Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Alan Tate

Alan Tate

Swansea City AFC.co.uk Comment:

Alan Tate has already had 2 successful loan spells at the Vetch before he finally signed permanantly in the 2003/2004 season under former-manager, Brian Flynn.

His first loan spell saw him play a huge part in the battle against Football League relegation and he was the type of defender the Swans needed at the time.

He showed superb composure on the ball, confidence and just overall quality and defensive skills. It didn't take long before he was impressing the fans with many outstanding performances.

He returned to Old Trafford at the end of that season after celebrating Swansea's survival. It was no surprise however when Flynn attempted to bring him back for his 2nd loan spell but United manager, Alex Fergerson said he wasn't available.

Tate did return for another spell however and his quality shone through once more. His last game at the Vetch saw him wear a t-shirt reading "One a Jack Always a Jack".

Alan Tate returned to Manchester United for the second time and it wasn't long after returning that he was back for the third time, this time on a permanant basis. Under Jackett this season, he hasn't had a consistent run in the first team and he says that he is getting fed up of a lack of first team football: "All I can do now is be patient, but at some point I might get fed up."

Tate can sometimes be too casual on the ball and usually loses concentration or possession as a result. He certainly has shown in his previous spells with the Swans that he has the ability and the potential to become a very useful member of the squad.

Alan Tate made the right back place his own in the 2005/06 season and with consistency and excellent performances, he won the Player of the Year award.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday October 12 2005
Time: 10:58PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Fitness Already Improving Under Paul Clement

The Swans covered the most distance this Premier League weekend, while new signing Martin Olsson spoke of the high intensity training sessions under Clement

Rate The Players: Liverpool 2-3 Swansea City

Rate the players' performances in the 3-2 away win at Liverpool

Stats: Liverpool v Swansea City

All the stats from Liverpool (2) vs (3) Swansea City, Anfield, 21st January 2017 Att: 53,169

Clement Praises Debutants After Liverpool Win

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement praised debutants Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll after today's 3-2 win away at Liverpool

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 Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski4%
Naughton0%
Mawson5%
Fernandez5%
Olsson0%
Carroll55%
Cork0%
Fer2%
Sigurdsson2%
Routledge0%
Llorente27%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

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
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Dennis Downing16
2.Phil W10
3.GThomas5
4.KevinE3
5.yugo232
6.forest fan2
7.williams1
8.adihanbury156@msn.co1
The Vital Football Members League