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Sour Grapes Mr Martinez?

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez seems to have a bit of an issue about the way we play? It May have something to do with being out-played by Leeds on Saturday?

Vital Leeds member yorkshirepride1 highlighted this in our forums. Here is just a selection of his quotes:

'Leeds are quite happy not to play their way out of the division,'

'They are happy to scrap for every result and the fans don't mind that because they feel they have been harshly treated by the Football League. '

'There's nothing wrong with that, but I think any other big clubs with big expectations would find it hard to play that way.'

Alternatively, when looking at the two squads, Mr Martinez seems to be fairly happy with the squad he saw defeated by goals from David Prutton and Jermaine Beckford:

'Leeds depend a lot on two players and through a long, long, season anything can happen. Injuries and suspensions can play a big part, so we are certainly not all playing for second place with such a long way to go.'

'I do believe that Leeds are probably the team to beat at the moment, but it's a long season and I certainly wouldn't swap the squads.'

First Hartlepool, now Swansea, what is it with the management, players and supporters of other League One clubs completley missing the point that we've played 7, won 7 and therefore that may just make us a good side?

Still sure you don't want to swap Roberto?




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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 25 2007

Time: 1:23PM

Your Comments

i'm not exactly happy about those quotes of his, i hope he was misquoted. though one thing is for sure, he's not going to tell us all he'd rather swap squads!
KevinE
Mr Martinez should concentrate on his own team rather than spouting off about ours. And to say we depend on "two players" is just crazy. It will be interesting to see if he uses the same excuses if they lose to Brighton. Or perhaps he just cant stand to see Leeds defying the odds. Get over it Mr M. We won fair and square.
Andy285
Sad Bitter manager trying to cover up his own teams shortcomings by attacking our team, oh well just after do the double over them!
yorkshirepride1
Probably because we have a team that lay as one..Where as he just has player's who'd rather play dead on the ground instead of Battling.. Look forward to our next meeting and his excuses then...watch this space....
kazza
Thayt aint a flattering piccie of him, to me he looks like one of them blokes in the Bella Magazine who's on the search for a Fat,aging,rich and English speaking women..lol..Not a football manager..
kazza
We are averaging 2.2 goals a game. Fact! We have had more than the two players we `depend` on score (Prutton remember that one mr Martinez, Flo, Westlake, Marques, and Heath Fact! We had had four consecutive clean sheets Fact! Kandols celebration is pure entertainment Fact! We have scored Sixteen times Fact! We scored two against you Fact! Thats entertainment Fact!
yorkshirepride1
come on leeds get back to were yous shud be in the premiership yous shudn be down there. it was horrible wat they did 2 yous in the 1st place but so far so good i wud like 2 see yous back in the premiership in the next couple of years do wat we did man city in other words
dunne deal
He's Talking Complete Bull Anyway - Coz He referred To You As 'A Big Club'.....!
horseworrier
just cause we won
Super-Leeds
He needs to get over it and move on
red_gilly
 

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