Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Willy Gueret

Willy Gueret

Swansea City AFC.co.uk Comment:

Willy Gueret done enough during his trial period to be offered a 1 year contract at the Vetch which he signed only days before the opening day of the season. Gueret spent around 3 weeks on trial with the Swans and featured in friendlies against Den Haag, Hereford and Worcester City.

It looked as if we'd be going into the new season with only 1 keeper a month before the start of the 2004/05 season and with the little experience Murphy has, Swansea were desperate to find another shot stopper to put some pressure on him for a place in the team. With Roger Freestone leaving the Vetch after 12 glorious seasons in the first team, Jackett now had to find a new successor and the French keeper hadn't even heard of the Swansea legend and he told the Western Mail at the same time that he will sign to be the number 1. "I've come to Swansea to be the No 1....To be honest, I wouldn't sign to be the second-choice goalkeeper.

"I need to be playing and I can't see myself sitting on the bench again. I wouldn't be happy with that." He spent 4 years at Millwall and was on the bench in the FA Cup final against Manchester United back in May. He set a record with the club for having 4 consecutive clean sheets.

Gueret proved to be an excellent signing in his first season with us in League Two but he hasn't quite lived up to those compliments in League One the following year.

His errors have been costly in some games and while he's played well in others, he's been inconsistent to say the least. Jackett never considered opting to give young Murphy a first chance during the year and the former Manchester City keeper has now been released.

Gueret now faces competition for the No.1 spot following the signing of Andy Oakes. The French keeper will now have to perform at a higher standard than last year to keep his place in the side.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday October 12 2005
Time: 10:55PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Stats Comparison: Martin Olsson vs Taylor & Kingsley

How does new left back signing Martin Olsson stack up against Stephen Kingsley and Neil Taylor?

Leighton James Suggests Switch to 3-5-2

Former Swansea City player Leighton James has suggested a switch to a 3-5-2 formation in his weekly Evening Post column

Carroll 'Excited To be Back' At Swansea City

Tom Carroll said he was 'excited to be back' as he completed a £4.5m move from Spurs today

Swansea City Complete Signing of Left Back Olsson

Swansea City have completed the signing of Norwich City left back Martin Olsson

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Arsenal
Suggested By:
Fabianski9%
Naughton0%
Fernandez6%
Mawson31%
Naughton1%
Ki44%
Cork1%
Sigurdsson1%
Routledge3%
Dyer3%
Llorente1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
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)

Jan 21 2017 12:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 1:30PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 12 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Dennis Downing14
2.Phil W5
3.GThomas5
4.KevinE3
5.yugo232
6.forest fan2
7.williams1
8.adihanbury156@msn.co1
Write for Vital Football