitment to the ridiculous even outside the Liberty it has to be Stuart Atwell. His reward for his performance in our game v Havant+Waterclosetville and awarding the 'phantom goal'?? A place in the 'world class referees in Britain' list. Now there's a who's who...

Stats of the Year...

League Record in 2008 (I think)

P50 W21 D20 L9

PPG-1.666
Win-42%
Draw-40%
Lose-18%

Unbiased award of the Year - Cardiff City- Welsh 'Team of the Year'. Let's hope we can get a team in some sport to win something in 2009: a league title, a grand slam maybe...hang on...

Unsung hero - Kevin Austin - a man who gave everything for Swansea everytime he pulled the shirt on.

The 'I've finally learned my lesson award' - Huw Jenkins for finally understanding the need to keep schtum about 'done deals' when they are only 'transfer targets'.

Goal of the Season - Jason Scotland v Bristol Rovers - a goal when we needed it most and what a goal with your left foot!

The most overworked man in Swansea - Richie Evans - thought he had a nice cushty job with one-on-ones with Owain T Jones for 2 years, until Marcos Painter, Ferrie Bodde, Fede Bessone and Stephen O'Halloran decided he should probably do some actual work.

Anyway that's enough from me for one year. Happy New Year to Swansea Jacks everywhere!!

Writer:Dominic O'Shea
Date:Monday December 29 2008
Time: 12:46PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Premier League Cup Draw - U23s

The draw for the 32 team Premier League Cup took place earlier this afternoon and there are a few significant Midland derby clashes this year.

Officials - Swansea v Manchester United (19/8/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Swansea City and Manchester United this Saturday.

Talking Tactics: The Growing Importance of Full Backs

How full backs are becoming more and more important in the game and could be key to bringing back our playing style and identity

Swansea City Finally Settle Sigurdsson Sale To Everton

Swansea City and Everton finally agree the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson - who signs a five-year deal at Goodison Park

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Manchester United?
Suggested By:
Swansea City win1%
Draw33%
Manchester United win66%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W8
2.Dennis Downing8
3.forest fan2
4.GThomas2
5.tom1
6.des1
7.Vital Swansea City1
Write for Vital Football